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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The Respect Dare, Day 15 – Is My Treasure in Eternal Things?

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’”  Hebrews 13:5 (FYI – You may remember that my hours as a pharmacist were suddenly cut from 12 hours/week to 3 hours/week in April.  This […]

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Peri-menopause and Menopause – Part 1

This is an email from a dear sister in Christ who has been through peri-menopause and menopause.  I’m thankful for the wisdom she is willing to share with us! FATIQUE AND WEEPINESS I began to experience huge fatigue that had never been a problem for me at age 52.  It was getting more and more […]

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But, I’m a GOOD Person!

Yesterday, we looked at the wisdom of our culture, “Are Women Morally and Spiritually Superior to Men?” We examined God’s perspective and His holy judgment of ALL people as being evil.  He says there is no one that is good (Romans 3)  He says that our best attempts to be good look like “filthy, bloody […]

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The Devastation of Sexual Rejection in Marriage

If you have severe issues in your marriage, please seek godly, experienced, wise counsel! Ladies, I know that MANY of you are suffering in your marriage with the pain of sexual rejection.  The pain can be excruciating.  And many women think they are the only wives whose husbands refuse them. Reading marriage books that constantly […]

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Something that Christian Men Wish We Knew about Them

This is a guest post from www.peacefulsinglegirl.wordpress.com (my other blog) this week for the SINGLE ladies.  It is a single Christian man’s response to a question I asked him after Tuesday’s post (Why Asking About His “Five Year Plan” Can Backfire).  I believe that the way we treat our men reflects the same level of respect […]

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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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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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Rejoice in Suffering

Could there be a more unpalatable idea to us than this?  We don’t WANT to suffer – EVER!  And we certainly cannot begin to fathom REJOICING in suffering!  We only want comfort, ease, health and material wealth.  And we have plenty of preachers who are glad to tell us that it’s God’s will for us […]

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