Prior to marriage, finances and money was not a popular discussion topic, but during our engagement we learned that conversations about money are inevitable. Therefore, it was crucial for us to learn ways to have healthy dialogue about all things money and become vulnerable about our individual relationship with money. … Continue reading 5 Ways to Build Financial Intimacy
And just like that...a whole decade just went by. As we reflect on the last 10 years of being a couple, we can't help but remember everything from our long distance dating relationship, the two-plus year engagement, pre-Amani years and all the milestones and lessons during marriage. We have been through … Continue reading 10 Reflections from 10 Years of Love
Congratulations! You both have decided to start a lifelong journey together. He proposed and she said yes. Ladies, you are excited. Fellas, you are relieved and feel like the luckiest man in the world. The easy part is over (whew) and now this is where the important part starts. Marriage … Continue reading Dear Engaged Couples
Building and sustaining intimacy in marriage is extremely important to the health and success of marriage. After reading a few articles about this subject, they confirmed that husbands and wives often have different perspectives on intimacy, but can help each other in navigating this critical aspect of marriage (hence why we combined this section into one). … Continue reading Intimacy is more than sex!
I have read Ephesians 5:25 quite a few times. I have recited the scripture, “25Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church” and conveniently forget the remainder of the verse, “and gave himself up for her.” Did Paul really mean I must give up my life for Marissa … Continue reading Is eternity the goal for your wife?
We are definitely in the age of podcasts, brunch and the "independent woman." It's not uncommon to see t-shirts, articles or social media posts about not needing a man and how women are holding it down all by themselves. It's also not uncommon to hear damaging stereotypical statements passed down through … Continue reading I Need My Man!
I honestly think being young and married is one of the hardest life situations to be in. “Adulting” is hard by itself, then add marriage in the mix and you suddenly find that you are in the 5% of the population (yes, I am exaggerating here). But seriously, you are … Continue reading Friendships + Marriage Part 1