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I'm Kaylene. I love God, and I love people. 

 

As a girl I daydreamed about falling in love, getting married, having a family, and all that good stuff. (Yes, I was the girl who owned a bride dress-up kit by the age of six). But as I grew, this daydream turned into an interest, which turned into a passion for studying relationships.

 

After getting my Master's degree in Family Science, becoming a Family Life Educator, and a few years teaching at the university level, I discovered the joy in passing along what I had learned about the nature of interpersonal relationships to others who wanted to expand their relationship "tool kit" the same way I did.

This blog has come to be the gathering place of various bits of wisdom I have gathered though my professional studies, personal interest, and lived experience. 

Through it all, I am reminded of one central truth: marriage is sacred, and is a mirror of Christ's love for us. By learning more about it, not only are we investing in our own relationships - we are learning more about how God wants to relate to us, too.

This is the divine reflection.

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June 13, 2018

Sorry this post is coming to you so late (technical problems) but on the bright side...  

It’s wedding season! And you know what that means: flowers, dresses, venues, invitations, and all things “wedding” are in full swing! 

Personally, I love weddings. So much happ...

June 4, 2018

One of the most common pieces of marriage advice passed around at bridal showers, engagement parties, and other social gatherings is to make time to do fun things with your spouse. Specifically, to continue to date your spouse, even after you're married. 

Now before we...

May 29, 2018

When I was writing last week’s post about Giving Your (Sex) Life To God, I was thinking a lot about what it means to embrace your sexuality in a way that is godly, and uplifting to your spouse.  

While sifting through these thoughts, I kept coming back to the question: ...

May 25, 2018

Too many women, especially women who grew up in the church, have received mixed messages (or perhaps even overtly negative messages) about their sexuality.

May 14, 2018

During our first 2 years together, my husband and I found ourselves having the same conversation over and over.  And it always ended with us (okay, usually me) in tears and both of us reassuring one another that we really did love each other.  

The problem was that we w...

May 7, 2018

One cute trend right now is the bridesmaid “proposal box", or gift box. Whether these cute gift boxes are used to pop the question to your girls, or thank them for being there on your big day, they are a great way to bless the ladies in your life, and show your gr...

May 1, 2018

I recently answered a question on Quora that asked “what are important questions to ask your partner before getting married?” The more I thought about it, the more questions came to mind. Pretty soon, my list was over 80 questions long! That was too many. So instead I...

April 23, 2018

My goal is to take some of the guess work out of your marriage. And I am eager and ready to help you get your marriage off on the right foot! So with that in mind, today's post covers the 4 habits most damaging to relationships.

April 16, 2018

And hey, let's be honest, by the time the cake's been cut, and the bouquet's been thrown... there's probably a small part of you that just wants to get out of there and enjoy your new husband. And while I am ALL FOR enjoying your first night together as...

April 9, 2018

Our words, actions, and attitudes have the power to either promote or destroy our household. And as a newly married woman, you’re starting from scratch. You have to build  your home (and marriage) from the ground up! So let’s dive in to what I believe are seven of the...

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