“Dying to Self” Can Be Dangerously Misunderstood

Last Thursday, I ran a post about “Dying to Self.” Today, I want to talk about how it is possible for someone to misunderstand the concept of “taking up your cross and following” Jesus to think that this means, “I must take abuse. My needs don’t matter. I have to let my husband beat me or …

Dying to Self

  This process of learning to become godly women is a VERY painful process – especially at first. There are no short cuts!! It is all about our relationship with Christ. It is about our willingness to reverence and submit to Jesus and to desire Him FAR ABOVE all other things of this world. That is …

Dying to Self

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.  I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ …

Dying to Self – by The Good Wife

This is a guest post by my precious sister in Christ at www.thegoodwife121.blogspot.ca.  She is documenting her journey to become a godly wife.  I am sure many wives are going to relate to her struggles and be blessed by what God is doing in her heart! —————— Slowly it’s getting easier. I noticed it while …

“Isn’t Loving or Respecting Myself Wrong and Selfish?” – by Radiant

I’m honored to welcome Radiant to share with us today. She has been married almost 23 years and has several children. The Lord has radically healed her from pretty severe spiritual oppression and even physical illness. This sweet sister in Christ has had a very different road from my own. She had the opposite personality …

Is It Possible to “Disrespect Myself”?

  God’s design for us as godly women is that we are first to have utmost reverence for Him as LORD of our lives and as the sovereign King of the universe. We are also to respect ourselves, our husbands, and all other people. Another way of describing “respecting ourselves” that may be even more …

Is Biblical Submission Really Just Selfish Manipulation on a Wife’s Part?

There are some who say that if I seek to honor my husband’s leadership and seek to treat him with genuine respect – it must be just so that I can get what I want. It must really be about manipulating and controlling my husband. The truth is, we humans can always take a good …

25 Ways to Respect Myself

For a godly woman, respect goes in every direction: respect for God (the highest level of respect) respect for our new self in Christ as stewards of the life with which God has gifted us respect for others (men, women, and children) respect for my husband in particular respect for God-given authority (bosses, teachers, pastors, …

Do You Have to “Lose Yourself” or “Be Fake” to Be a Godly Wife?

My twin sister and I turn 42 today!!!!   Can you tell which one is me? 🙂 ——— April and Greg – August 2002 Sometimes, when we are first studying about being godly wives – and we read about respecting our husbands and honoring their God-given leadership – we might be confused. There is a …

Giving All of Myself to Christ – a Prayer

  Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. What good will it be for someone to gain the whole …