• How To Stay Married for the Long-Term

    How To Stay Married for the Long-Term

    Tara: I just want to introduce our new guest poster, my mom, Karen! This post was written by her, edited by me. Look out for more great blog posts from her later on! And if you would like to contribute as a guest poster on this blog, send me an email! I’d love to hear from you! My darling husband and I just celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary last month and it really had me pondering how we have made it this long when so many marriages are failing and ending in divorce, even Christian marriages. I have prayed and thought about it for a while now and God took…

  • 12 Steps to a Better Marriage

    12 Steps to a Better Marriage

    We all want a happier marriage. We all want fewer fights, more fun, and to be less stressed. Whether you’re at the end of your rope in your marriage or just getting started, I want everyone to have a better marriage! I know it’s possible because I’ve studied long-term, happy marriages and learned their secrets to success. Here are the 12 steps you can start taking today if you want to have a better marriage for tomorrow and the rest of your lives! 1. Practice Better Communication No one starts off as a perfect communicator. But thankfully we can learn to be better if we practice the right things. Use active…

  • Seeking God's Will
    Beliefs,  Marriage

    Seeking God’s Will

    When we don’t know what to do next, we need to seek God’s will. There are many times when we just don’t know what to do. We’ve reached the end of our rope, done everything we can, and now we need guidance. Maybe you’re sick, or your finances are poor, or you’re struggling in your marriage. Whatever it is, God has a plan for you and for me. We can live our lives any way we want, but will that bring us joy? No, if we’re not accomplishing God’s will we won’t have joy and peace. The only way to know God’s will is to read His Word and spend…

  • through god's eyes
    Love,  Marriage

    Through God’s Eyes

    When my mom was raising me she asked God to help her see through my eyes. To this day she says that it made her a better mom. I believe we need to ask God the same for our husbands. We need to ask Him to help us see through our husband’s eyes. But we also need to ask God to help us see through His eyes. Not only should we learn to see ourselves as God sees us, but we need to see our husbands as God sees them. It’s easy to find faults in our husbands, to see only the things they do wrong. But we need to…

  • Marriage

    We Are Not Cursed

    Growing up I used to believe in generational curses. I thought that, for example, worry was a generational curse because my mom worries, my grandma worried, and it probably goes further back down the line. But recently I’ve been learning that those who are born-again are not under any curse, generational or not, because Jesus took all curses on His own body when He died on the cross. The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, it says, “The person who does these things will live by them.” Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone…

  • Marriage

    Faith in Your Marriage

    Too many people today have a negative view of marriage because there are so many bad examples of married life. The problem with this is that it fills our minds with doubts and fears about our marriage, even thoughts of divorce. You fear that your husband will cheat on you. You fear that you’ll end up hating one another some day. You fear that eventually you’ll get a divorce. But fear and faith can’t live in the same mind. We either live in fear or we live in faith. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not…