The 7 Worst Marriage (+ Preparing for Marriage) Tips I’ve Ever Received

  1. No one knows what they’re doing in marriage – so just jump right in! THIS WAS REAL ADVICE I RECEIVED. And I can’t be too judgmental because, well, I did this. It is partly true. We can’t fully know what two people’s lives becoming one is really like until we’re in it.  BUT (BIG BUT HERE) there’s a lot we can know. The first phase of any relationship is characterized by complete fantasy. All we have are the attraction chemicals bubbling up from a childhood place drawing us to this person. Our conscious adult brains like to give our feelings logic, so we place all the fantasies we’ve ever had about a love interest on this person, because …


Marriage Is Hard – Guest Blogger + My Mom, Elizabeth Carroll

If I’m being honest, and I am honest to a fault, my marriage is hard right now. Jim and I were married ten years ago and enjoyed an extended five-year honeymoon. Utter, unrealistic bliss! My daughters found us sickening! I think God knew we’d need a season of bliss to look back on because He knows our wounds and they are deep. Deep wounds make it easy to blame and  give up. DON’T. My therapist says that our marriage is providential, meaning that God meant for Jim and I to be together. He is my perfect storm and I am his. He is my iron sharpening iron. I freaking hate it. I want my bliss back!!! Bliss Breaker At year …