Day 31: 10 Tips for a Thriving Marriage


In today’s last post on the 31 Days to a Better Marriage series, Jolene Engle gives us ten tips that we can use to apply to our marriages.  And they are some great tips. Stay desperate for God.  He is your Source of strength, hope, joy, peace, comfort, and love.  Your relationship with Christ needs… Continue reading Day 31: 10 Tips for a Thriving Marriage

Day 30: Taking Up Of the Cross In Marriage


A little while ago I was browsing through Joyce Meyer’s website, and came across a story where she had just arrived home from a week-long seminar that she had hosted.  She was tired, exhausted and all she wanted to do was go home to a nice, hot bath and relax with her family in front… Continue reading Day 30: Taking Up Of the Cross In Marriage

Day 29: Loving Your Husband Through Loss and Grief


Wow – this is very intense.  I cannot think of a worse trial that one has to go through.  And that is to lose someone you love.  And yes, it is always bitter-sweet.  You know that they are in Heaven, and you know that they are wrapped in the arms of Jesus and you know… Continue reading Day 29: Loving Your Husband Through Loss and Grief

Day 28: Why I’m Not a Pastor’s Wife


I used to have this pet hate – when people addressed my hubby, I would always be “and wife”.  Or it would be Mr So-and-So, and wife.  And it used to annoy me – I am not just a “and wife”, I have my name, thank you very much – so use it.  And I still… Continue reading Day 28: Why I’m Not a Pastor’s Wife

Day 26: for those who want to change their spouse


There is a story that goes like this: One day, a scorpion needed to cross a river.  And no matter how he tried, he could not find a way to cross to the other side.  After a while, a frog came across the scorpion’s path and the frog asked the scorpion, “where do you want… Continue reading Day 26: for those who want to change their spouse

Day 25: 6 Ways To Preserve Your Marriage When You’re Too Busy Pouring Into Others


I have to be honest.  I really don’t feel like posting today.  But, I know that I must.  Hubby and I are so strained and stressed by our current financial situation that I feel physically ill.  And hubby?  Well, he is not sleeping at night.  He was awake until about 02:00 this morning.  We have… Continue reading Day 25: 6 Ways To Preserve Your Marriage When You’re Too Busy Pouring Into Others

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