I had a really funny post planned about how if you’re truly intimate, you’d allow your spouse to read your blogs. Ha, I must admit that would make me nervous. Because the longest distance often is the journey between your head and your heart, often what I blog about I battle to put into practice.… Continue reading Intimacy – a sacrament…
About two weeks ago, we spoke about time and how important it is to spend time with your spouse. But, let’s be honest – time is important, but it can be very hard to get to that point of spending time with your spouse when there is a wall between you. But, if you want… Continue reading Intimacy – that one move!
After reading Pearl’s challenge last week, there is a verse that has popped into my mind… Romans 5:3-5 NIV: Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into… Continue reading The 52 Week Challenge –Week 10
Ephesians 4:21-24 (NIV): …when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
Last week, Pearl encouraged us to be grateful for the gift of intimacy with our husbands. And I must say, in line with my #21daysofthanks, it is becoming easier to show and feel gratitude. For many things – my hubby, my daughter, my home, my faith, even for the tough time I’ve been through over… Continue reading The 52 Week Challenge –Week 8
Last week Pearl encouraged us to focus on being grateful for sexual intimacy – it’s hard to feel grateful for something you don’t feel that you have. But, I realised that I DO have this – I just need to find a way of unlocking it. And in line with my #21daysofthanks, I have spared a moment this week to give God thanks that He has created us so well, that each part fits together perfectly – in perfect synchronicity.
Ask. Seek. Knock.
The idea being an active pursuit to understand whatever it is you need to understand. That was last week’s post from Pearl from the Oyster Bed. And just after I wrote this post last week, I got what I think is a vision from God. God showed me a huge, wooden door. And on the other side of the door is everything my heart ever desired. A good, strong and healthy marriage with my man – fun, laughter, sexual intimacy, safety, a life lived full of abundance. But I was standing on the wrong side of the door. I knew that all that I wanted was waiting there for me, but I was too scared to go through. Something was holding me back – fear, ignorance, pride, arrogance. Whatever it was (or is) I could not bring myself to knock on the door and go through. And it was as if God was encouraging me to go through this door – His blessings are waiting there for me.
In my journey in walking away from being a gate-keeping wife, I have come across a 52 week course in renewing our minds on this very subject. I have come to realize that no matter what obstacles we face in life, we aren’t going to get anywhere unless we start to renew our minds. And it is only by God’s grace that true renewal can take place – deep down to a cellular level.
Last night I lay in bed and I could not sleep. I was warm and snug and felt safe, so I didn’t want to particularly get out of bed or anything, but as I lay there, I thought of Abigail’s post from yesterday. And I said, in response to her post, how I am so… Continue reading Pure Passion :: From Hollow to Whole
I am a control freak. I admit this willingly – don’t they say that the first step to recovery is admitting there is a problem… 🙂 But seriously, I do like things done a specific way and I battle to be open and just to “go with the flow” so to speak. Our fears of… Continue reading Pure Passion :: From Need-to-Control to Letting Go