The Purpose of Marriage

Photo by Alvin Mahmudov on Unsplash God intended marriage to be a living picture of the relationship between Jesus and His Bride, the Church. We think of a “church” as a building today. But when Jesus talks about His Church, He is talking about His chosen people, the ones He has chosen out of this […]

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My Primary Goal As a Wife Has to Be This One Thing

Reminder – I have a conference in Eaton, Ohio February 25th and a conference in Columbia, South Carolina March 24th-25th. You are most welcome to come! Marriage meets many needs and fulfills a number of purposes in our lives, in our families, the church, and in society. A healthy marriage: Brings stability to society. Teaches […]

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When Would I Not Submit to My Husband?

  This is such a serious issue. How I pray that God’s Spirit will be very much involved to help me write and to help each of us understand things clearly. I have had many women read a bit about biblical submission and conclude that submitting to our husbands means things like: My husband is […]

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Encouragement for Those Who Are "in the Trenches"

    1. SPIRITUAL HEALING TAKES TIME This journey is a process. There are stages. If there is major woundedness in an individual or in a marriage, it often takes a long time to heal. Expect that it will be many months or maybe even a year or years before anything close to “total healing” […]

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What Headship/Biblical Submission Looks Like at Our House

  The concepts of the husband being the head of the home and the wife honoring his God-given leadership are big concepts. They are kind of like the words, “love,” or “respect.” There are a lot of ways we can live these things out and may ways to define these ideas. There will be differences […]

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She Submitted to Her Husband Without Knowing Christ Yet

I am so thankful for this precious sister in Christ who was willing to allow me to share her story after she read my post earlier “Am I Giving Marriage Advice to Non-Christians?”¬†Especially if you are not yet a believer in Christ, I hope you will read her story! I don’t know that every wife’s […]

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“Wasting” Myself

May 28, 2013 – our 19th anniversary. Picture taken in front of the church where we were married in 1994. There is an incredible chapter in Watchman Nee’s “The Normal Christian Life” about “wasting ourselves” for Christ. If you haven’t read this book yet, PLEASE, PLEASE read it! I believe it should be a must-read […]

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To Speak or Not to Speak…

A lot of wives ask me this question… “How do I know when to say how I feel and when I should not say anything?” This can be such a quandary! Especially at first when we are just realizing our former disrespect and we have not yet figured out what exactly is respectful or disrespectful. […]

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