Jaileigh Speaks

Marriage and Family Matters


5 Secrets to a Happy Wife

Following up on my post a few weeks ago, 5 Secrets to a Happy Husband, I have put together one for the ladies and wives out there! 5 Secrets to a Happy Wife Disclaimer: not all of these secrets fit everyone’s situation. This is based on experience and what helps keep me and some fellow wife-friends […]

5 Secrets to a Happy Husband

I’ve been trying to prepare for this post for several weeks. I really wanted to have more input from my husband, but that wasn’t possible due to his work schedule. However, I did get his approval for the 5 secrets themselves.  5 Secrets to a Happy Husband Secret #5: Food Surprised? Ever hear the old […]

Good Job, Honey

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about encouragement in marriage. Are you and your spouse the type of couple that totally support and encourage each other? Is one of you the pilot and the other is the wingman? Do you share the title of pilot? Do you share the title of wingman? When things are […]

Staying Intimate When You’re Miles Apart

Staying intimate when you and your sweetie are miles part can really be tough on your relationship. There could be several different reasons for the distance, but most commonly could be: jobs, military deployment, or even prison sentences. This is a hard post for me because, thankfully, I have not been away from Joel for […]

4 Ways to Reconnect with Your Spouse

These days, we get so busy with kids, activities outside the home, technology, and anything else that may come up. I am guilty of getting too busy and forgetting to make time for Joel. I came up with 4 simple says to reconnect with your spouse. 4. Unplug for a specific amount of time As […]

So, You Think You Want to Get Married?

This post contains affiliate links, to see my full disclosure policy, click here. After talking about lies we were told about marriage, I feel like I need to give some hope to those out there who deeply desire to marry some day. I came up with a list of seven things to ask before becoming engaged. […]

8 Lies People Tell You About Marriage

We have celebrated nine years of marriage so far. I would be lying if I told you that it was all rainbows and bonfires. Our friends would joke and say that we have the “perfect” marriage. It’s not. Really, it’s not. Sure, we put on smiles if we are fighting or disagreeing over something, but […]

#10 Exercise Grace Every Chance You Get

Grace. “Mercy, clemency, pardon”. Jesus showed us grace when he died on the cross for us. He showed us mercy. He is the example we need to follow to show each other grace. Did your spouse upset you over something he/she did? Have they upset you recently? It happens… We are only human. So remembering […]

#9 Don’t be Selfish

I had the whole day planned out. Joel had a day off and I was ready to spend all day with him. I arranged for a babysitter for our child (one at that time) and everything. We would go out and do some shopping, catch some lunch, maybe go see a movie, come back home, and watch a movie. […]

#8 Make Date Night a Priority

When I say make date night a priority, I don’t mean you have to go out and spend money. Date night in can be just as fun and beneficial at home. Taking time out during your week or toward the end of your week is a great way to relax and spend time together as […]