Category: Marriage

When You Want Your Husband to Lead

When You Want Your Husband to Lead

Before I was married, the conversations I had with my single friends often revolved around the topic of what kind of guy we wanted to marry. At the top of the list of qualities we were looking for was the most important quality: He had to be a godly leader. We were looking for our godly leader to come sweep us off our feet and lead us through life. We wouldn’t settle for anything less. And of course, we were ready to be led. Or so we thought. Oh, we meant well....Read More
Revealing The Cracks: A Story Of A Marriage In Crisis

Revealing The Cracks: A Story Of A Marriage In Crisis

It's hard to believe that Brian and I have been married for almost 29 years. Our children are grown, we are sensing the "empty nest" season of life approaching, and we are nervously (and excitedly) anticipating what that season is going to look like for us. When we take the time to reflect back over 29 years of marriage, it is encouraging to see how far God has brought us. I am so thankful that we serve a gracious God who gently opens our eyes to the areas in our...Read More
I Am Ungrateful

I Am Ungrateful

He walks through the front door and finds me slumped on the couch, watching a movie.  Closing the door behind him, he asks, "Is there anything to eat?"  "I don't know..." I mumble... "We already ate." I continue watching my movie. He is left to fend for himself. He walks into the kitchen and grabs a few pretzels. I am irritated. Frustrated.  Tired. He's been working so many hours and I have been alone.  "How'd things go?" I ask as he sits on the couch next to me. The movie is...Read More
This Is What 29 Years Of Marriage Looks Like!

This Is What 29 Years Of Marriage Looks Like!

"Good bye. Have a good day." He whispers. I roll over and curl up, pulling the soft quilt up right under my chin. "Be careful. I need you!" I say. He kisses my forehead. "I need you too!" He says. And he's gone. It's the same every day. He is my constant. He is my best friend. Loyal. Devoted. Hardworking. He has never wavered in his love for me. Ever God knew what He was doing when He put us together over 27 years ago.  Oh, my 24 year old...Read More
Honor My Husband? How Do I Do That?

Honor My Husband? How Do I Do That?

I was sitting at my dining room table with a friend. My husband had just left for work, when my friend bravely spoke, “May I tell you something?” She asked. “Sure.” I answered. She paused and then she said, “The way that you speak to your husband is wrong.” I had been married for almost 3 years and had just begun spending time with this young woman. She was a year older than me, but she had a walk with God that I had never observed in a woman my...Read More