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The Painting "Test"

        A guest post from a reader – I so appreciate her allowing me to share her story: I just want to encourage everyone here on this journey to stick with it.  I started on this whole journey about three years ago and I recognize all these feelings and the days of […]

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“I Won’t Give up My Bitterness!”

We Have All Been Hurt by Others: Sin against us HURTS. Deeply.  Sin is always wrong. God always hates sin. He hates every sin people commit against us – whether it is in thought, motive, word, or deed. He hates the sin people commit against Him. He hates our sin, too – even the ones […]

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The Dirty Garage Epiphany

  From a wife who has experienced great difficulties in her marriage and has continued to abide in Christ: You know, I was cleaning out our garage today (part of me working on my own habits), and it taught me some lessons. One was on that question that always pops up… “How do I respect […]

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“Chicken One Day, Feathers the Next”

From the wife who wrote the post about being the bride of Christ: That phrase is a “backwoods” euphemism I heard more times than I can count growing up from my grandmother who very much tended to concentrate on the negative side of life. Often she had a scowl on her face resulting from the blows […]

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“What On Earth Do I Do Now???”

Sometimes we encounter problems in marriage.  That is inevitable.  At times: We will be sinned against We will be hurt We will feel unloved We will feel lonely We will feel overwhelmed We will face DIFFICULT circumstances We will feel misunderstood We will be exhausted, sleep-deprived, physically/emotionally/spiritually drained Things will seem impossible to fix It […]

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The Respect Dare, Day 17 – Life-Giving Words

Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.  Proverbs 16:24 We all need genuine affirmation and words of encouragement. Nina Roesner shares a beautiful story in today’s dare about a wife who was going to The Daughters of Sarah classes that Nina Roesner leads.  This wife was thinking about […]

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