A few years ago, I wrote about How I Date My Husband. We had little kids and it made sense to be intentional about finding ways to stay connected when we couldn’t find—or afford—babysitters. Now that our kids are...
We were going to take a trip for our anniversary.  Ten years of marriage justified the expense. It was going to be the second time in seven years of parenthood that we were kid-free. We were going.  Then we weren’t. Then...
  As we finish our first month of social distancing I have asked myself many times, to quote The Office, “Why are you the way that you are?” to my spouse. As I’m sure he has thought the same thing...
How's your love life going? That's a weird question if you're married. You're knee-deep in laundry. It's 10 p.m. and you forgot your preschooler needs to take snacks tomorrow. Your second grader wants home lunch and you haven't gotten groceries...
Who else loves day dates? My husband and I are intentionally working on finding time and space for dates. With four kids that can be difficult. Sports, Scouts, 4-H, school activities, volunteering make date nights a challenge. This...
My husband doesn’t buy me flowers, and I don’t want them anyway. He loves me, he loves me not... oh, how he loves me. The kind of love he delivers me isn’t a 1-800-FLOWERS type of thing. He sacrifices for me daily...
I love relationship origin stories, but ours tops them all. Because it’s ours. Because it reminds me of how we got to where we are. Of who we were before the 10 years of marriage and three children and...
I was cradling my 5-month-old miracle baby in my arms when I heard our pastor mention an upcoming marriage conference as part of the weekly announcements. I didn’t think much of it as we hopped into the van on...
love and marriage bride and groom making hearts with hands

Love Lessons

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We got married at the ripe old ages of 23 and 24. Like a lot of people, 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 was part of the ceremony. Cliché? Yes.   We moved a few years ago and received a print of the...
This past month I celebrated my 23rd wedding anniversary. I’ve been with my husband 24 years. We have a 17-year-old daughter, an 11-year-old daughter, and a golden retriever. The years haven’t always been easy, but if someone were to...

In + Around Des Moines

Things to do in Des Moines in February 2022

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month.  Walnut Hills Pediatric Dentistry is proud to serve Waukee and the surrounding communities and has a board-certified pediatric dentist on...