Articles by Ashley McIlwain

Ashley McIlwain, M.A., is a Marriage and Family Therapist, speaker, and writer. She is the founder and C.E.O. of the non-profit organization, Foundation Restoration, and blog, which are comprehensive resources committed to restoring the very foundation of society - marriage. She is committed to and passionate about helping relationships thrive. Ashley holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University and a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University. Ashley previously served as Managing Editor for where she helped launch and develop the website into a hub for premarital preparation. Currently she and her husband, Steve, reside in Southern California.


March Madness

If you and your husband or significant other are anything like my husband and me, then this time of year is full of basketball frenzy. Referred to as March Madness, college basketball teams compete to make it all the way to the Final Four, and then ultimately win the whole tournament to claim the title…


Mighty Christmas

“Merry Christmas!” is a very common phrase this time of year. While it is commonly associated with spreading cheer, there is more behind these two words than just a jolly greeting. The word “Merry” historically means “mighty.” So, rather than saying “Happy Christmas,” we are in fact saying, “Mighty Christmas!” Changes everything, doesn’t it? Christmas…

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