How to Apply the Gospel When Grief Strikes

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Sometimes life is hard. Sometimes life turns in a direction we never imagined. Where do we go when this happens? Who do we turn to? How do we traverse the heavy burdens of grief? A few weeks ago, Ami asked if she could share some of her story with the Intentional By Grace community. After listening to her heart, and reading her blog, I quickly said, "Yes!" I have never walked through tragedy Continue Reading

7 Things I Wish I Had Done Before I Got Married

7 things I wish I had done before I got married.

Do you ever wish you could go back to a time? Do you ever wish you could sit down and have a chat with your 13 year old self, 21 year old self, or you fill in the blank? I know I do. I would do a lot of things differently. I wasn't saved until age 24 (you can read my testimony here), and so many of my regrets stem from a life lived for self-glory instead of God's glory. Sometimes, I wish Continue Reading

Be Intentional in Your Marriage with this Free Resource!

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Anyone married for a day has learned that marriage takes work - a lot of work. When life gets busy, it's easy to let your marriage fall by the way side. You start existing alongside one another instead of enjoying one another. After nearly six years of marriage, I can confidently say I love being married more today than I did when I said, "I do." My husband is my best friend, and we love being Continue Reading

Why My Husband and I Share a Facebook Account

Why My Husband and I Share a Facebook Account

My husband and I share a Facebook account. We haven't always shared a Facebook account, of course. For the first five years of our marriage, we held separate accounts. When we first made the switch, it was really weird, but now we can't imagine having it any other way. Some people are totally annoyed by our decision to share an account, others could care less, but most just don't Continue Reading

10 Date Night Ideas for Parents of Small Children

10 date night ideas for parents of small children

Raise your hand if you have a regular date night with your spouse. If you’re like me, you want to raise your hand, but you’ve found yourself in a dating rut since children started coming onto the scene. Last year, I surveyed several married women with a combined 200 years of marriage under their belts. Do you want to know their number one piece of advice? Keep date nights a priority in your Continue Reading

Forever By Grace: 21-Day Prayer Challenge for Your Marriage

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Are you faithful to pray daily for your marriage? Intentional, scripture-led prayer does not come easily to me. But I believe, the habit at the heart of every marriage is prayer. Maybe you struggle to pray faithfully for your marriage, or maybe you are faithful to pray, but want to grow in praying scripture-based prayers for your marriage. Either way, I would love for you to join me in a Continue Reading

31 Days of Everyday Grace: Date Night with My Man {Day 11}

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Everyday grace - three hours of uninterrupted conversation with the man of my prayers eating fur-fru food I can't pronounce. I am so grateful for grandparents who care for our children and a husband who plans a night away to connect with me. He is more than I deserve. After five years of marriage, I can still say I love him more today than the day I said, "I do." This post is part of 31 Continue Reading

14 Books to Read Together as a Couple

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Psssttt!!! Have you signed up for the 21-day prayer challenge for your marriage yet? When you sign up, you'll get a free printable of 64 questions to ask on date night! Click here for more information! One of our favorite date night activities involves sharing a cozy blanket, a hot cup of tea, and just read together. There is something romantic about sharing a story, and it's a fun way to bond Continue Reading

When You’ve Married the Wrong Person

When You've Married the Wrong Person

This post is written by contributing writer, Brenda from Triple Braided. The thought first entered my mind two weeks after the wedding. I sat on the edge of the bed in the Extended Stay hotel and wished I was Dorothy. Three clicks of my heels just might deliver me back into the one-bedroom apartment I lived in three weeks earlier. In one month we had gotten married, moved to a new state Continue Reading

Date Night Ideas & Inspiration Round Up & a {Giveaway ended}

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Raise your hand if you have a regular date night with your spouse. If you're like me, you want to raise your hand, but you've found yourself in a dating rut. Heck maybe you're just in a marriage rut. Life is happening and date nights have (yet again) fallen by the wayside. I totally understand. I'm with you. But let's change that shall we? Last year, I surveyed several married women with a Continue Reading