Category: marriage

7 Simple Things I’m Doing to Make This Year Better

In no particular order, instead of making new year's resolutions, I've been working on a list of  simple things I'm doing to make this year better. I am a simple girl, I love simple changes and I don't want to feel overwhelmed by resolutions I know I can't won't keep. Health There's nothing like aging that will make ...

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How Being a Christian Should Change My Home

Sometimes I need to give myself a good old-fashioned "talkin' to" and you may as well eaves drop 'cause this is gonna be good. I find it easy to talk about this or that virtue of being a Christian--"be kindly affectionate to one another...", "in lowliness of mind, let each consider others better than himself...", and ...

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Rory Feek and the Beautiful Power of Love When God Writes Your Story

It may be that nothing has ever convicted me yet inspired me to love my husband more than these brief words from country music singer Rory Feek at his wife's funeral. (If you haven't followed the story of Joey's fight with cancer, though it is sad, it is powerful and beautiful, their unwavering faith chronicled ...

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Overcoming Sexual Sins of the Past

I received a letter from a reader who was really broken about how her past had affected her marriage.  I agonized with her because I felt every pain she expressed.  Although she explained that she was technically a virgin when she married, she had far crossed the line of intimacy with previous boyfriends. Harmless?  That's what ...

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When Your Husband Doesn’t “Meet Your Needs”: Fighting for Marriage

A couple I know very well are getting a divorce after almost 3 decades of marriage. The husband discovered she was having an affair. I am heart-broken. They are heart-broken. Everyone who knows them is heart-broken. They were professing believers. Every time I hear another story like this one, my first thoughts are, "How?" "Why?" And every story is different. But in ...

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Reflecting the Glory of God as a Woman: Renew Your Mind 20 Minutes a Day

I am going through a growing time, to put it mildly, where the Lord has used several circumstances in my life to bring me to the end of myself, which, though it feels like an awful place to be (especially for a control freak), it’s actually the ONLY safe place to be. The only place ...

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How to Have a Happier Marriage

A man approaching retirement called the retirement office to inquire about his pension. Afterward, he was asked if his wife worked. "She's worked all her life making me happy", he replied. "Yes sir, but has she earned money to receive her pension?" "When we got married we agreed on an arrangement", he said. "I would earn the ...

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Free True-Beauty Make-over Series!

It's time to resurrect one of our most popular series from the archives. Join me on a free beauty makeover! Follow the links at the bottom of the post. Yes, we're going to give ourselves a real makeover--from the inside out! We all know the truth about a woman's beauty. The internal beauty of the heart ...

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I Want to Be an Excellent Wife When I Grow Up (A Closer Look at the Proverbs 31 Woman)

I Want to Be an Excellent Wife When I Grow Up

"She is a woman in control of her thoughts, feelings and emotions. I can almost see her, stately, svelte, smart, winsome...the kind of woman people clamor to be around." Proverbs 31 is a must-study for any woman serious about her God and her Christianity. Period. I have committed to refresh my vision every morning by reading through ...

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Are You Tired & Uninspired? (I Have a Plan)

Are You Tired & Uninspired (I Have a Plan)

It's hard for me to admit, since I am a writer to women about all things home, even speaking nationally on occasion, that sometimes I struggle with my job at home. I mean, all out "I-feel-like-giving-up" struggle. (My husband has wisely informed me it's a little late in the game for that.) But something pretty profound ...

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