On Grilled Cheese and God

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“How do you like your grilled cheese? Crispy? Gooey?” It is culinarily pitiful that I had to ask my husband of fourteen years this question tonight. It’s literarily pitiful that the quoted question is now in a blog post. It’s just plain frightening that I make up words. Just work with me here, people.So you’re stuck on the why-were-we-having-fancy-grilled-cheese-for-supper part? It’s complicated. Don’t judge me. Well, you can if you need to.Tell me it’s not a beautiful thing the way you k … [Read more...]

Chocolate=Lies, Sex=Truth

What does it mean when you desire a hot fudge sundae more than sex with your loving, gorgeous, faithful, and servant-hearted husband?When I was still nursing my 2nd child, I attended a women’s conference with the goal of talking to friends about nurturing my marriage while having zero sex drive.  One friend, a former missionary in Africa, said, “That’s why polygamy always made sense to me.  If one wife is nursing and has no sex drive, the husband can go to another!”I attended the tail end … [Read more...]

Love, Marriage, Baby Carriage, Cancer

I didn’t get a chance to write about an issue I know has been burning in many of your minds: This season’s finale of The Bachelor was one of the worst finales in the show’s history of bad finales. The season seemed to end on a high note — on a mountain, with Ben Flajnik, down on his knee asking Courtney Robertson to be his wife. So far, so good. Immediately following that episode, however, ABC aired The Bachelor: After the Final Rose. In an ideal world, this means that we get to see the couple fi … [Read more...]

Victoria’s Secret Model Quits Because of Her Christian Beliefs about Marriage

I saw this article today over on National Review's The Homefront Blog (H/T Greg Pollowitz): One Victoria’s Secret angel might be turning her back on lingerie modeling but she’s not giving up her wings.Model Kylie Bisutti, 21, has decided to leave Victoria’s Secret because it clashes with her Christian beliefs.“My body should only be for my husband and it’s just a sacred thing,” Bisutti told FOX411′s Pop Tarts column.  “I didn’t really want to be that kind of role model for younger girl … [Read more...]

A Nagging Problem

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Are you a nag?Women are known to “nag” more than men, probably because we’re more often in charge of the many details of home and family life.  But this article from the Wall Street Journal bluntly states, nagging can be as harmful as adultery to a marriage.  It’s a great reminder to take a deep breath and be fair to your spouse when you’re expressing your needs.  And, the tips at the end of the article are a helpful way to reset the vicious cycle of badgering and avoidance.I really hate … [Read more...]


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