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How Do You Prepare for the Reality of Marriage without Making Marriage an Idol?

December 5, 2014 by


From a single sister in Christ: The background: I am dating a really, really nice guy. He is a believer and I haven’t seen any red flags. I mention this b/c I believe that he is a man of strong, compelling character. Where we differ is in how we express our emotions, specifically love. We […]

Worldly Weddings VS. Christ Centered Weddings

August 25, 2014 by


  It is VERY, VERY easy to get caught up in the hype of the wedding industry and the world and to allow our priorities, goals, dreams and desires for our wedding to become all about earthly things, as we talked about in “Dream Disney Weddings”.   WORLDLY TEMPTATIONS A WOMAN MAY FACE AS SHE […]

Dream Disney Weddings /

August 18, 2014 by


My friend and I were looking at Disney’s wedding stuff lately – all the things you can buy and do if you have a wedding at Disney World. Wow! There sure are some beautiful, fantastical ideas there and a LOT of ways to spend gobs and gobs of money. The pictures are glorious. They do […]

How Can You Know if You Are Ready to Be a Godly Wife?

May 20, 2014 by


I believe it is very wise to prepare and study and to seek to learn and understand all you possibly can about God’s design, His wisdom and His purposes for us as women and as wives – before we get married if at all possible! But, there is an element of being a godly wife […]

Honoring Your Man and Trusting God When You Are Afraid

December 17, 2013 by

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ADMINISTRATIVE NOTE: I hope to post as much as I can and respond to comments when I am able to while my husband and children are home for the next 2 weeks.  So – you are welcome to comment on anything!  But – I would like to take an email vacation until January 6th.  If possible, […]

Replacing the “Tapes” in My Head

December 5, 2013 by


Before God radically changed my mind, heart and soul over the past 5 years, I would constantly have “tapes” playing in my head where I was always talking to myself about things – a running narrative of worry, fear, trying to figure out every possible “what if” scenario and basically, trying to figure out how […]

He Doesn’t Deserve My Respect

November 24, 2013 by


I’m continuing to address FAQs I get on this blog and on  This post is about the mindset I believe a woman must have toward her husband once she is married. Before you are married is the time to decide if a man “deserves” your respect.  Once you commit to marriage and he is […]

Why Do I Have to Change First?

November 23, 2013 by


We are continuing the series of FAQs that I hear from women – wives, fiances and girlfriends.    I’d like for you to keep this post in mind as a godly mindset in marriage.  There may be some applications for it in dating/courtship/engagement as well.  But if a man you are with is very far […]

I’m Right! I’m the Better Leader. I Should Be in Charge.

November 22, 2013 by


This week, I am addressing FAQs that I receive on this blog and on But I’m Right! Hold on here, ladies!  This is going to be a painful one.  I am going to show you how God deconstructed my sin for me in EXCRUCIATING detail and clarity so that I was able to see […]

Respect Gets MUCH Harder Once You Get Married

November 8, 2013 by


A newlywed bride wrote to me recently and made this comment, “Respect is SO MUCH HARDER for me now that we are married.” Yep. I had no problem respecting Greg before we were married.  All I saw were things to respect about him. Then we got married. It took all of one week for things […]