Can You Marry Too Young?

The difficulties of getting married young and the rewards.  Is it worth it?I remember the week Ben asked me to be his girlfriend.  I was like a giddy little kid!  But this was different than most college romances – Ben was very upfront about his intentions and treated our relationship with the seriousness it deserved.  And a little over a year later, we were married!

Becoming a wife at the young age of 22, I hear comments that make me feel I have to explain our choice to marry young.  Some people think it’s strange. . .making a commitment for life before even getting a college diploma!  Society seems to [Read more…]

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me

10 Things You Didn't Know About Me from Jo of realmarriedlife.comThis week’s post is part of a blog hop where I’m joining with other bloggers to share 10 things you may not have known about us, just to get to know each blogger better.  There are some great blogs on this list to check out!

Last week, my friend Jenny Cupido shared her list on her blog about marriage, motherhood, and faith.  This week is my turn!

 

Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Jo… [Read more…]

Are You Paying Attention?

This post is part of the Choosing Him book release blog tour.   I am joining author Juana Mikels and other inspiring Christian bloggers. To learn more and join us, CLICK HERE!

Are You Paying Attention?  What my bad habits with technology were communicating to my spouseA few weeks back, Ben and I were spending time together one evening.  He wasn’t talking to me, and had started watching ESPN on the tablet.  I thought we were trying to enjoy being together, so I was a little upset that a basketball game had made an entrance into our evening.  So I asked Ben, “Is everything alright?  Are you doing okay?  Are we okay?” 

To which he replied [Read more…]

Top Posts of 2014

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The year is almost over, so get ready to say hello to 2015!  Here is the year at Real Married Life in review with the top 5 most viewed posts of the year. [Read more…]

Favorite Things for a Newborn

Must Have Items for a Newborn:  My favorite baby thingsEven though we’re still very new parents (right at 3 months), I would love to share my favorite newborn baby items – a few unconventional.  These would make great Christmas presents if you need ideas!

Here are the top 20 things I recommend.  However, don’t make this one more thing to feel guilty about!  You’re actually not allowed to read the list unless you read my letter to new moms.  But once you do, this list may be helpful.  I know I run the risk of being more advice to confuse you, but I also want to pass along these because without someone telling me about them, I would never have known! [Read more…]

12 Months of Dates – Year Two of Date Night Envelopes

Christmas Gift of date envelopes:  12 months of date ideas for your spouseLast year, I shared a gift idea for your spouse you can use all year long – 12 envelopes with date ideas, coupons, and gift cards prepared for a year of dates.  Read the ideas from year one here.

To help you out this year, I have another list of 12 dates that we planned!  This is a great Christmas present that will come in handy the rest of the year.  I tried to [Read more…]