Why the Habit of Studying the Bible Can Make Marriage Messier And Linkup

Back in the early days of my marriage—when it was at its messiest—I faithfully made time for God and His word. It seems like this sacred habit would’ve kept my marriage from sliding into a ditch, so to speak. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. Therefore, it might seem counterintuitive for me to encourage you to […]

For the Wife Who Feels Empty in Marriage – Guest Post and Linkup!

Today we are honored to have our bloggy friend Ifeoma Samuel sharing a guest post and hosting Wedded Wednesday! I hope you’ll check out her blog – Purposeful and Meaningful as well as making her feel welcome with lots of comments below! Happily married to a loving man, blessed with a daughter—everything seemed to be […]

Can I out-shout you? SJT Video

In today’s “Sloppy Joe Time” video, I’m pulling back the curtains on a rather unflattering time when I made my messy marriage that much messier by trying to “out-shout” my husband in times of conflict! I hope you’ll check it out by clicking on the less than 3 minute video below!     One more […]

Is affection all that important in marriage? SJT Video

Howdy, Partner! It’s “Sloppy Joe Time” again! And today I’m talking about how easy it is for me to hang out at “Lazy Butt Ranch.” You see, I’ve had this sloppy expectation, hoping that my hubby will let me just coast on the amount of affection I give him—especially since we’re hitched! But marriage doesn’t […]

8 Popular ‘Sloppy Joe Time’ Videos

I am still having computer issues with a new (used) computer that I recently bought from an individual. The laptop’s been experiencing “GPU panics” especially when I use iMovie. So I’m getting a new graphics card—a rather costly and unexpected expense for a laptop that is older. {sigh} I guess the moral of the story […]

Shouldn’t the kids come first? SJT Video

In this “Sloppy Joe Time” video, I talk about the sloppy expectation I had when my husband and I began to have children. I thought that I could let the overwhelming love for my kids become the focus of my marriage. Click on the video below to find out what I learned, as well as, […]

Why Your Spouse Can’t Meet Your Needs and WW Linkup!

It’s easy to fall into a codependent or entitled mindset in marriage when we focus on the legitimate “needs” our spouse should be meeting in our lives. You might be thinking, “Come again? Shouldn’t I focus on meeting the needs of my spouse? And I would say a resounding, “YES, you should!” I think being […]

Can you read my mind? Video

Today I’m laying out another sloppy expectation that revealed a heaping helping of my “magical thinking” and irrational idealism back in the day! At the time, I simply thought it was an effective way to communicate my frustration and get my husband to “hop to it!” This was something that I had seen my mother do, so […]

Did I Marry Mr. Wrong? Video

  Hey there! I hope you’ll take a few minutes to watch my latest edition of “Sloppy Joe Time.” I’m exploring the sloppy expectation that marriage should be easy, and if it’s not, then we married the wrong person.     The success of marriage comes not in finding the “right” person, but in the […]

Love me warts and all? Video

Today we’re continuing in our video series on the sloppy expectations we all have in marriage. Check this one out to see what Christ’s love and acceptance should look like …     What false ideas did you feel were “Christ-like attitudes or behaviors” that you imposed on your spouse?   What do you think balancing […]