The Importance of Marriage

…I truly believe that God is in the business of protecting and loving His children, ALL His children, single and married, AND He is in the business of protecting, growing and nurturing marriages. Sometimes, He can do both. Sometimes the marriage has to be sacrificed for the benefit of His children. But, God can and will redeem both His children and the marriage wherever possible. I believe that is first and foremost His goal and objective. Christian marriages speak too loudly to the world of God’s covenant and His grace to have this be an either the marriage/or His children situation.

The Ultimate Garage Cleaner’s Guide to Marriage Repair

Originally posted on Speaking of Marriage:
A few years ago a client gave me a refrigerator magnet that reads: Yep. I agree. Especially when one of the chores involves the word garage. That’s how our garage ended up looking like a scene from the reality show where they bring in five guys in hazmat suits…

Do You Have to “Lose Yourself” or “Be Fake” to Be a Godly Wife?

Originally posted on The Peaceful Wife:
My twin sister and I turn 42 today!!!! ? Can you tell which one is me? 🙂 ——— April and Greg – August 2002 Sometimes, when we are first studying about being godly wives – and we read about respecting our husbands and honoring their God-given leadership – we…

Ask It: The Question That Will Revolutionize How You Make Decisions


I was a bit apprehensive in reading this book, I’ll be honest. I thought it was going to be one of those clichéd books that we all read and think well, that was nice reading, but how on earth has that really helped me? I’ve read many books like that, and I have also read many books where I have said, “Wow!” And this is a book, where not only did I say, “Wow”, I exclaimed it out loud (literally) and told my hubby all about this book. In fact, it is my prayer and hope that hubby will read this book. In light of our current financial crisis, I think it pertinent that he read it – of course, I can’t make him read it, I can only hope and pray that he will (with some gentle prodding from me – of course).

Make Your Appeal, Present Your Case

Originally posted on Faithrises:
“…If I were you, I would appeal to God, and would present my case to Him.   He does great  and unsearchable things, wonders without number.  He gives rain to the earth and sends water to the fields. He sets the lowly on high, and mourners are lifted to safety. He frustrates the schemes of the crafty so that they achieve no success. He traps the wise in their craftiness so that the plans of the deceptive Are quickly brought to an end. They encounter darkness by day, and…