Why “Never go to Bed Angry” is Utter and Complete Garbage Advice

Before you tell me I’m wrong, hear me out. 

My husband and I don’t fight very often, but when we do, 99% of the time we are exhausted, right before bedtime. We’re fighting because we are exhausted, not because of a real reason or issue. We’re worn out, frustrated, and just…done.

Instead of continuing to fight, we head to bed and go to sleep. We wake up in the morning, apologize for being buttheads, and move on.

Why on earth would we continue to fight when the only reason we are fighting is because we are exhausted? It’s ridiculous to … Read more

5 Check-ups for Your Marriage

Check-ups are important!

In honor of my recent 5 year anniversary, I am writing a series of posts on marriage. If you missed the last one, you can find it here. We’re going to call it a “check-up” because its healthy to have those frequently. Also, my son has his 12 month check-up later today, so that is what is on my mind! So here are 5 check-ups for your marriage!



1. Do you have marriage “models”?

Modeling is how we learn a great portion of our skills as people. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it … Read more

100% Isn’t Enough for Your Marriage

I’ve been thinking…

There is something that has been on my mind. Not just a little, but darn near constant. My 5 year anniversary is in just 2 short days, and it has me thinking a lot about the past 5 years. Overall they have been absolutely phenomenal, but we’ve had our share of trials we’ve worked through together. This is the first of a few posts that I am going to write on marriage and what I have learned in the past 5 years. (The below photo credit goes to Wendy Mayo Photographer).

As part of my undergraduate degree, … Read more

The First Year of Marriage is Far From the Hardest

This week’s post was inspired by a misconception that has been floating around. I keep seeing posts on social media from friends celebrating their first year of marriage, and writing something along the lines of “I can’t believe that the first year is the hardest, because it’s been amazing!” or “It’s true what they say, the first year is the hardest!” (The credit for the photo below goes to the fantastic Wendy Mayo photographer).

I hate to break it to you, especially to any newly weds who recently surpassed the year mark (congrats!) but the first year is far from … Read more