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The Simple Marriage Prayer That Will Put Your Focus On God

"When we pray these words, we are acknowledging that He is in control of us, and we are not in control of each other. It is offering our own will in exchange for God’s will."

Dear ‘Good Parents’: This Is How You Miss the Signs of Sexual Abuse in Your Child

How do good parents miss child sexual abuse? It is simple.

Twins Found Floating Face Down in Backyard Pool. 6-Yr-Old Who Can’t Swim Dives in After Them in Bold Rescue.

“They were completely gone, there was no life left in them. They were blue. They were limp. There was no heartbeat. There was nothing."

Michelle Lindsey

Michelle Lindsey is a Jesus-loving wife of more than two decades and a homeschooling mom of four who blogs about what happens when romance meets reality (with her adult daughter!) at Nitty Gritty Love. You can find more Nitty Gritty Love on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

Dear “Mr. Fix-it” Husband

"It’s not your job to make your wife happy."

To the Wife Who Feels Unseen & Unloved

"Countless women go to bed each night wondering if they will ever feel noticed... Have you felt far from cherished? Have you been cut down one too many times?"

Dear Husbands, Let’s Talk About Porn

"Be brave, and talk about it anyway. I am a wife, and I would rather know if it’s an issue rather than allowing it to slowly kill my marriage."

25 Things I Wish I Could Tell My 20-Year-Old Self

"Expect less, be grateful for more. This will save you a lot of heartache."

2 Reasons Your Marriage Isn’t The One You Dreamed Of

"Our marriage does not match the one I imagined as a girl. It doesn’t even come close to comparing to the marriages I see on Facebook, or sitting in church a few rows in front of us."

When the Pain Is Too Deep for Tears to Touch

"He listens when I cry in the shower while I tell Him I don’t understand tragedy, cancer, and divorce.  I don’t know why things have to feel so random and cruel. I hate death. It is a breaking of love. I don’t want my family taken from me. It isn’t the “circle of life.” It sucks and I hate it. It feels terrible. But He knows cruel. He knows tragedy. He hears me and intercedes for me."

Why Fighting With Your Husband Means You Care

"There is no way you can have a close relationship without fighting or being rude to each other."

Hey Husband, Hallmark Doesn’t Have a Darn Clue

I didn’t want to settle for some sing-songy card that took for granted the blood sweat and tears we have endured in order to be where we are today.