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I Slept With My Mother When I Was 16—& I Have Good Reason for Letting My Kids Do the Same

"I’m sure it was the first time we had touched in months, maybe years. Sometimes I think that hand saved my life."

Married 69 Years, Hospitalized Couple Holds Hands Til the Very End

Tommy and Virginia Stevens, both 91, were, in the eyes of their family and friends, a legendary couple. The Tennessee high school sweethearts proved earlier this month that their love truly endured until "death do us part."

Jill Duggar Says Dad Pitted Siblings Against One Another, Used Kids to Manipulate and Intimidate Her

I am currently reading Jill Duggar Dillard's memoir Counting the Cost about her life growing up in the 19 Kids and Counting Duggar family, and it is both riveting and heartbreaking.

Tayler Beede

Tayler Beede is a Christian wife, student, and brain tumor survivor. She writes with her mom (is that awesome or what?) about what happens when romance meets reality at the marriage blog Nitty Gritty Love. You can find more Nitty Gritty Love on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

What Married Couples Are Missing About the ‘Don’t Go to Bed Angry’ Bible Verse

"Most will only site the last half of the verse: 'do not let the sun go down on your anger,' and not the first half..."

Dear Moms of Married Sons [What Your Daughter-in-Law Won’t Tell You]

"I receive weekly emails from women who are so frustrated by their relationships with their mothers-in-law. All they want is to feel loved and appreciated by them, yet they feel judged and torn down."

When It’s Time to Give Up

"If you find yourself stressed out from worrying and exhausted from trying to plan out every little piece of your life, it might be time to give up. It’s time to let the future be the future."

When Your Husband Doesn’t Understand Your Anxiety

"You have a hard time getting going in the morning, yet you can’t fall asleep at night because your mind just. won’t. stop. You do your best to appear OK, and feel neglected when everyone then assumes you’re OK. Because anxiety is, often, a silent struggle. It’s often used flippantly, as though it’s just a synonym for being worried. But it’s real. And it sucks. It sucks so much, and speaking of, it sucks the life right out of you."

10 Powerful Marriage Quotes from Tim Keller

“Marriage has the power to set the course of your life as a whole. If your marriage is strong, even if all the circumstances in your life around you are filled with trouble and weakness, it won’t matter. You will be able to move out into the world in strength.”

I Always Wanted to Be a Mom—Until I Became One

"I’m realizing more and more that just because something’s a huge blessing doesn’t mean it’s easy."

A Letter to the Young Wife, From a 19-Year-Old Bride: “I Don’t Regret a Thing”

"We had people at our wedding talking about what a waste of money it was to even make the trip and attend. I shed way too many tears caring about what they thought."

Why You Need to Stop Asking Couples When They’re Having Babies

"People don’t just simply 'forget' to have kids. Us kid-less couples have reasons why we don’t have kids yet."