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.

***UPDATED: With a video at the bottom! My husband and I have always struggled with bickering. Even if we are not necessarily fighting about something important, just the way we communicate is brash and unpleasant. We honestly have a very difficult time knowing when we are bickering because we have allowed ourselves to do it for so long. {Click here to read an older article from 2011 when I first mentioned our issue with bickering: A Bickering Duet} There have been times we were intentional about eradicating bickering from our marriage. However, when we are not intentional, those bad habits […]

Being unveiled is something that takes time to learn and grasp. Here is another awesome guest post from Kate Aldrich from One Flesh Marriage and she shares on the significance of being unveiled!  Kate writes: I spent the first 5 years of our marriage in a pretty sad place. A cloud of darkness hovered over us and it was oppressive. We deeply loved each other and completely misunderstood one another where sex was concerned. Those two things together, deep love and deep misunderstanding allowed for discontent and disillusion to grow and fester. The next 5 years where a wake-up call […]

Devotions For A Healthier You by Katie Farrell is a stunning resource. It is a hardcover book with beautiful images complementing some incredible content. This book includes tips, meal plans and recipes aimed at feeding the mind, body, and soul. In the first few pages, Katie shares Prayers For Health where she takes scripture and turns them into prayers. I love that she added this in there as a great way to show examples of how we can use scripture to help us pray and communicate to God daily. Here are a few of her prayers: Today I will take […]

Who are you when no one is around?  Throughout my teenage and young adult years this question would have burned a hole in my heart. It would have made me squirm and cringe because of shame. I was good at hiding who I was and what I did in secret. I would put a smile on my face and answered fine to every “How are you doing” question. Intentionally neglecting to address who I was in private was something I learned to do because of fear that people wouldn’t like who I really was. I convinced myself that it was […]

That’s right! I am caught in a love triangle! I bet you never would have guessed this marriage blogger would say such a thing, let alone condone that you should be in one too?! But the truth is, no marriage is truly complete without one..well without this specific one! The love triangle I am suggesting and referring to is the love between me, my husband and God. When I first became a wife, although I desired to honor God in my marriage, I was more focused on pleasing my husband and becoming one with him. I admit that there came […]

On April, 29th 2015 at 8:40pm I sat on the couch watching my son expend his last bit of energy before bed. My stomach began burning as a simultaneous burst of excitement rose in my heart. It’s happening. I was two days past my due date and eager to meet our little boy or girl. The anticipation of not knowing the gender was incredible motivation to want labor to come quickly! It didn’t take long for the burning in my abdomen to begin cramping in regular intervals. I let my husband know and we lay in bed together waiting to […]

My husband is incredible. He is patient, compassionate, wise and loving. Although my husband cares about me and cherishes me daily, he has not always been the greatest at understanding how to be romantic, and he admits that he knows he lacks in this area. Romance is an important aspect of the marriage relationship. Romance is an all-encompassing experience where an atmosphere is intentionally created by a husband and wife to inspire physical and emotional intimacy with their spouse.  Things like “setting the mood” with music, candles, or whatever else could be done to express a desire to get close […]

If you take a look at the women around you, whether you know them or they are strangers, you will see an expansive variety of different types of women. Each one decorated in appearance by wardrobe, facial expressions, hairstyle and body language all of which is motivated by their heart, mind and personality. We all have our own way of sharing who we are with the world. Many of us, however, hide even more what one cannot see physically, or at least we try. We clutch onto a security blanket or veil that keeps the stuff we don’t want seen, […]

Throughout our marriage my husband has noticed a trend in my behavior. Maybe you can relate? I smile, laugh and engage with friends and family, only to jump into the car or leave with my husband and exhale how I really feel. My face scrunches up, my attitude turns cold, I sometimes snap at my husband with stern words or slump down with defeat. My entire countenance changes dramatically and my husband is left to wonder what is happening to his wife.  I shared about this pattern at For The Family which you can read by clicking HERE. My thought process […]

For the first few years of marriage, I never considered that my husband had become an idol in my life. I didn’t recognize just how much I was relying on him to fulfill my needs. Instead of going to God through prayer and trusting in Him to guide me through life, I placed more responsibility on my husband to play the role of God in my life. I would seek my husband for wisdom, encouragement, love, comfort, entertainment, and even prayer. I don’t believe it is a bad thing to seek to gain those things from my husband as long […]

Psalm 86. Before I go on, would you take a minute to open up your Bible and read Psalm 86 or click HERE to read it? There it was…one line that stood out boldly from the rest. Verse 5. For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive…“ David penned that God is ready to forgive. I had to stop at this point and reread it. Feeling compelled by the Holy Spirit I evaluated my heart, Am I ready to forgive? The truth is I’m am not always ready to forgive, especially in my relationship with my husband. There have […]

I want to introduce my friend Kate from One Flesh Marriage! In this article she shares 3 ways to support your husband! If you have a few ways you can add, be sure to leave a comment to encourage other wives! Kate writes: It is so easy to go about our day, consumed by all we have to do, to accomplish and completely miss ways to be an amazing helper to our husbands. As a stay at home mom, homeschooling mom, part time portrait photographer and marriage blogger I can easily get stuck in my own day. I know you […]

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