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…

He Is Charmed By Me | Keeping My Husband Attracted

Ooops oops opps! Let us not get ahead of ourselves. I believe that no amount of effort, beauty, or good character will be able to keep a man who does not want to be kept. If a person wants to wander, he/she will wander. That has nothing to do with us, that speaks more about…

Freeing Myself | A Slave to a Relationship

When I was 16, I was in a dark place. I hid myself inside a toxic relationship. Before I continue writing this, I want to clear out a few things first. One, this was seven years ago and I am sure a lot of good changes happened to both me and my ex boyfriend. Two,…

Lies About My Husband | Speaking Truth Above Circumstances

Maybe he doesn’t love me as much anymore. Maybe our relationship is turning pale pink from bright red. Maybe I deserve better than him. Maybe he’s not really the one. Maybe he finds other girls more attractive than you. Maybe a time will come when he will finally leave you. These thoughts haunted me for…

23 Things I Learned at 23

Hello, everyone! This Friday, I turned 23. I feel like I’m getting really older and very much getting deeper into the “adult” life but I’m also very excited. For some reason, the Lord has left so much excitement in my heart. The funny thing, though, is that I don’t know exactly what for. I just…

2ND YEAR IN BLOGGING | Q & A

Hi, everyone! Yesterday was our 2nd year anniversary in blogging! When we started THE OLIVERIASin 2016, our goal was to share our life and learning to our friends and maybe extend our stories to others. We first tried exploring fashion and a few restaurant reviews but at that time we felt that we were a…

The Calling of a Young Dad

Mark was only 19 when he became a dad. In all honesty, I expected a lot of adjustments that would come his way and I thought I had to suffer the pain of that adjustment. I have always prayed, “Lord, thank you for giving me a man who is willing to learn so much and…

Own Up For The Pain You’ve Caused Me

After a couple of uncalled disagreements and misunderstandings with Mark, we have come to a conclusion: something is different, something has changed. Trials and challenges aren’t harder but they have become more stressful. Even a simple misunderstanding between chores, or a feeling of offense towards wrong use of tone has led to unnecessary pain and…