To the Spouse with a CLOSE FRIEND OF THE OPPOSITE SEX

By Ashley Willis on July 15, 2016

It started innocently.  The two of you just connected.  You had a lot in common, and before you knew it, you started looking forward to more encounters with your “friend”–and that’s all he/she is in your eyes…at least, for now.

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Carrie Underwood’s “Little” Secret to a Strong Marriage

By Ashley Willis on July 12, 2016

Embed from Getty Images Carrie Underwood fan or not, it’s encouraging and refreshing to see the country star and her husband, Mike Fisher, putting family first in the midst of the bright spotlight.  Underwood revealed the secret to their marital…

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4 Simple Steps that will INSTANTLY IMPROVE YOUR MARRIAGE

By Ashley Willis on July 11, 2016

Over the years, my husband, Dave, and I have talked with numerous couples experiencing some type of conflict in their marriages.  And, if there’s one thing nearly all of them say, it’s this… “I wish I had just told him/her the…

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3 Signs that You Might be SMOTHERING Your Spouse

By Ashley Willis on July 7, 2016

Think back to your wedding day.  You couldn’t wait to spend each and every single day with your spouse, right?  Of course!  But, what if one spouse starts to feel smothered?  This is a real issue that can cause lots…

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To the MOM ON THE EDGE Today

By Ashley Willis on June 28, 2016

You started the day with a plan. You had your coffee, spent a little quiet time in the Word (okay a couple minutes, but still…it was something). You got the kiddos dressed and ready to face a bright and shining…

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6 Ways to REDUCE STRESS in your MARRIAGE

By Ashley Willis on June 21, 2016

We live in a culture where being stressed out is normal for many people.  However, prolonged stress takes a great toll on us personally and relationally–especially in our marriage.  But, we don’t have to live this way.  Here’s 6 ways…

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The Reality of a BLENDED Happily Ever After

By Ashley Willis on June 14, 2016

A friend of mine, Christina Weathersbee, recently wrote a beautifully honest post about the aftermath of divorce and striving to thrive as a new blended family.  And, she has a special message for those who are at a crossroads of a marriage…

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Husbands: Please NEVER STOP Doing THIS…

By Ashley Willis on June 14, 2016

I had a long walk with a dear friend the other night, and we talked a lot about how much we LOVED date nights with our husbands.  I told her that Dave and I both feel like we can’t have…

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4 Ways to Survive (and Possibly Thrive) on a Summer Vacation with Kids

By Ashley Willis on June 9, 2016

Taking a vacation with our kids is a blessing, but it also comes with A LOT of adjustments.  Sometimes, I feel more exhausted on a vacation than I would ever be at home.  So, is vacation with the kids even…

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The Key to Raising a Kid with GOOD CHARACTER

By Ashley Willis on June 3, 2016

I watched a fascinating TED Talk recently by parenting expert Dr. Deborah Gilboa.  In her talk, she addresses the real key to creating kids with good character.  And, it’s a lot simpler than you think.

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