After the Vows

The Pull of Motherhood

By Ingrid Myers on

Early in our marriage, I remember thinking that having children wasn’t going to affect our marriage much. We were married over 5 years before I got pregnant with our first child. I had all kinds of ideas about motherhood that ended up not being true. One of which was, “having kids...

Creeping Separateness

By Ingrid Myers on

I was in a counseling session with a client who recently discovered that divorce was imminent. The pain, sorrow, and tears of this client were so heartbreaking. I could barely contain my own emotions. One of my first thoughts was, “This is why God hates divorce!” He knows what...

Why is Intimacy So Complicated?

By Ingrid Myers on

Before I got married, I never imagined that sex would be a problem. After all, I waited for marriage to have sex and the “reward” should be a problem-free sex life, right? Plus, I was so passionate before I got married, I couldn’t even imagine NOT wanting to be sexual/romantic...

Laughter Is Good Medicine

By Ingrid Myers on

Through the ups and downs of almost 34 years of marriage, laughter has been a steady source of encouragement. One of the main reasons that I was attracted to Jay was his ability to make me laugh. The first time I laid eyes on him, he was in a skit in college being goofy and funny. I was...


By Ingrid Myers on

Be•lov•ed - 1. Dearly loved. 2. A much loved person.If I had the courage and my skin wasn’t so old, I would have "Beloved" tattooed on my wrist. Although, I really need it tattooed on my heart. In my last blog post, “Looking for Prince Charming," I wrote about how looking...