The Pilot Wife Life

Exploring the intricacies, joys, and trials of life as a pilot wife. My goal is to not only survive the pilot wife life but to live it well, strengthen our marriages in a field that can destroy them, and use that experience to encourage others who are living this beautiful chaos of the pilot wife life too. (This blog is for anyone who has a traveling spouse)

 

Fierce Marriage

Ryan & Selena Frederick started this blog to help them process through marriage’s trials as well as celebrate it’s joys. They’re in our 11th year of marriage and have learned a ton about what works and what doesn’t. Their hope is that, as they share openly, it will help you grow and cultivate a truly Christ-centered marriage. They aren’t psychologists, counselors, therapists, or academics. They’re just a guy and a girl who are learning how to build a marriage that is centered on Christ. The knowledge and advice they offer here is purely editorial and journalistic.

 

The Gottman Institute

We understand that the human family is in crisis, and that all individuals are capable of and deserve compassion. It is our mission to reach out to families in order to help create and maintain greater love and health in relationships. We are committed to an ongoing program of research that increases the understanding of relationships and adds to the development of interventions that have been carefully evaluated. It is our goal to make our services accessible to the broadest reach of people across race, religion, class, culture, sexual orientation, and ethnicity. We are also committed to the care and support of our Institute team, as we know that compassion must begin with ourselves.

 

Happy Family

With Jason and Cecilia Hilkey it’s hard to talk about one of them without talking about the other. They are perhaps the only married couple that not only teach parenting classes together but also taught in the same preschool classroom together. Prior to teaching they provided therapy services to children and adults with disabilities with a business that started (you guessed it) together.

 

House of Rose

Hi! I’m Mandy.

I want to show you that perfect doesn’t exist. And not only that but… perfect is overrated.

I believe in creating a place where others can feel valued and inspired. A place where YOU feel MORE — not less. 

I share things here that are REAL LIFE. Sometimes it might even be a little TMI. That’s me.

I roll on the belief that 100% transparency is fancier than just the highlight reel.

It’s not always rainbows and unicorns. But I want you to feel like you belong. Like we could sit down and have a coffee fountain coke together while we watch our kids run through the living room in superhero capes.My goal is to add more value to your world than you ever dreamed possible by showing you that you can love the life you’re already living.

 

Marriage 365

Meet the couple least likely to succeed in marriage:

  • Live in a country with a 72% divorce rate
  • 12 marriages between both sets of our parents
  • Stubborn…no, EXTREMELY STUBBORN
  • Parenting a child with Autism
  • Buried in over $200,000 in debt
  • Every conflict turned into COMBAT
  • Zero communication skills
  • Always forgave, but never FORGOT

By year 3, we were headed straight towards divorce.

Not only did we not like each other, we HATED each other. We were ashamed that our marriage was falling apart and felt like we could do nothing about it. It was a very, very lonely time. Yet out of complete despair, we were challenged with the idea—> in order to make your marriage work, you have to CHOOSE love 365 days a year. In a small act of courage, we tried it… and it worked! It gave us one small step in the right direction, but for the first time we experienced HOPE.

We later found out that we were not alone in our desperation.

Millions of couples are trying to figure out this thing called marriage so we decided to do something about it. With our unique perspective as a husband and wife team, we started to rethink how to communicate the timeless truths about marriage in a way that connects with the issues that the modern couple goes through.

 

Marriage More

Hi, we’re Jeff and Mandy Rose. We are the couple behind Marriage More.

These days it’s rare to find a married couple passionate about working hard to make their marriage and commitment a priority. When we first got married, we were young and had no idea what unconditional love meant. We spent a good portion of our marriage living in the hamster wheel, as we like to call it. Getting up everyday and going through the motions, but not living and loving intentionally.  Then came career changes, kids and greater responsibilities.

Our life and our marriage suddenly started to take a backseat to the less important things in life. Luckily, we realized that our commitment to choosing each other on a daily basis was failing and we knew, that if we didn’t begin designing our marriage how we envisioned it? That life would design a marriage for us that wouldn’t last.

We started this blog as a way to work through our struggles while sharing with you the hardships and the happiness.

We want to show you that your commitment to change has to be greater than your desire to change.

We want you to know that if you want that perfect marriage, you have to take steps to make it happen.

We hope that the stories we tell on this blog will help you design YOUR perfect marriage.

We are not licensed therapists, professional psychologists or educated counselors. We are simply a husband and wife learning how to live a life of joy and grace.

Our marriage is far from perfect. But, to us, a perfect marriage is more than one without struggles and triumphs. We’ve used the mistakes we’ve made as a way to grow and become closer. We hope we can show you how to do the same.

 

Unveiled Wife

Unveiled Wife is Jennifer Smith’s personal blog launched in 2011. She is a Christian, a wife, and a mother. These are the three most important priorities in her life, in that order. She believes that if you want a thriving marriage, you must be intentional about it. Her passion motivating every post is to encourage other women in their role as wife, focusing on the fundamental principles about marriage revealed throughout the bible. She writes on faith, marriage, and motherhood…and the occasional random post that may not fit perfectly into one of these categories. Her goal is to create an atmosphere where women feel safe to share their marriage experiences, find encouragement, and affirm each other. Be sure to also check out her Prayer of the Day.

 

#StayMarried

I’m Michelle. My husband Tony and I work together on this #staymarried project; I do most of the writing and he does the designing. We’re a team in all aspects of life and our greatest joy is to encourage other couples in the beautiful and daunting work of building a life together.

 

Simple Marriage

Love is a process, not just a feeling. It produces action. Being married is no different. The main belief  – life is choice (so is marriage). Therefore I choose to:

  1. Grow deeper Spiritually
  2. Keep it simple
  3. Be passionate
  4. Live in community with others
  5. Enjoy the ride

Marriage is more about becoming a better human than it is about the two people being happy. And when you keep things simple, you can experience more in marriage and life.

While most anyone can enjoy the ideas and thoughts expressed here, Simple Marriage’s target is: individuals involved in a committed relationship that wish to experience more passion and adventure in life and relationships. Simple Marriage also has a collection of other writers who add their take on marriage and family life, as well as their skills to our community.