8 Everyday Ways to Be a Good Neighbor

We are blessed to be surrounded by amazing neighbors in our new neighborhood. We’re so grateful for this and are committed to being good neighbors to them. Unfortunately, the term “neighbors” often doesn’t conjure up the feelings of warmth, cooperation, and solidarity that it once did. There … [Read more...]

5 Ways Married Women Can Support Their Single Friends

In the years before I met my husband, I watched my good friends meet, date, and say “I do” to the men of their dreams. As the only single woman among my friends, I often felt alone and misunderstood. I promised myself at that time that if I were ever in their place that I would go out of my way to … [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...]

Tired Soles and a Peace-Filled Soul

Have you ever read any pieces by Martin Luther King, Jr.? If not, then I encourage you to find time to do so. Though he is famous for his public speaking, he was also a fantastic writer. I was a freshman in college when I read his Letter from Birmingham Jail. There is a particular quote from … [Read more...]

14 Gratitude Activities for the Whole Family

Though I do try to be grateful throughout the year, I really appreciate the general air of gratitude that pervades the month of November. I want to take advantage of this to boost my family’s focus on thankfulness. One easy way to do this is to engage in gratitude activities. These take many … [Read more...]

5 Incredibly Easy Ways to Serve Your Community

When I think about serving my community, I often conceptualize it as another activity that I need to add to my already busy schedule. Thankfully, there are actually many easy ways that we can serve our communities. Consider these five approaches that are practically effortless. 5 easy ways … [Read more...]

How to Kindly Bring Safety Issues to the Attention of Other Moms

Several months ago my husband and I were visiting with another couple when the wife mentioned she was eager to turn her daughter’s car seat to face forward once she turned one year old. This statement concerned me because I’m familiar with the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendation that … [Read more...]

Supporting Your Husband Through Job Changes

Job changes are common throughout the careers of most men. As wives, we are uniquely positioned to support our husbands as they experience both positive and negative changes in their work. My husband recently found himself at a crossroads in regard to his career. When this happened, I began … [Read more...]

The Excellent Marriage Advice I Was Given When I Became a Wife

I recently reread some advice that I was given shortly before my husband and I got married. At my wedding shower, several ladies who had been married anywhere from a couple of years to over 20 years gave me notecards on which they had documented marriage advice. I thought the advice was great … [Read more...]