Why Your Spouse CAN’T (and SHOULDN’T) Fulfill Your Every Need

By Ashley Willis on October 19, 2017

When we marry, we often believe the myth that our spouse is somehow going to fulfill our every need, and we are somehow going to fulfill his/hers, too.  But, over time, we find out that this kind of pressure only…

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5 Otherwise “Good” Things that can Ruin Your Marriage (if You’re not Careful)

By Ashley Willis on October 15, 2017

There are many “good” things out there, but sometimes, we try to cram too many of them into our family life. It’s a tricky balancing act that takes great consideration. If we allow these good things to take priority over…

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7 Bible Verses and Prayers for the Anxious Mind and Heart

By Ashley Willis on October 9, 2017

Sweet friend, if you are struggling with anxiety and depression right now, I want you to know that you are not alone. You WILL get through this with God’s help. And, these 7 verses and prayers (an excerpt from my…

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6 Simple Ways to Grow Closer than Ever to Your Spouse

By Ashley Willis on October 7, 2017

Remember when you first met your spouse? You couldn’t wait to spend every day getting to know him/her more, and you probably never considered that the realities of life might cause us seasons of disconnection or even frustration with each…

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6 Telltale Signs that You Might be Experiencing ANXIETY (and How to Get Help)

By Ashley Willis on October 7, 2017

Anxiety affects millions of people, however, it can be hard to diagnose. In the early months of my own struggle with anxiety, I brushed off my symptoms as just strong responses to worry, stress, and busyness, but deep in my…

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When You Feel Stuck in a “Sand Paper Season”

By Ashley Willis on September 28, 2017

The realities of life, like sand paper can hurt us sometimes. We use sand paper (of various “grits”) to gradually smooth over a rough surface or to remove something that is deeper than the outer surface. God uses “sand paper…

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5 Ways for Busy Spouses to Find More Time for Each Other

By Ashley Willis on September 24, 2017

My husband and I recently posed this simple question on our Marriage Facebook Page–What do you and your spouse need more of in your marriage?  And, the majority of couples replied, “Time alone with each other.”  Many of these couples…

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5 Signs that Your Workplace Habits Are Hurting Your Marriage

By Ashley Willis on September 21, 2017

Work is a necessary part of life, and it’s a huge blessing when we love our work and our workplace.  And, naturally, we spend a lot of time there. However, whether we realize it or not, there are certain habits…

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4 Common Excuses Married Couples Give for Their Boring Sex Life (and How to Make it Better)

By Ashley Willis on September 17, 2017

Recently, I was talking to a friend of mine about her marriage.  She said that in almost every way, her marriage was better than ever–except when it came to the bedroom.  When I asked her why she felt like things…

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4 Ways to Keep Money From Ruling (or Ruining) Your Marriage

By Ashley Willis on September 14, 2017

Money isn’t everything, but it certainly impacts our marriages.  According to an article on CNBC.com, financial strain causes more marital problems than just about anything else.  In one study, 35 percent of couples in crisis cited money issues as the root…

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