7 Things To Do While Visiting Nassau, Bahamas

This past December, NoStandSTILLS had the opportunity to spend Christmas in Nassau, Bahamas. When we travel, we are not the type to just lay around a resort watching the days go by. We both prefer to immerse ourselves in the culture and try new things. With that said, here is a short list of 7 things to do while visiting Nassau, Bahamas! Continue reading 7 Things To Do While Visiting Nassau, Bahamas

Are You Ready For Marriage? 6 Questions to Ask Yourself First

So, you’re at that place where you’ve been dating a special person for a while. You are beyond the ‘honeymoon phase’ and you know this person inside and out, but for some reason, you’re still scared of the ‘big question’.  Marriage is a huge step in your life, so you want to be sure this relationship is real.  But how do you really know if you’re actually ready for this big milestone? Continue reading Are You Ready For Marriage? 6 Questions to Ask Yourself First

4 Ways I Knew She Was ‘The One’

This past weekend marked 6 months that Monica and I have been married. Of course, whenever we are out somewhere we typically get the “How’s married life?” question. Lately, many people (especially men) have been asking the million-dollar question, “How did you know she was the one?”. Usually, this is tough for me to respond, not because I don’t know the answer; but because there were a number of things that led me to ask for her hand in marriage. Continue reading 4 Ways I Knew She Was ‘The One’

4 Best Social Media Practices For Couples To Follow In 2018

Social Media has become the best gift and curse of the 21st Century. Currently, we live in an era where you can meet a partner online through a dating app (i.e Tinder or Soul Swipe); or you can literally create a profile to discreetly have an affair on your spouse (i.e Ashley Madison). If not used properly, social media such as Facebook or Instagram, can quickly become an issue, especially amongst millennial relationships. Continue reading 4 Best Social Media Practices For Couples To Follow In 2018

2018: How to Travel More, With Less

IMG_02832018 is essentially here, and my wife Monica and I have just capped off our last trip of 2017. Earlier this year, we committed to taking two international trips and two trips in the States. That was the plan for 2018, but somehow we made it happen in just 6 months. Continue reading 2018: How to Travel More, With Less

4 Reasons We Made The Decision To Elope

The holiday season is here, and as always, many enjoy this time to re-connect with family and friends.  This year, my wife and I had the opportunity go back home to Racine, Wisconsin for Thanksgiving. We enjoyed family, food and fellowship, however; this was the first time we have been home since our elopement in July. Naturally, everyone asked, “how was your trip?” and WHY we decided to skip out on a “traditional” wedding to elope. Continue reading 4 Reasons We Made The Decision To Elope

Ladies, it’s time to protect your 20’s and avoid ‘Situationships’.

Let’s just be honest for a second: our 20’s are a weird, stressful time to be looking for love. We are typically caught in-between finding ourselves, exploring our passions, and finding our purpose. Along comes this other person, whom we really like to be around and enjoy spending time with. Things start to get serious and you’re at the point where you are attempting to figure out how this person can fit into your life forever. Continue reading Ladies, it’s time to protect your 20’s and avoid ‘Situationships’.

What is the Foundation? 5 steps to building a strong, loving foundation

Foundation: “An underlying basis or principle for something”. As many of us know, the foundation for any relationship is essential to its success.  When you are experiencing difficulties maintaining healthy relationships with family, friends or significant others, the first question to ask yourself should be… Continue reading What is the Foundation? 5 steps to building a strong, loving foundation

How we went from “FriendZone to Forever”

The Grad Party 

IMG_4301.jpgYep. This tweet actually happened 😂. This was 4 days before I would actually call in “sick” to attend Monica’s (my now wife) college graduation party. Here’s the catch, we both had no idea what that graduation party would mean for us & how it would change our lives forever.
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