Friday, Jul 10, 2020

marriage

Surviving or Thriving: How to Escape the Comfort Zone in Marriage

Have you ever woken up one morning and just stared at your mate while they slept, thinking, “Who is this stranger next to me?” Or, in the heat of the moment actually spoke out loud, “You aren’t the person...

Your Maker is Your Husband: The Joys of Saying “I Do” to God

“For your Maker is your husband - the Lord Almighty is His name…” - Isaiah 54:5 What a strange thing for God to say, especially from the perspective of a new bride in her early twenties like myself. Nonetheless, this...

Spring Cleaning: Are Dust Bunnies Blocking Your Relationship’s Blessings?

A Time to Clean When we think of spring cleaning, we often think of time spent ‘deep cleaning’ our home. It’s a change of seasons where we rearrange our furniture, perhaps lighten up the decor, and take the opportunity to...

10 Tips for Managing a Healthy Long Distance Relationship

Most days, my husband and I are no more than 70 feet apart from each other. This is the distance from his garage to my home office. The working arrangement we have gives us the opportunity to eat our meals...

Single and Bitter: God Told Me I Was an Idolater, Part 2

Before I got the revelation of Colossians 3:2, I would try to reason with God and tell Him why I thought I should be meeting Mr. Right - right now. I’d remind Him that I stopped fornicating, I joined...

But I Said I’m Sorry: Words Without Works is Dead

I’m Sorry. Some would argue that even with the heightened contention of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the beauty of forgiveness shined bright.  Okay. Remember Donald Trump’s apology for lewd comments and actions, and more importantly, his surrogates’ forgiving response to the...

In Sickness and in Health: What’s Your Bedside Manner?

It’s been said, Cleavers, that the only thing that should take place in your bedroom is sex and sleep. Well, recently I brought the dreaded “S” into our bedroom for a good 10 days: Sickness. Due to physical exertion, I triggered...

Relationship Leftovers: Love That Keeps On Giving

During the Thanksgiving holidays, I always enjoy the turkey leftovers. I can just taste the turkey hash Papa makes, the yummy turkey sandwiches, or my turkey tetrazzini. I know there are those who are adamant about not eating leftovers in...

Destiny Partner or Destination Ride: Where’s the Relationship Going?

Who's Driving the Relationship? In today’s society, we've set deadlines and timelines to every aspect of our lives, so we can stay in control of when we actually get to and from various destinations. Sometimes, we apply this worldly clock to...
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There Are No Spiritual Growth Hacks, We’ve Got to Train

Spiritual growth takes consistent time, effort, and consistency. There are no growth hacks on Team Jesus, so keep striving and working out your salvation.

When God Asks You to Pray for Difficult People

As followers of Christ, we are called to pray for our enemies and difficult people. What does a prayer for an enemy look like? Let's see.

3 Ways to See God at Work Through the Worse Situations

It's not always easy to see God at work through the pain, struggle, and heartache. Here are 3 tips to make the view clearer to see the salvation of the Lord.
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