Category Archives: Marriage

What’s Your Body Language Broadcasting?

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What's Your Body Language Broadcasting

I’ve always been an avid people-watcher. It’s an activity I enjoy whenever I’m at the park or the pool or any other public place. Not in a stalking, staring, break-out-the-binoculars mode or manner, but in an alert, attentive, aware-of-my-surroundings kind of way. I especially like observing the interactions between husbands and wives or between mothers and children. I’ve learned a… Read more »

Don’t Let Anything Steal Your Joy

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Joy springs from a grateful heart. Don't let the enemy steal your joy.

Joy springs from a grateful hearts, but there are two things that will snuff out gratitude faster than blowing out a candle, and we must vigilantly guard against both. Those two things are envy and expectations. Envy causes us to see the glass as half-empty instead of half-full. It fills our hearts with jealousy and bitter resentment, so that we… Read more »

Pray for Your Husband from Head to Toe

Pray for Your Husband from Head to Toe

Ruth Bell Graham advises wives to “tell your mate the positive, and tell God the negative.” Take your concerns to God. Faithfully lift up your husband in prayer every day, and you will likely notice a transformation not only in him, but in yourself, as well. Of course, we needn’t wait until there is some problem or disagreement before beginning… Read more »

Then Comes Baby in a Baby Carriage

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The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults."

Peter DeVries once said, “The value of marriage is not that adults produce children, but that children produce adults.” I think both processes are important, but have nonetheless found his point to be true. Having children does tend to mature us faster and better than we might expect to mature without them. When my husband and I first married, the… Read more »

Enough with the Excuses

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I don’t know who said it, but it’s true: “If it’s important to you, you’ll find a way. If it’s not, you’ll find an excuse.” Lots of wives have become experts at making up excuses to avoid something that’s extremely important to their husband. Don’t be one of them. Not Tonight, Dear… I’ve got a headache. I’m too tired. I’m… Read more »

The #1 Rule for Building a Happy Marriage

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Jesus spelled out our standard in the Sermon on the Mount: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” (Luke 6:31) Confucius taught a similar principle: “Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself.” As did Buddha: “What is hateful to you, don’t do to others; what is delightful to you, do for others,… Read more »

HOPE for Hurting Marriages

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I’m over at The Laundry Moms this weekend writing about HOPE for Hurting Marriages. Marriages are under assault today like never before. Even rock-solid relationships are not immune to attack, whether those attacks come from without or within. It is possible to safeguard our marriages and to protect our homes and families from the forces that would seek to destroy… Read more »

The Art of Leadership (and a Book Giveaway)

Shortly before we married, my husband’s grandmother attempted to teach me how to tat. For those unfamiliar with this dying art form, tatting is a very tedious, time-consuming method of handcrafting intricate lace using fine cotton thread wound about a two-inch shuttle. This shuttle is woven in and out and around the loose end of string until a delicate web… Read more »

7 Reasons to Prioritize Sex in Marriage

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Why Wives need to give their husbands MORE SEX...

Here’s a handy chart that details just a few of the myriad benefits available to couples who choose not to neglect marital intimacy. I’ve addressed these remarks to wives because (1) I am writing to women in the spirit of Titus 2:3-5 and (2) when evaluating the importance of sex in marriage, women have historically required a little more convincing… Read more »