My $10 Bill Situation

Note - Thank you for all who have been praying for my Grandma and my family. Grandma passed away peacefully on June 8th with each of her sons there at her side, holding her hands. She is with Jesus now and will never face sadness, illness, suffering, pain, or death...

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My Family Is Experiencing a Trial This Week

Hey, my sweet readers! Just wanted to let you know that my 98 year old Grandma broke her leg Tuesday - had a very severe fracture. She had just gone out to eat with us at a Chinese buffet on Sunday for Mother's Day. She has been living with my parents for almost 29...

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A Teen Girl Overcomes the Snare of Lying

Photo by Anna Demianenko on Unsplash From a teenage girl (now a 9th grader) who is a believer in Christ - with her permission and her parents' permission. I so appreciate them allowing me to share her testimony. I'm very excited to see all that the Lord will continue...

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“I Just Lost My Job!”

Photo by frank mckenna on Unsplash Today, let's tackle some tough subjects **: When a woman loses her job. When her boyfriend/fiancé loses his job. When one person is underemployed. When one person is forced into fewer hours against his/her will. This is something...

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8 Powerful Keys to Peace

Photo by Richard Payette on Unsplash   There is no doubt about it, being a woman is tough today. With so many crazy things happening in our own families, relationships, jobs, and schedules – not to mention the complete insanity going on in the world - a peaceful heart...

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“My Future Husband Wants Me to Move!”

Photo by Christopher Harris on Unsplash   I love to take real-life situations and seek to approach them biblically. God has given us a LOT of instruction, help, and wisdom to use in times of conflict in almost any situation. As we learn to look to Him and His Word for...

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The Gratitude Challenge!

Photo by John Jennings on Unsplash Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thess. 5:18 Gratitude is a habit I must consciously cultivate. It doesn't automatically come naturally. I choose to stop focusing on problems and bad...

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Do You Measure Love – or Enjoy It?

Photo by patricia serna on Unsplash Reminder - I am writing for women who are seeking to live for Christ as Lord and who, if they are dating/courting, are only dating/courting men who are seeking to live for Christ as Lord. Of course, if you are not dating or...

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Spring Cleaning

Photo by Dulcineia Dias on Unsplash NOTE - The ebook version of The Peaceful Wife is FREE today only - 4/2/18 - at GooglePlay! Spring is one of my favorite seasons. A time when all that was dead - or appeared to be dead - begins to awaken. Temperatures grow warmer....

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Books Were My Mentors

In December of 2008, God used a book, "Love and Respect," (by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs) to open my eyes to a lot of problems in my attitude and behavior I had never noticed before in my relationship to my husband. I was mortified. I had no idea how blind I was and how...

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Curing My Compulsion to Control – Part 2

We are continuing a series that started earlier this winter: The Pain That Pushes Us to Try to Control The Cure for My Compulsion to Control - Part 1 Once I see that God is God and I am not and I begin to rebuild my thinking on His Word and truth alone, I am ready to...

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God Wants Me to Do Something HARD – but GOOD

I spent some time over the past month praying, asking God what was blocking me from growing more in my faith. It is a question I want to ask myself and the Lord every so often. He showed me that I have been too distracted. Mostly by comments and emails related to...

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Is Withholding Sex Before Marriage a Sin?

Photo by iAlicante Mediterranean Homes on Unsplash   In marriage, withholding sex IS a sin. First, let's define "withholding sex" so that we are on the same page. Withholding sex would mean - I purposely won't have sex with my husband when I am actually able to. In...

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Curing My Desire to Control – Part 1

Photo by Pro Church Media on Unsplash Last week I shared about how we can develop a compulsion to control other people, situations, and the Lord in this post. I thought I "had to try to control" other people and situations. I truly believed it was my responsibility...

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The Painful Past Behind a Compulsion to Control

In my experience with women who feel they have to be in control of situations and other people, there is usually some level of trauma or hurt in her past. The level of trauma can vary. But usually something happened that caused her, as a young girl, to develop the...

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“I Want to Be Married. I Am SO Lonely!”

Photo by David Marcu on Unsplash This is a guest post written by a 58 year old single brother in Christ who knows the pain of desiring to be married and knows the healing and blessing God can bring as He transforms our attitudes - and here he is talking about when...

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