The Scars in our Brains

Disclosure: This post is written with the permission and approval of my husband to help shine a light on mental health issues and those who struggle. Please see the end of this post for final details. A couple of years ago, Brandon and I read a book about struggling with mental illness and the impact mental illness…

Qualities to Look For Before Saying I Do

By most accounts, Brandon and I moved very quickly in our relationship. We actually married two days after he proposed and he proposed 7 months after we started dating. Whirlwind! It was fabulous though and we were both absolutely 100% certain that we were with the right people. I just tell people that when you…

12 Budget-Friendly Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Can I share a little “love” confession with you all today? As much as I love “love” I’m not a super romantic person. I mean, I love the actions of showing love like cleaning for someone, paying for someone else’s coffee or lunch, or holding doors open. I don’t love the ridiculous romanticism that comes with love…

The Bible Verses that Guide my Intentional Life

A week ago or so I was lamenting over blogging statistics with my friend Christine from Simply Stine. I was sharing a bit about the growth I’ve seen recently, celebrating the goals I’d achieved, and whined about the goals I didn’t achieve. One of the things that left me feeling disheartened was the limited growth I…

Meet Beckham! (And the Cutest Birth Announcements)

I think I’m ready to introduce you to a someone special in our lives…Beckham Cruz! Go ahead and swoon over this handsome little man (I know you want to). He is pretty ridiculously cute and I can’t get enough of him. Ahhhh, adorable! This post has been sponsored by Basic Invite who graciously provided birth…

Conversation Starters for Your Next Date Night

Lately, Brandon and I have been trying to be more deliberate about date nights. We are planning them ahead of time, trying new places, and requiring that date nights are screen-free (so you may have to wait for that Twitter reply 😉 ). It’s been really great because we’ve discovered new coffee shops and restaurants, explored…

Renew and Recharge (with a Giveaway!)

Over the last few weeks there has been a lot going on around here. I released my 2016 Reader Survey (which you can take right here if you haven’t done it yet), finally fully launched my business site (over at ashleylamar.com), and have set marriage and life goals for the new year. My husband and I…

How to Change Your Life in 5 Minutes a Day

This post includes affiliate links. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Far Beyond Love. For the last few years, Brandon and I have been embracing the concept of intentional 5-minute habits. The idea is to slowly begin shifting your mindset and ultimately your lifestyle by embracing change 5-minutes at a time. It’s a long enough period…

A Holiday Tradition For Couples That Give Back

Every year my husband and I choose at least one or two organizations to support for the holidays. It’s become one of our favorite holiday traditions. We limit gifts to three (to represent the gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh that were given by the three wise men) and then each choose an organization that we…

Love is Something You Do

One of the more common topics about faith is the connection between faith and love. It’s the building block of one of the most popular Bible verses – John 3:16. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”  I’ve always looked…

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