Fostering Friendship with Your Spouse

One of the things I appreciate most about marriage is having a good friend who I see and speak with every day. Back when we first got married, my husband and I found it easy to cultivate our friendship. However, as the demands on our time and energy have increased—particularly since becoming … [Read more...]

8 Practical Ways to Show Respect to Your Husband

In recent years, many Christian couples have embraced the so-called “love and respect principle.” This principle, made popular by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs after he published his book Love and Respect (affiliate link), is based on Ephesians 5:33: “However, each one of you also must love his wife as he … [Read more...]

Book Review: No More Perfect Marriages

I’ve made it a priority this year to find time to read, so I quickly agreed when I received an email about an opportunity to review No More Perfect Marriages, an insightful book by Mark and Jill Savage. I’ve read numerous books on marriage. When I began reading this one, I noticed immediately … [Read more...]

Printable Candy Heart Encouragement Notes

As I noted in my last post, husbands benefit greatly from words of encouragement. It is great to speak these to our husbands, but it’s also nice to put them in notes that we can stick in their lunchboxes, tape to their steering wheels, or leave on their pillows. Because Valentine’s Day is just … [Read more...]

35 Encouragements Every Husband Would Love to Hear

The longer I’m married, the more I realize how much my words impact my husband. Even though “words of affirmation” isn’t one of his love languages, he still benefits from encouragements. Even the most simple of these can set a positive tone for his day and make him feel like a hero! I want to … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Keep a Journal for Your Husband

When I was a teen, long before I even knew for sure that I would get married, I began documenting some of my thoughts and feelings about marriage, family, and life in general in some letters. I planned to give these letters to my husband if I was blessed with one someday. This may seem like an odd … [Read more...]

Book Review: Love at First Fight

I feel that my husband and I handle conflict in our marriage relatively well, so I’ve never sought out a book that specifically addresses how to handle conflict in marriage. However, when I received an email about an opportunity to review a copy of Love at First Fight, a humor-laced book about … [Read more...]

Achieving Mutual Victory in the Chore War

Many couples in our country experience tension and strife when deciding which spouse should complete which chores. This phenomenon is often referred to as the chore war. It’s quite possible that couples in past eras didn’t experience this because gender roles were clearly defined (i.e., … [Read more...]

The 10 Most Useful Printables on Of The Hearth

There are few things I love sharing with you more than printables. I enjoy sharing these so much because I use several on an everyday basis in order to keep my own home organized! Though all of my printables are useful (view them here), I have learned over the last couple of years that some … [Read more...]

How Humor Benefits Your Marriage

It feels so good to laugh, especially when you’re having a long week or facing a difficult season. Of course, laughter does a lot more than just elevate your mood. Researchers have found that it provides a number of health benefits, including improved immune function, pain relief, and stress … [Read more...]