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....

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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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Prayer for 2018

Ladies (and Gentlemen), I invite you to take a few moments to pray together with me over your upcoming year, your relationships, your family, your church, this ministry, and the church worldwide. What an awesome privilege that God grants us access to the very Holy of...

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Developing Good Housekeeping Habits

Photo by Nathan Fertig on Unsplash One of the skills you will appreciate having most when you get married and have children is the ability to organize your home and take good care of it. While you are single is an excellent time to begin building your skill set. It...

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Strong Relationships Do Not Happen By Accident

Photo by Omar Lopez on Unsplash Strong relationships seem to happen magically on movies and in romantic novels sometimes. But the truth is that strong relationships are built. Whether it is a dating relationship, a friendship, a family relationship, a marriage, or...

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Dressing Modestly

The goal for us as believing women has to be real heart change. Once we understand God’s heart for us and for the body of Christ, we will want to dress in modest ways to please the Lord so that we show proper respect for: God our brothers and sisters in Christ the...

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Real Hope

Photo by Mira Kemppainen on Unsplash We all (men, women, children, everyone) begin this journey broken and hurting. We have been hurt by other people. We have been hurt by things that happened when we were growing up. We have been hurt by the world. We have been hurt...

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My Resources for You and Your Women’s Group!

Blogs: www.peacefulsinglegirl.com www.peacefulwife.com Books: The Peaceful Wife - Living in Submission to Christ As Lord If you haven't read this book yet, especially if you tend to be a Type-A personality and you want to prepare for a godly marriage, maybe someone in...

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How Can I Find God’s Will for Me?

Sometimes, I think that we tend to assume that the most important things about God's will are the external things. The decisions we make about who to marry, what job to take, what house to buy, etc... But it is my belief that those things, though important, are quite...

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All Guys Are Not Animals!

Photo by Andrew Robles on Unsplash As women try to understand how men think, there is a danger sometimes that we may develop a skewed understanding or maybe a caricature kind of picture. Because we are not men, we depend on men or other sources to help us understand...

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Am I Too Quiet with My Man?

Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash The past two Mondays, we have examined the topics, "Am I Too Chatty with My Guy?" and "What Do I Do with My Desire for More Verbal/Emotional Connection?" For some of us, we struggle with talking too much. Others of us struggle with not...

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Am I His Prosecuting Attorney?

Me in 2005 - 3 years before God opened my eyes MY OLD WAYS Ugh. This describes me for so long in our relationship. I would often decide we had an issue. I would think nonstop about it all day - determining all the questions I would ask Greg so I could verbally nail...

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Am I “Too Chatty” with My Guy?

Ladies, This is another one of those topics where the key is balance. It is entirely possible to be way too talkative. It is also entirely possible to be way too quiet. Of course, what you talk about or avoid talking about also matters. When there are many words, sin...

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Are You Giving the Enemy Authority in Your Life?

This is not a topic I was familiar with at all for decades. But as I grow in my faith in Christ, and as I better understand spiritual warfare, I realize that the choices we make have great impact spiritually. There are doors we can open that invite the Holy Spirit to...

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“Have Nothing to Do with Such Men”

Photo by Mark Rabe on Unsplash I have been thinking about the days leading up to the time of the Great Tribulation a lot lately. The "birth pangs" sure have been coming very quickly that Jesus described would happen before the church is raptured. One particular...

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Are Your Plans Set in Concrete?

I know many of us love to plan. I definitely tend to be a planner. We like to feel like we have everything all figured out. Some of my friends when I was in junior high school (middle school) had already decided who they would marry, how many children they would have...

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Waiting on God’s Timing

Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash Patience does not come naturally to me. I tend to want things now. In my own wisdom, I can be tempted to think things like: Why wait for something important to happen later if it could happen right now? Maybe I can just force things a...

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The Peaceful Girlfriend – by Lee Ann

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash From a precious single Christian woman in her 30s who has written guest posts for me before - this is what it looks like to date a man without idolizing him as you put the Lord first: I find myself in a new place in life…...

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