Friday Night Wives

Journal

To the Bare-Minimum Coach’s Wife, You’re Fine

Look, we’re all in this business together, and though we need support, we have to realize that everyone has different versions of it. Some people need to relate to others in the game; some find solace with friends who are far removed. I would rather spend my extra time with my family in one  ...

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Marriage

I Didn’t Think Marriage Would Be This Hard

Clark and I, like a lot of engaged couples, went to pre-marital counseling before our big day. I remember on our first day of counseling taking a test that diagnoses problem areas within the relationship — a way to pinpoint what needs to be discussed during each session. We had one problem  ...

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Family

Dear Coach Daddy

Dear Coach Daddy, I know you worry about me. I know you wonder if you’re doing alright at this Dad thing, if you’re gone too much, if you’re striking the perfect balance between work and family. But I just want to tell you something, Daddy. I love that you’re my dad. I  ...

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Marriage

Win or Lose, We Are Still Us

So when the final buzzer sounds and I make my way onto the field to give my husband a kiss and a hug, no matter the outcome I whisper in his ear, “Win or Lose, We Are Still Us,” and he hugs me a little tighter each time, his way of thanking me for keeping us grounded in this all important truth.

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Journal, Marriage

Dear Husband, Our Love Has Changed

This love is not always exciting. It’s not always easy. It’s not always eager. It’s never effortless. But maybe focusing on what it isn’t, is missing the point. Because maybe what it IS, is better than all of those things. It’s refining. It’s sanctifying. It’s life-altering and  ...

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