"Being Vulnerable and Direct Feels Wrong!"

I’m going to share one wife’s “gut reactions”  to the list I gave of ways we can speak and communicate directly and honestly. It’s worth the time to really hash through these objections in our self-talk together. My original statements from a post last month about how to directly communicate our needs and desires are […]

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Healthy VS. Unhealthy Relationships

  Where are people not permitted to say what they need, how they feel, or what they think? – those who are literally slaves or who are in concentration camps. – those in extremely oppressive countries with totalitarian regimes. – those who are in abusive or dysfunctional relationships/families. Here are some hallmarks of abusive/dysfunctional personal […]

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Resting in Christ

When we are on this journey, seeking to become godly women/wives/mothers… it can feel very overwhelming and we may drive ourselves insane sometimes trying to be perfect and trying to evaluate ourselves constantly to see if we are “getting an A+ on our godly wife report card.” The more you get into this journey and […]

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"I Wanted So Much to Respect My Husband – but I Just Couldn't"

Sometimes it can be so difficult for us to tell the origin of a problem in our thinking and behavior. Is it a spiritual issue, a medical issue, a side effect of a medication, a nutritional issue or a combination? These things can be tough to discern – which is probably why Jesus instructed us […]

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Oneness in Marriage: Not Too Close but Not Too Far Away

There are two sinful extremes to which we often go when it comes to the degree of intimacy/closeness/connection we share in our marriage. One one end is a wife being enmeshed with our husband (or “codependent”) and on the other end is a wife being distant, unplugged, passive – maybe even cold. (Husbands do these […]

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When You Feel Deprived in Your Marriage

Whether you are feeling deprived of attention, love, affection, sex (and yes, a lot of women desire sex more than their husbands do), or anything else – I believe there are some steps godly wives can take to move forward in a productive direction. (If there are severe issues in your marriage, please see the disclaimer […]

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God Changes a Wife’s Heart During a Financial Crisis

  From a precious sister in Christ – the same one God is taking from major fear to strong faith: I am writing to you again to share one more incident that took place yesterday and through which God spoke to me. I am excited when there is even a very small progress in the […]

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Preparing Our Hearts for “Through a Man’s Eyes” by Shaunti Feldhahn and Craig Gross

REMINDER: You may want to join me on Facebook at Peacefulwife Blog for extra insights, prayers, and thoughts to bless your walk with Christ and your marriage. 🙂 (The link is on the right column of my blog.) Shaunti Feldhahn is one of my favorite authors. She is a social researcher and Christian author who […]

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