Okay, okay, I know the title sounds cliche, but I mean it. Max and I just passed the two year anniversary of first speaking to each other on CatholicMatch, so the dynamics of marriage were on my mind. One of the best pieces of relationship advice I'd heard was the above. I was already doing …
Author: Elizabeth Dugan
Engagement and Wedding Ring Advice
Since a lot of engagements and such often take place around Valentine's Day, I thought this would be a good time to talk about my experience with my engagement/wedding ring.
Life after 6 Months of Marriage
I heard so many people say that we were going to have a hard time in the first year. So many people said I didn't know what I was getting into, getting married so quickly. I was frequently told I didn't have a real relationship with my then-fiancé if we hadn't had a screaming fight. We were told we were too young, too hasty, even foolish.
Can You Revive Your Old, Unfinished Novels?
Have you ever had that one story that you could never seem to write properly, but you keep making attempts every few years to reboot it as your skills as a writer increase?
Betrothal? What and Why?
Exactly one year ago today, my now-husband and I were betrothed. Saying that to most people always elicits a question about betrothal in the first place. Usually, there's a conflation of betrothal and engagement. However, they're actually pretty different.
Living in a Post-NaNo World
The above phrase is always how I think of what life is like after NaNo is over. Even if you don't make it to 50k, your imagination usually feels like some kind of post-apocalyptic wasteland after all the work done. At least mine always does.
A Different Thanksgiving
As you may suppose from my previous post, this year's Thanksgiving will be a bit bittersweet.
Dear Little One …
A miscarriage means a lot of sadness, but at least it means that we'll get to see you in heaven someday. I'll love you forever, my little one!
Finding Your Wedding Dress Online: Pt. 2 – Pros and Cons of the Experience
If you’re like me and dreamed your whole life of getting married, then you probably have a lot of ideas about what you want the lead up to that experience to be like.
Finding Your Wedding Dress Online Pt. 1: Modesty
Personally, I found my wedding dress online. Now, this wasn't the original plan. I had seen enough episodes of Say Yes to the Dress to have an idea of the experience I wanted while finding my wedding dress. However, I ended up hitting several roadblocks that sent me in a completely opposite direction, especially since I wanted a modest dress.