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Confronting Your Husband’s Sin

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DISCLAIMER: This is a HUGE topic.  There are MANY situations and issues that I cannot address in detail here.  I cannot possibly fit all of what scripture says in one post like this.  So this is a small taste on this topic, but it is not remotely exhaustive.  Please be sure to seek godly counsel… Continue reading Confronting Your Husband’s Sin

Living in God's Spirit and Power

Thankfully, Jesus can save us from our slavery to our sinful nature and empower us by His Spirit to walk in holiness – that we might please God and be free to honor Him!  What wonderful news!  He can give us the power to respond to evil and sin with blessing and good.  This is… Continue reading Living in God's Spirit and Power

Living in God’s Spirit and Power

Thankfully, Jesus can save us from our slavery to our sinful nature and empower us by His Spirit to walk in holiness – that we might please God and be free to honor Him!  What wonderful news!  He can give us the power to respond to evil and sin with blessing and good.  This is… Continue reading Living in God’s Spirit and Power

Expectations – Part 2

Yesterday, we looked at some common expectations that wives often carry into marriage and how they can create resentment in us (For Part 1 of Expectations, please click here).  We also looked at reality vs. these expectations. Here are some more expectations that we often bring into marriage that sometimes create resentment that if I… Continue reading Expectations – Part 2

My Disrespect and Controlling Behavior Don't Just Hurt My Husband!

My husband was watching a singing competition on TV recently.  There were many contestants auditioning.  Most of them got the same bad news.  “You’re not good enough.  You’re not going to make it to the next round.  It’s a ‘no’.”  Some people accepted that answer with sadness and humility.  Some people could not accept what… Continue reading My Disrespect and Controlling Behavior Don't Just Hurt My Husband!

We Can Put Our Husbands in a Lose/Lose Situation

Here is a comment from a husband – and this is a very difficult challenge that almost all husbands face when we are treating them with disrespect or we are trying to control them.  Please hear his heart and the very painful dilemma he faces! FROM A CHRISTIAN HUSBAND: Is it really a good idea… Continue reading We Can Put Our Husbands in a Lose/Lose Situation

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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… Continue reading Forgiveness

Bitterness is Contagious and Toxic!

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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… Continue reading Bitterness is Contagious and Toxic!

Exploring the Depths of Bitterness

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This is Part 1 of a series on Bitterness.  (Click here for Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4) Thank You, God, for a Husband Who Is Willing to Tell Me the Hard Stuff My husband shocked me one night this week when he told me about some bitterness that he saw in me that… Continue reading Exploring the Depths of Bitterness

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… Continue reading Rejoice in Suffering