The real truth about getting married young…or old…or any time


Every few months someone will write a news article, blog post or opinion column about the joys or dangers of getting married young, with each side staunchly defending their belief that it’s either really, really good or really, really bad. Because my parents faced so much criticism for “letting” me get married at 20 years old, I’m always tempted to jump […]

“Love is a Verb” {and that’s not just a song title}

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“Love is a verb. Love—the feeling—is the fruit of love the verb or our loving actions.” —Stephen R. Covey This month we’re talking lovvvvvvve on our 12-month journey to creating a life you love (it’s not too late to join us!), and that includes loving ourselves as well as the people around us. Whether you’re talking about loving yourself—and […]

One Word for 2014: Live {January Update}

Despite the fact that I’m a bit overwhelmed by life at the moment, I’m determined to be intentional about my choices in 2014 — more specifically, to be intentional about slowing down, managing my time and making choices that better reflect my priorities. As part of my one word {LIVE}, I’ve decided to work through […]

Sometimes You Just Have to Say It Out Loud

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Although  I wouldn’t say I struggle with depression normally, I can clearly look back and see two times when I was dealing with depression: when living in my parent’s basement for a few months (without enough natural light) and after the birth of our third daughter. I’ve shared a little about both of those experiences, […]

One Word for 2014: Live

I really love the idea of choosing one overarching word for each year rather than making detailed resolutions because it offers me a way to reevaluate and readjust throughout the year without feeling guilty over each little miss or failure. In 2012, my word was authenticity, and I grew a lot that year in my […]