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Marriage

"No relationship is all sunshine, but two people can share one umbrella and survive the storm together."

Like any area of our life, if we want a healthy marriage, we have to invest time and resources.

Marriage is hard. In my experience, it doesn’t matter how much you love each other or how much you want your relationship to work out. With all of the external forces pulling couples apart,  a conscious decision to intentionally invest in your marriage is essential to have a healthy marriage. In marriage two become one, so unity is what we are striving for. Unity can mean weekly date nights, romantic dinners, walks in the neighborhood, 3 A.M. coffee chats, laundry dates, exercising together or daily phone calls. Unity varies; based on the phase we are in newlyweds, new parents, caring aging parents, work challenges, physical or mental obstacles. While marriage is hard work, healthy marriages offer respite, unconditional love, security, support, and someone to experience life’s ups and downs with.

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Your Marriage

My husband Derrick and I have made quite a few mistakes in this journey, but we have made a lot of right choices as well. Realizing that love is a decision, we choose to love, respect, and challenge each other to grow into the people we were created to be. For the past 15 years, I have been happily sharing tips and helpful resources with friends, family members, and engaged couples. Now I want to do the same with you. I'll share some of our successes and failures, and what we have learned through them. I'll also provide activities, challenges, and events to enrich your marriage. I believe that everybody, not just my inner circle, should have access to the information and tools that will lead to more positive and fulfilling relationships. 

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