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, Uncategorized

First Trimester Update

As of today I am 12 weeks! I am so happy to be coming out of the first trimester. I've heard a lot of good things about second trimester so my hopes are somewhat high that I'll be feeling better and more energized. Today I wanted to take a moment and share how my first trimester has been.

Marriage, Uncategorized

Being Married Young is Hard Newlywed Reflections~Month 9

Blogging is a platform to share one's story. Over the past 9 months I've been sharing snippets from my experiences as a newlywed. Although there have been a lot of wonderful times, the last few months as I've shared have been hard. At times I find it difficult to stay positive and feel hopeful for the future. Maybe you've found yourself in a similar situation. It seems that for other people life is looking up, but for you things almost seem to be getting worse.

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.

Marriage, Uncategorized

The Only Good Thing Newlywed Reflections~Month 8

To read the rest of this series click here:ย Newlywed Reflections I say to the LORD, "You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing." Psalm 16:2 Sometimes it feels like life won't stop throwing snowballs at you. I know that sounds like a terrible analogy but it's winter and we're going to… Continue reading The Only Good Thing Newlywed Reflections~Month 8

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.

Marriage, Uncategorized

5 Traits I’m Glad I Didn’t Settle on in my Husband Newlywed Reflections~Month 7

Some things are worth settling for, but these 5 traits are a must in any man you're considering.

Lifestyle, Personal Growth, Uncategorized

5 Ways to make Christmas more Meaningful

We are spiritual beings, incorporate this reality into how we celebrate Christmas to get the most meaning out of it

Life, Personal Growth, Uncategorized

Don’t Let Comparison Steal Your Joy: How to Overcome the Comparison Game

I'm never more unsatisfied or unhappy than when I'm comparing myself or my situation to another's.