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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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22 Ways to Destroy Intimacy and Trust in Your Marriage

Photo by Christian Fregnan on Unsplash There are many things we can do, sinful things, that will hurt our husbands and erode the intimacy we all long for in our marriages. This is not a complete list, but it may be a blessing to just ponder these things prayerfully. 1. Insult your husband out loud […]

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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 "Submit" Feels Like a Dirty Word – by Shannon Popkin

Bio Shannon Popkin is a speaker and writer from Grand Rapids, MI. Shannon enjoys blending her love for humor and storytelling with her passion for God’s Word. Shannon’s first book, Control Girl: Lessons on Surrendering Your Burden of Control From 7 Women in The Bible will be published by Kregel Publications in 2016/2017. Check out Shannon’s […]

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The Surprising Root of All Marriage Problems

  We can justify anything if we believe we know better than God does. Pride births every other wrong in our thoughts, words, and actions. Pride is hideously ugly when we see it in other people – and yet, it can be so insidious in our own lives. We can have it – a lot […]

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"If I Become a Godly Wife – Will I Be Me?" – by ContentinChrist

  ContentinChrist answers a wife’s question about losing herself if she trusts God fully and about how God can love us unconditionally if He wants us to change: You will be more *you* than you ever have been, when you give yourself fully to God and allow Him control of your life. I know it […]

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25 Ways to Respect Myself

For a godly woman, respect goes in every direction: respect for God (the highest level of respect) respect for our new self in Christ as stewards of the life with which God has gifted us respect for others (men, women, and children) respect for my husband in particular respect for God-given authority (bosses, teachers, pastors, […]

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Healthy VS. Unhealthy Relationships

  Where are people not permitted to say what they need, how they feel, or what they think? – those who are literally slaves or who are in concentration camps. – those in extremely oppressive countries with totalitarian regimes. – those who are in abusive or dysfunctional relationships/families. Here are some hallmarks of abusive/dysfunctional personal […]

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A Fellow Wife Reflects on Her Two Year Journey

  I first “met” a Fellow Wife  in October, 2012. I can’t begin to count all the discussions we shared together.   This has been a difficult, painful and challenging journey at times – as it is for all of us who seek to know, obey and please Jesus. We must die to self, go […]

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