Life as a Wife

To the wife who didn't want to be married to a pastor - three things I've learned in 8 years of ministry as a pastor's wife

To the Wife Who Didn’t Want to be Married to a Pastor

I am often asked, “did you ever think you’d be a pastor’s wife?” I’m still not exactly sure why people pose that question–I’m pretty sure people don’t ask my mother “did you ever think you’d be a mechanic’s wife?” Thankfully, I have an easy out for said question. The denomination I grew up in had […] Read more…

21 Ways to Guard Your Marriage

21 Ways to Guard Your Marriage

Some days I like to search Pinterest for marriage advice. Have you ever done that before? Pinterest has sort-of become like a Google type search engine these days and you can find just about anything there! However, some of what I come across I’m not a big fan of. For instance, a post called 16 Ways […] Read more…

Are you the perfect proverbs 31 wife?

Are You the Perfect Proverbs 31 Wife?

I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with the 31st chapter of the book of Proverbs. I mean, talk about a flawless woman! She must be imaginary, right? And really, is this chapter even fair to women? It was written by a guy, after all. Take a quick refresher if you haven’t read verses 10-31 of […] Read more…

14 Ways to Rekindle the Romance in Your Marriage

February 14 is quickly approaching and you know what that means! Hallmark commercials, pink and red hearts and potentially disgruntled women whose husbands fail to meet their high expectations for a romantic evening. It doesn’t have to be that way! As wives, we have the potential to make this holiday perfectly wonderful by romancing our husbands! Maybe […] Read more…

Keeping the Spark Alive During the Babymaking Years, Part 2

Part 2 If you haven’t yet, read part one here! Sometimes conventional advice just doesn’t…..well…..work. This was the feeling I had after reading articles or book chapters on keeping the spark alive in your marriage, especially during the “childbearing years”. “Hiring a babysitter” means spending money we don’t have. “Scheduling a regular date night” is […] Read more…

Love, Reconnected. (A Guest Post from a New Contributor!)

Hi everyone! Today, Ashley from This Southern Girl’s Heart is sharing about reconnecting with your spouse! She is one of my new monthly contributors! photo credit We’ve been married 4 years, and have 2 baby girls. We were newlyweds and parents, and it didn’t leave much time for anything else besides diapers and feedings J […] Read more…

Five Steps To Loving Your Husband More

What is your first thought when you wake up in the morning after a hard night with the baby, look in the mirror, and realize you look like death warmed over?  Is your first thought, “How am I going to love and honor my husband today?”  I would say for most of us that would […] Read more…

I Used to Think I Loved My Husband

If you look in the sidebar of my blog, you’ll see that there are many categories of posts listed, but one rather important one is missing: marriage. I don’t often talk about the relationship between my husband and I, but there’s something that’s been on my mind lately that I need to get out in […] Read more…

Some of the Greatest Things You Can Do For Your Pastor Husband

When the man that I was in love with (and would soon marry) told me that he was going into seminary nine years ago, I was rather unprepared for life as a pastor’s wife. There are many demands placed on a man in all types of positions and yet some things are unique to a life […] Read more…

We Heart Our Daddy – and Husband

Father’s Day comes this Sunday and I will be blessed to spend it with my husband, father and grandfather. I don’t have anything super insightful to say about this soon-to-be holiday, but what I do want to say is how much I love my husband and how much our kids love their daddy!When I see […] Read more…