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?
God created men and women. And God created marriage and family. Marriage and family are very good things. It is NOT a bad thing to desire to be married at all! In fact, it is a great desire, and a natural desire. The key is that our desire for marriage must be in the proper… Continue reading Is Wanting to Be Married a Bad Thing?
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?
I have walked beside hundreds and hundreds of women on this journey. There are several telltale signs that I have noticed that I want to share with you. When I see these indicators beginning to unfold in someone’s life, it means that God is at work, opening her eyes and preparing her heart. It also… Continue reading 20 Signs God Is About to Do Something INCREDIBLE in Someone’s Life
Photo by Pro Church Media on Unsplash The more I know the Lord and the more I see of His goodness, character, and love, the more I spontaneously desire to praise and thank Him. It is a natural outpouring that results from understanding who God is and acknowledging all of the innumerable blessings He has… Continue reading 11 Reasons We Can’t Afford to Skimp on Praising and Thanking God
Photo by Rachel Lynette French on Unsplash We sometimes have a tendency to want to let our feelings lead the way in our obedience to the Lord. I’ll forgive when my feelings change. I’ll spend time with God when He seems more interesting than the internet. I’ll pray when I feel close to God. I’ll… Continue reading Don’t Wait on Your Feelings
Today, let’s talk about the beauty of a godly woman who doesn’t yield to fear (1 Pet. 3:4-6) This is something the Lord has been teaching me, personally, this year through quite a few trials. I am still learning, but He has brought me a long way! I just had to share these treasures with my… Continue reading Fearless
Some women think terrible things about God and His relationship with women today. They’ll say things like: God hates women. The Bible is misogynistic. God created women to be inferior to men. Men are more important than women to God. If that was the kind of God we had, I could understand why a lot… Continue reading Does the Bible Teach That Women Are Inferior to Men?
Photo by Timothy Meinberg on Unsplash It is very tempting for us to just want to pray a hurricane away. It is certainly fine to ask God to spare us from a hurricane or from other kinds of disasters. Many times, He has diverted a storm so that it didn’t cause all of the destruction… Continue reading Rethinking How We Pray in the Face of a Strong Hurricane
Recently, I drove my husband’s old 1997 Honda to work and everything was fine that morning. But when I was ready to leave the pharmacy at 6:00pm, the engine wouldn’t start. Bummer! That is life sometimes, isn’t it? An unexpected trial comes out of nowhere. How will I handle it? Seems like this has been… Continue reading “Honey… I’m Stranded at Work!”
We live in a fallen world and we all face many kinds of trials in our lives. None of us are exempt. In fact, I am writing this post from the midst of a great trial for our family, after the sudden and extremely unexpected passing of my father-in-law. The Lord calls believers in Christ… Continue reading Joy in the Midst of Pain
Photo by Noah Silliman on Unsplash Joy is something we all long to experience continually. But so few people possess it today. Even in the church. Dear sisters, this need not be! Each of us have access to more joy than we could possibly imagine in Jesus Christ! DEFINING “JOY” John Piper’s definition of joy:… Continue reading How You Can Have Real Joy Today!
On this lifelong journey as I seek to become the woman God created me to be in Christ Jesus, there are some common snares. I have fallen into them myself, at times, and I have seen other women fall into them, too. “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way… Continue reading Top 5 Pitfalls on This Journey
Photo by Tess Nebula on Unsplash I am so thankful for this dear sister’s story and for the victory she has experienced in Christ! We have all felt the darkness of despair. May we all experience the Light and hope of Jesus like this woman did. (Shared with permission.) ———— Dear April, I am writing… Continue reading Healing from Suicidal Thoughts
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 many of us have experienced, unfortunately. We have been touched by… Continue reading “I Just Lost My Job!”