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What Does Jesus Want Me to Do in My Marriage?

Marriage is HARD. Really – I would even say it is impossible – in human strength and effort alone. Men and women are SO different.  We think and feel entirely differently.  We have different priorities and needs many times.  We approach things from completely opposite perspectives.  We have very different strengths and weaknesses.  Marriage is […]

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Receiving Your Husband’s Generosity Graciously

I learned a LOT about being a wonderful recipient of my husband’s attention, compliments, efforts and gifts from Laura Doyle’s “The Surrendered Wife” and from her book, “Things Will Get as Good as You Can Stand – When You Learn that it is Better to Receive than to Give!” RECEIVING AND FEMININITY Receiving well is […]

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A New Leader is Born

CHANGING THE DOMINANT WIFE/PASSIVE HUSBAND DYNAMIC When a wife has been trying to control the marriage and making most of the decisions and the husband has been unplugged for many months, years or decades – it takes TIME and practice for her to step down and learn to be a great follower and it takes […]

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Giving Our Children the Gift of Peace

Many parents are scrambling to find the BEST Christmas gifts for their children – spending hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars on toys, electronics, clothes and jewelry.  It’s so normal now for Christmas to be all about STUFF.  We easily turn Christmas into a monument to materialism, selfishness, greed and things.  Santa and gifts and decorations […]

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Forgiveness

We have been focusing on bitterness a good bit this week.  If you have missed it, here are links to the other posts: Be Still My Bitter Heart Bitterness is Toxic and Contagious Exploring the Depths of Bitterness Finding God’s Victory Over Bitterness STEPPING STONES TO FORGIVENESS I want to see ALL traces of bitterness […]

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Bitterness is Contagious and Toxic!

Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.  See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.   Hebrews 12:14-15 WHAT IS IT ABOUT ONE PERSON’S BITTERNESS […]

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Be Still, My Bitter Heart

Today’s post is a guest post by my dear sister in Christ, Selena, at www.joyfullysubmitted.com.  Thank you, Selena, for allowing me to share this post!  I pray that it will bless and edify many for the glory of God. For the past week, some friends and I have been experiencing what it feels like to […]

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Finding God’s Victory over Bitterness

Yesterday, we looked at many of the causes, signs and consequences of bitterness – if you missed that post, you can find it here. I have discovered that I have to dig down deeply and examine all of my angry thoughts, write down exactly why I am upset and then compare my thoughts to the […]

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