I Love This Husband & Wife Stuff


About August 5, 2010

Hi!  I’m the wife.  My husband came up with the title I Love This Husband & Wife Stuff – he’s always saying that.  I live with my husband Walter, our 22-year-old son and two cats.  I am 40 something and Catholic.  In this space, I write vignettes about the joys of being married as a tribute to my husband and to the sacrament of marriage.  I hope you are inspired and have fun reading it!

At first I thought it would be hard to come up with 365 meaningful things.  I soon realized that there are endless things to be thankful for.  Big things and little.  Funny and serious.  Marriage is so many yummy things: security, comfort, coziness, affection, passion, food, love, companionship, humor, adventure, service, and faith.  I hope this blog makes feel good, laugh, and walk away with a warm feeling in your heart whether you are married or not.

I wrote a book based on this blog called I Love This Husband & Wife Stuff.  I also wrote a book called How to Find A Husband Following God’s Will.  Although I have finished this blog, I also have a blog Artsy Wanderer.  

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read about me.  🙂


39 Responses to “About”

  1. Hi there!

    You had emailed me about the reason I subscribed to your blog and it’s really quite simple: you can think of waaaaaayyy more positive things more frequently about your marriage and what you appreciate/enjoy in it. Some people tend to blog about things that bother them (like moi) rather than things that’s more upbeat/positive. Although the latter isn’t my style (I need a GF to vent to — else the blog will do), your blog has that certain flair. When I need a reminder or a pick-me-up, I know that I can take a peek here. 🙂

    • karyl33 Says:

      Thank you so much for replying! The main reason I am so upbeat and positive is because I originally set out to write a blog that was positive about marriage. I value marriage as a sacrament and it’s my own personal goal to support marriage wherever and however I can. I think it is good for our world. The best way for me to do that personally was to share what I love about being married. I’m glad that you enjoy it! Please “stop by” whenever you like! It’s people like you that inspire me to write and make me think what I write is important. Thanks again!

  2. lspriggs Says:

    Love your blog. Thanks for sharing and spreading the love.

  3. Lisa Says:

    What a novel idea to share the many reasons why you love being married…thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Great idea! I love seeing positive blogs on marriage. Keep it up! 🙂

  5. Tamara Says:

    Thank you for such a potent book. I just sat down, opened it and could not put it down until I completed reading it (one evening). It is very inspirational especially for someone like myself who has been through a lot of heartache and hardship doing things my way and not God’s way, ruining my body, mind and spirit by using sex as a way to obtain love and acceptance. I learned the hard way and I’m so happy people like yourself are determined to help others make it and live right. I had some difficulty getting through the chapter “God’s plan for marriage”. The Pope’s repetitive use of the word “subordinate” was a bit confusing to me. Even after looking the word up in the dictionary, the synonyms didn’t flow with the sentence. For example, he states “love is where two people consciously choose a common good to which both subordinate themselves”. Does this mean each person does for one another and becomes each other’s subordinate? Then he states, “enjoyment of another must always be subordinate to love”. So, the use of the word subordinate in this sentence may mean “connected to”? In another sentence, he states “the human body must humble itself, subordinate itself in the face of love”. I’m going to assume he means “bring under control” in the face of love. But then he continues on to say, “in the absence of chastity the body is not subordinated to love”….which takes me back to the meaning “connected to”. I hope you can clear this up for me because I spent a lot of time going through this chapter, highlighting and making notes. Again, thank you so much for this wonderful blessing you’ve provided through your words.

  6. awomanforhim Says:

    Hi, Karyl! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I’ve loved reading your blog! It’s been fun to get to know a little bit about you and your marriage. You and your husband sound a bit like me and my husband in some ways. 🙂

    • Karyl Says:

      You are welcome! I’m glad you like my blog. It’s nice to have new Christian friends! I look forward to us learning more about each other and learning more from you. 🙂

  7. the Mrs. Says:

    Refreshing and inspiring! Your happiness is contagious 🙂 Thanks for adding me to your blogroll – I’m honoured. While I keep Marriage Against All Odds posted, I no longer contribute to this blog. I am writing a new one now called Alternative Egos where I plan to explore many “outfits” including my favourite as Wife. Cheers to your wonderful blog and I hope to hear from you again!

