Here at Nitty Gritty Love, we get down to the nit and grit that is marriage. It isn’t easy, that’s for sure. It requires a infinite amount of grace, forgiveness, and giving up of pride.
We’re not here to feed you fluff, or pretend that we have perfect marriages. Because the truth is, marriage isn’t for sissies. It’s freaking hard work, and sometimes it feels like it downright sucks.
But even amongst the arguments and trials, marriage is one of life’s greatest blessings. It reveals the selfishness in our hearts, teaches us how to serve, and joins us with lifetime companions in this crazy-difficult life. It’s really an amazing picture of the gospel, and that’s worth every tough day.
So hang around, join the conversation, laugh, and be encouraged.
Hello! I’m Tayler, follower of Jesus, wife of six years, and mama to two little boys.
My husband, Kyle, and I have known each other since we were 14, began dating at 16, and got married at 19. During our second year of marriage we experienced amazing blessings and life-shaking challenges. In October of 2013, after months of headaches, sickness, and eventually vision loss, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. As someone who suffers from horrible medical anxiety, it was a challenge to say the least! Although I never would have chosen to go through that, God taught me a lot about perseverance and faith.
Then, in May of 2015, we faced the biggest challenge of our lives thus far—losing our baby at 11 weeks gestation. I had some really dark days and wondered if I would ever get to be a mama to babies on this earth. Though things got easier, that baby will never be forgotten and is always in our hearts.
In May of 2016 and June of 2018, God blessed us with our two beautiful boys, Leo and Elliot. Things are wild and crazy around here, but we love it and are so grateful for our family.
As time goes on, we are learning to lean into God on the hard days, praise him on the good days, and press forward no matter what. We know he has amazing things in store for us, and that above all, he is faithful.
Nice to “meet” you! I’m Michelle: wife of Scott, and mother to six children and three nieces.
I spend my days homeschooling and running a lively (code word for chaotic and fun) household. I have been married to Scott for twenty seven years. I like to spend time in or near water, but since I live in the Pacific Northwest, half of the year I’m content to read under a pile of warm blankets as I wait for Spring.
I have five teenagers at home, and spend a lot of time talking to them about life, and driving them to their activities. My youngest two are eight and nine years old, both adopted from China. (If you’d like to talk about adoption, feel free to email me!) I have four grandchildren, and am in love with everything they say or do.
I know marriage is a rewarding, sanctifying, and sometimes difficult journey, and I feel compelled to walk with other women as they navigate their way forward. I am no expert, and am not a trained counselor, but will gladly offer Scripture, encouragement, personal experience, and resources.
I especially enjoy running this marriage blog with my eldest daughter, Tayler, who keeps everything on this site running smoothly, and who has great perspective of young marriage