10 Confessions of a Marriage Blogging Wife

Kate says . . .

To all of you wives out there who have shared with me that you think I am super wife, super mom and super everything; I am humbled by these gracious comments, but I feel the need to give you a little glimpse into our lives. These are my confessions of a Marriage Blogger, hopefully they will make you laugh, cry and most of all be encouraged as wives!10 Confessions of a Marriage Blogging Wife

1. My house is NOT always put together! In fact it is usually VERY lived in with dirty dishes and laundry to be done. I still have great hopes for the cleaning fairy to come and help, though I have yet to see her. With all of the Tinkerbell movies our daughter loves, couldn’t they come up with a cleaning fairy? There is currently a huge pile of laundry on the floor to my right that needs folding.  But alas I am sure it will still be there when I am done writing!

2. Brad and I are not bunnies! Yes, we talk about sex all the time and value it deeply in our marriage, but we do not do it like bunnies. Ok sometimes we do, but not always.  😉  There are times when we fight just to see each other for more than 2 hours before falling asleep together. Those blessed kids that we love so stinkin much, feel the need to grow up and be involved in activities, along with everything we do together. We sometimes struggle to find time together and time for sex, but we know and recognize when it is time to refocus and find time, no matter what.

3. I am not the best at grammar-this you might have deduced on your own reading our blog (and I think Brad would admit he struggles too). We try hard to edit and make sure everything is correct, yet we miss things. Truth be told, I never dreamed that I would be writing on a regular basis, yet that is what God has asked and so onward I go, regardless (or is that irregardless?)

4. My heart breaks for the stories that are shared with us. I pray daily that God would break my heart for what break’s His heart, and wow does He ever! I love chatting one on one with our readers, but my heart breaks for their stories of hurt and pain. Sometimes I struggle to get their stories out of my head. I am thankful for the hope of God’s plan in marriage. Our marriage is a testament to God’s faithfulness and the truth that any marriage can be restored. This blog is God’s story through us, plain and simple yet oh so beautiful!

5. I have an addiction to drinking tea and reading books! I love historical fiction with a focus on God. Other than spending time worshiping God, with my amazing hubby and kids; I would choose to just read and sip some tea. I can enjoy tea and books on their own, but they go so well together! I have been known to be making dinner and reading a book at the same time, a phenomenon my hubby just shakes his head at and laughs. Now you know why he is the better cook in our family!  🙂

6. I encourage wives to dress “eye catching” for their hubby, yet I often spend the morning doing school with my kids in a total state of comfy clothes. We have nowhere to go and it is easier to do school in my “yoga” pants.  🙂  Have no fear, I am cleaned up and ready for my hubby when he gets home!

7. I greatly dislike getting up early in the morning! My mom has assured me on many occasions that there would be a time in my life where I will get up with the sun just because. I am 35 years old and there is no sign of that happening.

8. I am not kidding when I say that my favorite pastime is spending time with my hubby! Everything I do is so much better when he is by my side. I want to experience all of life with him next to me. Sounds romantic right? Yet it is so much more then that, it is a one flesh journey!

9. I am immeasurably blessed by a few dear friends and I value them greatly. We love to sit and chat, have tea together, go out to dinner every once and in a while and shop at Goodwill. We are wild women!

10. I am a mom who struggles with being a mom at times. Some days I want to rip out my hair and put everyone in quiet time for the entire day-including myself (then I could read and drink tea). Some days, I am blown away by my kid’s love and compassion.

An extra one, like a P.S. My absolute favorite date night with my hubby is when Brad and I stop at the local cheese shop. We buy our favorite cheese, open up a bottle of red wine (we love red wine), put the kids to bed and go up to our room to sit quietly and enjoy our wine, cheese and each other. I love going out on dates, but this by far is my favorite. Not to mention we are not too far from our bed!  😉

I don’t know if any of the other marriage bloggers have the same desire to share, if so I hope they will share their 10 confessions of a marriage blogger! If they do I’ll be sure to link them!

