“When you have a baby, you set off an explosion in your marriage, and when the dust settles, your marriage is different from what it was. Not better, necessarily; not worse, necessarily; but different.” –Nora Ephron
Archives For Marriage
We get really excited when young couples ask us questions like this. Not because we did it the right way, but rather quite the opposite. We were not thinking long-term when we were engaged, and certainly not asking for advice from those who have gone before us.
Eric’s mom and nephew came down yesterday to — get this! — CLEAN our house and put Roo to bed so we could go on a mid-week date!
We were so excited. I have to say that dates are finally starting to feel back to “normal” for me. Less worrying about Rooney when we’re gone and what we’ll have to do when we get home. I’m able to focus on having fun with Eric and strengthening our marriage.
We went to Earl May (we have some coupons to spend this month that we got during our landscaping project), out to eat at On the Border (hello, guacamole! you are my new favorite food), to the mall (we are lame and only bought socks) and then to Orange Leaf with a gift card we received from friends when Rooney was born.
Afterward it was already 9:22 so our trip to the new Whole Foods had to be rescheduled.
We left smiling about how awesome God is, because on our way to the restaurant we talked about needing to have a certain couple over for dinner soon. Guess what? We ran into them at Orange Leaf and were able to enjoy our yogurt with them! Isn’t it amazing how He orchestrates these things?
After we got home, we snuck in to watch Rooney sleep and then were off to bed.
I am so thankful for dates with my husband. They are crucial to our marriage. Have you had a good date lately?
Kelsey and I have worked together for close to four years now. We absolutely love it. Some friends have told us that working with their spouse would be extremely difficult. It would simply be too much. At this point, I think it would be extremely difficult not to work with my spouse. In fact, while Kelsey was on maternity leave, it was difficult for us both to not be in the same building all day. Continue Reading…
If you take your marriage seriously as a lifelong commitment and, let’s be honest, lifelong piece of work, you know how many advice books are out there. Because experts have already covered the deep insights, I’d like to share something fun.
When we were dating, my husband, “Lovey,” started our high-five tradition. I don’t think he imagined how it would stick; he was just being playful. I think that’s exactly why we enjoy it so much.
High fives are pretty common in our culture, but our game has specific “rules.” We started the habit while watching shows together. One of us would guess an outcome such as, “There’s no way they’re actually gonna to kiss. Someone’s gonna come in and interrupt them.” And if someone comes in and interrupts as predicted, the one who made the prediction gets a high five. (In case you’re wondering, we watch “Castle.”)