Getting Time with Your Spouse When You Have No Babysitter for the Kids

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 … [Read more...]

9 Ways to Connect With Your Spouse During Everyday Activities

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 … [Read more...]

What Exactly Is Romance and Why Does it Matter in Marriage?

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 … [Read more...]

15 Ways to Demonstrate Love to Your Husband

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 … [Read more...]

Why I Wish I Could Wear My Wedding Ring During Pregnancy

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 … [Read more...]

Book Review: 25 Questions You’re Afraid to Ask About Love, Sex, and Intimacy

I hesitated for a brief moment when I was contacted about reviewing a complimentary copy of 25 Questions You’re Afraid to Ask About Love, Sex, and Intimacy by Dr. Juli Slattery. After all, sex isn’t a common topic here on Of The Hearth. It is a very important topic, though, especially in our … [Read more...]

10 Ways Traditions and Rituals Benefit Families

It was during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons of the years before I met my husband that I was most keenly aware of my single state; I longed to share holiday traditions and rituals with a husband and children of my own. I was so interested in sharing traditions because I remembered … [Read more...]

10 Fun, Frugal Ways to Celebrate Your Anniversary

My husband and I are on a tight budget, but we still want to do something fun to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Thankfully, I’ve thought of a number of fun ways to celebrate without spending a lot of money. Fun and frugal anniversary celebrations Relive your first date. What did you … [Read more...]

20 Easy Ways to Flirt with Your Husband

Because we recently looked at how flirting with our husbands can benefit our marriages, I thought it’d be a good idea to consider some ways to flirt. After all, if we start giggling excessively or winking at our husbands all the time they may think something is wrong! Thankfully, there are a … [Read more...]

Why You Should Flirt With Your Husband

A lot of people don’t typically associate flirting—affectionate behavior that shows your interest in someone—with marriage. After all, you’re married to your husband already. There’s no need to express interest now…right? From an objective viewpoint, we can see the absurdity of this thought. … [Read more...]