Are you a happy wife?

I have an exciting announcement for you, but first I have a confession:

I have been very happily married for 30 years.

I have struggled in the past with writing that, out of fear I would offend someone who wasn’t happily married, or that they might think I was putting myself on a pedestal:

Look at me! Don’t you wish you could be happy like me?!

To the contrary, I have hoped to humbly model a healthy marriage for our daughters and other young ladies I know, and to encourage women to builder stronger and more satisfying relationships.

Over a year ago, I met a like-minded wife on the web: Fawn Weaver.

She runs the delightful Happy Wives Club, an “upbeat blog dedicated to positively changing the tone about marriage around the world.”

Recently she broadened the scope of her blog to include other areas of interest to happy wives: travel, food, family entertainment, and date night ideas.

I am delighted to announce that I am a contributor to this new venture, and will be writing within those new topics.

Today is my debut at the HWC, and I’d love to have you join me, too!

I’m sharing a story of a wedding that we hosted at our family bed & breakfast, and the amusing story of how I was sure I had ruined the day:

The Small Business of a Broken Promise

Click on over to the Happy Wives Club to read the post, and be sure to say hi while you’re there!

 

PS – I have a double sweet treat for you! I am also making my debut in the travel section today with the first in a three-part series on our recent trip to Knoxville, Tennessee:

Got history fever? The Museum of Appalachia has the antidote

Be sure to check in there, too, especially if you live in or are traveling to the area!

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  1. What a lovely story! And thank you for sharing The Happy Wives Club :)
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  2. Hi,

    Love your post! I am visiting you through No Ordinary Blog Hop. This is really a wonderful post. I would love to have you pay a friendly visit to my blog too. You can check my blog here: Sparkling Mom

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  3. Popped in from Allison’s! I’m happy with my marriage, but I’m frustrated with my career situation and the fact I can’t get pregnant. My husband deserves to be a dad and I’m sad I can’t give that to him.
    Blond Duck recently posted…It’s coming….My Profile

    • Hello and welcome, Blond Duck! I just love Alison’s place.
      I’m sorry to hear about your difficulties with your career and motherhood. It is a tough place to be indeed.

  4. Congrats on 30 happy years! We are running close behind you with 27. Loved your story of the wedding “disaster,” and have to admit that I am jealous of your new writing gig at HWC!
    Gaye recently posted…Spring Fling – 30 Ways to Boost Your Sexuality this SpringMy Profile

    • Thank you, and congratulations to you on 27 years-wow! Glad you enjoyed my story. I really thought the bride just might kill me only because I had heard of so many brides who lose their senses. I am truly humbled and excited to be writing at HWC-what a delightful opportunity. She still has a call out for contributors. You can apply here: http://www.happywivesclub.com/become-a-contributor/

  5. Kim, I have to say that it’s hard to find a those Titus 2 women, and I’m so grateful that I’ve found one in you. Heading over to HWC. Congrats on your posts there!
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    • You humble me, Adrienne. I had never thought of myself as a Titus 2 woman until you and others had mentioned it. Isn’t it funny how we have difficulty seeing ourselves through others eyes sometimes? Thanks for the congratulations!

  6. I just adore you, Kim! We are so like-minded and I am honored and humbled that you would take time out of your day to write for my site. It is so wonderful to know women like you who I can say, “I’ve been a happy wife for almost 10 years” and who I know won’t judge me but will rather say, “That’s awesome and you know what, I’m living proof you can hold on to that another 20 years!” You’re the exact ind of woman I was hoping to find when I founded the club and I’m so fortunate to know you!
    Fawn Weaver recently posted…25 Awesome Anniversary Gift Ideas for Under $25My Profile

    • Awww, Fawn, you’re making me cry. You are just too sweet-thanks so much for your encouraging words.
      I agree-it is such a wonderfully fresh breath of air to meet other wives who are happily married and believe that not only is possible, but ought to be the norm. I am grateful that you started your site, too!

  7. I have been happily married for almost 15 years and understand your trepidation to share. I find myself keeping my joy in at times when it comes to my marriage (which is SO against my nature), but I have no desire to “rub it in” or have others role their eyes at me. Praise God that He laid out his plan to keep HIM the center of our hearts and he blesses us with health.

    • Hi Becky! Congratulations on your 15 years! I just love hearing from other happy wives. I understand about it being hard to keep in your joy. Thanks for stopping by!

  8. First, I’m so glad you made this confession. There should be no shame in a saying you have a happy marriage! It’s sad that in our society we feel like we can’t say that!

    congratulations on becoming a contributing writer for Happy Wives Club! That is awesome!

    Renee
    Renee recently posted…Marriage Moment: His Way or Her WayMy Profile

    • Thanks for your kind words and encouragement, Renee. Yes, we ought to be celebrating marriage, not feeling like we need to be apologetic. I’m so glad Fawn is encouraging that, too, at The Happy Wives Club. It’s so good to know there are so many other women like yourself who are happily married! Thanks for coming by!

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