The Respect Dare, Day 3 – My Godly Wife Report Card

The Respect Dare, Day 3 – Nina Roesner poses some questions to wives to assess how they are doing in a number of areas of their lives.  They are GREAT questions!!! She asks some probing questions about how we are doing as disciples of Christ, as household managers,  as communicators, and as confident and assured […]

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A Challenge for You, Ladies! :)

Let’s allow God to help us turn this loud, obnoxious, angry, destructive tongue of ours into an instrument of healing and blessing. As women, we have HUGE verbal skills.  This is where we often hurt our husbands and children the most – with our words.  It is time to learn to use our words for […]

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A Minivan Update!

This is a follow up to my first post about the possibility of selling my 2006 minivan and how I trusted God and my husband with the outcome. I had wanted to possibly sell my minivan because we don’t really need so much space now that we aren’t lugging strollers, pac-n-plays and high chairs around. […]

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The First Few Months (or More) of This Process is HARD!

I share a lot of success stories and light bulb moments that wives have.  Those are really inspiring.  I love seeing what God is doing and when things seem to start to go well. But you know what?  I get WAY more emails that are full of pain, frustration, angst and struggle.  But I don’t […]

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Empowering My Husband's Spiritual Leadership about Church Stuff

EVERY COUPLE WILL HAVE ITS OWN UNIQUE BRAND OF RESPECT/BIBLICAL SUBMISSION/LOVE There is not one specific “right way” to respect your husband and to cooperate with his leadership.  Every couple will have their own style and methods of doing this.  I am going to give some examples just to give you a baseline to think […]

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A Prayer for a New Beginning in Christ

The kind of sincere prayer that will honor God and get you moving in the right direction to live with Him as LORD of your life is something like this: Jesus, You alone are my Lord and my God.  I have sinned against You.  I confess all of these sins (here are some examples): unforgiveness […]

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A Wife's Power in Marriage

We took a marriage class last winter by a man I have known and respected for 25 years.  He spoke a lot about authority during our semester: God-given authority, spiritual authority and the needs of those leaders who are in authority over us.  And I HOPE that one day I have the chance to take […]

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A REAL Helpmeet Suitable for Him

Sometimes we wives think we are helping our husbands when we are actually trying to control him like we talked about yesterday (check here if you missed it!). That was one of my biggest mistakes.  I REALLY believed I was being helpful – but my husband saw me as being prideful (always “right”) and controlling. […]

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Finding God’s Victory over Bitterness

Yesterday, we looked at many of the causes, signs and consequences of bitterness – if you missed that post, you can find it here. I have discovered that I have to dig down deeply and examine all of my angry thoughts, write down exactly why I am upset and then compare my thoughts to the […]

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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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