12 Ways Being Vulnerable Can Ruin Your Marriage

If you have been around Messy Marriage for any length of time, you know that I am a BIG proponent of vulnerability. Don’t get me wrong … I’m not flip-flopping on the issue of being vulnerable with who we are with our mates. That’s something we all should strive for! I just know that … […]

How Personal Passions Unite You as a Couple And WW Linkup

My husband and I have been working lately on a “dream that we share”—to lead marriage seminars together. We’ve done a lot of marriage small groups, as well as, mentoring and counseling through our church and some through my life-coaching, but we have only just recently put into action parts of that “shared dream.” I […]

Push Out of Your Comfort Zone And WW Linkup!

I mentioned during week one of the “Triple C” challenge that I wanted to gradually make each week in this challenge a bit more vulnerable—pushing you ever-so-slightly out of your comfort zone. So far I believe I’ve kept the challenges fairly safe and mild. But this week it’s time to ramp it up a tad. […]

4 Indicators that You Need a Date Night And WW Linkup

Today we are honored to have a guest post from Cassie of True Agape, who is also our host for this fine Wedded Wednesday! To find out more about Cassie and her blog, check out her bio below.   If your life is anything like mine it can easily become very busy with to-do’s, events, […]

3 ways dating your spouse is like prayer; and 2 keys to getting better at both! {WW Linkup}

I’m grateful to have Steve Pare from Spouse Dates guest posting with us today! Steve has an incredible and much-needed vision to encourage couples to pursue their mates through dating. You’ll find practical resources like – testimonials from couples who’ve found dating to be crucial to their satisfaction, as well as, a free e-book, 75 […]

Dating in Marriage and Linkup!

I was honored when Steve Pare, of Spousedates, asked me if my husband Gary and I would share about the ways we make dating a priority in our marriage. If you’re interested, I’d love it if you’d hop over to Steve’s place where you can read more about our story. I also want to emphasize […]

Review of 52 Uncommon Dates, giveaway and link up!

Today I’m doing something fun! I’m sharing about an amazing book, 52 Uncommon Dates, by Randy Southern and giving away a copy of the book to one randomly chosen commenter. Now, if you’re like me and my man, then coming up with creative things to do on a date can quickly turn into a chore […]

Noah – Blockbuster or Bible-buster?

I cannot recall doing a movie review on either of my blogs (yes, I had one before MM) in the 5 years I’ve been blogging. And I don’t like veering from content that’s specific to marriage, particularly “messy marriage,” but today I’m going to do that because entertainment and cultural views of the Bible are […]

14 Ways to Make Your Spouse Feel Loved

I’m interrupting my forgiveness series to shine a light, not necessarily on Valentines Day, but on how to make your spouse feel loved and special. I feel like that’s something we should be doing all throughout the year! Can I get an, Amen?! Here are some ideas {some I’ve tried, and some I hope to […]

5 Ways to Increase Affection in Your Marriage

Do you remember the Dave Matthew’s song, “Everyday”? More importantly, do you remember the funny video that accompanied the song? There are several versions out there but they always depict a guy going around town, making it his mission to collect hugs. I think my husband really “gets” that guy. He’s very affectionate and often […]