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…


We decided to let one of our favorite local breweries do the cooking today…

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.

The week before, Sarah had gone to brunch with one of her friends. The stories I heard from this meal were legendary. They had gone to one of our favorite local breweries — Crooked Ewe — but I had never had weekend brunch there. Sarah could not…


We got the grill back out for the first time this year…

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.

The weekend when we finally take the cover off the grill and fire it up for the first time is always a marker of sorts. …


It’s amazing how moving furniture or getting outside can help you see things anew…

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.

The sound was unmistakable. Even in my novice birding experience, I knew the sound of a sandhill crane. Yet, I was in a place where I did not expect this large, beautiful birds to be. Still, the sound was unmistakable.

That’s when I looked up.

There, far…


We whipped up a recipe with what we had in the fridge…

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.

One thing is for sure — there’s never a bad time to make tacos. They are one of our go-to meals. We make them quite a bit, but they are so versatile that you can customize them pretty easily. Today, customizing meant making do with what we…


Yes, we made the TikTok recipe that’s sweeping the nation…

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.

Something I’ve learned about myself is that I really enjoy re-enjoying things. I re-watch my favorite movies all the time. When I find music I like, I put it on repeat endlessly. This is no different when it comes to food. …


We continued the tradition…

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.

Traditions tend to pop up here in this space quite a bit. Cooking With Sarah is, itself, a tradition. Traditions can certainly get stale if they’re something we do in rote submission to the way things have always been. …

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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