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Do You Differ or Defer?
It’s amazing to me how often the Lord will get my attention by defining two words. One is usually what I should be doing, and the other is what I tend to do left to myself. Case in point: Differ … Continue reading
50 Shades Of Grace In Marriage – Part 5
41. Grace allows us to look back and see the good, and look forward with faith for the future. 42. Grace doesn’t demand, instead it gives and gives and gives. 43. Grace helps us stay the course when we don’t … Continue reading
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50 Shades Of Grace In Marriage – Part 4
31. Grace helps me celebrate their victories and accomplishments as if they were my own. 32. Grace helps me refrain from competing with my spouse and see that we’re on the same team. 33. Grace helps us become one flesh … Continue reading
50 Shades Of Grace In Marriage – Part 2
Today we have a post on the 31 Days To A Better Marriage website. It’s titled, Being Intentionally Intentional. We invite you to click on over once you’re finished here. FYI, the post goes up 8a. PST, so if you … Continue reading
50 Shades Of Grace In Marriage – Part 1
Grace helps me do for my spouse what I, in my laziness, don’t want to do. Grace helps me love my spouse when they have wronged me. Grace helps me overlook things my spouse does or … Continue reading
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Wives Of The Bible Book Review And Giveaway
I have the privilege of reviewing a new book being released today. It’s titled, Wives Of The Bible, and includes 25 lessons from women who’s stories are told in the Bible for our benefit. Jolene Engle does an excellent job … Continue reading
If Only My Spouse Would ______________!
If only my spouse would ______________! How you fill in the blank determines if you feed your spouse’s inner critic or inner encourager. Imagine these inner voices living on each shoulder whispering thoughts into your spouse’s ear. It’s our job … Continue reading
Posted in Christian Marriage, communication, Encouraging Your Spouse, Growing Strong Marriages, Roles In Marriage, The Gospel & Marriage Tagged Bible, Christianity, English Standard Version, God, Hebrews 3:13, Inner Critic, Inner Encourager, Jesus, Lord, Prayer, Religion and Spirituality Comments Off on If Only My Spouse Would ______________!
What’s Your Filter?
I love taking photographs of anything and everything. I drive Tom crazy because I like taking pictures of what we’re eating as well, and he has to wait while his food gets cold. I like to think of myself as … Continue reading
Is Your Spouse A Prisoner Of Your Expectations?
Imagine you’re having a conversation with your spouse when something doesn’t quite sit right with you. You ask your spouse a question to clarify what you heard them say. They don’t respond right away. There is, what we call, a … Continue reading
The Grey Havens
“Still round the corner there may wait A new road or a secret gate And though I oft have passed them by A day will come at last when I Shall take the hidden paths that run West of the … Continue reading
Posted in Christian Marriage, Growing Strong Marriages, Guest Post, Priorities, Seasons of Life, Thankfulness Tagged 1 Corinthians 13, Bible, Christianity, Earth, God, Heaven, Religion and Spirituality, The Grey Havens, The Hidden Paths, The Lord of the Rings, The Return Of The King Comments Off on The Grey Havens
Good And Tired
We’ve been away the past four days on a ministry team visiting our sister church in Nassau, Bahamas. It was a great trip where we witnessed God encourage hearts and strengthen those who were feeling weary, including ourselves. We are … Continue reading
Posted in Christian Marriage, Difficulty, Growing Strong Marriages, Prayer, The Gospel & Marriage, Travel Tagged Bahamas, Christianity, God, Jesu, Lord, Nassau Bahamas, Prayer, Religion and Spirituality 4 Comments
GYRO Week 6 – Romantic Easter Date
It’s spring, and Easter is right around the corner. As Christians there isn’t a more important date on the calendar, for Easter represents the freedom Christ bought for us. It truly is a date to celebrate. And as couples the … Continue reading
Posted in Celebrations, Christian Marriage, Creative Dates, Date Night Ideas, Dating Your Spouse, GYRO Challenge, Romance in Marriage, romancing your husband, romancing your spouse, romancing your wife, romantic date nights, Romantic Ideas, Spiritual Intimacy, The Gospel & Marriage Tagged Ben Hur, Christ, Christianity, Communion at Home, Easter, Easter egg, Egg hunt, God, Holidays, Religion and Spirituality, Romantic Easter Ideas 2 Comments
I Will Be Your Witness
Today we want to talk about an important aspect of marriage, something you may not have thought about. It will help if you take a few minutes to watch this movie clip from Shall We Dance first. Witness. A witness … Continue reading
Come Grow Old With Me
I remember when we reached the point in our marriage where we had been together longer than we had been single. It was thrilling to have crossed that milestone bringing with it a sense of success. Although we were very … Continue reading
Marriage Is – Being On The Same Team Fighting A Common Enemy
Dr. Al Mohler continues in his excellent article by summarizing thus: How does marriage glorify God? Tertullian, one of the early church fathers, offers wisdom: “How beautiful, then, the marriage of two Christians, two who are one in home, one … Continue reading
Devotion. It’s one of those words we know, but may or may not realize the weight it carries. Listen to Noah Webster’s definition from his 1828 dictionary: Ardent love or affection; attachment manifested by constant attention. Ardent is another word we … Continue reading
Posted in Christian Marriage, Growing Strong Marriages, Priorities Tagged Christ, Christianity, Devotion, God, marriage, Noah Webster, relationship, Religion and Spirituality 1 Comment
Confessions of a Blessed Wife
I wake up every morning with an overwhelming sense of God’s blessing on my life. It isn’t because my life is perfect–it isn’t. It isn’t because everything has played out the way I’d hoped–it hasn’t. It isn’t even because I … Continue reading
Our 4th Blogiversary!
Have you ever had expectations for the future and then have them not play out in the way you had hoped or dreamed? I’m afraid in the current environment this has become much more the norm for many of us. … Continue reading
Posted in Celebrations, Christian Marriage, Growing Strong Marriages, Purpose Tagged Atlanta, Blog, Blogiversary, Book, Future, God, Religion and Spirituality, Twitter 8 Comments