Life, Marriage, Personal Growth, Relationships, Uncategorized

4 Unexpected Ways Your Husband Wants to Make You Happy

You may have just read that title and thought "Courtney what are you talking about? You don't know my husband, all he wants to do is irritate me." Yes, I don't know your specific situation, but I do know that if we change how we perceive our circumstances it can affect our relationships profoundly. My… Continue reading 4 Unexpected Ways Your Husband Wants to Make You Happy

Life, Personal Growth, Relationships, Uncategorized

5 Way’s to Prioritize Self Care

The first time I heard about self-care was from my practicum professor who also happens to be a therapist (class felt like a therapy session because we just talked about our practicums and ate food, it was literally the best.). Our professor knowing that we all lead stressful and busy lives especially as students on the cusp of graduation or grad school really encouraged us to make self-care a priority. She shared how taking a hot yoga class when she's really stressed or spending time with horses helped her maintain a balanced life.

Life, Marriage, Relationships, Singleness, Uncategorized

Enough with Cliquey Church Social Groups: Why we Need to be Intentional in Creating Community at Church

A few weeks ago we were visiting a couple from our church who have a young baby. As we were talking a sad reality came to light. It seems that social connections at church are largely determined by the presence of children or one's marital status.

Life, Marriage, Relationships

How we Celebrated our First Wedding Anniversary

We celebrated one year of marriage on Sunday May 7, 2017. I cannot believe how fast the year flew by! I know a lot of times the first year is considered the 'hardest' and in some ways it was not easy but in other ways it was truly one of the best years of my life. I love being married (most of the time (; ), living with my favourite person, having late night pillow talk and just doing life together (who knew grocery shopping could be so fun (; ).

dating, Guys, Relationships, Singleness, Uncategorized, Waiting

To the ladies in waiting…

I recently read an article by a man on a popular Christian magazine site giving advice to the ladies in waiting. To be honest I thought his advice was a lame excuse for men choosing to act like adolescents and waiting for a woman to fix their problems. I fear this sends a message to women that men have pretty much just given up on maturity and you must take the lead. To this I say wrong! Please don't settle for a man child, because real, godly, mature men still exist.

Marriage, Relationships, Uncategorized

5 Things I Would Say to a New Bride Newlywed Reflections~Month 11

1. Accept your spouse for who they are You can't change them and you married them for a reason 2. Always think the best of your spouse Remember they are doing the best that they know how 3. Love your spouse when they are being unlovable Because He first loved us (1 John 4:19) 4. Never talk badly about your spouse to other people (friends, parents, children) Your words have power, seek to edify your spouse 5. Communicate It shows respect for your spouse and keeps you both on the same page

CHEAP + FUN Date Night Ideas!
Lifestyle, Marriage, Relationships, Uncategorized

10 Cheap and Fun Date Night Ideas

Everyone love a good date night #amiright but sometimes when life is real and adulting is hard there just isn't extra money to do the more extravagant things in life or live out your dreams of grownup date night.

Relationships, Singleness

Thoughts on Singleness: How I Conquered Feeling Lonely, Unwanted and Not Good Enough

I write a lot on this blog of marriage and my experiences being married. I write about this topic because it's relevant to my life at this point. However, before this current season I spent a lot of time being single. I've written a few posts about those days: Just Wait, When Everyone Else is Getting Engaged and Encouragement for Single Women. Although those were not the most favourite or preferred times in my life, they were necessary and one lesson I learned was to be content on my own.

Celebrating One Year: from dating to engagement
Relationships

One Year

One year ago today Michael and I went on our very first official date as boyfriend and girlfriend. We had met almost four weeks prior on December 21, but we decided to get to know each other for one month before making things official. Although Mr. Eager wanted to begin dating closer to two weeks.… Continue reading One Year

Life, Relationships, Uncategorized

Why I Don’t Want To Be Curious Anymore

I've always classified myself as a curious person. From a young age I was fascinated in discovering new information. As a young child I was especially interested in animals. I had an encyclopedia type book on animals and I was an avid watcher of Zoboomafoo. Basically I considered myself an animal "expert"and I made sure that my family knew they could… Continue reading Why I Don’t Want To Be Curious Anymore