A Vital Ingredient…

There is one ingredient that is required in order to have a happy and fulfilling marriage—long term… Forgiveness For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. - Matthew 6:14-15 Unforgiveness means; unrelenting, unyielding, not allowing for carelessness or weakness, blame, condemn, charge. The opposite of unforgiveness is; forgive, pardon, excuse, reprieve, cease … [Read more...]

She considers…

She considers a field and buys it; - Proverbs 31:16a A good wife, a wife that pleases the Lord, she is a good steward with the money that God and her husband have entrusted her with. I have not always been this woman. My husband works two jobs so that I can be a homeschooling Mother to our two daughters. It means we do not have every material possession that we would like. However, the sacrifice is worth what our children get out of it. It does not matter if your husband is a … [Read more...]

Proverbs 31:10

A capable, intelligent, and virtuous woman--who is he who can find her? She is far more precious than jewels and her value is far above rubies or pearls. - Proverbs 31:10 Let’s take a closer look at the word virtuous. Webster's Dictionary defines it like this: 1. conforming to moral and ethical principals; morally excellent; upright. 2. chaste. Unfortunately, most people read the Bible like it is a regular book. When you read the Bible that way, you may find yourself wrongly dividing … [Read more...]

Helper

{continued from "Mommy Syndrome"} Let me point something out that you may not have realized before… Do you remember what Jesus called the Holy Spirit? A Helper. A helper is a very significant role. Without a wise helper, our husbands are unable to lead properly. They need us. We need them. The problem is no one wants to submit to his or her role. There are many husbands who quietly allow their wives to lead them around like little puppy dogs. They do whatever their wives tell them to … [Read more...]

Mommy Syndrome

In Genesis 2:18 God defined our roles as wives with the words “help meet.” However, many of us struggle with a problem that I like to call: Mommy Syndrome. Mommy Syndrome is when the wife takes on the role of Mother to her husband. Unfortunately, this occurs many times with no objection from the husband. He develops an “Ahab” mentality--apathetic. Let’s compare Mother and Help Meet A Mother Scolds Corrects Lectures Reprimands Shows dominance Makes rules Expects obedience A Mother also … [Read more...]