When Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment was, He gave a very simple answer: 1. Love God 2. Love others The whole Old Testament is a story of God's love for His people, and the select few who loved Him back. The love story became a reality in the New Testament when God came down in the flesh, and gave His own life to save the ones He loved. We have tasted God's intense love for us, and it is now our responsibility and privilege to share that love with those around us. Our love for God gives us the strength to love others, just the way God loves us. Whether it is our Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
Marriage is no easy feat. Anyone who has been married for a few years can tell you that. But on the flip side, marriage is one of God's greatest gifts to His creation. One gift that requires hard work, determination, patience, grace, forgiveness, wisdom and lots and lots of unconditional love. But what happens when a wife becomes weary? When a wife becomes weary she must decide to enter into battle and fight for her marriage and remove anything that is in her way. Yes, anything. Read the rest of my post over on The Better Mom. Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
There are many things that I have come to realize over the years of my married life. My husband and I have seen God working throughout all of our years together, during the rocky years and in the best years. When we were in a stagnant place, He never left us. And when we have been growing by leaps and bounds, He has always been there. He has been the one constant and the One Who has kept us together when we otherwise may have given up. Today I would like to share with you just three things that He has taught me in my personal life and as a 100% partner in my marriage. Never Say Never and Throw Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
Wisdom for Wives Online Conference Friends, I am so excited to announce that I am going to be speaking at the Wisdom for Wives Online Conference this spring! This new conference is going to be packed with powerful sessions by 11 anointed women who will be delivering God's truth within the lens of biblical marriage. A little encouragement from the conference website: For most married couples, falling in love and saying "I do" was the easy part. Yet, living our happily ever after is the part that takes a whole lot of biblical wisdom and intentionality. Every marriage goes through seasons. Some Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
I’ve always wondered why the seventh inning in baseball was designated as the time most fitting for a stretch, because I confess I’m usually ready by the third! I’ve also wondered how this need for a “stretch” plays out in marriage, finding it quite ironic that by year seven I was itching for more than a stretch. Although I vowed I would not repeat the cycle of divorce and was determined for my marriage covenant to last until death do us part, I was losing my desire to persevere. Marriage was harder than what I expected. The days were long, the dollars were short, and the joy we once had in Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
There is a woman at my church who has been married for quite a long time. She and her husband have both served at our church since way before I started attending there regularly. Whenever she is scheduled to speak, I get excited because she almost always throws in some wisdom about married life. I just love to hear her talk about her husband after so many years. She just has a way of cracking me up and at the same time filling me with a truth that I can apply to my marriage. One of the wisest things I've ever heard her say is that love is about more than our emotions. To have a successful Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
"Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty (snobbish, high-minded, exclusive), but readily adjust yourself to [people, things] and give yourselves to humble tasks. Never overestimate yourself or be wise in your own conceits." Romans 12:16 (Amplified Version) One phrase that my husband has started saying before declaring a statement as fact is, "I could be wrong, but..." This means that he recognizes that there could be room for error. I've thought about this as it relates to my relationship with him. Who doesn't like to be wrong? There are some that will argue their point into Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
Respecting my husband was a concept that eluded me for many years at the beginning of our marriage. I always felt that it would be so much easier if the command given in Ephesians had been for wives to "love" their husbands. Loving him I could do quite easily, while respect seemed like such a vague concept that I struggled to grasp and understand, let alone put into practice. Being respectful to your husband should become a habit, and as such it takes time and effort to perfect. I would like to offer you a simple list of ABCs to help you on your journey. Accept His Words As Wisdom When Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. - Ephesians 5:33 Having grown up in a traditional south Indian household, I knew I was expected to respect my husband when I got married. And yet, a part of me didn't want to do it. I would respect my husband only when I felt he deserved it, or if he had done something nice for me. It was no wonder that our marriage was a struggle. Being a teacher, I was critical of everything my husband did. He always fell short of my expectations. Whether it was the way he took care of our baby, Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
So You Married a Dreamer - 3 Ways to Share His Dreams Let’s face it, you married a man; therefore, you married a dreamer. You also married a man with natural instincts put there by God to provide and care for you, his wife. An instinct to provide combined with his desire to make a difference in this world, mixed with a call to serve God = dreamer. Whether your husband wakes up each morning excited about what he does or not, he is still a dreamer. But you know what is even more important to him than his dreams? It is you, his wife, believing in his dreams. It’s you listening, encouraging, Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.