Category Archives: Marriage

Marriage page graphic

I spent years, unhappy in my marriage, feeling like I was getting the short of the deal.
Through the Bible and its truth, God has transformed my mind to see marriage as it was intended to be…a picture of Christ and His bride.
 Today, I can serve my husband with joy, knowing I am loved and valuable.  My choices and attitude are not dependent on my husband or his behavior!!  
With biblical wisdom, practical tools and a little encouragement you find joy and fulfillment in your marriage too!!

Be A Better Wife Wednesday | Please Stop…

  Marriage can be such a wonderful blessing in which God uses two people to compliment, grow, and strengthen each other. Marriage can also be stressful, overwhelming, and painful. Unfortunately, sometimes I think we are our own worst enemy in our marriage and we are choosing stress and pain over growth and peace. Let it not be so!! Let’s do all we can,as far as it concerns us, to have fulfilling, peaceful marriages where Christ’s relationship to the church can be glorified.   That being said…I would like to ask you to PLEASE STOP:   1. Criticizing your husband: Focus…

Continue Reading

Be A Better Wife Wednesday | My Good Husband | A Lesson Learned

  We had our 5th child two weeks ago. (Click here if you missed the birth story) My husband has been home, taking care of our other four children (5 and under) for the last 2 weeks and he goes back to work tomorrow. I’m going to get a little “braggy” for a moment, so just skip the next paragraph if you are not in the mood to read about somebody else’s wonderful husband. I’ve been there, but if you stick with me through the “braggy” I will have a point hopefully beneficial to you and your marriage. My husband…

Continue Reading

Be A Better Wife | Transparency (Part 2)

  Often times I hear wives talking about difficulties in their marriage or their struggles as a wife and when asked if they have discussed these issues with their husband the response if often, “no”. This lack of transparency in a Christian marriage is troubling to me.  I do not want this at all to be confused with “venting” or speaking every emotional thought that runs through your mind.  Our husbands are the leaders of our homes, and we are their greatest asset next the the Lord. We need to let them know when something is wrong. When I last…

Continue Reading

Be A Better Wife | Transparency (Part 2)

  Often times I hear wives talking about difficulties in their marriage or their struggles as a wife and when asked if they have discussed these issues with their husband the response if often, “no”. This lack of transparency in a Christian marriage is troubling to me.  I do not want this at all to be confused with “venting” or speaking every emotional thought that runs through your mind.  Our husbands are the leaders of our homes, and we are their greatest asset next the the Lord. We need to let them know when something is wrong. When I last…

Continue Reading

Be A Better Wife Wednesday | A Check List

    Marriage is tough, not always, but marriage can be really difficult. Biblical standards are high, and most of us strive to have a strong, healthy, joy filled marriage, which takes work. Most days I really love my husband.  Most days I remember he is the greatest man I’ve even known. Most days I’m grateful God gave him to me to share in our daily life.    Ah, but then there are those other days (or just fleeting moments in days)  where I forget these wonderful facts and I lose myself in selfishness, pride and/or some form of self…

Continue Reading

Be A Better Wife Wednesday | Prayers for my Husband

  After a recent discussion with my husband, I wrote down these 3 prayers for him.     For him to seek only after God’s will for his life and his dreams. To make eternal things his highest priority. For him to have his  morning time to work with the boys (they are the oldest) with their bible verses and in discipling  them.   These were the requests of my dearest husband.   Have you asked your husband recently how you can best pray for him?

Continue Reading

Be A Better Wife Wednesday | Walking in Forgiveness

When my husband revealed to me his losing battle with pornography, I didn’t know if I would ever be able to forgive him. Walking in forgiveness has been a long known concept, I thought I understood until I was really tested in this area. Forgiveness is not: a feeling rehashing events in your mind or with your words bringing up past sin and/mistakes expecting someone to fail again in the same area dependent on someone’s repentance What the Bible says about forgiveness: ” But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” Matthew 6:15…

Continue Reading

Be A Better Wife Wednesday | Letting Your Husband Take Pleasure in You.

    If you have given birth to a child you probably, had battled with some of the physical insecurities women deal with as far as their bodies are concerned. Living in a world where men aren’t even encouraged to guard their eyes or thoughts can be daunting.  Our television sets, magazines and even billboards are saturated with barely dressed, provocatively posed, perfectly done up women.   For some of us who have been either pregnant or working off pregnancy weight for years are even more traumatized with the changes in our bodies and how little they look like the pictures…

Continue Reading

Be A Better Wife Wednesday| Pornography: Part 1

  I have spent the last 7 years studying Nouthetic Counseling.  I’ve read Every Man’s Battle, worked with youth, conformed to modesty and done my best to open myself up to the struggles we all face with lust, pornography, discontentment and disillusionment both single and in marriage.   Though, nothing prepared me for what was looming on the horizon.   On a regular evening conversation with my husband, one where we catch up on the day and say our prayers together, he mentioned a co-worker and him were talking about an accountability software the guy had on his computer.  His…

Continue Reading

Be A Better Wife Wednesday| Pornography: Part 1

  I have spent the last 7 years studying Nouthetic Counseling.  I’ve read Every Man’s Battle, worked with youth, conformed to modesty and done my best to open myself up to the struggles we all face with lust, pornography, discontentment and disillusionment both single and in marriage.   Though, nothing prepared me for what was looming on the horizon.   On a regular evening conversation with my husband, one where we catch up on the day and say our prayers together, he mentioned a co-worker and him were talking about an accountability software the guy had on his computer.  His…

Continue Reading
Close ()