By Tara Buchanan



Behind Our Smiles
Joe & Tara Buchanan

Thanks for stopping by! We're Joe and Tara and we’re here to share a little bit of what’s behind our smiles. Please stick around...  

    • if you need encouragement in your marriage.

  • • if you need practical ways to grow love and communicate better as a couple.
  • • if you want to look to Jesus for the best example of unconditional, unwavering love.

  • •if you want to celebrate all the joys of sticking through the hard times to have a satisfying, exciting marriage.

  • •if one or both of you come from an unstable or abusive family background, we get it. God is greater even when it still hurts. Even if healing takes a lifetime, we believe God can make beauty from our brokenness!

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. -Hebrews 4:16

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Look me in the eye!

“I first fell in love with his eyes” “There’s just something about her eyes” So much of falling in love with someone has something to do with the eyes. Sing with me, all you who lived in the 90’s…..Look into my eyes…You will see…What you mean to me…. When Joe and I started dating in […]

The Secret to Making Marriage Last

Did you ever have to sock money into an old vehicle? We’ve been there many times.  Recently we had to put a good sum of money into an older vehicle and to be honest, it was not fun!   Our 15-year-old minivan  needed some major repairs and we were undecided whether not to put that kind […]

When the Holidays are Hard

Does the Christmas season bring up the best memories for you?  I got all the good memories when it comes to Christmas:  the excitement of going into the attic for our artificial tree (seriously, a great memory!!) being a part of countless Christmas musicals, and of course Christmas morning with my family and the excitement […]

How to Show Gratitude

Do you ever feel unappreciated? All that stuff you do, day in and day out, and no one knows the level of effort and work you’re putting in. Does anyone even notice? Oh yeah, if it doesn’t get done then someone might notice!! I know that’s how I feel some days.   I can feel […]

8 Secrets from 50 Years of Marriage

This week my parents, Tim and Lynette, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary!  Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad! My parents’ faithfulness to God and to each other has been a tremendous example to Joe and me as well as to countless others. We are so excited to celebrate this milestone with them at Behind Our […]

How My Husband Got to be So Good-Looking

Sometimes I have that moment where I look at Joe and think, Wow, is he not the most handsome guy in the world? I mean look at that face and those eyes!!!   It’s not just that I married a handsome guy 🙂   I’m attracted to him!  But that attraction does not happen out […]

The 5 S’s to Serving Your Spouse

We’re all busy these days.  Many times we’re busy serving others, serving our families, serving in the community.   Aren’t we all serving enough?  It’s tempting to put my spouse at the bottom of this list of people to serve.   He can fend for himself, right? But true service doesn’t end in the home, it actually […]