Marriage

Marriage

Treat Your Partner Like A Stranger

Penn and I have been married for 16 years, so we’ve gotten real comfortable with each other. (Like he sees me in 20-year-old sweatpants and still thinks I’m hot.) We have gotten so comfortable, in fact, that one day while…

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Marriage

How We Make Our Time Together Count

At the start of a relationship, you move mountains to spend more time together. Sleep? Never heard of her! That errand I need to run, let’s do it together! The couple that picks up their dry cleaning together, stays together.…

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Marriage

Know Your Fight Cycles

If there’s one thing Penn and I know for sure, it’s to not dive into deep conversations in the month of December. It almost always leads to an argument. We also try to avoid big discussions late at night when…

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Marriage

Why I’m Sorry Sucks

A couple of years ago, Penn and I realized something while we were in one of our sessions with our marriage coach, Christopher Edmonston. We were having a lot of the same fights and never really coming to a resolution.…

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Marriage

Parenting Gets Easier, Right? 

When Penn and I became parents, we had no idea what we were in for. When the newborn or toddler stage got hard, we’d make finish lines for ourselves to get through it. We’d say things like “Once they sleep…

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Marriage

Decisions That Made Us

There’s a TikTok trend floating around right now with people telling how one small, unimportant decision has changed the trajectory of their lives. Most stories are funny or serendipitous, and it got me thinking: What were those moments for Penn…

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Marriage

How to Ask For What You Want

When Penn and I first got married we would tiptoe around one another a lot. We both wanted to make the other person happy all the time. So when it came to wanting to do something just for ourselves, we…

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Marriage

How to Navigate the Awkward Years

Let’s be real, middle school was (all-caps) AWKWARD. Between the braces (and for me, a bad perm) and hormones, it’s a wonder we survived. But can you believe it? We talked to someone on this week’s podcast who has made…

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Marriage

9 Questions To Ask Your Partner In 2021

The last year has been…a lot. We spent more time together than ever before, so why does it feel like we haven’t had as many good conversations? (Yes, I know we wrote a book on communication in relationships… I see…

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Marriage

The Not So Newlywed Game – Free Download

We have been married for 16 years, and typically newlywed games don’t really stump us. We know each other’s answers to clique questions like the back of our hands. However, Penn and I love learning new things about each other.…

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