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Cultivate a Spirit of Gratitude in Your Marriage

Part of a mural Greg painted when I was pregnant with our son. I invite you to think back to some of the sweetest things your husband has ever done for you. Big things and small things. Write them down somewhere special. Then think about your husband’s strengths and anything you can imagine to be […]

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Is Avoiding Arguing Really Possible?

Photo by Timothy Eberly on Unsplash We are continuing our 21 Day Fast from Negative Words and this week the focus will be on arguing. The Lord gives very clear instructions throughout the Bible that those who know, love, and follow Him are not to argue, quarrel, or fight. Oh, and don’t forget to comment on […]

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If I Insult Others, I Need a Spiritual Check Up ASAP

Photo by John-Mark Smith on Unsplash It’s easy to get into the habit of fault-finding and having a critical spirit about other people. It takes no spiritual maturity, wisdom, talent, or special abilities to criticize others and tear them down with words. The sinful nature does this effortlessly. It’s also easy to think, “Well, he […]

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8 Practical Tips to Put the Brakes on Complaining

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash 8 Tips to Nip Complaining in the Bud 1. Replace negative thoughts with thankful ones. Think about good things. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Phil. […]

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Contentment on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is coming up, ladies! With all the pressure and expectations that come along with it. Sometimes, we may be tempted to judge our husband’s love for us or the strength of our marriage based on if we get just the right gift. Special, costly gifts and things our husbands give us can be fun. […]

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Do I Wish Harm on My Husband?

Photo by niu niu on Unsplash If I cannot sincerely pray for good things for my husband and I genuinely wish him (or anyone else) harm, I should be very alarmed.   Malice is the desire to cause pain, injury, or distress to another. (Merriam-Webster dictionary)   This spirit is not of God, my precious […]

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How Can I Seriously Count Painful Times As Joy?

I was planning to write this post a few hours before my father-in-law suddenly died August 4th. It is the sequel to my post from last week about Is Real Joy Possible for Me?  I am honored to share these precious spiritual treasures with you – as it so happens – from the midst of […]

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God’s Healing for Suicidal Thoughts

Photo by Oscar Keys on Unsplash I am so thankful for this dear sister’s story and for the victory she has experienced in Christ! We have all felt the darkness of despair. May we all experience the Light and hope of Jesus like this wife and mom did. (Shared with permission.) ———— Dear April, I […]

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