Who is the Spiritual Leader in a Mismatched Marriage?

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Lynn is back for part 3 of our series: Who Is a Spiritual Leader? Our online community at www.spirituallyunequalmarriage.com often tackles many of the unique and challenging areas of living in a spiritually mismatched union. One of the common struggles we face has to do with spiritual leadership. The spiritual direction of our home is monumentally important. We all wrestle with how to handle this issue well. In my own marriage this was an area of great confusion for me. Many difficult questions troubled my mind, such as, •          Do I wait for my husband to become a believer before […]

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Thriving In a Spiritually Mismatched Marriage – Part 2

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  Hello House of WLW: Lynn Donovan here again today.  And as promised, let’s jump right into a powerful passage that has absolutely changed my life.  I pray you step into this truth with new understanding and hope. One verse in particular gives me the greatest comfort as a mother. What is utterly fantastic about this passage is that it is written specifically for those of us who live in a spiritually mismatched home. I’m humbled and thankful to realize that God knew thousands of years ago that there would be marriages such as ours. What relief and freedom this […]

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Thriving in a Spiritually Mismatched Marriage – Part 1 {& a Giveaway!}

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  Hello Family of Women Living Well! My name is Lynn Donovan and I’m joining your community this week while Courtney is vacationing. I met Courtney years ago as a sister blogger. She is the bomb! And I love her book. She and I connected a few months ago as I was reading her book and I asked her to read my recent book. We both have a heart filled with love for Jesus and for wives and moms. So, I hope you will sit with me for a few minutes, a couple of days this week while she is […]

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New Series Announcement: Thriving In a Spiritually Mismatched Marriage

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  Next week we begin a week long series titled: Thriving in a Spiritually Mismatched Marriage. I can not wait for you to meet my friend Lynn!  I had the privilege of reading in advance and endorsing her most recent book she co-authored titled, Not Alone: Trusting God to Help You Raise Godly Kids in a Spiritually Mismatched Home.  I LOVED this book and the minute I closed it I knew we needed her voice here at Women Living Well.  I get emails on a regular basis from women in this very situation.  I pray that her words will be […]

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Valentine’s Video & Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl Giveaway!

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I’m interrupting our regular schedule for the Book Club – for this Special Valentine’s Day Video and Giveaway! This video was done by 5 of the ‘Top Christian Marriage Bloggers’ including: Sheila from ToLoveHonorandVacuum.com, Fawn from HappyWivesClub.com, Ruth from TheBetterMom.com, and Jennifer from UnveiledWife.com So sit back and relax and enjoy this 10 minute video: (if you cannot see the video – click here) We all pin to a Pinterest Board together at “Inspiring Christian Wives” if you’d like to follow us there! Next up – Singles (or mother’s and friends of singles) this giveaway is for you!!!! Paul Hendricks writes: […]

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The Women Living Well Book Club – Chapters 9 & 10 {Marriage Challenge}

Chapters 9 & 10 Completing Him Marriage Challenges

  Let’s Discuss Chapters 9 & 10 We are up to the “Completing Him” Marriage Challenges.  I’ve had many comments over the years where wives were annoyed that I only direct my posts to them.  They want me to set the husbands straight and tell them to change.   They also feel that my advice to women – like doing these challenges – make us weak. Here’s my 2 minute video response to these thoughts: What makes one husband feel loved and respected may not make another husband feel this way.  Each of our husband’s are unique and so all […]

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The Women Living Well Book Club – Chapter 8 {Banishing Bitterness}

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Let’s Discuss Chapter 8 Today I want to share some thoughts with you from Elisabeth Elliot’s book titled “Let Me Be a Woman”. Elisabeth writes: Who is it you marry?  You marry a sinner. There’s nobody else to marry.  That ought to be obvious enough but when you love a man as you love yours it’s easy to forget.  You forget it for a while and then when something happens that ought to remind you, you find yourself wondering what’s the matter, how could this happen, where did things go wrong? They went wrong back in the Garden of Eden. […]

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“Your Marriage” Webcast, Extra Resources & a Giveaway!

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 I’m super excited for this week’s webcast!!!  Darlene from Time Warp Wife is the keynote and our couch discussion (begins at 16 minutes into the video) was so rich.  I really felt like we got somewhere as the women opened up.  I hope it will comfort and encourage you too.  Here are the speakers: {Me, Darlene (TimeWarpWife.com), Clare (Peak313.com), & Karen (KarenEhman.com)}   (if you cannot view the video – click here) Some other resources for you from Darlene’s Blog:  Free Printable Prayer Cards for Your Husband 52 Text Message Love Bombs to Send Him 103 Words of Affirmation Every Husband […]

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The Women Living Well Book Club – Chapter 7 {Effects of Technology on Marriage}

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Let’s Discuss Chapter 7 In chapter 6, we turned our eyes towards God’s word to see who he created us to be.  In chapter 7, let’s consider how turning our eyes towards media is affecting our marriages. I believe that movies, reality television, and all the many facets of social media, that speak into our lives, are causing many wives to be discontent in their marriages.  After all, none of these truly represent REAL life.  Movies are fiction, a lot of reality television is not reality and most of us put our best foot forward on social media and the […]

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The Women Living Well Book Club – Chapter 6 {The Role of the Wife}

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Let’s Discuss Chapter 6 We are up to Part II of the book  on “Your Marriage.” I want you to consider for a moment. Forget everything you know about marriage from our experience, our culture, television and movies.  Imagine that you were dropped onto our planet from outer space and you open the Bible to discover how marriage was created to function.  What would your conclusions be? I am afraid that culture has so heavily inundated us with their perception and opinions that it has distorted what a God honoring marriage looks like- even for Christians. Oh friends…please know that […]

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5 Keys To Dreaming Together

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 Today we begin Week 3 of the “Ignite The Fire” Marriage Series! Dreams. Some guys are dreamers – they are idea guys and goal makers.  Others, not so much.  They fly by the seat of their pants or they are steady guys who do the day in and day out necessities but don’t really think about the future a lot. This past weekend my family traveled with my parents to Lancaster, PA (a 5+ hour drive) to the Sight and Sound Theatre to see the Show – Noah.   So for 3 hours I sat in awe of Noah and […]

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5 Qualities of a Kind Wife

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  In Galatians 5:22 & 23 we are told that the fruit of the spirit is: “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” The fruit – or the outcome of following the Lord – should result in kindness being displayed in our marriage.  But sometimes we produce the rotten fruit   of anger, bitterness, rage, slander, and selfishness. It is so much easier to complain than to be kind. Webster’ Dictionary says kindness is: the quality of being friendly, generous, sympathetic and considerate. It is a genuine concern for the happiness of another. I love this definition because it […]

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