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.

You have an incredible gift, the gift of learning. We all learn through experience as well as through reading and researching.  One of the greatest tools used in retraining behaviors, improving, breaking habits, or making adjustments in life is learning. The more educated we are about ourselves and about the issues that concern us, the better we are at making choices that benefit us and others. I use to struggle with pornography, and one way my perspective and desire changed about it came as I learned more about its devastating affects to my body/mind, learning what the industry is truly […]

I was recently invited to a local gathering for business women.  I admit I was a little intimated to go, unsure of what to expect, yet eager to meet other women passionate about what they do.  We all need the encouraging friendships, am I right?! I knew if I went I would be meeting new friends, something that has always been a little challenging for me, but I didn’t want to show up fearful or timid.  I put my game face on, ready to shake hands and smile, a lot.  What I didn’t expect was the surprise encounter waiting for […]

He walks in the room loudly when I just put the baby down. Really??! He walks by and steps on my toe. Really??! We are going to leave a friend’s house and just when we get our hands full, say good-bye, and juggle holding the baby, he remembers he has to go to the bathroom. Really??! He puts orange peelings in the kitchen sink without a garbage disposal and leaves them there. Really??! When we are running late and he has to do one more thing…real quick. Really??! Seriously??! Are you kidding me? Ugh!?! Wow!?? Yeah, right!? Moron, idiot, stupid… […]

I believe being involved in community is vital, especially for wives.  God used community to save my marriage when my husband and I were in the darkest days of our marriage.  We were suffering and could barely withstand the pressures and contention that was building up.  We stepped into a community that was centered on intentionally making Christ the foundation of marriage.  That community of believers became our best friends, and now we consider them family. God uses people to encourage, affirm, and keep others accountable to faith and to living life His way. I was recently invited by my […]

I am trying my hand at gardening.  It has been so fun to plant a wide variety of seeds, water them, and make sure sunlight is abundant.  My favorite part is witnessing the green sprout that pokes through the soil after many days of waiting patiently for them to burst! The Lord has been using my experience with gardening to reveal to me just how closely it relates to marriage and family.  I recommend you jump on over to The Better Mom to read more on this revelation God gave to me about planting the right kind of seeds.  Basically it is […]

When I was thinking about which topic I should choose for my article this month, God continued to bring the same topic to mind:  women who have husbands who are non-believers or whose husbands have turned away from the Lord. Each time this topic came to mind, I dismissed it because this is not my story. My husband is a Christian and has been throughout our entire marriage and dating relationship. So, how could I write about this topic? The truth is, God has continued to bring women who are in this circumstance into my life and has asked me to […]

  Sometimes our fights are as strong as a current, as consistent as waves, and as stubborn as unmovable rocks.  Marital fights cause the same kind of erosion as powerful waves do when they hit the shore. Is this not the truth? When I fight with my husband, stubbornness and pride can be as strong as a boulder.  It doesn’t matter what is said, thrown, debated, or seen, stubbornness and pride seem unmovable.  I dig my heels down and refuse to pursue unity, for the sake of receiving validation for my feelings.  However, no matter how dense they (pride and stubbornness) […]

I am married to King David. Theoretically speaking, of course. Maybe you’ve heard people at church talk about having a “David Heart.” Yep. I married that guy. I find the historic King David to be fascinating. David has a reputation of being an old testament man with a new testament heart. He is known for his grace, patience, justice and sensitivity. He is known for the way in which he worshiped God. He loved the Lord with an uninhibited heart so much that his behavior was even called undignified, by his own wife. But David was something else very important. […]

Sitting in the car today I stared out the window stirring with frustrations. A particular part of parenting was not meeting my expectations. I stuffed and then exploded…towards my husband and in front of my kid.  I yelled and screamed as words flew out of my mouth unbridled.  When we pulled into our driveway, I got to the end of my dramatic rant then excused myself into the house. I went straight to my room to the throw the covers over my head hoping I would wake from a bad dream. I had no peace. Half of me justified staying there until […]

I am lazy. I know this about myself.  Being lazy is not a quality I like to talk about or confront…it makes me feel awful.  I would rather live in denial and continue to live as I am, than face my struggle and overcome it…because, well, I’m lazy.  The work it will take to change seems daunting! I do not like this part of who I am, yet it is a trait I continue to feed with every choice I make to remain lazy…and it is ruining my marriage! The craving of a sluggard will be the death of him,    because his […]

Attack (definition): take aggressive action against (a place or enemy forces) with weapons or armed force typically in a battle or war. I have them often. I find I usually have them right before GOD is doing something HUGE in my life. They are awful, down right horrible at times. Attacks are not something I ever want, pray for or desire for anyone…but in a weird peaceful way they make me smile looking at them through God’s eyes. I sometimes become numb in the attack and do not feel the excruciating pain because God allows me to see the attack through […]

The Lord has been showing me things about my character that I have a habit of justifying.  For some reason my justification does not sound just anymore. Instead I feel a conviction to repent. I hesitated to share this with you… I didn’t want everyone I have ever had a conversation with to read it and be hurt, wondering if I have talked about them behind their backs. I didn’t want people to view me as a mean person. I didn’t want to acknowledge I actually struggle with this, because then I will be admitting how much I failed as […]

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