This Is How We Do: Strong Marriages

how to build a strong marriage

Welcome to week three of our new series, This Is How We Do! This week, I rallied up some of the best advice of from my married girlfriends on creating a strong marriage through hard struggles. Growing together through the seasons takes hard work and daily intentional effort to get through the challenges that come up in our years of being married.

Whether it’s being a military wife, overcoming adversity, healthy compromise, deciding together on whether your family is complete, healthy disagreements, effective communication, facing infertility, being a supportive spouse…there are so many trials that we experience as husband and wife.

And to create a strong marriage with a firm foundation to get us through these seasons, we need to face these struggles together, work through them prayerfully, and take the necessary steps to make sure we grow closer through them not apart. Read below for some real and raw advice on This Is How We Do: Strong Marriages – growing together through the seasons! Continue reading

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