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…


Cooking with bacon grease is always a good idea…

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 went to the store with our good friends, Michael and Laura. It was refreshing to go somewhere with others and do something as simple as grocery shopping. …


Seeing the beauty around you is a muscle that must be trained…

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.

On the surface, this day looked like a lazy one. Sarah and I were doing laundry and mixing in sessions of relaxing on the couch. I know we’ve talked about rest in this space before. But today’s post is not about that. Today’s post is about looking…


Sustaining can be just as important as producing…

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.

Spring in northern Indiana has its own unique pleasures. We have hard winters here. Seeing all the growth as plants and birds shake off the cold and open up to the warmer temperatures is a wonder to me each year. I hope to never tire of it…


Celebrating Easter with family and a sweet tooth delight…

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.

It felt so different. Sarah and I were driving with a friend to go to church. We had our masks on in the car, so our “new normal” was still breaking in. But this type of community — that used to feel so basic — now felt…


These are the two words that have been wrestling within me lately…

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.

You ever have the feeling that you aren’t doing enough? If you’re like me at all, the feeling comes quite frequently. It hit me again this Sunday. We weren’t doing much. We were relaxing. Doing laundry. Resting. It had been a busy week. We weren’t even planning…

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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