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., certain tasks were considered to be “men’s work” … [Read more...] about Achieving Mutual Victory in the Chore War
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 are especially beneficial. Here are 10 that … [Read more...] about The 10 Most Useful Printables on Of The Hearth
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 reduction. Laughing on my own is great, but … [Read more...] about How Humor Benefits Your Marriage
One-on-one time with your spouse is beneficial in any marriage relationship, but it takes on new importance and is particularly elusive for parents of young children. At first glance, it seems like finding alone time is simple: Just leave the kids with a sitter for a few hours! However, for many couples, this is easier said than … [Read more...] about Getting Time with Your Spouse When You Have No Babysitter for the Kids
We all know that our marriages are strengthened by date nights, weekend getaways, and similar activities that allow us uninterrupted time to focus on our spouses. Though they are very beneficial, these activities only comprise a small fraction of our marriages. Most of our time is spent completing everyday activities (cooking, working, … [Read more...] about 9 Ways to Connect With Your Spouse During Everyday Activities
Back when my husband and I were dating, he asked me what I thought about romance. I don’t need flowers, chocolates, and Hallmark cards to make me feel loved, so I told him I wasn’t that romantic. This exchange occurred via email, so I was able to keep his response to my statement. It was quite insightful. “I would define things as … [Read more...] about What Exactly Is Romance and Why Does it Matter in Marriage?
While there is no substitute for saying the words “I love you,” there are a number of things we can do to demonstrate love to our husbands. These simple, everyday actions are great complements to the words of love we speak. They build our husbands up and help them understand just how much they mean to us. Ways to show love to your … [Read more...] about 15 Ways to Demonstrate Love to Your Husband
Back during my first pregnancy, I didn’t realize just how much my fingers would swell. They became so puffy that I thought we were going to have to cut off my wedding band! After a lot of work and pain, we were able to get my ring off intact. Though it was best that it was no longer constricting my finger, I sure loathed going without … [Read more...] about Why I Wish I Could Wear My Wedding Ring During Pregnancy