The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Marriage


Today we conclude the Messy Beautiful Love*Book Club! Thank you so much for following along with us! Darlene and I have a departing video below: (if you are reading this in an email – come see the final video here) And a departing gift! The best thing you can do for your marriage is pray for your spouse everyday. Darlene has created  colourful prayer cards as an ideal companion to the book, and a good reminder to pray over your marriage each day. Download these 31 prayers cards here. Thank you so much for joining us on this journey! Walk […]

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Introducing Psalms!

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It’s time to return to our reading in the Book of Psalms. If you were with us back in September, then you remember we read Psalm 1 & 2. But that’s it!  So if you are new to GMG and you have not read them yet, just add them in through out the week and you’ll be all caught up! We will remain in Psalms the entire month of December as well. If you would like to do some advent reading, to go along side your reading in Psalms,  click here to download the free GMG Advent Study. Here’s this […]

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You Intended to Harm Me But God Intended it For Good {Genesis 50}

you intended to harm me but God intended it for good Genesis 50:20

  {Cue the Confetti!!}  Today we complete the book of Genesis! Genesis is a LONG book of the Bible – 50 chapters! So if you read it all with the GMGs – high five – way to go! Let’s take a look at this final chapter because Joseph makes a powerful statement to his brothers when he says in verse 20: “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good.” {if you are reading this in an email – join me here for this 3 minute video} Joseph’s brother’s feared he’d settle the score.  Joseph had become one of […]

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4 Ways to Become Your Husband’s Best Friend

4 ways to become your husband's best friend

Welcome back to the Messy Beautiful Love*Book Club! Today we move into chapters 11 & 12 and Monday we complete the book club! Our final guest for this series is Misty and she is a part of the Good Morning Girls Leadership Team. Misty is a Daughter of THE King, Texas girl always, Navy brat at heart, loving Fisherman’s wife, blessed homeschooling mother of 2, author of Beautiful Ashes and founder of Marriage, Motherhood and Missions. She is passionate about being real throughout all of life’s struggles, successes and dreams. Her heart is full of ideas and passions, but the hours in […]

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How Much of the Bible Do You Think We Should Read?

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The ship has left the dock and the Good Morning Girls have embarked on a long, fruitful journey as we read through the Bible – cover to cover, one chapter at a time. We are about to complete the book of Genesis this Friday!  Way to go GMGs! The Bible is a BIG book!  This is no small endeavor but consider this: There are 66 books in the Bible. How many of them do you think God wants us to read? What a joy it is to have accountability here as we travel this journey together.  If you did not join […]

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Intimacy Is a Beautiful Thing

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Welcome back to the Messy Beautiful Love*Book Club! Today we move into chapters 9 & 10 and we have a guest writer!  Her name is Mandy and she is a part of the Good Morning Girls Leadership Team! Mandy is passionate about two things: The Word of God and the Souls of Men (and Ladies!). She is a married to her best friend, and gets the privilege to love on their three blessings (who lost their biological momma leaving her husband widowed). She loves that the Lord has let her life be an example of delighting in Him and watching Him […]

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Free Good Morning Girls Advent Study & December’s Reading Plan

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This week the Good Morning Girls will complete Genesis! Hooray!  You all have done an amazing job following along! Here is this week’s reading plan: Next up, is the book of Psalms.  We will finish November in the book of Psalms and read Psalms all through December as well. For those who just joined the “Reading Through the Bible Series”, we read Psalm chapters 1 & 2 back in September, so we will be starting in Psalm 3 on November 24th.  (You may want to read Psalm 1 & 2 next weekend before we begin –sorry that’s confusing!) Here’s next […]

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When You Can’t Hold Back Your Tears {Genesis 42-45}

when you can't hold back the tears

  Today I want to answer a really important question asked by a reader on Wednesday in the comment section. She asked, “When you forgive someone, does that mean you have to have a relationship with them?” We’re also going to cover this week’s Good Morning Girl’s reading.  As we look at Joseph in Genesis 42-45,  we see Joseph weeping privately from the pain his brothers caused him, then he washes his face and steps back into public view –with strength. If you’ve had to hold back tears in public that sometimes flow easily in private…then this video is for you: […]

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5 Ways to Take Your Marriage From Good to Great

Couple relaxing with mulled wine at romantic fireplace on winter evening

Welcome back to the Messy Beautiful Love*Book Club! {To find the weekly schedule and FREE downloadable Study Guide – click here.} Today we move into chapters 7 & 8 and we have a guest writer – hooray!  Her name is Rosilind and she is the head of Good Morning Girls International! Rosilind is an American girl married to a Bosnian guy who lives in a small village just outside of Zagreb. They have two crazy boys who are as opposite as boys can be. When Rosilind isn’t writing, she is dreaming up recipes and searching for ways to organize her […]

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What is the Meaning of Your Name?

what is the meaning of your name

What is the meaning of your name? Were you named after someone special? I am going to share who I was named after – but first let’s turn to Genesis. The Good Morning Girls are reading chapters 41-45 this week and we are covering the life of Joseph. At the age of 17, Joseph was sold by his brothers to the Ishmaelite’s. From there he was sold once again to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh.  From there he was unjustly imprisoned and then at the age of thirty he was released. “Joseph was thirty years old when he entered the service […]

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Letting Your Husband Lead

MBL marriage is a symphony

Welcome back to the Messy Beautiful Love*Book Club! {To find the weekly schedule and FREE downloadable Study Guide – click here.} Today we move into chapters 5 & 6!  Chapter 5 Darlene writes on page 65 and 67: The Lord cautions us: “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” (Ex.20:17 NIV) We are warned against coveting for a reason. It’s sinful, and it’s consuming.  It’s the polar opposite of contentment and leads us to look outside […]

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This Week’s Bible Reading Plan {11.10.14}


We are nearing the end of Genesis!!  I have LOVED reading this book of the Bible with you! Here is this week’s Good Morning Girls Bible Reading Plan: And this month’s bookmark with the reading plan: This is a free printable – click here to print it. If you missed this week’s video – here it is again. {If you can’t see the video titled: 4 Qualities We Need to Be Used By God <—- click here} Walk with the King, Courtney Don’t forget!  If you were planning to purchase the Christian Living Ultimate Bundle of 75ebooks (valued at over […]

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