Assessing Your Marriage and a Vintage Pearl Giveaway

Summer is coming to a screeching halt and it’s almost time to pull out our sweaters and pumpkins! But while the August heat lingers -I want you to reflect back on your summer. Let’s pause to assess how our marriage has been lately. Was it a good summer for your marriage? Or a hard one? Was it a joyful time with lots of memories? Or was it filled with ups and downs? All of our marriages go through different seasons. We all have our ups and downs. We have the newlywed season, then the… I’m so tired I can’t keep […]

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Kiss Him Like You MEAN It! Final Week of Marriage Challenge

Seriously – where did the summer go? I am sad this is the last week of our challenge because this also means summer is coming to an end!!! But next Monday there will be one more linky with this series. I’m looking for feedback and I will ask the question: How did your husband respond to the summer challenge? What was the most difficult part of the challenge for you and is there anything that you think would have made this challenge better? All those who link up their blog post OR (for non-bloggers) – comment in the comment section, […]

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T and Your Husband

It’s Week #8 in our marriage challenge and this challenge is straight from the Bible: R-E-S-P-E-C-T Your Husband! Ephesians 5:33 says “Each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself and the wife must respect her husband.” This can be a difficult verse to apply because some women have husbands who are not doing the first half of this verse. Their husbands are not loving them as themselves BUT my blog is not written for men so I have to move on to the second part of this verse. God’s command to wives is to respect […]

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Following Your Husband’s Vision

Ephesians 5:23 “For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church.” It’s week #7 in our Summer Completing Him Challenge! Here’s this week’s challenge: Support his vision. Discuss his vision for your family. Where does he see your family in 1 year, 5 years, and 10 years. Share with us how you let your husband lead. Let me say in advance, I know this topic is controversial. It is hard for women in the year 2010 to step back and allow their husband to lead their family. The challenge this week is […]

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The Way To a Man’s Heart Is Through His Stomach

We are to week #6 of the “Completing Him” Marriage Challenge and this week’s challenge is: Make your husband a priority. Ask him what his favorite dinner, dessert and drink are. Be sure to serve him all three one night this week. Bonus: cook his favorite dishes all week long! Why would I make such a challenge and how is it significant? Here’s a couple reasons: 1. Often times, meal plans can end up catering to what the children like. This is one time that we are going to take our husband’s preferences above everyone else’s preferences – including our […]

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Communicating In Marriage About Time Management

Proverbs 31:28,29 says “Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: Many women do noble things but you surpass them all.” Have you ever felt like it’s hard to please your husband? Like getting the praise of the Proverbs 31 woman is out of reach? I get emails from wives saying they work and work and work and their husband just never seems to appreciate it. We women can fill our plates to the brim with work, children’s needs, activities and ministry, but it’s important that we seek our husband’s opinion. They can easily […]

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Do You Admire Your Husband?

Pop quiz: 1) List all the flaws of your husband. 2) List all the things that you admire about your husband. Grade yourself: Which question was easier to answer? There will be some women out there who find it easier to admire their husband than list his flaws. But I would venture to say that most of us find it easier to list their flaws. It’s a part of our sin nature! So let’s break out of that mold – go against the grain of the world and praise our husbands!!! This weeks Marriage challenge is: Admire Your Husband. If […]

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Challenge: Pray For Your Husband Daily

Marriage Challenge Week #3 This week the hard work begins! If you do not yet own “The Power of a Praying Wife” by Stormie Omartian – get it! It is an excellent guide and a treasure to keep on your book shelf. James 5:17 says “The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” Prayer changes things – do you believe that? Then let’s get started! Here’s a list of items you can begin to pray through for your husband (taken from Stormie’s book): 1. His Wife -that’s a good place to start right? lol! 2. His Work 3. […]

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Until Death Do Us Part

Do you remember your marriage vows? They went something like this: I, ____, take you, ____, for my lawful husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part. “Until death do us part.” Do you remember that line? Statistics say that in America, over 50% of marriages do not make it “Until death do us part.”Do you take your vows seriously? God does. 1. Matthew 19:6 says “what God has joined together, let man not separate.” (exception: look at Matthew 19:9)2. […]

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Captivate Your Husband

Proverbs 5:18b&19 tells husbands “May you rejoice in the wife of your youth. A loving doe, a graceful deer – may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be captivated by her love.”The Webster definition of captivate is: to capture the attention or affection of, as by beauty and excellence; fascinate; charm Do you remember when your husband was first captivated by you? He saw you as beautiful and excellent. You fascinated him. Your eyes twinkled, you smiled with each thought of him, you bonded over long conversations of who you both were and dreamed to be. Do you […]

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Contoversy Over Women’s Roles Boils Over

Hey Ladies! The first challenge of our Completing Him Summer Marriage Challenge will go up late tonight! I can’t wait to get started! In the meantime, if you’d like to see the “back story”, visit this link to the recent Controversy Over Women’s Roles where Sheposts.com wrote an article about the situation. Though there has been a lot of negative swirling, I am honestly overjoyed at such a positive response here on this site. So let’s keep it positive and focus on our husbands, children, homes, and those in the community who need a helping hand. God is always watching, […]

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Completing Him Challenge Begins Today – Come Link Up!

Here’s the Topic Schedule for those who want to link up each week: June 7 – announce to your readers you are participating by posting the button on your site and leaving your link below. Optional: Embed the HTML from this video in your blog post! June 14 – Post Pictures from your dating days (or tell us all about it!). Think about one thing you used to do or have as a couple that you have lost in the shuffle of life. How can you regain it? June 21 – Remember Your Vows – post pictures of your wedding […]

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