Going Deeper {Song of Solomon 1-5}

Today I’m doing something different. I’m sharing links to articles that are written on the book of Song of Solomon or on the topic of physical intimacy in marriage –that I feel would be enriching for us to read –as we study this book of the Bible together. I pray they bless you as extra resources for going deeper in your understanding of Song of Solomon. Pick one or two links below to click on…and go deeper! The Song of Songs is countercultural.  – It powerfully presents sexuality to be enjoyed within a relationship that is defined by God. It is covenantal, monogamous, […]

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10 Ways to Rekindle Intimacy In Your Marriage {Song of Solomon 1-3}

10 Ways to Rekindle Intimacy In Your Marriage

We live in a culture where sex has been twisted, perverted, and redefined.  The culture is saturated  to the point that children need to be taught the birds and bees at a very young age to avoid Google teaching them what parents ought to teach them. Porn is prevalent – it’s out of control.  It dominates the internet and is said to get more visitors each month than Netflix, Amazon and Twitter combined. Those who value purity are few. Sadly, the next generation will miss out on understanding the beauty and symbolism of what God created and intended sex to […]

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100 Prayers for Your Marriage

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Everyday I make myself my morning cup of coffee.  I open my emails and overnight a daily prayer for my marriage has arrived in my email inbox.  There at my computer I pray. Marriage is a wonderful gift.  My husband is my best friend.  But marriage can be hard.  It is only by God’s sustaining grace that my husband and I are going on 18 years of marriage. Prayer works. I need prayer. My husband needs prayer. Where do I get these prayers?  I subscribe to MarriagePrayers.Today and they come for free. These prayers are written by my bloggy friend […]

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How To Show Respect To Your Husband

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It’s Q & A Wednesday! Here’s this week’s question: “How does one respect her husband?  What are some ways? I desperately want to and try to but I’m not exactly sure how to do it and I’ve been married almost 10 years.” This is a great question.  I feel like I am still learning and growing in this area after 17 1/2 years of marriage! We all have the power to breathe life into our marriage or to break it.  Verbal and non-verbal communication is powerful. Respect is an attitude of heart that is displayed by our actions. Dr. Emmerson Eggerich […]

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The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Marriage

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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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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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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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5 Ways to Take Your Marriage From Good to Great

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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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Letting Your Husband Lead

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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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Love Keeps Going When the Going Gets Tough

Love Keeps Going

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 3 & 4 and we have a guest writer – hooray!  Her name is Bridget. Bridget has been married to her best friend for 14 years. Together they have 3 boys and 1 little girl. For the biggest part of her life Bridget has been concerned with what others thought of her marriage and how she was raising her children. It wasn’t until she realized that there is no such thing as a cookie […]

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Loving Our Husbands Through the Hard Times

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Welcome to the Messy Beautiful Love*Book Club! Today we dive into chapters 1 & 2.  I’m going to share some of my thoughts from the reading, then a short video with the author and then discussion questions. I hope you will join the conversation by leaving a comment. {To find the weekly schedule and FREE downloadable Study Guide – click here.  This Thursday, we have a special guest who is going to share her thoughts on Chapters 3 & 4.} Chapter 1 Chapter one is a powerful chapter.  Darlene courageously tells her story of infidelity and her husband’s response.  Michael […]

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