Category: marriage

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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Today, Just the Good Stuff. (All-Time Most Popular Posts)

Today, Just the Good Stuff. (All-Time Most Popular Posts)

With over 2,000 posts here, I wanted to help direct you to some of the most popular and widely-shared ones. I pray they challenge, encourage and inspire your day! Be sure to share your favorites! Read my all-time most popular post, 7 Misconceptions About Moms of Large Families Raising Children is a Terrible Waste of Time Raw, Uncensored ...

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How to LIVE (and Leave) a LEGACY in Your Home

How to Live (and Leave) a Legacy in Your Home

Three years ago, two of my best friends and I planned an overnight get-a-way where we just brainstormed about life with each other. One of our epiphanies was this: We want to leave a real, meaningful legacy behind, and we want to help other women do that too. From that deep-seated passion, Living a Legacy conference was born, and a ...

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5 Things Every Woman Needs to Hear (So I’m Telling You)

5 Things Every Woman Needs to Hear (So I

There are 5 things every woman needs to hear. In case you don't have a woman in your life to tell you, let me: You're not alone. You really, truly aren't. Whatever you struggle with--discouragement, marital problems, a child who makes you feel like giving up, feelings of being overwhelmed--all other women struggle with those things ...

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Amazing Web Links for Your Weekend

Amazing Web Links for Your Weekend

  Homeschooling Held Hostage, Heidi St John "Most of us took our children out of public school in search of something more, only to be hijacked by the world’s system—right there on the couches in our living rooms. We’re putting our kids into hyper-academic “homeschooling” programs and we’re allowing the pressure of the “what ifs” to determine ...

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“What DO You Believe About Men’s & Women’s Roles in Marriage & Family?” (On Patriarchy and Stuff.)

An email I received said: "Dear Kelly, I am so confused. There seem to be so many beliefs about marriage and roles and one group villainizes another group for their stance, and vice versa. I'm particularly confused about what is called "patriarchy." I thought that was another term for what the Bible taught about husbands and wives, ...

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Every Good & Perfect Gift…Our Daughter’s Marriage

Raising a child up to leave home is one of the most glorious, painful oxymorons of life. Parents are handed a soft, sweet-smelling, beautiful creature, perfectly helpless and perfectly captivating. They pour their time, love, energy, tears and prayer into that gift and beg the Lord to protect her, lead her, and give her good ...

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Homemaking 101 & Unmarried: The Films. On Sale.

Do you need a "back-to-basics" homemaking crash course? Or maybe you just need a reminder to inspire you out of the lull of drudgery. Either way, I think you'll love the Homemaking 101 DVD from my friend, Jennifer, at Family Vision Films. It is on sale right now for $11.95 just until Sunday! Get your discount with ...

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5 Things People Think About Marriage and Growing Up That Are Wrong

The following are actual statements I've read or heard in just the last few weeks about marriage and life, and I assume many people believe them. And because the way a culture thinks about marriage greatly influences said culture, we need to be thinking rightly about it and helping others do the same. Especially our ...

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