a prioritized marriage

A Prioritized Marriage was created to inspire other couples to make their marriage a priority every day, no matter their current stage or situation in life. I believe that you have to make time for your marriage and your spouse and that you can make that time daily through rituals and traditions, communication and quality time. I recognize that my relationship didn’t reach perfection the moment we said ‘I do’. I know that if I want a strong marriage, I have to continue to work on it every day of my life! My hope is that I can encourage other couples to create a strong marriage and work on their relationship with their spouse every day as well.

A Prioritized Marriage is a place to find products, companies, ideas, and stories that will benefit your marriage, no matter what stage of life you are in.

A Prioritized Marriage was not written to say what you definitely should or shouldn't be doing in order to have a happy and successful marriage. The purpose of this site is to encourage couples to look at their own marriages, find areas where they want to improve, and set goals to help their marriage relationship reach its full potential!

No relationship is perfect and no two marriages are the same. The concepts and ideas you find here come from a real married relationship that is constantly growing and evolving. Take pieces that you know will work for your marriage and apply them in a way that you both feel will benefit your marriage and your family the best.

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I'm Amberly!

A 30 year old woman who refuses to grow up!

I am the voice behind the blog. I have a passion for marriage and family relationships and have a Bachelor's degree in Family Studies with an emphasis on the importance of communication and stress management for healthy relationships. I am a provisionally certified Family Life Educator. I hope to use my degree and my certification here on the blog and as a Marriage and Family Life Educator in my community. I want to share my passion with others and inspire them to become enthused about their relationships better.

I love everything about being a wife; date nights, taking care of my husband, cooking, planning meals, etc. Music is my other passion; I play the piano and the flute but I get the most joy from singing! Some other things that make me happy include: Showtunes, chocolate, Italian food, traveling, blogging, cooking/baking, the beach, hot chocolate, chick flicks, Gilmore Girls, birthdays and holidays, thunderstorms, planning, musicals, and girl's nights.

He's Joe!

A man who dreams big and takes risks!

Joe's biggest passion in life is finances. Although he doesn't have a degree and has no plans to pursue one in the future, Joe takes the time to read books and educate himself on the way money works. He has converted many people to the Dave Ramsey way of life and hopes to inspire everyone to become debt free. He'll talk to anyone who will listen about the importance of saving for retirement as early as possible and taking full advantage of employer offered 401k and other retirement plans. His dream career is real estate, particularly owning and renting out homes, condos, and/or apartments. 

Politics are his other big passion and he can often be found listening to Glen Beck. His other love is catching people who steal, and he likes to investigate organized retail crime the best. His favorite things include: Coke, golf, The Walking Dead, budgeting money, Mt. Dew Kickstart and Baja Blast, researching investments, Taco Bell, Metamucil and meals that aren't fancy.

We’ve been married since June 7, 2011! We're a quirky, fun loving couple who enjoy spending quality time together. With our busy schedules, getting away for the weekend a couple of times a year has become a priority for us. Some of our favorite couple activities include: late night walks, drinking hot chocolate, barbecuing on our grill, game nights, going out to dinner, watching Netflix and playing with our kiddos and puppy.

Read the story of how we came to be!

These three are our whole world!

Having two kids, 16 months apart, has challenged us in a lot of ways. It would be so easy to put our relationship on the back burner and focus all of our attention on our kiddos during this crazy stage of life. We quickly realized that they need us to make our marriage a priority now more than ever, for their sake as much as ours. We look forward to family date nights, adventures and outings with our littles, but make sure to set aside time for date night and alone time, just the two of us, so that we can keep our family’s foundation strong. These cute faces will always have our hearts and we would do anything for them! They are our everything, but our marriage will always come first!