The Perfect Marriage What’s the trick to having the perfect marriage? Well there isn’t one! Every marriage is a spot on a line from bad marriage to great marriage and everything we do to and for each other or against each other moves us along that line. I’ve always thought my marriage was pretty good but that didn’t mean there wasn’t room for improvement. As a recent Christian I’ve been studying the Christian view of marriage and whether you agree with it or follow it or not is irrelevant. What’s relevant is that I’m using what I learn to improve… Read more
Are you the egg, the carrot or the coffee bean? In life, some people are like the egg, soft in the beginning, malleable, delicate. But when pressure (like boiling water or life’s pressures) surrounds the egg, it gets harder and is tough, not malleable. These are the people who have a hardened heart thanks to the pressures of life. In life, some people are the carrot. They start of hard and strong, but when pressure (or water) surrounds the carrot it gets softer and softer until it turns to mush. It can’t hold it self together, it gets crushed under… Read more
I always said I wanted to be a stay at home mom when I first got together with my husband. I loved the idea of caring for my kids, teaching them things, keeping the house clean and organized for my loved ones. After the number of kids rose and the stresses piled on though, homemaking ended up being last on my list of things I wanted to do. I started getting majorly stressed and because I didn’t have a good system in place, the house got out of control and I sturggled to manage it. Recently, having been called to… Read more
Honestly my marriage was pretty awesome but as I was new to Christianity I was reading and studying what the biblical marriage was supposed to look like. It turns out we are doing a lot right but I did have some things to work on. I used the bible, blog posts, a Proverbs 31 study at Good Morning Girls, books and my own heart and prayers to find out what makes a good wife so I could be a better one. Then I picked up the Women Living Well book and it has been phenomenal so far. I’m currently doing… Read more
I named the blog after the song Never Going Back by Holly Starr. The song reminds me that I never want to go back to the dark place I was in February through May of 2015. This blog is for me to work out my thoughts, emotions, decisions and knowledge since then. Something changed in me when I was in that deep dark place, especially in May when I needed to be hospitalized because of mental health. I’m never going back to that.