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…

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…

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…

How to Bond Over Books When Your Spouse Isn’t a Reader

I’ve always been a reader but from the very beginning of our relationship it’s one of the things that my husband and I didn’t have in common. I’d sit for hours and read while he’d spend time online, playing a video game, or watching a movie. I’d finish a book and launch in to this…

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