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

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

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…

Newlywed Reflections

5 Things I Would Say to a New Bride Newlywed Reflections~Month 11

To read the rest of this series click here: Newlywed Reflections 1. Accept your spouse for who they are While you were dating you had the chance to evaluate your spouse and determine whether or not you could commit the rest of your life to being with them. By now you realize they are not perfect.… Continue reading 5 Things I Would Say to a New Bride Newlywed Reflections~Month 11

Newlywed Reflections

The Only Good Thing Newlywed Reflections~Month 8

To read the rest of this series click here: Newlywed Reflections I say to the LORD, "You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing." Psalm 16:2 Sometimes it feels like life won't stop throwing snowballs at you. I know that sounds like a terrible analogy but it's winter and we're going to… Continue reading The Only Good Thing Newlywed Reflections~Month 8

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

Newlywed Reflections, Uncategorized

5 Traits I’m Glad I Didn’t Settle on in my Husband Newlywed Reflections~Month 7

To read the rest of this series click here: Newlywed Reflections The last month has not been fun. Between the end of the semester deadlines and ongoing car trouble, I've been struggling to not feel overwhelmed and stressed. At the same time, I'm incredibly grateful to our family for helping Mike and me over the past… Continue reading 5 Traits I’m Glad I Didn’t Settle on in my Husband Newlywed Reflections~Month 7

Favourites, Life, Personal Growth, Uncategorized

Favourites Friday>> Surviving Sarah Podcast

Happy FriYay! Today's favourite is a podcast I have been binge listening to on the drive to school and back. I absolutely cannot get enough of this podcast. I come away feeling inspired, motivated and excited each time I hear an interview with a different woman about what she is doing or has been through.… Continue reading Favourites Friday>> Surviving Sarah Podcast

Newlywed Reflections

Why Marriage is Hard but Still Good Newlywed Reflections~Month 4

To read the rest of this series click here: Newlywed Reflections I love being married; it's something I've desired for a very long time. At the same time, I am very cognizant of this great privilege I have been bestowed at a somewhat young age. Marriage is the most incredible gift, it’s a deeply intimate relationship different from… Continue reading Why Marriage is Hard but Still Good Newlywed Reflections~Month 4