 Other Marriage Blogger’s Confessions:

The Generous Wife – Confession Time

J from Hot, Holy and Humorous – 10 Confessions of a Marriage & Sex Blogger

Julie from Intimacy in Marriage – 10 Confessions of a Sex-Blogger

My Amazing Hubby from One Flesh Marriage – 10 Confessions of a Marriage Blogging Husband

Debi from the Romantic Vineyard – Confessions of a Marriage Blogging Wife

Scott from Journey to Surrender – Ten Confessions of a Marriage Blogger

The Generous Husband – 12 Confessions of a Marriage & Sex Blogger

Up With Marriage

Marriage Life Ministries

 

 

 

 

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21 Responses to 10 Confessions of a Marriage Blogging Wife

  1. I think I wrote this post. You are me… it’s kinda creepy actually, but I seriously could have written every single word, except the wine and cheese thing and, well, my Hunny’s name is Tony. (Brad is a nice name too, but I like Tony better if you don’t mind. *grin*)
    Thank you for baring your soul the way you do. May God bless you for following His leading. (((hug))) from one yoga pant wearing, homeschoolin’ late in the morning because sunrises don’t appeal, buried under mount washmore, married to a better chef than I’ll ever be, book lovin’, tea drinkin’ wife to another. 🙂

    • Hi Shannon, that warms my heart. I wish we could sit and chat, share a cup of tea and talk books-oh how fun that would be! I have a couple of dear friends that we do that every once in a while and you would be a welcome addition! Thank so much for sharing and LOVE your site! Blessings, Kate

    • Thanks Megan! You are so sweet and coming from another fellow marriage blogger, that means alot! We are very thankful for all that you are doing to strengthen marriages and share from your life! We appreciate you, Megan! Blessings, Kate

  2. Oh, yes. I’m nodding as I read… I can relate. When our kids were homeschooling there would be days where I announced, “I am not your mom today.” (they still tell stories of those special days.. LOL) And I regularly disappear with a book. (even at parties – sometimes our own!) Yup – we’re not perfect, but we ARE real! Thank you for sharing – and it’s great to know you, Kate!

    • Hi Lori! I just love your blog and how you encourage wives, I truly look up to you! Thank you for sharing and I would love to sit and chat books with you sometime! 🙂 I am so thankful for all the people God has brought into our lives through marriage blogging and am incredibly blessed by you all! I am sure my kids will have lots of homeschooling stories to share in the future! You said it so well, we ARE real! Blessings to you and your hubby, Lori! Kate

  3. I, too, can relate with much of what you have shared. Thanks for giving us a little better glimpse into your life, Kate! 🙂 However, I am the opposite of you in one respect. I am the proverbial bright-eyed, bushy-tailed squirrel. I love mornings.

    • Pearl, you are so awesome! We are so thankful for you and your blog! Actually my hubby would tell you that once I am up (regardless of time) I am very chatty and alive, its just that I still don’t like early mornings! Sounds kinda contradictory, but that is me! 😉 Blessings, Kate

  4. It’s okay. I struggle with keeping a perfect house too. I’d much rather lounge in my sweat pants for most of the day, but I do enjoy getting dressed up and looking nice for my husband. Love the wine and cheese date night idea!

    Thanks for sharing your marriage confessions. It’s always fun to learn more about the people behind the writing. I just finished my own confessions today.

  5. That’s the strange beauty of marriage: It’s full of hard times and hard lessons that no one can ever prepare you for. But in the end, those are the things that give richness to your life together — and make your love even deeper and stronger than when it began.

    • YES Lucia! So true and so something I never would have suspected. God is so faithful and it never ceases to amaze me! Thank you for sharing this-great wisdom! Blessings, Kate

  6. Honestly, I’m impressed you do all that you do AND still have time to blog like this. My wife is wiped by the time I get home from work and it’s totally understandable. I think your posts here give me a better understanding of exactly what it takes to be a “super wife” ha.

    • Thanks Jason! But I am just like your wife! Many days I am done! 🙂 Our kiddos are at a good age though and I don’t have to do everything for them anymore. God is perfect in his timing! Blessings to you and your wife, Kate

  7. Great stuff! I love the honesty. Thanks for talking about those things which we may like to hide under the rug, and I’m not just talking dirt here 🙂