Anxiety: When Your Husband Doesn’t Understand

Anxiety when your husband doesn't understand

By Taylor Beede at Heart pounding, hands shaking, I laid in bed–unable to sleep. I had read an article that freaked me out. Medical-related, as usual. I deal with severe panic attacks, and they usually present themselves quickly, out of no where. In 2013, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and had it removed—all in the span of six days. Ever since, I’ve been fighting off anxiety on a daily basis. My husband, on the other hand, is much better at staying calm. He balances me out, which is great. However, he doesn’t know what a panic attack […]

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3 Timeless Truths Of Marriage

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I am so excited to have my friend Jen, the Unveiled Wife, here as a guest writing about 3 Timeless Truths of Marriage. Jennifer Smith began, a web-based ministry for wives, in March 2011. She publishes weekly marriage articles including encouragements, devotions, and prayers of the day. She authored The Unveiled Wife, Wife After God, and 31 Prayers For My Husband. She is passionately devoted to encouraging wives all around the world to develop God-centered marriages. Jennifer and her family reside in Central Oregon.  Jen writes: The marriage relationship is one of beauty, but often times includes heartache and […]

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If Tomorrow Never Comes

If Tomorrow never comes

By Sonya Schroeder at I was 15 when I heard these words for the very first time, “We are getting a divorce”. I remember it like yesterday. My eyes filled with water, my stomach started to ache, I could not breath. Then the thoughts started hitting me like a ton of bricks. My world as I knew it for the last 10 years was about to change with the breathing of those 4 words. What would tomorrow look like when there is no mom & dad just mom? Would we have to move? Where would we go? The biggest […]

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When It Feels Like You Can’t Agree On Anything

When it feels like you can't agree on Anything

By Emanda Rosen at The very concept of marriage is a huge challenge. The struggle begins by bringing together… two different people, who are from two different families, two different sets of life experiences, two different physical make ups and different needs, wants, desires and even goals in life. Not to mention the biggest deal of all…DIFFERENT BRANDS OF TOOTHPASTE…Oh, yes I did. We DID have many disagreements about the way things SHOULD be. It went something like this… Crest vs Colgate, real vs. fake Christmas trees, clean clothes vs dirty ones, early dinner time vs I’ll-fix-it-when-I’m-hungry-time, and the […]

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Bearing With the Difficult People In Your Life


  Is there a person in your life… an in-law, co-worker, or neighbor who is simply difficult for you to deal with? I’m over at Overcomer Outreach today talking about how to deal with the difficult people in your life. Biblically. It isn’t always easy, but with God it is always possible. Join me over there today! Walk with the King, Courtney

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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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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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When Your Child Is Struggling


This is my friend Katina.  I met her many years ago through our mutual friend Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen.  We’ve done Bible study together , our girls do homeschool group together and she was the Director of the Women Living Well Conference.  She has a huge heart and now she is serving over at the newly launched website –  Overcomer Outreach! Today I want to share a part of her story with you…

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Making Your Home a Haven {Week 4 – A Cozy Warm Kitchen}

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This week is our final week in the Making Your Home a Haven Series.  I cannot believe how quickly it flew by!!! Here comes Thanksgiving and Christmas – oh my!!! But first – let’s finish off this month strong with… This week’s challenge: Focus on the kitchen, the heart of the home. Cook things with pleasant aromas like homemade bread, pies, and cookies. Don’t wait to have a reason to make something special – do it simply to show love to your family. Invite your kids and/or hubby to cook along side of you – make memories in the kitchen […]

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Comfort For Those Who Have Had a Miscarriage

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  I remember sitting in a conference room surrounded by a sea of women.  The speaker asked all the women who had suffered a miscarriage in the past, to please stand.  As women slowly scooted out their chairs and stood to their feet, the tears began to flow. My dear friend next to me stood and 2 more at my table of 8, stood as well.  Then we looked out over the room and nearly half the room was standing.  There was not a dry eye in that room.  It was on that day, my eyes were opened to how […]

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9 Ways to Study the Bible

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Today we have a guest post by one of the GMG Team Members!  This is Mandy. Mandy is passionate about two things: The Word of God and the Souls of Men (and Ladies!). She is married to her best friend, and gets the privilege to love on their three blessings (who lost their biological momma leaving her husband widowed). Her story of infertility, and now adoption (her husbands three- and a fourth on the way!) is also a passion that is seen in almost all she does. She loves that the Lord has let her life be an example of […]

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Do Not Be Discouraged When You Feel Judged

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I am still on my blogging break but I am in Dallas, Texas this morning at a Women in Ministry Summit with Kay Arthur (author of over 100 Bible Studies!) and Logos Bible Software. I had the opportunity to sit next to Kay Arthur and ask her many questions during breakfast yesterday. My mother has led her Precept Bible Studies for over 35 years. I am a product of Kay discipling my mother and my mother discipling me. So this was truly a joy to meet Kay, at the age of 80, in real life. I was also trained on […]

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