5 Important Things Every Married Couple Should Talk About

Maybe your marriage is one where it’s hard to bring up certain subjects, or maybe your marriage is one where you feel like you can talk about anything and everything. John and I have been on both ends of the spectrum, and thankfully we’ve worked hard to stay on the “talk about anything and everything” side! Learning how to be effective communicators will strengthen, sharpen, and deepen your relationship. Especially so after you’ve become parents! Continue reading

Finding Magic in Marriage: The Best Way To Overcome Conflict In Marriage

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today I’m welcoming another lovely gal for our Featured Real-Girls Guest Submissions, Melissa Coryell. We connected through Instagram, and one thing that I noticed about her right away is how she strives to connect like-minded women to the truth of the gospel. Her purpose with her newly rebranded blog is to empower and equip other women with the Word so that they will know their worth and remain firmly rooted in their beliefs. Today she will be sharing about how her and her husband discovered early on how to handle marriage conflicts in a healthy and productive way.

One thing you can’t live without? “My Heavenly Father, my handsome and caring husband, my beloved family, my church family (my family of choice), and my grande iced caramel macchiato (not a joke).”

Where and how did you meet your husband? “We met at our church actually! We both started going to Turning Point Church in February of 2014. We met through mutual friends, and started dating in the fall of that same year. The rest is history!”

What advice would you tell your high school self? “I would tell my high school self that there is no such thing as a perfect guy, and to never compare yourself with other girls. Just because you see her “best” moments doesn’t mean you would want her “worst” ones as well. All you see is perfection when you are under the delusional spell of comparison. Be content with you. No one has a replica of the talents that you have, and no one can make a difference the way you can for the Kingdom.”

Thank you Melissa for being a part of our Real-Girls: Wives community! Finding magic in the midst of motherhood + marriage is something  we are all doing, together. Becoming a wife is a huge transition, and it takes trial and error to figure out the best groove to make your marriage work. Read below for Melissa’s post, and don’t forget to sign up for her weekly devotional at the bottom! Continue reading

Finding Magic in Marriage: 4 Easy Ways To Stop Arguing With Your Spouse

This week’s feature is from Mel K, the fashionista blogger behind Confessions Of A Work In Progress. Mel is a social worker, turned public administrator, turned retail sales associate/fashion blogger and is now in the middle of her Leadership Studies Ph.D. program. Her blog is chalk full of modest + feminine style tips and tricks, insight on how to make your marriage strong and solid, and reflections on how to live your life with purpose and grace! Today, she’s sharing her experience on communication in her 4 years marriage and how “talking about feelings” can be easier than it seems.

Favorite smell: “Freshly ground and brewed Texas Pecan coffee! It’s amazing.”

One thing on your bucket list: “I would love to visit Israel! I think that would be so cool!”

Favorite fast food: “Chick Fil A of course! I’m a loyal customer!”

Thank you Mel for being a part of our Real-Girls: Wives community! Finding magic in the midst of motherhood + marriage is something  we are all doing, together. Be sure to scroll to the bottom for some fun blog post links on Mel’s blog, on bettering your marriage! And be sure to follow her on Instagram (@confessionsofaworkinprogress) for daily style tips, sweet encouragement, and fun insight on creating a happy marriage.

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Six Fun Ways To Deepen Your Marriage Relationship


With John (my husband) working night shift — which is from 6pm to 7am 4 days a week — the longest we get to see each other is maybe 30 minutes to an hour a day in the mornings when izzy and I wake up as he’s coming home.
Maintaining a thriving relationship and deep connection on this type of schedule is NOT easy, friends…and sometimes I feel like a single mom because of how I rarely see him! I can choose to be bitter about it and let it frustrate me that this is our life right now…OR I can show up + own up to my role as a homemaker and count the blessings! John and I both have our own ways of “working” on our marriage. Though sometimes our life plans don’t always happen the way we had originally thought they would, we still make an effort every day to make sure we deepen our relationship. Because no matter what curve balls come at us, we know that we will have each other and that’s all that matters 🙂

All marriages, whether you have kids or opposite schedules or not, can always use a little extra grace and effort to keep your marriage running smooth and strong. Here are six fun ways to do this every day: Continue reading

The Only Marriage Advice You’ll Need To Get Through The First Few Years

Tomorrow, John and I will be celebrating two years being married ❤ Hip hip hooray! I feel like these two years just flew by, mostly because we became pregnant 6 months into year one and spent the better half of year two adjusting to being a family of three. Through all we’ve experienced together since saying I Do, I can say that our love has grown deeper, our relationship stronger, and our hearts bigger. Even though it hasn’t all been roses, we’ve made huge efforts to create a strong foundation that will not waver through hard times. We definitely aren’t experts at marriage (I won’t take that title until we’ve passed the 20 year mark haha!), but we’re learning how to make it work better and better every day.

Every year of marriage is a milestone to celebrate! Especially the young ones, before you hit those milestones of double digits. So I wanted to share a few significant nuggets that I’ve learned throughout these two amazingly beautiful years of our marriage that have helped us grow stronger, become closer, and fiercely love each other despite any circumstance: Continue reading