What’s the best piece of relationship advice you’ve gotten and who was it from? 🙂
Here is a list of some morally safe and fun ways to keep your marriage exciting. 🙂
I think I broke my comfort zone, y’all.
My second article for Anne Cohen on how to turn a guy down. It’s filled with embarrassing stories from my youth, so go check it out!
Age gaps are controversial in relationships these days, and sometimes for good reason.
With age gaps, you run the risk of predatory behavior or tendencies to be abusive or controlling. Other, less nefarious baggage that can cause men to go after younger women is them not being able to find good women their own age, or having emotional trauma/damage.
My husband and I have an age gap in our relationship, he is older than me by a bit, for the last two reasons I stated (trouble with people our own age and emotional damage from past relationships). Neither of us ever felt our relationship was unusual, especially considering many family members and fellow church attendees had the same age gap that we did.
Perhaps for young people who have been indoctrinated to believe it is their God-given right to have an extended period of immaturity in order to experience “childhood” and party in their young years because “LOL YOLO” an age gap would be a problem, but my husband and I were both homeschooled. This meant we were raised without that expectation of extended adolescence, and also meant that we were well versed in interacting with people of all ages, treating people within a decade of our own age as if we could be best friends. There was no pressure to conform to people in our own “grade” or class, and that gave us the freedom to be open-minded when the time came for us to consider each other as potential partners.Continue Reading
My toddler, like most toddlers, loves music. He constantly wants something playing so that he can dance to it or read with some background noise. I play him a little bit of everything, usually off of Youtube or Spotify when we are at home (he has his own playlists).
When we are out and about in the car, I turn on the radio for him. He loves nearly everything, except Adelle’s “Hello”, that one makes him cry. It is both adorable and heartbreaking.
I’ve been less inclined to turn on the radio in the car recently and I’ve been very selective of what I listen to at home as well.Continue Reading
“Aw Princess,” He teased, motioning to my shirt, “You’re no fun.”
“Not a chance.” I shook my head at him, covering my chest with my arms defiantly.
“It’s only fair.” He sulked, his lower body sinking further into the water.
“In. Your. Dreams.” I leaned forward, letting the words slowly roll off my tongue.
He dove into the water, giving me a playful look before he submerged.
I took a step back, unsure of what he was planning.
His arms swept my legs from under me and I found myself wrapped up against his chest.
“Pretty sure this isn’t what people mean when they talk about sweeping a girl off her feet.” I said sarcastically as I watched the droplets of water fall off his eyelashes.Continue Reading
I hear you ask me question after question, but I know what you really want from me.* You want the truth? Here it is.
The truth is, I hate how you treat yourself. Let’s be honest here, you are an ass to yourself. You think you are worth nothing because of your mistakes, but you think it is hopeless because you think that making them means you’ll never be whole. You think they are all part of your legacy of stories and pain.
You think you deserved it, everything that has ever hurt you. You think pain is your punishment and without it, you are lost. So much so that when you start to feel lost, you inflict it on yourself as though it is a long-lost friend and you’ve missed it.Continue Reading