50 Things that Say “I Love You” Far Better than Words

Love is the most diversely communicable sentiment I think we have. It is interpreted and exchanged differently between people, and each individual's standards or perception of such varies greatly. As we approach 6 years together, Tim and I have had a decent amount of time to try and figure each other out. And even with …

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The Four Lenses Assessment (Couples Edition)

In the spirit of relationship-enriching courses to strengthen our marriage, Tim signed us up for a class that was being offered nearby called "Four Lenses for Couples" shortly after our retreat, which I especially appreciated because it was something he sought on his own for us, while this was all still so fresh on our minds. The …

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Strengthening Our Marriage Muscles

"Love isn't an emotion or sentiment wrapped in pretty words to make us feel good. It's active. It's intentional." Over the weekend, my darling husband and I attended our first marriage enrichment retreat. It was something he'd applied for a few weeks ago after we'd found out about through some online forums. I'd heard nothing …

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An Open Letter to Anyone Struggling With Distance in Their Relationship

"Time together, there's just never quite enough. When we're apart, what ever are you thinking of? What will it take to make or break this hint of love? So tell me, darling, do you wish we'd fall in love? All the time." Relationships are wonderful things. Relationships (when they're with the right one) are a …

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7 Things I’ve Learned to Love From My Long Distance Relationship

"Distance is not for the fearful, it's for the bold. It's for those who are willing to spend a lot of time alone in exchange for a little time with the one they love. It's for those who know a good thing when they see it, even if they don't see it nearly enough." - …

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