Men most value the influence of those they trust and respect.
It’s a good thing for us to share our hearts and minds with our guys in healthy ways – before and after marriage.
Photo by Moon on Unsplash Some things draw our men to us. Other things repel them. While each individual can be unique in certain preferences, there are some things that would drive just about any emotionally/spiritually healthy man away from a relationship with his girl. (A lot of these work in reverse, too, ladies! So… Continue reading 12 Ways to Scare Off a Great Guy
A guest post by Simone. I appreciate her vulnerability and willingness to share her story on this incredibly important topic. May we all be reminded of the sanctity and value of every human life, no matter how small: My Story Having been raised in my faith, I knew that sex before marriage was a sin… Continue reading Unmarried and Suddenly Pregnant – What Would She Do?
Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash We are continuing our 21 Day Fast from Negative Words! We are seeking to avoid: Complaining Insulting others Destructive criticism of others Arguing How is your fast going? You are welcome to join us any time. We’d love to hear about what you are learning and the insights the Lord… Continue reading Let’s Talk about Insults!
I’d like to offer some more encouragement for our 21 Day Fast from Negative Words. I used to talk almost constantly – with no filter on my words. I don’t need to talk as much as I used to these days – and that is totally fine! But I can still talk. I just use… Continue reading If I Don’t Say Negative Things – What Will I Talk about?
Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash Avoiding complaining can get a bit fuzzy, at times. God calls us not to complain or grumble. And yet, there are situations where we need to inform those around us about important things they need to know. How can we discern the difference between complaining vs. informing? Let’s hash… Continue reading Complaining VS. Informing
Photo by Bewakoof.com Official on Unsplash I received a great question from a reader about what to do when someone else complains. She said she normally would complain about her life, too, so the person would feel she could understand them and they wouldn’t feel alone. And she worried that if they said they were really… Continue reading If a Friend Complains about Her Life, Shouldn’t I Complain about Mine, Too?
Photo by israel palacio on Unsplash If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless. James 1:26 A woman inspired me with her story earlier this week. I’d love to invite us ALL to do a fast similar to the one she decided to do.… Continue reading Join Me for a 21 Day Fast from Negative Words!
Photo by Alex Ivashenko on Unsplash Many singles think that if they could only be married, they would never feel lonely again. They would always feel loved, wanted, and cherished. I know I thought these things before I got married almost 25 years ago. Marriage can seem like such a beautiful, perfect dream. And it… Continue reading Busting the Marriage Myth -“If I Get Married, I’ll Never Feel Lonely Again”
Photo by Laura Ockel on Unsplash Valentine’s Day is coming up, ladies! With all the pressure and expectations that come along with it for all of us – whether we are in a relationship or not. Our Worth Is Not Wrapped up in This One Day Sometimes, we may be tempted to judge our worth… Continue reading Contentment on Valentine’s Day Is Possible!
Photo by Seth Macey on Unsplash Almost every woman experiences this at some point or another with her boyfriend, fiance, or husband. Your man is busy with other things and you really want to connect with him. Sometimes he may not have a choice about how busy he is due to work, a crisis, an… Continue reading “My Man Doesn’t Spend Enough Time with Me!”
Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash In our last post, we discussed, “Is Wanting to Be Married a Bad Thing?” Today, I want to address the opposite end of the spectrum. God’s Word says that marriage is a gift and that singleness is a gift. Neither one of them are bad or wrong. I wish that all… Continue reading Is It Wrong to Want to Stay Single?
Photo by Aliyah Jamous on Unsplash Focusing on and talking about the negative comes easily to our sinful nature. We don’t have to try hard at all to find all kinds of things about which to complain. Negative thinking and speaking comes from a variety of sources: Complaining/grumbling Believing lies about God, others, the world,… Continue reading Overcoming Negativity
Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash A cheerful heart is good medicine. Prov. 17:22 My husband, Greg, has always known how to make me laugh. Ever since the night we first met when I was 15 and he was 16. His sense of humor and wit were some of the things that attracted me… Continue reading Humor Builds Relationships and Attraction
It is almost mind-blowing just how easily offended people are today. And it is sad. Because when we are so easily offended, we also have a lack of unity, relationship, emotional connection, harmony, and teamwork. It’s awfully tempting to let our culture’s popular message of intolerance contaminate our own hearts and minds. Of course, our own… Continue reading Do I Have a Spirit of Offense?
Photo by Beatriz Pérez Moya on Unsplash It is so important that you discuss this issue with any potential future husband. Pornography use is extremely rampant today, sadly, even among men and women who profess Christ. Many people think it is no big deal. But the truth is, that pornography is extremely destructive in marriage.… Continue reading Marriage Doesn’t Magically Fix a Porn Addiction
We can’t possibly have God’s supernatural peace if we cling to bitterness. It is God’s will that all of His children be completely free from this snare. Definition of Bitterness – from www.gotquestions.org: Bitterness is resentful cynicism that results in an intense antagonism or hostility toward others… Bitterness refers to a mental or emotional state that… Continue reading Bitterness Is Deadly Poison
Photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash Vanity is an issue we all must address as followers of Christ, especially in our culture today. But before we can really assess properly whether we have an issue with vanity, we need to have a good definition of what vanity is. Here is the biblical definition according to… Continue reading Do You Struggle with Vanity? Take the Quiz to Find Out!
Photo by Chris Karidis on Unsplash This verse below is about married women, but it applies to single women in relationships, as well. In every relationship, we are either building up or tearing down. We are either speaking death or speaking life. Here, I am specifically writing for women who desire to follow Christ wholeheartedly… Continue reading 21 Ways to Destroy Trust in Your Relationship