It’s hard to believe that 2016 is almost over! Alex and I are going to spend some time reflecting on our year over the next few days, so I thought…
“Why not do the same with the blog?”
As the year has gone by, Becoming His Crown has grown and evolved so much! It’s such a blessing to be able to share my thoughts and learning experiences with all of you, and I’m so grateful for everyone that takes the time to read what I have to say. The community that this blog has created has become an internet family for me, and I have been able to meet so many amazing women along the way. Writing has become such therapy for me in my own life, and I’m so grateful to be able to use that in a way that helps others as well. If you’re reading this, you rock!
I was inspired by Sheila @ To Love, Honor, and Vacuum to share my top 5 posts from 2016 in order to look back on some of the things we have chatted about this past year. It was fun to take a look at the list to see what posts you most enjoyed, and also to reflect on what was going on in my life when I wrote those particular posts! 🙂 Without boring you further with this intro, let’s see the top 5 posts from 2016 on Becoming His Crown!
Prayer is something that can be a bit tricky with other people. I’m a bit of a shy person when it comes to opening up (in person) about my faith, and that includes to my husband. It’s something that I have to consistently work on! If you’re struggling with this too or you’re just not sure how to get started praying together, this post is full of super easy tips + examples to get the ball rolling.
I honestly had NO idea that this blog post would resonate with so many people. It’s also been one of the most criticized posts, as well. 😉 In this post, I opened up about that one time my husband told me I needed to lose weight, how I felt about it, and what finally clicked to help me shed the pounds for good! If you’re on a health and fitness journey, this post offers a different type of motivation that you may not have thought of before.
I was one of those people that thought things would all just fall into place the moment I got married. I knew that things would get hard, but it wouldn’t matter because we would have each other and everything would work out and there would be unicorns and rainbows and kittens everywhere. That’s not exactly how it’s been so far. 😉 I put together 13 of the biggest things we had learned in our first year of marriage, and some of them shocked even me!
This was the first post I had ever written on submission in marriage, and I quickly realized that a second post was needed based on the negative reactions to what I had written. I decided to write about this topic in the first place because it was something I was majorly struggling with. I love love love to be in control, and it was starting to really create problems in our marriage. I went on a little hunt to find out how we might be able to implement biblical submission in our marriage, and this post is what I came up with!
And the number 1 post for the year is about…sex! To be honest, I saw this one coming a mile away. It’s a controversial topic, but also one that has been (and continues to be) very relevant in our marriage. Intimacy is something extremely important to my husband but also something that I struggle with quite a bit. I didn’t understand his stance on the topic, and he didn’t understand why it was so hard for me to be vulnerable and intimate with him. In this post, I get pretty dang honest with our background, the issues, and what we did to start fixing things. This topic is still one that we are working on, but writing about it was so helpful to me. I hope you can gain some insight from it, as well!
Thank you so much for being a part of my blogging journey for 2016! Your support means the world to me!