Okay, I’ve had a few days to think, ponder, and gauge responses from other wives reading my blog. For the most part, it seems that most Christian wives are striving to be a woman who treats her husband with love, respect, honor, and service.
One thing I failed to mention, though, is that I do [...]
2012 UPDATE: It is amazing how much response this post has elicited. I’d say about a third of the comments are from people who love it all, a third from the haters, & a middle third who like it with some tweaks. Hear my heart: I don’t agree with everything 100% either! But my [...]
Church today was awesome, as usual! My pastor was talking about The Fruit of the Spirit. As he pointed out, most of us have heard sermons on this topic…. so he wanted to give something fresh, something new. And I believe that what he spoke about today can have major impact on wives [...]
My original plan was to post a blog entry at least twice a week, preferably every other day. Then, on top of this being an INCREDIBLY busy week, I got sick.
Every spare moment that I spent not napping was spent striving to be a better wife to my poor husband who was left to [...]
This summer is such a busy one for Jason and me! He is in a movie, emceeing a large youth event, working in various church ministries, plus working full time. I, of course, do all these things with him (except his job - I have my own which is thankfully only half day in the [...]
I am a naturally messy person. All my life, I have left a trail behind me: shoes, empty cups, hair clips, clothes…. I’m extremely forgetful, and picking up after myself is one of those things I often (and most easily) forget.
Getting married has not made me neater. I always thought it would [...]
What is your husband’s greatest need?
I was asked this question during our pre-marital counseling, and actually, I answered it wrong! What my pastor gently pointed out was that all husbands need ADMIRATION and RESPECT, first and foremost.
The apostle Paul states it pretty clearly in both Ephesians 5:22-24 and Colossians 3:18. The role of [...]
Today Jason and I led Edge, the pre-teen ministry at our church. It’s usually run by 3 amazing teenagers, but we like to give them a break once a month. Besides, these are the kids who will be in the youth group in a few years, so it’s nice to be building those relationships.
In Elizabeth George’s book, “A Wife After God’s Own Heart,” she gives a recipe for a happy marriage, made up of 4 basic ingredients:
Help, Submit, Respect, & Love
Those are our roles as wife… ALL 4 of them are necessary in marriage! In fact, she gives a great acronym to help us remember our [...]
I have been a wife for 2 years now, and I must admit that it is not always easy. …Perhaps that’s why there’s so many books written about it? Anyway, I began reading the book, “A Wife After God’s Own Heart,” by Elizabeth George a few weeks ago. It has been very insightful, and it [...]