An Evening Routine for a Connected Marriage | #MarriageMonday

What is your evening routine like? Is connecting as a couple something you intentionally do? Last week, I shared about reaching your goals for the New Year.  Today I want to share about a goal I hope you have in mind for this year: Increasing connection in your...

A Word for the New Year: Intentionality

Happy New Year! Mark and I are spending the start of this year down in Florida with my mom, and it has been such a special start to the year. Today, I want to talk about intentionality. Every January, the focus is goal-setting for so many of us. We set goals and...

Declutter Your Way to a Better Marriage!

Today’s blog post is a guest post by my friend Kathi Lipp. For many of us, the start of the new year has us thinking about improving our lives in some way. If decluttering or organizing is an improvement you’re longing for, this post is for you!...

Managing Expectations as an Empty Nester

Dear Jill, My son is out of the house and has a long-time girlfriend. Recently I celebrated my birthday and the only acknowledgement I received was a general text from them (they each sent me their own birthday greeting text). I feel like I have done a lot for them...

The Power of Advanced Decision-Making | Episode 72

All too often, we look at the future and are full of ideas, plans, and dreams for what we want to accomplish. But if we fail to make advanced decisions about those goals, they likely will never actually happen. As we approach the end of the year, this is the perfect...

When Comparison Threatens Your Marriage | #MarriageMonday

Dear Jill, I’m emailing because I need prayer and advice and I honestly don’t know who else to turn to. My marriage is good. My spouse is wonderful; however, there’s someone I work with who I really enjoy talking to. I find myself wishing my spouse was more like them....

Santa’s on a Budget: How Less Can Be More for the Holidays

This may sound crazy, but the holiday season doesn’t have to be a time where you spend a lot of money. It’s true! In our book Living With Less So Your Family Has More, Mark and I share how even though our world often tells us the message that “bigger...

Life on the Edge of Normal (A Life Update!) | Episode 67

Mark and I often get asked a lot of personal questions over social media, through email, or sometimes even in-person. They range from our relationship, marriage, parenting, hobbies, to the more personal side of our lives. So today we are doing something we’ve...