People often ask how we’ve been able to handle working together in addition to the challenges marriage brings. But the practices that help us work together successfully are the same ones that bring freedom to our marriage—we strive to be a team, and we celebrate and respect our separateness within the team.

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That little girl you’re playing dollhouse with? You blinked, and you’re now wearing the same shoes, finding your own makeup on her desk, spending those long drives talking about relationships, and dreaming with her about her life after high school.

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Cultivating a healthy marriage sometimes looks different when kids are at different ages. Christine and her husband have kids under 8, so she shares how they find ways to date in the nooks and crannies of their life. Tsh and her husband have kids 8 and up, so she shares how they model their marriage […]

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Having a new baby means you have to let go of many expectations of yourself and settle for lots of “partial solutions” (as Tsh calls them). For example, I am not currently exercising regularly or journaling daily and I miss these two habits a lot. Reflecting on what is working for me right now is a helpful exercise in gratitude.

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These are the things I’m reading about, learning about, and writing about lately. It may sound like a jumbled mind map, but it’s making more and more sense in my life. And I feel better than I have in a long time.

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In this chat, Crystal and I get into Marie Kondo, a new book we’re both excited to read, and something she’s been doing weekly with her husband (Kyle & I started doing this right after I talked with Crystal; it’s such a good idea). And then springboarding off my somewhat-vulnerable post I shared this week, […]

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