We spent a weekend in Chicago to celebrate my birthday…

Each Sunday, my wife and I cook and eat a meal together — intentionally. Every Friday, I’ll be sharing our experience here in this space. I want to see the growth that will come in our marriage because of this. I hope you enjoy our story. You can find last week’s post here.

A few weeks before my birthday, Sarah did some research. As you’ve learned by now, our Cooking With Sarah adventures tend to begin with one of her ideas. This time was no different. She found a good hotel deal at The Drake in Chicago. …


Learning to deal with the moments when life doesn’t go as planned…

Each Sunday, my wife and I cook and eat a meal together — intentionally. Every Friday, I’ll be sharing our experience here in this space. I want to see the growth that will come in our marriage because of this. I hope you enjoy our story. You can find last week’s post here.

We all want to plan. I think there’s something inherent within us to want control over our surroundings. But, if we’re honest with ourselves, there is very little over which we actually have control. This truth comes back to mind whenever life breaks in and throws us…


Kicking off the summer in style…

Each Sunday, my wife and I cook and eat a meal together — intentionally. Every Friday, I’ll be sharing our experience here in this space. I want to see the growth that will come in our marriage because of this. I hope you enjoy our story. You can find last week’s post here.

Well, I guess it’s time to break another rule. We usually do our Cooking With Sarah recipes on Sundays. That’s been our routine. But this week, we were kicking off the weekend in style with a special Friday recipe. Summer weather had started to arrive in northern…


With Dad retiring, we had to commemorate the occasion in style…

Each Sunday, my wife and I cook and eat a meal together — intentionally. Every Friday, I’ll be sharing our experience here in this space. I want to see the growth that will come in our marriage because of this. I hope you enjoy our story. You can find last week’s post here.

After the previous week’s birthday bash, the celebrations just kept coming. This week, it was all about my dad. Just a few weeks prior, he had retired from his engineering job after 34 years. We’re so happy for and proud of him. He didn’t want a big…


This was a first-of-its-kind cooking adventure…

Each Sunday, my wife and I cook and eat a meal together — intentionally. Every Friday, I’ll be sharing our experience here in this space. I want to see the growth that will come in our marriage because of this. I hope you enjoy our story. You can find last week’s post here.

We’re switching things up today in a few different ways. For one, the weekend got away from me, and I am posting this on a Monday. Two, the food adventure I’m about to recount occurred on a Saturday, not a Sunday. And so, in just a few…


Sarah had the foresight to pack snacks for our trip to Chicago…

Each Sunday, my wife and I cook and eat a meal together — intentionally. Every Friday, I’ll be sharing our experience here in this space. I want to see the growth that will come in our marriage because of this. I hope you enjoy our story. You can find last week’s post here.

Sarah has been leading our household in the pattern of healthier eating. We had gotten in a bit of a rut of ordering food delivery over the winter, and I’ve always been someone who throws caution to the wind when it comes to portion control. But I’m…


Sarah encourages and empowers me, and I can’t thank her enough for it…

Each Sunday, my wife and I cook and eat a meal together — intentionally. Every Friday, I’ll be sharing our experience here in this space. I want to see the growth that will come in our marriage because of this. I hope you enjoy our story. You can find last week’s post here.

I was up before the dawn. It was a Saturday. This was not my usual way of doing things. But today I was going to travel down to a birding hotspot that I had been planning to visit. What is a birding hotspot, you ask? …


The delivery distance was a bit longer with this order…

Each Sunday, my wife and I cook and eat a meal together — intentionally. Every Friday, I’ll be sharing our experience here in this space. I want to see the growth that will come in our marriage because of this. I hope you enjoy our story. You can find last week’s post here.

I had been down at my Mom’s house for the weekend, and it was about time for me to leave and head back home. It had been so refreshing to see my Mom again and to spend quality time with her. Before I left though, an idea…


Returning after a trip is always a process…

Each Sunday, my wife and I cook and eat a meal together — intentionally. Every Friday, I’ll be sharing our experience here in this space. I want to see the growth that will come in our marriage because of this. I hope you enjoy our story. You can find last week’s post here.

That moment when I come out of the walkway and see the green against the blue sky always grabs me. Wrigley Field is my happy place. This particular weekend, I was very happy — I got to see not one, but two Cubs games.

It started on…


Sometimes you have to pivot from the original plan…

Each Sunday, my wife and I cook and eat a meal together — intentionally. Every Friday, I’ll be sharing our experience here in this space. I want to see the growth that will come in our marriage because of this. I hope you enjoy our story. You can find last week’s post here.

Look, when I do something, I research it. That is true of my fantasy baseball addiction, and it is also true of my attempt to plant Boston Ferns in our front entryway. I originally bought them in hanging baskets, but then they were moved to pots to…

Aaron Charles

Christ-follower. Husband to @SarahLCharles. Simple moments hold great power. Connect with me at my website: www.aarondcharles.com

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