I Love This Husband & Wife Stuff


#304: Working out together March 30, 2012

Maria Moline, instructor, coaches her Zumba cl...

Maria Moline, instructor, coaches her Zumba class through the dance choreography in the Patch Fitness Center in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Last weekend my husband and I rejoined our old club.  We left about a year ago because we moved 30 minutes away.  We’re back!  It turns out that there wasn’t a better place for us closer, for that price.  We love our club.  It’s got tennis for my husband and  lots of fun things for me like swimming, water aerobics classes, Zumba, and yoga.  And of course those yucky old weights I should be lifting.  We signed up again last weekend and we’ve been nearly every day!  My goal is to go every day but at the very least: Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.  Wish us luck!


#278: How we met March 4, 2012

My husband and I met online.  At first I didn’t like the way it sounded.  I am a romantic and meeting online doesn’t sound organic enough.  Honestly, I’d always wanted to meet at a coffee shop.  Turns out we did.  We did meet online, City Paper.  But, we physically met at the Starbucks near my old apartment.

I went on City Paper one time.  I think I spent $5.00 to view the ads.  My screen name was Artsy.  My husband’s name was Othello Seeks Desdemona.  One of my co-workers said to me, “Does that mean he’s looking for a white girl?”  🙂  He wasn’t.

I didn’t even search for him.  While I was searching, random shots of people would flash on my computer screen.  A picture of my husband on a tennis court popped up and I liked what I saw.  It was like God flashed his picture on my screen.

I sent him a “flirt.”  He wrote back.  We chatted online.  Then we exchanged emails.  Then we talked on the phone for a couple of weeks.  Our first date was coffee.  At Starbucks.  It was St. Patrick’s Day, 2006.  I walked in and he was already there. I walked over and we had coffee.  Because that went well we went to dinner at a nearby Italian restaurant.  He dropped his fork.  We hit it off.

He walked me back to my building.  We sat on the couch in the lobby of my building.  I told him I liked him.  I said, “I like you.”  I still do. 🙂

Our second and third dates were church-related.  Second date was a church auction.  Third date was a Sunday service.

Now, I don’t care how we met.  It was how we were supposed to meet.  It was how God designed it.  There is no better architect.

Starbucks in Brisbane

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#270: Kitchen Table February 23, 2012

If the kitchen is the heart of a house, the kitchen table is the heartbeat.  

I love a kitchen table.  When we first moved into our house, we didn’t think we had room for a kitchen table.  We don’t have much cabinet space so we opted for an open shelved pantry instead.  After being here almost a year, I just couldn’t take it any more.  I longed for a kitchen table.

One day I came home from work and my husband had set one up.  It made me so happy!  It’s tiny and cozy and oh so sweet.  We all love it.  Even the cats!  🙂


#139: Reading things like this August 17, 2011

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This is so sweet.


#86: Getting to be an inspiration June 8, 2011

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I haven’t been married that long.  4 years.  When I set out to write this blog I had a few goals in mind.  To share positive things about marriage.  To encourage marriage in a world of failure to commit and divorce.  To raise marriage up in the eyes of the world to the sacrament it was meant to be.

I try to share little sweet things.  When I talk about difficult things, I try to portray them in a positive light.  Let’s face it.  Marriage can be hard and it’s not always rosy.  But I am 100% committed to my husband and my marriage.  I believe that marriage is not just two people.  It is God plus two people.  I am committed to both partners.  God helps me with my marriage.

There are people out there who are really struggling in their marriages.  They are dealing with infidelity, abandonment, heart ache, abuse, substance abuse, and indifference.  I am grateful that my marriage only has minor issues and I pray that we never have to face any horrible things.  But to those who are facing those things, please know that there is a community of Christians out there who will pray for you.  Priests and ministers who can counsel you.  And  most importantly, God is there for you.  All you have to do is call on Him. 

I hope that it is an encouragement for you to visit my blog and hear my sometimes silly little things I love about my husband and my marriage.  This blog is written with love for God, my husband, my marriage, and all of you who are happily or unhappily married.  I hope it gives you some encouragement or inspiration to hang in there and have faith and to work with God to repair your marriage.


#14: Being Part of The Married Community August 26, 2010

There are probably many blogs out there about marriage.  I am going to look for more of them.  Two that I really like are:

  1. The Marriage Project http://wittywifesmarriageproject.wordpress.com/ 
  2. The Wife Project http://thewifeproject.wordpress.com/

I can really relate to both.  They are both relatively new wives, and so am I.  They are both trying to be good wives and they both have a Christian focus.  

It’s great to have community and I enjoy being part of a larger group committed to marriage.  That’s the main reason I started this marriage-related blog: to promote and celebrate marriage.  It is a beautiful thing!