• 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…

  • Talk About It
    Fighting,  Love,  Marriage

    Talk About It

    Yesterday was not a very good day for Justin or me. I’m not going into a lot of detail, but suffice it to say I’d been angry about something for awhile and kept hoping the feeling would go away. It didn’t. And instead of talking to Justin about it when I was calm and rational, I ended up screaming at him before he went to work because the emotions I’d been bottling up exploded everywhere. It was a bad morning. But we both had time to calm down while he was gone and by the time he came home from work, we were okay again. We talked it out and…

  • Fighting

    10 Ways to Fight Fair

    Being a Christian doesn’t mean life will go perfectly or that you’ll never fight with your husband. We are two different people living in the same house day in and day out, we’re going to fight sometimes. Now, I do believe that if you are fighting every day, you may need to seek marital counseling because that isn’t healthy or normal, but fighting once in a while is just human nature. However, as godly married people, we do need to learn how to fight fair. So, below I’m listing 10 ways that we can fight, but fight fair! 1. No Yelling My mom always taught me that once you start…

  • Archives

    Don’t Let the Sun Go Down

    Six of the sins I listed in the beginning of my series on sin all pretty much go together: murder, strife, malice, anger, rage, and brawling – they are all a progression of one sin. Let me define them all real quick just so we know exactly what we’re discussing. Strife = angry or bitter disagreement over fundamental issues; conflict Malice = the intention or desire to do evil; ill will Anger = a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility Rage = violent, uncontrollable anger Brawling = fight or quarrel in a rough or noisy way Murder = the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another Okay, stay with me here in this…