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Welcome to Freshly Married!

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What is this website about?

Freshly married is a resource for anyone looking to strengthen their marriage! You’ll find helpful advice and new ideas to try whether you have been married for many years or just a few. Because ANY marriage can use a little freshener!

How did it get started?

Freshly Married began shortly after I was married when I felt a need to provide more resources for couples looking to strengthen their marriage, especially for newlyweds. So I started blogging about our experiences and the growing knowledge I was gaining while going to school to become a Relationship Specialist!

What does ‘Freshly Married’ mean?

Some people think it means someone who very recently got married, like a newlywed. Yes, that’s true, but I have taken it to a deeper meaning — That any couple no matter how many years they have been together, can make daily changes that keep their marriage lively and fresh :) I have written more about this philosophy here :)


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I am a 25-year-old Dr. Pepper drinking crafter who likes dancing crazy and watching movies + tv shows. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and this faith is a big part of my marriage! For more info on that, you can go here.

I love spending time with my husband because he’s kind of great! I try to look for the good in each day, especially with finding little events to celebrate with Sparkling Cider!

What qualifies me to give marriage advice?

I’m continually on the same journey to keep my marriage fresh, too! I believe sharing experiences helps us be more relatable to each other, but I also think it’s important to share sound advice because marriage is a big deal. Soooo I love sharing crucial information from top marriage experts, but I also have learned a lot through the following credentials:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Sciences, emphasis in Family Studies
  • PREP Trained Leader (Preventative Relationship Enhancement Program for married and committed relationships)
  • Certified Instructor with Family Wellness Associates, specializing in the “Survival Skills for Healthy Families,” “The STrongest Link: The Couple,” and “Map for Marriage: Before You Say I do” curriculums
  • P.I.C.K a Partner Program certified instructor with Love Thinks, based on the book “How to Avoid Falling in Love With a Jerk” by John Van Epp.

What is my favorite thing about being married?

Progressing through life with someone! Not only do you get to support someone through their achievements, but you get to help them strengthen their weaknesses, and they get to do the same with you.

I believe we should always strive to improve ourselves, but I don’t think we can do this as adequately on our own. It’s tough to hear someone occasionally bring up a flaw you have and could work on (haha), but we need a partner to tell us that because they will love you no matter what. We also need that constant genuine support that a loving spouse can offer!

What is the best marriage advice i like to give couples?

“A” FOR EFFORT! You can tell because the “effort” category has the highest number of blog posts I have written! In marriages where both spouses are willing and demonstrating the necessary work for a happier marriage, they do not fail. It may not be blissful all the time or even right away, but even the littlest of thoughtful acts and words can add up to be a wonderful relationship.


There are many topics to cover in marriage because there are many stages and so many different experiences! So search the site by looking through the categories or search bar on your right, and if you are seeking further advice, feel free to email me using the contact form as I would love to help in any way I can!

Keepin' marriage fresh,
Amy