I Am Responsible for My Emotions

      For many years, I expected Greg to be responsible for my emotions. I expected him to “make me happy.” I expected him to “fix me” if I was upset. I expected him to meet needs in my heart and soul that only Jesus could meet. I expected that being close to him […]

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The Snare of Comparing

  Sometimes it’s hard to find a free stock picture that truly exemplifies the emotion you want to convey. I did find some great pics of jealousy, but they were all $5 each. Nope. Not going to spend money for a pic for a post. So, this is me, “being upset because I am comparing […]

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Ways Husbands Lead that Wives Often Don’t Notice – From the Archives

A REMINDER: I write from the slant of a wife who was dominating, Type A personality, take-charge, controlling, overly responsible, overly “helpful” and prideful with a passive husband. If you tend to be too quiet or have a very dominant husband, my slant may not be the angle you need because you are going to […]

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Say “Thank You!”

ADMINISTRATIVE NOTE: I have a busy week this week with our children home from school on a winter break and some extra work. I will get to emails and comments as I am able to.  I apologize in advance that I may not be able to be as prompt as I would like to be. […]

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Contentment During the Christmas Season

Administrative note: I am on an email vacation through January 6th.  You are welcome to comment on posts, but please kindly hold emails for me until January 7th.  Thank you and Merry Christmas!   This time of year can seem to exacerbate loneliness and maybe even tempt many of people into depression.  (Depression this time […]

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Bitterness of Soul – I Want to Be His FIRST Priority!

By  A Fellow Wife who wrote “Giving Up on My Dream for My Marriage”  and “I’m Going to Stop Pursuing My Husband (in the Wrong Ways)” and “Getting Back on Track” I have always loved the story of Hannah in the bible because I identified with her, but not in the conventional way that you might […]

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Ways Husbands Lead that Wives Often Don’t Notice – From the Archives

This is a continuation of the post two days ago about how wives tend to have VERY specific and high expectations of exactly what it means to be a spiritual leader – and how many of the things we expect aren’t even biblical.  Not only that – but our expectations can lead to grave sin […]

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The Key to Peace

Having a solid understanding of where my responsibilities end and where God’s sovereignty begins is a HUGE key to peace that I was missing for many years. THE WAY I USED TO LIVE I ultimately trusted myself, not God. I said I trusted Christ. I thought that I was living by faith – but in […]

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Handling Adversity with Joy and WITHOUT Complaining

  (our children at Legoland, FL) I am obviously NOT perfect. I’m still very human.  I need Jesus desperately EVERY MOMENT of EVERY DAY or I will mess things up majorly! I thought some of you may appreciate a few real life examples of how a wife might have obstacles and problems to deal with […]

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Waiting on the Lord

Today’s guest post is by Lindsey Watson at Runningincircles.   Thank you for sharing!  Praying for a healthy delivery and healthy mama and baby! There are tons of verses in the Bible about waiting on the Lord.  I know, because I found them and “claimed” them all when I was single and worrying about my […]

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