All posts tagged: marriage

MONDAY MORNING LOVE: Perfect Peace

By Jackie M.    I’m keeping my heart and mind on the perfect peace that is Jesus Christ this morning. After a long week, and emotional weekend, I am a little tired and hesitant about the work week before me. But I remember this verse in Isaiah to calm my spirit… “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3 ESV      Tackle those anxious thoughts or any sorrow with the peace that comes with trusting in the Lord. I have to lean on this trust. I have been feeling very homesick lately, and visiting Indy this weekend really made me tearful on the way back. When we miss seeing our close family and friends every week, or sometimes everyday, it can be challenging to deal with.  For me, this is my 6th month living down South with my husband, and I truly embrace this new experience, however I am starting to get moments where I just feel a little sad. I miss seeing …

For Wives and Future Brides

 By Jackie M.    Hey ladies. I follow a blog called Revive Our Hearts , part of the True Woman movement. For those that are unaware, this Christian based blog is very encouraging to women of all nationalities and cultures. It helps us pursue biblical womanhood in our daily lives. There was a post they shared this morning that I had to repost! Check out this link that shares their 30 Pieces of Advice for the New Wife. The author of this article is Paula Hendricks Marsteller. This was so timely for me! I will be married just 6 months, this upcoming Feb. 1st, to my wonderful hubby. I’m always looking for wisdom and advice from seasoned wives. And if you are single, and desire to be married one day, this article can help give you prayer points that you can use to pray over your future husband. Share your comments below! BTW that bridal shot is me and my bridal bouquet from my wedding day! Our photographer was amazing. Stay beautiful ladies CW. πŸ’«πŸŒΊ   

Weekly Devotional: Communication in Marriage

 By Jackie M. Here is a healthy reminder, on one thought we should have in order to be better communicators. The reminder is that words carry weight behind them. The words we speak can impact another person much deeper and have more of a lasting impact then anything physical you can do to them. Does this cross our minds when we are responding to conflict in our marriages? And why are these spoken words so powerful?   I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to act like a fool! As stated in Proverbs 18, “a fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his (or her) opinion.” As women, we have opinions and love for our voices to be heard, but most of the time your opinion does not have to be said out loud. If there is a conflict in your marriage, and you are worried about fueling another argument, maybe go to a separate place and pray before you respond to your husband, or just give it all to …

Weekly Devo: Embracing The Helper Role

By Jackie M. Featured image: Sparrow Vida Photography Hey ladies! I know its kinda late, but I got to get my weekly devotional up! So, I’m thinking to make this a regular thing every Monday on my blog. If it isn’t up by that morning then expect it in the evening.  Alright, today my attention is drawn to a sometimes touchy subject for women and wives but a very special one at that. I call this devotional, β€œEmbracing the Helper Role.” I was inspired by a book entitled Fierce Women written by Kimberly Wagner regarding many factors into the woman’s God-given calling to be a helper. Specifically, in Chapter 3, Wagner shares a really good point about, what she calls, the flipside of the woman embracing her helper role: β€œThe flipside of the woman’s calling to be a helper is the curse of…controlling. We want to control our husbands. The good stuff God put in us, which makes us a beautifully fierce woman and an effective helper, gets perverted and twisted into this dangerous tool …