• Learn to Listen
    Fighting,  Marriage

    Learning to Listen

    Listening is not really a skill that comes naturally to anyone. If you’ve been around children, or have them yourself, you know that you have to teach children to listen to you because otherwise, they’re just going to do what they want to do. The same is true of adults. Most of us are so focused on our own thoughts, our own problems, our busy schedule, that we have a bad habit of not really listening to people when they speak to us. Not only is this rude, but it damages relationships. There are two people we need to listen to the most and usually end up listening to the…

  • What to do in Hard Times
    Fighting,  Finances,  Love,  Marriage

    What to do in Hard Times

    We all know that times get hard whether you’re married or single, but if you are married you don’t have to go through those hard times on your own. Yes, we can always have friends and family to help us, and God will never leave us nor forsake us, but if you’re married you have a live-in helper too. You and your husband will go through hard times together. We can’t always prevent those times from coming. We can’t always make them end  – sometimes God wants us to go through them. But we do have a choice on what we do in those hard times. I see married couples…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • partners in faith

    Partners in Faith

    In 2 Corinthians 6:14 we are told: “do not be unequally yoked.” That means we should not marry non-Christians. Life is challenging and marriage can be difficult even when we share the same faith. But if we don’t share the same faith, we’re making our lives and marriages 100x harder. If you and your husband are born-again, I want to challenge you to be partners in faith. There will be a lot of challenges and trials in all our lives. All of us have times of doubt, anger, and fear no matter how spiritually mature we may be. That’s why it’s so important that we are partners in faith with…

  • 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…

  • Love

    Love Does Not Boast

    Today I am continuing my love series from 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, does not boast, is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” Love Does Not Boast First of all, what even is boasting? Well, according to Webster’s dictionary a boast is defined as to “talk with excessive pride and self-satisfaction about one’s achievements, possessions, or abilities.” What does that look like in our lives?…

  • praying wife, marriage, marriage problems, happy marriage, healthy marriage

    Marriage is Challenging: Part Two

    Welcome back everyone, to week two of my blog! Thank you so much for the comments I’ve received so far. I’d love to hear from more of you! But for now, on with the tale of my husband and I, and where we are today. After my husband lost his job, we tried starting an e-commerce store. It didn’t work out, but that was my fault. He wanted me to follow the guidelines of other successful stores, but I was afraid of not making money and rushed everything. I didn’t want to watch the videos, I didn’t want to wait and test the market or make sure we were getting the…

  • marriage

    Marriage is Challenging: Part One

    Any marriage is hard. Growing up, we all have some view on marriage. If your parents had a bad marriage (got divorced, never were married, maybe a spouse left) then you probably had a negative outlook on marriage. If your parents had a good marriage, you probably figured you’d have one too. We see what we’re used to seeing. From the time I was ten, I wanted to be married. My dream in life was to be a godly wife, a godly mother, and an author. And I had a lot of thoughts of the kind of wife I was going to be. I’d clean the house in full makeup,…