The Impact of Illness on Marriage

Some of you may know that I’ve lived with a chronic illness, Rheumatoid Arthritis, for many years. I was diagnosed soon after the birth of my middle son, who’s 20 now! Yikes! It’s hard to believe it’s been that long! Thankfully, my RA is well-managed, even though it often limits me in some aspects of […]

A Door I’d Rather Not Walk Through . . .

Has God ever taken you through a door that, if you were writing the story, would not be part of your preferred plotline? I trust God knows what He’s doing in my life. In fact, I think God has a plan for this “door” that I’m now being asked to walk through. I’m not saying […]

Of Apologies, Anniversaries and Giveaways!

I’m so excited to be back with all of you from my 25 anniversary trip to England and Wales. But what’s even more exciting is that it’s Messy Marriage’s 3 year anniversary too! So today I’m going to share lots of pictures from our trip (forgive me if I go overboard–it was just so hard […]

Traveling and Conference Highlights

Recently I attended the AACC (American Association of Christian Counselors) World Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. It’s always an amazing time with many well-known Christian authors, counselors, experts and/or pastors leading us. I attended several break-outs that featured such notable experts as; Henry Cloud, John Townsend, and Shaunti Feldhahn to name a few. In the large […]

Guest Post at “The Overflow”

  Today I’m excited to invite you over to Alicia Bruxvoort’s blog, The Overflow and her Inspire series where I’m sharing, 5 Tips to Pray More Effectively for Your Spouse. Alicia has been such an inspiring writer and blogging friend. I love her perspective since she shares everything from that down-to-earth mom’s point of view. […]

2 Types of Change

Today I have the honor of being a guest blogger for Kathryn over at Singing Through the Rain. So if you’re still scratching your head and wondering what those 2 Types of Change are, hop on over to Kathryn’s place to get that mystery solved! Thanks so much!  

Wedded Wednesday Link-up and Giveaway!

Since this is our very first Wedded Wednesday, I wanted to make it extra special by also including a giveaway! Yaaaayyyy! Now I know it’s getting close to Valentines Day and around my house, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach! So I just happened to come across a yummy and “skinny” […]

My Favorite 2012 Posts

I have a top ten most popular posts list in my sidebar, but often there are some great articles that don’t get the recognition and focus that they need. So I’ve decided to highlight not only my favorites from the posts I’ve written, but also my favorites from the Messy Marriage Team and my Share […]

Share Your Story Here!

Here at Messy Marriage our team tries to address all sorts of messy issues in marriage, but— believe it or not—we can’t experience ALL the problems that this world can throw at us. However, “collectively” our team has experienced quite a few! 🙂 My desire has always been for this to be a place where […]

I’m Beth Steffaniak and my story is not what you might expect from a pastor’s wife and marriage and family counselor. I came into marriage with many emotional wounds and unhealthy patterns that left mess after mess in my wake. Thankfully, that’s not where the story ends! Click on this link: “Beth’s Story” to read […]