Showing posts from May, 2015

A Fun New Adventure

K and I aren't very adventurous. We are creatures of habit; change doesn't sit very well with us. These last few weeks have been full of change. K has had to work long hours and we haven't seen much of each other lately, plus we are preparing for my grandma to stay with us while she recovers from surgery.

So I wanted to spend Memorial weekend with K since he didn't have to work, and I tried to think of a fun date. Something different, but that we would both enjoy. When we get away, we always go to Baton Rouge to shop at the Mall of Louisiana. I started looking on Pinterest for ideas for dates and came across an idea for a bookstore scavenger hunt. Of course, I was beyond interested. I love books; reading is one of my favorite hobbies. Libraries and bookstores are my safe haven. I came up with 20 ideas and a point system in order to convince K this would be fun. We can be quite competitive. The ideas included: a book you loved in high school, a book made into a movie yo…

What happened to romance??

Before I get into the topic of this post...I know I better post a disclaimer. This post will contain adult content. I was apprehensive about writing about this...but I can't have a marriage blog without talking about it. And I just want to warn you that if you don't want to read words that have to do with may want to stop reading this post. I will be talking about sex. I don't want to offend goal is always to help. But I may say some things you don't agree with...and that's ok if you disagree. I hope you continue reading :)

I want to start this by saying that sex (let's call it...making love. That sounds so much better.) confuses me. I will also say I am not going to post details about K and I...some things I have to keep private for us. But I will say it confuses me. I follow Sheila Wray Gregoire, who is a brilliant Christian blogger, not afraid to talk about making love. She travels all over speaking and helping women with their mar…

I am a member...are you?

This afternoon was my perfect kind of evening. I felt accomplished; my house was clean so I planned to spend the evening doing what I loved: reading. I fixed a mug of hot tea and finished a delightful book.

I don't know if you have noticed the new badge on my's on the top right side. It states that I am a proud member of the Happy Wives Club. Not only have I joined the site, but this is the book I just finished. I couldn't wait to share it with you. I am rating it into one of my all time favorite non-fiction books. It was that good.

Her mission was similar to mine and I think that is why I loved this book so much: Fawn Weaver wanted to prove happy marriages do exist. After becoming disgusted with how the media, television, and Hollywood portrays marriage, Fawn Weaver sets out on a journey to find happy marriages around the world and what makes them happy and successful. It took 12 countries and 6 continents before she was satisfied with her research. She sacrifi…

A Good Romance-Ruth and Boaz

I am sad to say that I haven't studied a lot out of the Old Testament of the bible. So when I was doing my list of couples, I came across many couples in the Old Testament. I didn't know anything about Ruth and Boaz. The book of Ruth is a short one, but very interesting story. And that is where we will be for our couple's bible study today.

There are so many lessons that we can learn from this couple. There isn't much that is said about their marriage; it is their journey and who they are that is so important. But first, let's learn about who they are. Ruth is Naomi's daughter-in-law. Ruth was married to Mahlon, but he died within 10 years of marriage. Naomi gave Ruth and her other daughter-in-law permission to leave and be remarried, but Ruth refused. She felt she should stay with Naomi. It was dark times for Israel with famine and Ruth and Naomi were loyal to each other and God. I read in the commentary that Ruth was a Moabitess, but I am not sure what their …