Ultimate Marriage Reading Challenge of 2015 – May

When I saw the book of the month for May was To Love, Honor and Vacuum, I honestly didn’t think it applied to me. I mean, I work outside the home and I have a husband who cooks and washes the dishes every night and always helps out when and where he can. Yes, I have been so blessed. But, I made a commitment this year to read at least one book a month that will benefit me and my marriage and so I took up the challenge to read the book.

And it is amazing.
Not only does it give insightful advice on how to manage your home – whether you’re a working mom and a stay-at-home mom, but it challenges you. I love the fact that Sheila never once made me feel guilty for working outside the home. And I think many (if not all) working moms feel guilty. Yesterday, Baby Girl had a fall at school and hubby had to rush to the school to fetch her and take her to the doctor. I felt sick to my stomach that I couldn’t be there for her, but I was very grateful that my hubby could be. But the guilt – oh, the guilt! She is fine and the doctor checked her over carefully to make sure there is no concussion or anything like that.

The Prodigal Child

I receive a daily reading from Bible Gateway and this is today’s reading.  I thought I’d share because I know that this is a fear I have with Baby Girl’s feisty attitude and I am sure many parents share this same fear.  Sometimes, no matter what we do, we just can’t control how our kids… Continue reading The Prodigal Child

The Great Deceiver

A visit from my cousin – My cousin, who lives in Johannesburg and came down for a pastor’s conference to little old Port Elizabeth, popped in for a visit last night.  I have not seen my cousin in about seven years, and that was for a funeral – prior to that, I cannot remember ever… Continue reading The Great Deceiver

The author and finisher of our faith

The other day, I read an article written by Sheila Wray Gregoire, the author of 31 Days to Great Sex that has really been playing over and over in my mind.  And although she relates it to marriage specifically, I think it is true in any area of life.  But, as you will read, it’s… Continue reading The author and finisher of our faith

Day 24: Lessons from Infidelity

I am pleased to be able to say that I have not been through this.  I think this is the worst betrayal for a spouse – that someone you love and trust can take what is yours and give it to someone else.  I have always, since before hubby and I even married, said that… Continue reading Day 24: Lessons from Infidelity

Day 16: When God Intervenes In Your Marriage…

I was so excited to write about this, I couldn’t wait for tomorrow…:-) You see, I believe that God has intervened, not just in my marriage but in me.  So, let me tell you my story – much of it you can read here and on my other blog, http://babymamasblog.wordpress.com/, but in a nutshell, I was… Continue reading Day 16: When God Intervenes In Your Marriage…

Day 10: 5 Ways To Encourage Your Husband To Lead

So God does a two stage creation of man.  First he makes the full orbed being (Adam, which in the Hebrew means, mankind).  Then in phase two, God removes woman from Adam’s side and makes Eve a separate being, though of Adam’s substance, designed to ultimately reunite to her source through the mystery of Holy… Continue reading Day 10: 5 Ways To Encourage Your Husband To Lead

Titus 2

  New International Version (NIV)   Doing Good for the Sake of the Gospel 2 You, however, must teach what is appropriate to sound doctrine. 2 Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance. 3 Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be… Continue reading Titus 2

Day 3: When He Needs You Most

This third day in Jolene Engel’s series, 31 Days to a Better Marriage had me really stumped.  You see, my hubby is a free spirit and he is very independent and self sufficient.  He cooks, he cleans, and he gets himself out there and socialising.  He can run his life without any aid from me… Continue reading Day 3: When He Needs You Most

Day 1: A Marriage that is Not of this World

What is a Christian marriage supposed to look like?  Does it, in fact, NEED to be different from the world?  Do we not put too much pressure on ourselves to confirm to a standard of what we think marriage should be like?  I really like what Dr Phil says in his book, Relationship Rescue.  With… Continue reading Day 1: A Marriage that is Not of this World