Encouragements For Wives

Encouragements For Wives are random articles intended to lift up wives including testimonies, inspirational images, quotes, etc. My hope is that wives would be empowered, no matter what condition their marriage is in, to remain committed to their husbands, pursue intimacy, and seek a God-centered relationship.

I had the opportunity to attend Women of Faith this year in Anaheim, Ca. Now just to be clear, this event was not a marriage event/conference, it was specifically to encourage women. I felt compelled to address that right away since most of my reviews cover marriage material whether books, movies, or conferences. And yet, I felt so revived leaving the Women of Faith event and with a handful of notes that will surely have an impact on my marriage. I hope this review not only gives you insight into the event, but also excites you about attending one in […]

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me. – Henry Ford My husband is truly my best friend and throughout our marriage he has brought out the best in me. Through words of confidence and encouragement my husband has inspired me to do things in life I would have otherwise allowed my doubt and fear to cripple me and hinder me from doing. He has taught me how to love, how to be compassionate, how to be generous, and how to serve others. I have already raved about how the woman I am today is […]

This is a special guest article written with all the wives in mind who are married to a widower. I hope this encourages you today! Mandy writes: Every marriage has its share of struggles. Marrying a widower is no exception and actually presents its own set of challenges. My husband Joe lost his first wife after 2 years of marriage. She died at the young age of 31 battling Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. It’s a very sad story of a young, newly-married couple receiving a stage IV diagnosis and then having only 7 short months to say their goodbyes. I met Joe […]

My body was broken and it hindered me from being able to have sex with my husband. We suffered for years unable to physically connect as one flesh. I could count on one hand the amount of times we actually had intercourse in the first four years of our marriage, none of which were enjoyable. I tried pushing through the pain I experienced every time we tried to have sex, but nothing seemed to work. I hate that we even referred to having sex as “trying” when all I wanted was for it to be completely fulfilling. The lack of […]

This is another guest article by Marsha Neu and it is one that I absolutely appreciate! Her transparency is sure to stir your heart up whether you are a wife, mother, or stepmother! Marsha writes: Hello again sweet Step Moms!  I wrote an article about 2 years ago giving my advice on being a  Step Mom and parenting along side your husband. { One Wife’s Advice For StepMoms  } That article was written at a time of change and great pain. Thankfully time heals wounds, and even brings about joy you may have never expected!  As I was browsing the […]

For the last few years I have contemplated and attempted to write out my story of the hardships I endured as a new wife, the discovery of how the environment affected my body, and how God’s redeeming love captivated my heart and transformed me and my marriage. It was very difficult to revisit the marriage moments that almost tore us apart, but I needed to face each one courageously as I penned my journey. Why? Because I know I am not the only wife who thought, felt, and experienced the things I endured, although at the time I felt utterly […]

    It’s your fault we are even in this mess.     The debt isn’t mine, it’s all yours. They’re your school loans.     What you spend on your debt, I should get to spend on what I want.     I really wish you didn’t bring this debt into our marriage.     It’s your debt, your problem. The rude and disrespectful thoughts turned to snide comments, all resting on my husband’s shoulders. I used whichever one would be the most provoking to get my point across in every argument we had. This is an excerpt from my upcoming book The Unveiled […]

Over the past few years I have had the privilege of building a friendship with author, blogger, wife, mother and so much more, Darlene Schacht. Filled with a beautiful heart and a ginormous passion to help other married couples establish their relationship on God, she has an online ministry at TimeWarpWife.com. I am honored to celebrate with her as she recently released her new book Messy Beautiful Love where she transparently shares her marriage story in hopes of others being inspired to persevere and press into God. AND we get to hear from her in this guest post today!  – – – […]

My Dearest Love, My Best Friend, My Husband, I remember when we were dating I knew I loved you deeply. I could not hold it in my heart any longer. As I was getting out of your car, I leaned back in with courage overflowing and said three sweet words that were of utmost significance to me, “I love you.” My heart was overwhelmed when you received what I said and reciprocated how much you love me. We were on the same page and we were eager to grow in our love. We have spent the last ten years getting to […]

Have you ever experienced brokenness in your marriage? Perhaps you are in the midst of it right now? Brokenness is never easy to endure, but I do believe God can use our brokenness for something incredibly beautiful. I am proof. He took the broken pieces of our failing marriage and not only healed us, but now I share this awesome testimony through Unveiled Wife, encouraging women from all around the world to hang in there through the hard times. I am in awe of God’s power to take such a broken relationship and completely restore it and use it for […]

For the first three and a half years of our marriage, my husband and I could not experience intercourse. Pain radiated throughout my body every time we initiated or attempted sexual intimacy. I knew sex might be difficult to get use to in the beginning, so although I was mortified on the wedding night that things did not work out as I had hoped for, I overcame my thoughts of inadequacies quickly. However, when weeks turned into years, my insecurities grew wildly out of control. I anticipated the pain of sex, which tempted me to withhold myself from my husband often. […]

We were four years into our marriage and I was not happy. Marriage was hard and the challenges we were confronted with chipped away at my faith for our future. I didn’t want my husband anymore…I wanted someone new, someone who would fulfill my desires, someone perfect. I wrote on this issue before in an article titled, “How My Husband Found Out About My Secret Affair.” You can click the title to read it. I never physically cheated on my husband, but I explain in the article how I emotionally and mentally sinned against my husband by lusting after another […]

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