My Brain Tumor: The Story

Pituitary Macroadenoma

Appointments, appointments, appointments "I really think you need to see your eye doctor today," my naturopath told me, who rarely saw reason for concern. I knew he wouldn't be telling me this if it wasn't actually concerning, since he, of all people, knew that any bit of medical testing or possible ailment would throw me over the edge. I had missed my appointment with the headache specialist the Friday prior, and felt as though I was at my wit's end. I had been dealing with headaches for … [Continue reading...]

Introducing Nitty Gritty Love!


I'm so excited to announce the launch of my new blog, Nitty Gritty Love. I'll be blogging about the nit and grit of marriage alongside my mama, who has  been married 22 years. I'll still continue to blog at, but it will be much less frequent than over at Nitty Gritty Love. I'll also be moving some of my more popular posts over to the new site. Please stop by and check out, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Blessings, Tayler … [Continue reading...]

3 Verses for Young Couples


These are the top 3 verses that I have clung to during our first year of marriage. They have helped me tremendously in times of struggle. I encourage you to memorize them! 1. Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your [...]

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All We Had Was Faith and Love


(Tayler and Kyle: age 16) Kyle and I were just sitting at the table reminiscing about the past couple of years, and reflecting on God’s unbelievable sovereignty and grace. When we got engaged, we felt an overwhelming peace. We had no doubt that it was what God had in store for us, and yet looking [...]

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Friday Favorites


  Blogs Nitty Gritty Love This is my mama’s new blog. I’m not just being biased, she has some great wisdom from her 21+ years of marriage. She’s been through a lot and loves to write about the nit and grit that is love, or in other words,”what fairy tales are really made of.” Kasey [...]

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As you can most likely tell, I’ve been struggling with a terrible case of writer’s block lately. I’m feeling extremely overwhelmed between working full-time (in a new position), being in school full-time, being newly married, dealing with health issues, and having an overwhelming conviction that I need to start up a bullying ministry. There are [...]

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My Struggles are Beautiful


I’m a worrier. Anyone who knows me well could tell you that. When I was young I refused to spend the night at friends’ houses. I wanted to stay home because I was in constant fear that something would happen to my family while I was away. In school I’d spend countless hours lying in [...]

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Enduring Trials


My high school experience was beyond terrible. I spent most breaks leaned up against the door inside the bathroom stall, waiting for the bell to ring. It sure wasn’t enjoyable, but it was better than roaming the halls alone. I prayed at the beginning of every single class—that we wouldn’t be doing an activity that required picking [...]

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On Marrying Young


The average age for first marriage: 26 for women, 28 for men 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce. 60 percent of all couples who marry between 20 and 25 divorce. Scary statistics, especially for someone who married even younger than the 20 to 25 range. Us young wives have quite the battle to [...]

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Giving Grace


Grace. Something I’ve been learning over and over lately. It’s an incredible thing. It’s also a remarkably difficult feeling to hold. It’s completely against human nature to want to love someone when I know the feeling won’t be reciprocated. I want revenge. I want them to suffer. I want them to feel the way I [...]

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