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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The Messy Beautiful Love Book Club Begins Next Week!

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  The Messy Beautiful Love Book Club begins next week!!!!!! In case you missed the details – here they are again: When: Every Monday and Thursday in November we will be reading and discussing the book Messy Beautiful Love* by Darlene Schacht, the Time Warp Wife. Where: Here at WomenLivingWell.org Why: Because marriage is Messy right? But it’s Beautiful too. This book is an inspirational testimony of Darlene’s messy marriage made beautiful and laced through out are Biblical and practical applications for building a Christ-centered marriage.

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8 Ways to Maintain Your Friendship In Marriage

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  Growing up in a Christian home was a blessing.  I had the privilege of watching my  father and mother live as best friends in our home. There was never another person my father preferred over my mother. And there was never another person my mother preferred over my father. They both have good – life long friendships with multiple couples – but those are bonuses in life.  My father – a very friendly outgoing man – is not the type that goes out with the guys on a regular basis and my mother, who is a little more private, […]

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Barriers & In-Laws vs. Oneness in Marriage

Barriers and In-Laws vs. Oneness in Marriage

  Mark 10: 6-9 says: 6 But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ 7 ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, 8 and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. 9 What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” This week’s topic in our “Embracing Your Marriage Series” is “Embracing Oneness”. We see 2 barriers in Mark 10 to Oneness in marriage. 1.) The first barrier is our differences. Verse 6 tells us “God made us male […]

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How to Deal With Differences In Marriage

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All marriages deal with differences. If we traded in our marriage for another, we would just be trading problems with this guy – for problems with that guy – because the reality is, all marriages have problems to varying degrees. Sometimes I wonder why God made men and women so incredibly different.  And while I understand that our differences should make us complement each other – some days it just feels like a huge hurdle. My husband and I are very, very different people. I am an extrovert – the more the merrier is my mentality! He is an introvert – […]

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