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

Parenting, Personal Growth, Pregnancy + Baby, Relationships

I’m Scared to Have the Sex Talk with my Daughter One Day

Can anyone else relate? I know I'm a long way off from having to answer any awkward questions about sex just yet. Still, the thought of navigating this tricky subject makes me nervous! As I've gone through pregnancy and the closer I get to having my baby the reality of parenting sets in more each day:… Continue reading I’m Scared to Have the Sex Talk with my Daughter One Day

Life, Personal Growth, Relationships, Uncategorized

5 Way’s to Prioritize Self Care

The first time I heard about self-care was from my practicum professor who also happens to be a therapist (class felt like a therapy session because we just talked about our practicums and ate food, it was literally the best.). Our professor knowing that we all lead stressful and busy lives especially as students on… Continue reading 5 Way’s to Prioritize Self Care

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

Relationships, Singleness

To the ladies in waiting…

I recently read an article by a man on a popular Christian magazine site giving advice to the ladies in waiting. To be honest I thought his advice was a lame excuse for men choosing to act like adolescents and waiting for a woman to fix their problems. I fear this sends a message to women… Continue reading To the ladies in waiting…

Lifestyle, Relationships, Uncategorized

10 Cheap and Fun Date Night Ideas

Everyone loves a good date night #amiright but sometimes when life is real and adulting is hard there just isn't extra money to do the more extravagant things in life.   That's okay! I got you covered with my 10 best cheap and mostly free date night ideas Skating Find an outdoor rink either downtown or… Continue reading 10 Cheap and Fun Date Night Ideas

Relationships, Singleness

Thoughts on Singleness: How I Conquered Feeling Lonely, Unwanted and Not Good Enough

I write a lot on this blog of marriage and my experiences being married. I write about this topic because it's relevant to my life at this point. However, before this current season, I spent a lot of time being single. I've written a few posts about those days: Just Wait, When Everyone Else is… Continue reading Thoughts on Singleness: How I Conquered Feeling Lonely, Unwanted and Not Good Enough