  8. Debi Walter Says:


    Hi! It’s nice to meet you and to read your uplifting blog! I look forward to spending more time reading your posts.
    Blessings to you and Merry Christmas!
    Debi Walter
    The Romantic Vineyard

    • Karyl Says:

      Wow! I’m honored! Your blog is awesome. I just discovered it from the Top 10 Marriage blogs contest and really enjoy it. Congrats on winning again – you deserve it. It is really a great resource and so beautifully done. You choose the best pictures for each post and I really enjoy reading it. Thanks!

      Thanks for stopping by. I have a lot of fun being married and a lot of fun blogging about it.

  9. LegosnEggos Says:

    I think the idea for this blog is sheer brilliance. 🙂 It’s a great way to chronicle all those little tidbits in marriage that are so rich but are often forgotten — just like here, those very brief conversations in the most mundane situations that make a good partnership. Keep posting your hilarious convos, please.

  10. Thanks for the follow Karyl! I am not married, but I love love and live vicariously through those who have found a mate and share their happiness with others. I too am a gal from Maryland, so we could be neighbors! I was born at Walter Reed but grew up in Silver Spring. : )

    • Karyl Says:

      You are very welcome. I could tell from your posts that you were a local. I too grew up in Silver Spring. Love our perspective and style. Nice to meet you!

  11. Hi Karyl, what an excellent way to start my day – reading your blog! Knowing that in a world of crumbling values, here is one woman writing a tribute of her life with her husband and family, savouring a meaningful marriage and enjoying every bit of it is an inspiration to me and many others I’m sure. Will definitely check out your book. I seriously suspect we’ve got a lot in common! Law & Order and cream cheese & lox 😀 You take care now and God bless!

  12. Merritt | LiveSimplyLove Says:

    Love your blog…and your description about yourself. It made me smile. Thanks for all you’re doing to promote the beautiful gift that is marriage!

  13. Sebastian Says:

    Hello…thank you for following my blog at Faith1st Ministry. I hope it has and will continue to be a major blessing in your life. May God richly bless you as you continue to write and blog. Please continue with us on this journey and remember to have Faith 1st. — Sebastian

  14. happy2bewithyou Says:

    Thanku so much for liking and reblogging my post…I was happier to find out a blog like tihis one exists..The title itself is lovely “I love this husband and wife stuff”…wow!! I have loads to speak about US….and I love to hear the same from other blessed couples like you 🙂

  15. Bird Says:

    After the circus show my marriage has been for the last few months, it is nice to read so many positive thoughts about marriage. They help me remember why working so hard for our mate is worth it!

  16. aame Says:

    Oh are you really closing this blog??? Please don’t…i just found this !!! Make it a daily special moments one otherwise but please don’t stop…would love to hear and know more of you both !!!! Best wishes !!!

    • Karyl Says:

      Yes, I’m afraid it’s true! Sorry you just found me when I was ending. You can still read the posts and I’ve just subscribed to your sweet blog! 🙂

      • aame Says:

        Yeah i would definitely do and thank you so very much for joining us at My Dear U !!! Looking forward to hearing from you there and having a great time reading your sweet posts ! XOXOXOXO

      • Karyl Says:

        Your blog seems very similar to mine! I am passing the reins over to you! 🙂

  17. aame Says:

    Oh my that’s just so sweet of you to say that !!! Thanks a lot !!! Am glad to have found your other blog too !!!

  18. Just found this website and I have to say it really made me smile reading your About. I’m not married but it’s great to see your positive attitude towards marriage. Look forward to reading more from you 🙂

    Ana at The Asian Destination

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