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I’ve REALLY Messed Up – How Do I Make Things Right with God?

The guilt of sin can be soul-crushing and overwhelming. Sin always gives birth to death and destruction.  Death of our relationship with God.  Death of our relationships with people. It can cause HUGE anxiety, worry, dread and fear in our lives.  It can even make us physically sick. What if you are stuck in sin […]

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“I MUST HAVE THAT HOUSE!”

This post is inspired by a real estate commercial that shows a wife attempting to pressure and force her husband into a quick decision about a house that the couple may not be able to responsibly afford. Some things to observe in this brief conversation: the wife’s facial expressions her tone of voice the husband’s […]

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Finding Her Voice

This is part of a conversation between myself and a sister in Christ who is struggling to articulate her emotions, thoughts and ideas in her marriage.   Her husband wants her to talk and to share her heart and mind with him – but that is very challenging for her.  This is an open dialogue. […]

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Breaking the Romance Addiction

Here is a bit more from the wife I quoted in yesterday’s post about The Artificial Romance Issue – How Romantic Movies/Novels/Music Can Be a Stumbling Block. I am so thankful for this precious sister of mine and her willingness to share what she has learned the hard way. ———————– I’m not going to lie […]

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The Fantasy of Romance

This is probably going to sound a bit extreme.  It is certainly up to you what  you do with this area of your life.   I am not saying you must do what I do. But I am saying – this is something to think about and pray about. “Everything is permissible for me – […]

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“Giving Up on My Dream for My Marriage”

This is from the same wife who wrote to me about not pursuing her husband anymore last week. This is what it looks like to painfully tear out our idols by the root and totally surrender to Christ as LORD of ALL.   Here the idols are control, feeling loved in a certain way and romance. […]

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One Wife Learns – This REALLY IS ALL ABOUT GOD!

From a precious wife and dear friend I first met here on the blog in July of 2012.  God has brought her a LONG way since then.  I’m so thankful for her willingness to share.   This is going to bless you – my wonderful sisters in Christ! ———————————————- I feel like I am growing […]

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“I’m Going to Stop Pursuing My Husband” (in the wrong ways)

I am not an expert, a certified counselor, a psychologist, a theologian or a pastor.  My posts and my blog may be helpful for you – they may not be.  I share ideas and suggestions – they are not rules or guarantees.  Ultimately, each wife must prayerfully decide what she believes God wants her to do […]

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The Visit

This is Part 2 from “The Beginning of a Wife’s Journey.” This wife’s husband has been separated from her for some time.   He comes to visit their son, and visits her as well.  Last week they had a visit that was unlike any other in the past.  What an inspiration!!!!  THANK YOU to this […]

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Roots of Insecurity, Low Self Esteem, Sinful Jealousy and Desire to Control

Yesterday, we looked at how we as women desire security in our lives and in our relationships so desperately.  But we often look for it in all the wrong places instead of finding our security in Christ alone. I believe that the deep roots of a woman’s insecurity in her marriage, her “low self esteem,” her desire […]

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