Marriage, Motherhood, Pregnancy + Baby

4 Ways To Stay Connected with Your Husband After Having a Baby

Becoming a mother has been a transformative experience. I can live on a lot less sleep than I thought, I can be awoken from the deepest of sleep if I hear my baby stirring and I care much less about my needs or wants now that I have this little life depending on me. However,… Continue reading 4 Ways To Stay Connected with Your Husband After Having a Baby

Marriage, Uncategorized

My Husband Bought Me Donuts and I Cried…

My husband bought me donuts and I cried. Maybe it's because I'm hormonal. Even though I'm six months postpartum. I cried because of his kindness. These six donuts were around $20. These were not ordinary donuts. They were locally made foodie, novelty, bakery donuts. That we drove 20 minutes to get at a chic downtown… Continue reading My Husband Bought Me Donuts and I Cried…

Marriage, Personal Growth, Relationships, Singleness

Sex, Jesus and Conversations the Church Forgot Book Review

What is one topic you wish the church talked more openly about? Perhaps it's sex? I'm not talking about the standard chat of don't do this until you're married or don't look at porn or don't dress a certain way. Why can't we have an open, judgment-free conversation on sex? Can we for once celebrate… Continue reading Sex, Jesus and Conversations the Church Forgot Book Review

Life, Marriage, Relationships

Letting Go of Unmet Expectations in Marriage

A lot of the time life can feel unfair. Part of this feeling comes from expectations being unmet. I certainly expected my present circumstances to be different. I thought I'd work before having a baby, that I'd be in my own home, that I'd live near my family and friends. However, that's not how life… Continue reading Letting Go of Unmet Expectations in Marriage

Marriage, Personal Growth

Loving My ADD Husband

My husband was diagnosed with ADD as a child. As a result, he found it difficult to focus in a traditional school setting. The decision was made to homeschool him. He thrived being able to complete his schoolwork in the morning and expound his boundless energy playing the rest of the day. His ADD wasn't… Continue reading Loving My ADD Husband

Marriage

4 Unexpected Ways Your Husband Wants to Make You Happy

You may have just read that title and thought "Courtney what are you talking about? You don't know my husband, all he wants to do is irritate me." Yes, I don't know your specific situation, but I do know that if we change how we perceive our circumstances it can affect our relationships profoundly. My… Continue reading 4 Unexpected Ways Your Husband Wants to Make You Happy

Life, Marriage, Relationships, Singleness, Uncategorized

Enough with Cliquey Church Social Groups: Why we Need to be Intentional in Creating Community at Church

A few weeks ago we were visiting a couple from our church who have a young baby. As we were talking a sad reality came to light. It seems that social connections at church are largely determined by the presence of children or one's marital status. Not until this couple had a child did some… Continue reading Enough with Cliquey Church Social Groups: Why we Need to be Intentional in Creating Community at Church

Favourites Friday, Marriage, Personal Growth, Uncategorized

Favourite’s Friday >>> Java with Juli

Happy FriYay! Today's favourite is a podcast and ministry I have followed since it's inception. One of the founders Dr. Juli Slattery used to host the Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast before God called her to start the ministry of Authentic Intimacy. Java with Juli is a part of Authentic Intimacy. This ministry is… Continue reading Favourite’s Friday >>> Java with Juli

Marriage, Newlywed Reflections

How I Learned to Cherish Each Moment Through Loss and Uncertainty Newlywed Reflections~Month 6

To read the rest of this series click here: Newlywed Reflections Yes, I skipped a month, I quickly wrote up a post that I was going to publish Monday. I just didn't feel right about publishing so late and I didn't feel it was my best work. I decided to start fresh and try to stay… Continue reading How I Learned to Cherish Each Moment Through Loss and Uncertainty Newlywed Reflections~Month 6

Marriage, Newlywed Reflections

Why You Should be Willing to Love What Your Spouse Loves Newlywed Reflections~Month 3

To read the rest of this series click here: Newlywed Reflections Yay 3 months, a quarter of a year! Time is just flying by. This summer has been pretty busy between birthdays, tournaments, work, bachelor/bachelorette parties, family and just keeping up with life. It has also been one of the greatest summers filled with late-night adventures,… Continue reading Why You Should be Willing to Love What Your Spouse Loves Newlywed Reflections~Month 3