Faith, Marriage Mondays

Talk About It! The Biggest Hurdle in a Marriage

https://videopress.com/v/VSVcho9R?preloadContent=metadata On this Marriage Monday, I want to talk about the biggest hurddle you have had to overcome in your marriage. For me and my love, it has been communication. I am betting, that this has been yours. Even if wasn't THE biggest hurdle, I can guarantee it was key to you overcoming that hurdle.… Continue reading Talk About It! The Biggest Hurdle in a Marriage

A Marine For Christmas, Out of the Shadows, writing

My Leading Man

Every writer has to have an inspiration, a muse, or archetype from which they draw. Because I am an incurable romantic, I write romance. In real life, I WANT everyone to get that happily ever after. When it comes to the leading man in a story- regardless of the genre- I am only drawn to… Continue reading My Leading Man

A Marine For Christmas, writing

A Marine For Christmas- Cover Reveal

As I promised, this is the over reveal! Well, sort of- I have two covers and you get to vote on your favorite! #1 #2 Leave your choice in the comments!

Faith, Marriage Mondays

Do This One Thing To Make Your Marriage Stronger

The one thing my husband tells our children and any other young person who askes is this, "Move at least 3 hours from both sets of parents." I have to say I agree. Lest you think we hate our parents, let me set the record straight- we don't. But, with that said, if parents are… Continue reading Do This One Thing To Make Your Marriage Stronger

Out of the Shadows, writing

A Christmas Novella Coming Soon

As you already know, I have been exploring the possibility of self-publishing. As I weighed the pros and cons and read many articles on the subject, I thought how it would be nice if I had a book to experiment with before I pulled the trigger on my novel, Out of the Shadows. About three… Continue reading A Christmas Novella Coming Soon

Faith, island life, Marriage Mondays

What I Wish I Had Known… Two things that would have saved me so much grief.

When I married my husband at the mature age of 19, I had no idea of what I was getting into. Who does? What I also didn't know, at the time, was that the unrealistic expectations of perfection and "normal" that I carried were going to steal so much joy and make adjusting to married… Continue reading What I Wish I Had Known… Two things that would have saved me so much grief.

Faith, Marriage Mondays

The Key to a Long-lasting Marriage

Who was the person or persons that impacted your marriage the most? Mine would be my parents. They embodied commitment. We just celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. I am so proud of them! They were committed because they made a promise and you keep a promise- through the good and the bad. There was plenty… Continue reading The Key to a Long-lasting Marriage

Faith, Marriage Mondays

Best Advice I Ever Got

https://videopress.com/v/Y7MsioB4?preloadContent=metadata When I was all of 19 years old, I was getting married. Lots of people weighed in on my decision- some welcome, some not. But I had one uncle I was very close to who always said the bold and brave things to me. He told me to let Tony have sex whenever he… Continue reading Best Advice I Ever Got

Faith, Marriage Mondays

The Best Belongs At Home

So often, we give our best to our boss or our coworkers or our church family and we are so spent when we get home that our family gets the leftovers. Leftovers are, 9 times out of 10, gross. Nobody wants leftovers, certainly not on a regular basis. If we want a thriving marriage, then… Continue reading The Best Belongs At Home

Faith, Out of the Shadows, writing

Living Bravely in a Dangerous World

When you live with a first responder, you think about the "what if". Not all the time, but frequently. At least I did. All in a vain attempt to make myself feel like I had a plan. There were times you had no choice, like when your husband needs to know how you want to… Continue reading Living Bravely in a Dangerous World