Life | Marriage is Funny

February 23, 2015

jessie & g Today’s blog post was originally going to go start off something like this:

“Mr. Pepper and I are starting a podcast together! La la la, it’s going to be SO fun and you should definitely listen because we totally know what we’re doing.”

Instead, I’m making an Executive Decision of Honesty and over-sharing about how we actually know very little about what we’re doing.

Here’s a quick glimpse at our morning:

Mr. Pepper woke me up (quite sweetly, as usual) and the first words out of my mouth were SHARP, y’all.

(Nothing like biting your boo’s head off before 8am.)

In my measly defense, I stayed up way too late AND got zero sleep (back injury + neighbors baby crying through the night) and have been under some serious stress for the past week. Trying my best to carry out too many business projects, tackling a full rebrand, and getting ready for two months worth of blog webinars + a snazzy new e-course. Not to mention the fact that I’m hitting the road again soon for another 10-day speaking tour in two weeks!

Blah blah blah… I am NOT proud to say that I’ve been a pressure cooker full of panic, ready to explode at the first sign of a small problem – but I’m fully aware that’s basically just a lame excuse.

All it took was a small exchange to send me shooting straight through the roof, and the next thing I know we’re standing in the kitchen whisper-yelling at each other…





…and waiting for the other person to back down from the barrier we had built up in our minds.

*cue two sets of tears and him stomping off to work*

Why am I telling you this story when I should probably be sweeping it under the rug and sharing about the reasons we’re so qualified to start a podcast about healthy relationships?!

SIMPLE ANSWER: We are the very last people to consider ourselves marriage experts.

Our caption from the little trailer we posted last week probably sums it up best…


A Musical Valentine from The Peppers… ❤️❤️❤️

This week, we’ve been together for ten years. If you happen to be married, you know that the starry-eyed moments can come just as easily as the scarred hearts.

Brokenness is scary. It feels permanent, but we fight against that lie by clinging to our faith & to each other. We believe that talking things out and tight bear hugs fix [almost] everything, and now you can join us on the journey of how we’re learning to love again every single day.

Sign up at to be 1ST to know when we launch our new podcast… It’s called “Marriage is Funny” (because if you happen to be in one, you KNOW this is true) and we can’t wait to share our thoughts about embracing your partner with humor + heart.

As you can LIKELY tell from the past few hours we are not perfect, but BOY do I love my Sweet G something fierce… He’s my best friend, my biggest advocate and I can’t possibly imagine being more fully in love with anyone else.

My hope is that by creating accountability and being real, we can shed some light on our belief that the right mix of love + laughter is the best recipe for a healthy marriage.

Despite our divisive start to the day (#oops), I’m truly excited for this new project that we’re tackling together, and honestly WOULD love to have you follow along while we share all of the many ways that Marriage is Funny. ;)

XOXO – Jessie Pepper

Ps. – SWEETIE, I’M SO SORRY ABOUT THIS MORNING. Please forgive me and I can’t wait to give you a huge hug tonight when you get home!!!

PPs. – Will you grab more almond milk on your way, and why were there crunchy black chunks floating in the pot of coffee this morning? Are you trying to kill me?!


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  • Reply Jess Zimlich February 23, 2015 at 9:50 am

    You’re the sweetest and it’s comforting to know that things aren’t always perfect. Can’t wait to “see” you on the webinar today!

  • Reply Kari February 23, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    I love how truthful this story is;) I’ve been married for close to 7 years and definitely agree with the fact that “marriage is funny”. One minute I can’t imagine loving anyone more and the next I’m yelling at him for not buying more milk:) The podcast sounds like a great idea and good luck on everything you’re juggling! Hopefully they’ll be some calm after the storm:)

  • Reply Alissa February 23, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    LOVE this post! Thanks, as always, for being so genuine, honest and real. As a single girl, this kind of authentic anecdote makes me wayyyyy more interested in someday getting married than any “perfect” couple story ever could. Love and laughter between two real people who are partners and friends is so much more compelling than the stuff of Disney movies and Hallmark cards. Xoxo

  • Reply Mr. Pepper February 24, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Of course I forgive you! I love you deeply and dearly!
    -Mr. Pepper-

    P.S. Those black flakes were intended as payback. I hope you didn’t drink them. #OOPS!

  • Reply Megan March 5, 2015 at 11:38 am

    I already said this on Facebook, but SO excited. This is so brilliant, Jessie. With podcasts booming right now, this couldn’t come at a better time. I already have my headphones plugged in, ready to listen… :)

    And if you ever need a guest couple… Greg and I could add some FUNNY stories of our own (and p.s. going to use the word funny from now on instead of awful, or sad, or frustrating… but you are right, marriage is just funny.)


    • Reply Jessie Artigue April 6, 2015 at 4:14 pm

      You have NO idea how encouraging this is to hear, my dear… Our production details have us delayed longer than we’d like, but I’m SO excited to launch (hopefully) next month! XO

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