A guest post from one of my dear prayer partners: Maybe try this with your man the next time you have an argument. It starts with understanding two very different approaches: A “strawman” is a misrepresentation of someone’s position or argument that is easy to defeat. With this approach, your goal is to create a win/lose… Continue reading A New Way to Approach Your Next Disagreement with Your Guy
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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 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
From a reader with her permission: My very first relationship was with a guy who I knew, pretty early on, wasn’t right for me. He was promiscuous, dishonest and manipulative. Although I noticed those things, it took me a long time to break up with him because I was terrified to disappoint him or hurt… Continue reading “I Didn’t Want to Hurt His Feelings…” – a Guest Post
Photo by Ostap Senyuk on Unsplash I hear from women every so often who want to try to apply biblical marriage principles – like God’s directives for wives – to sexual relationships that are outside of God’s design for marriage between one man and one woman. One of my favorite illustrations of sex is the… Continue reading Do God’s Instructions for Wives Apply to Other Sexual Relationships?
People reveal a lot about their character if we are observant. Before you commit to marriage to a man, and preferably, before you even date/court him – it would be great to take some time just to get to know him. How does he relate to God? How does he relate to other people? How… Continue reading 15 Signs a Guy Might Be a Good Choice for a Potential Husband
A guest post by a sister in the Lord – “Fortified by Christ” I recently read April’s post about how a godly woman should respond to a husband’s infidelity and it made me reflect on how I treated my father when he got involved in an unrepentant affair. I did exactly the opposite of what her… Continue reading Reacting to a Parent’s Infidelity – by Fortified by Christ
If you are seeking to live for Christ and you are dating a guy who lives for Christ – there will be plenty of opportunities, even for believers, to offer grace to one another. You may mess up at times. He may mess up at times. Especially when one of you is exhausted, hungry, sick,… Continue reading Keep Your Dignity in Front of Your Man
From a single brother in Christ, this is his first time sharing here. I pray his words might bless you: I spent many years feeling sorry for myself, thinking that women just don’t love me. And then God intervened—in a HUGE way. I’ll tell you the basics of what God impressed upon my heart. About 10… Continue reading A Brother in Christ Faces Rejection in a Beautiful Way
[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] A guest post from a reader: Like many other ladies, I have a weakness for romantic fiction. There is something so heartwarming about watching two people realize that they were made for each other, and fall in love. My preference is the understated, gradual, conservative approach.… Continue reading A Reader Examines Her Relationship with Romantic Fiction
A guest post by Lee Ann – a Christian single woman in her early 30s: Recently I told you about the modesty challenge and what I learned while doing it. Today, I would like to share some extremely valuable information. Respect, femininity, and modesty are powerful tools. I pray that we use these tools to… Continue reading A “Heads Up” for the Ladies about Respecting Men and Dressing Modestly
[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Whether you are feeling deprived of friendship, attention, love, compliments, connection, romance, attraction, affection, marriage, children, or anything else – I believe there are some steps godly women can take to move forward in a productive direction.* The power to overcome our needs/desires not being met is… Continue reading When You Are Feeling Deprived
A guest post by Surrenderedgirl – I am excited to share what God is doing in her life. May her post bless your walk with Christ, as well: I met my boyfriend on a college church retreat at the beach. He was the first boyfriend I ever had, and he swept me off my… Continue reading "Putting the Brakes on Sexual Temptation with My Boyfriend"
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew 7:13-14 I am sure that I don’t have to tell you… Continue reading Stand Firm, My Dear Sisters!
What do you think when you look in the mirror, my precious sister? I am an identical twin. I know the pain of being CONSTANTLY compared to someone else in every single way. Other people compared us all day long every day. And we compared ourselves, too. You never want to be the ugly… Continue reading I Don’t Have to Be “The Most Beautiful Girl” in the Room
Our daughter and I watched a show with a cat behaviorist, Jackson Galaxy, together last week. The cat owner was a famous young woman who often tweeted about her cat and used some dreadful names for him in her tweets. Galaxy said something so profound: Words have power. What you speak becomes your reality. He… Continue reading Radically Change Your Reality
This week, on my blog www.peacefulwife.com, we are examining a topic that is VERY difficult for many wives – giving space to their husbands. I think that is pretty counterintuitive to a lot of us as women, because many of us get married because we DON’T want to have space. We want constant emotional/spiritual/verbal connection.… Continue reading Thankfully, God Doesn't Need "Space"
This is a guest post by a single sister in Christ who is about 30 years old whose walk with the Lord I greatly admire: Dating can be a challenge for us single gals. Many of us have read quite a bit about being a respectful wife. We’ve read how to deal with our past.… Continue reading What Are Your Boundaries with Men?
AN ACQUAINTANCE, COWORKER, CLASSMATE, or STRANGER: If a guy you are not even in a relationship with is asking you for naked pictures or casual sex, here are my thoughts: Yes, we can treat men (and women) with respect, honor, dignity, grace, and the love of God. We can do this for everyone. However, if… Continue reading When a Guy Is Being Completely Inappropriate