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Stop Focusing on Your Marriage

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This post is written by contributing writer, Mary Beth from New Life Steward. "Stop Focusing on Your Marriage." The first time I heard that statement, I was sitting in a relatively new small group in a friend's living room. We just started a new study on marriage and during the video segment, the speaker told us to stop focusing on our marriage. Immediately I was defensive. I am a marriage Continue Reading

Love Him Well

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This post is written by contributing writer, Jen from This Gal's Journey. The days of a mother are chock full of all kinds of things. We are responsible for providing for every one of our children's needs. We are tasked with training them in all things; to become responsible members of society, to love God, and walk with Him daily. It's a full.time.job, to say the very least. And Continue Reading

Your Role in Marriage – 3 Characteristics You Need to Own

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Perhaps you read this title and think..."I know this!" Go ahead, take a moment and think of a few things you believe to be utterly crucial in your relationship with your spouse. You may find that some of your answers line up with mine, but they may be out of order. Just as we often get our priorities with our families out of whack, we let our priorities in our marriage get a bit out of order, Continue Reading

A Vow I Never Regretted Making

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How kind of God to have given us the opportunity to celebrate this day, may he be forever praised for his kindness. These were the words ringing through the ears of all who attended that much anticipated day of celebration. After months of preparation, the day had finally come to meet the man of my prayers at the alter of grace. The union of husband and wife in heart, body, and mind in marriage Continue Reading

Does Your Marriage Function as a Contract or a Covenant?

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This post is written by contributing writer, Brenda from Triple Braided. This past May the state I live in, North Carolina, not only saw on the ballot a list of candidates running in the primary election, but also saw on the ballot Amendment 1. The amendment that made "the only domestic legal union in North Carolina as a marriage between one man and one woman." As you can imagine the Continue Reading

The Real Marriage

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He's gone, again. He travels so much. Why can't he just stay home with us? Why must his job take him all over the world at all times of the year? Why does it have to be this way? If you're a military wife, you're going to laugh at me, but I hate when my husband travels. He travels several times a month, but never for more than a few days. It feels like just when he gets back and we fall into a Continue Reading

I’m Not Reading Fifty Shades of Grey

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Sometimes, I really want to be an ostrich, sticking my head in a hole and pretending something doesn't exist. Sometimes, I wish that people didn't ask my thoughts on certain things because there are topics that are hard to traverse. Other times, I'm thankful for a voice and a platform to exhort women to a higher, holy calling of living a life that makes it impossible to not think about Continue Reading

I Love You, You’re Perfect … Now Change

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Mark and I do not have the perfect union. We are a work in progress. We fight. We make-up. We pray. We whine. We pick. We love. We play. We rest. But through it all, the one thing we want to be sure we're doing is growing in the Lord. As a matter of fact, Mark was adamant about one thing before he asked me to marry him. Our difference in the number of kids we wanted he could overlook. The Continue Reading

The Good Wife’s Guide Review and Giveaway

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Do you want to grow in joyfully serving your family? I know you serve your family day-in and day-out. But how's your joy while doing so? The Good Wife's Guide: Embracing Your Role as a Help Meet by Darlene Schacht was written to encourage women to joyfully serve their families from a place of sacrificial love. Throughout the book, Darlene demonstrates how supporting our husbands and living in Continue Reading

Doorposts – As Unto the Lord: A Tool for Wives Giveaway

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Doorposts is one of my favorite resources for applying God's Word to every area of my life. We have several of their children's resources, and I could not be more excited to share with you a tool for wives. Doorposts is offering one As Unto the Lord: A Tool for Wives Who Want to Glorify God books to one of you. To enter the giveaway, sign in with Rafflecopter below. a Rafflecopter Continue Reading