5 Reasons We Don’t Pray the Way We Should

5 Reasons We Don't Pray When We Should- Intentional By Grace

Prayer is an intimate part of a Christian's life. Prayer is the way we communicate with God. Yet ask most any Christian to rate her prayer life and she's likely to respond: "needs improvement." We all know the importance of prayer, but yet we fail to make prayer a priority. Why? 5 Reasons We Don't Pray 1. Prayer is not planned Prayer requires us to slow down our busy lives and make time for Continue Reading

Is Your Home a Place of Prayer?

Is Your Home a Place of Prayer - Intentional By Grace

When you think of prayer, what do you think of? I think the true purpose of prayer has gotten lost in today's society. I know prayer has been lost on me. I thought I had it all figured out. You have a need, you take it to God. You walk through something hard, you take it to the Lord. Without realizing it, my prayer life has turned into a way for me to get my needs met, my circumstances Continue Reading

Building the Family: Living the Gospel at Home on a Daily Basis

Building the Family: Living the Gospel at Home | IntentionalByGrace

Post by contributing writer, Victoria Growing up I wanted to be three things when I became an adult: a teacher, a wife and a mother. Those were the desires of my heart and for reasons unknown to me, God blessed me with all three of those desires. While I’m not a teacher in terms of having a profession anymore, I view my call to motherhood and teaching my own children as one in the same. You Continue Reading

How to Create a Family Mission Statement

How to create a family mission statement with free printables. | IntentionalByGrace.com

When it comes to living the Gospel at home, not only do you need to know why God saved you, but your family needs to understand its God-given purpose as well. Your God-given purpose as a family will be a result of your individual life stories. In other words, your story will influence your God-given mission as a family. In addition, your family mission statement will help you determine your Continue Reading

What Is Your Story?

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By contributing writer, Mark Each and everyone of us has a story. The big and the small events, people, and circumstances that have shaped our lives, our character, and our beliefs stand as landmarks in our lives. There is a reason for our story. We have a God who loves us and is so involved in the little details of our lives that we will never fully grasp the glory of His power, love, and Continue Reading

Be a Helper, Not a Manipulator

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Too often my motives in bringing ideas to my husband haven't been pure. Manipulation comes easily to me. My flesh errs on the side of doing what it takes to get what I want. I'm tenacious and meticulous in playing my cards right, and this is bad. This is sin. This is a temptation that I am constantly on guard against. By God's grace, I'm aware of my temptation to manipulate and can go to Continue Reading

Gentle Guidance – A Helper Fit for Him

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By contributing writer, Mark It's hard to know where to start when it comes to this topic, as there is such a large continuum of stances on the roles of men and women in marriage, and even amongst the readers of this post there will be people all over the board. No matter where you stand, I believe for many of you, knowing how to bring things like the desire for family worship to a husband Continue Reading

The Character of a Christian Man Matters

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By contributing writer, Mark This one's for the men. Leigh Ann wrote to the women yesterday. While I realize that I am writing this on a blog pretty much exclusively for women, I am writing this post in the hopes that it will be shared with the men in your life. Ladies, this isn't going to put anyone straight or fix those pesky little habits of your men, but it will bring encouragement to Continue Reading

Living the Gospel at Home Starts with Your Marriage

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The first five years of our marriage revolved around getting my husband to see things my way, wondering why his Bible never cracked open in the wee hours of the morning like mine always did, helping him see all the areas he failed, and fighting the urge to just take over the staff of the family. Of course, there were times of encouragement, growth, and listening on my part, but the gentle Continue Reading

Our Great Need as We Live the Gospel at Home

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I think yesterday's post left something to be desired. Do I profess to know God but deny Him by my works? Do I live the Gospel at home? Better yet ... How can the Word of God fill my home when I don't know but a handful of scriptures from memory? How can I lead my children when I don't even understand the entire Bible myself? What if I'm still figuring out this whole Christianity Continue Reading