In Laws 101

I have a great relationship with my in laws and Mark has a good relationship with my parents as well. We are not taking full credits for that because one of the reasons for the healthy relationship we have with them is their good heart. They have always been kind, understanding, and supportive of us…

Dear Taziana, (3 years old)

Dear Taziana, Today you turned 3. Which means, it is also my third year of living with more joy, meaning, and purpose in life. Happy birthday, darling! Your life means so much more to me than my words can ever express. I’m sick today (as I was the past 4 days) but that’s okay. At…

We’re Not Okay, But I Love Him More

For better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health. That is the bottom line of every wedding vow. Sounds sweet and cheesy but we haven’t felt the real weight of that vow until this August.  The past months have been extremely challenging for us. I guess this is what…

Which One Would You Lose? Pride or Partner?

We have never hurt each other this way before. This is another re-upload from my “facebook blog posts” so this one is more detailed. I wrote this on the second year of our marriage but I’m adding a few more things. Anyway, Mark and I don’t fight a lot. We’ve been together for 4 years…

We Are Your Best Friends, Baby

As you know, Mark and I have been great friends since we were 11 years old. Our marriage is really friendship set on fire. We get to enjoy being lovers and best friends. Having Taziana is like having a new member to this friendship. It used to be just me and Mark rolling the streets…

Surrendering My Husband

I surrendered my husband. The hardest yet most comforting thing God asked me to do in our marriage is to surrender my husband to Him. Last week, we were supposed to celebrate our 3rd year of marriage. That didn’t happen. I had to surrender my husband ON that special day. Mark and I don’t fight…

I’m Ready For You | Preparing for Fatherhood

As time goes by, I am starting to see Mark as a man who seeks the best for his family rather than a young dad who struggles turning back from his past life but made it. That was him, but he really has grown now. “I am not ready. We are not ready”, that’s Mark’s…

Our Marriage Battle Plan

 “Because I am pissed.  I am so pissed at you” I answered Mark in the ugliest tone I could just so he knows that I am really upset. Finding time for our marriage was not easy this week. I start working on business at 5:30 am and end working a part time job at 5:30…

Devo Dates, Rating Our Marriage, Sex

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen snippets of our weekly devo nights. If you don’t, it’s okay! I’ll still tell you about it. Hehe! So, what are devo dates and what do we usually do during devo dates? Every week, when we can’t afford the time and luxury to attend our couple’s…

What We Did To Deserve This | His Love and Our Faith & Obedience

My disobedience led me having to face responsibilities and hardships in my life a lot earlier and harder than expected (paraphrase). But despite that, God’s love led me here. To this beautiful family. For a while during my walk with the Lord, I have learned that obedience brings blessings. And it does. But I have…