Jennifer S

Jennifer currently resides in The Buckeye State with her husband and son. She loves God, her husband, and her son–in that order. She is a daily receiver of grace and loves to encourage others.

When 3’s A Crowd

So I know a lot of us have heard about the cord of 3 strands in Ecclesiastes 4:12.  Strength in numbers if you will. It is common to hear how marriage should bring unity between a husband and wife and having God the head of your marriage to make it one. I don’t disagree with any of this. What has been on my mind recently is the phrase 3’s a crowd. I don’t mean that God gets in the way (sometimes the road blocks He puts in our paths does seem that way, but that is another topic). I am not saying that your husband is a nuisance. Nope. The overcrowding I am talking about are real issues that have negative effects on a marriage. Doubt

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Covenant VS Contract

My husband and I have started going to marriage counseling. This is such a difficult thing for me. It isn’t something that I ever thought my marriage would need. I will admit to arrogance on my part. I will admit that my pride was blinding me so that I thought that I didn’t need as much help as my husband did. I even played the “we do not have the money for counseling” card. I didn’t want to spend money on counseling,  I wanted to spend money on other things. (Yes, I know I am selfish. I am a work in progress).  I will say though that investing money in my marriage has been worth it. There are other ways to invest in marriage. Quality time,

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"When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed HOPE" - Psalm 94:19

When Doubt Threatens My Marriage

When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer. Psalm 94:19 (NLT) I struggle with doubt that I am in God’s will. I lack the confidence a lot of times to believe that I heard Him right. Sometimes it is hard to believe that He does want good things for me. When times are hard, it can be easy to believe that I am out of God’s will and give up. There have been times in my marriage that I have wanted to give up. There are times when it gets harder after God has told me to stay and causes me to doubt that staying and working on my marriage will produce a better, more God-glorifying marriage. I need to

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8 Keys To Making Strong Friendships Online And In Real Life

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. Proverbs 17:17 ESV I started using Facebook as a way of keeping in touch with people that I do not get to see regularly, but  I never could have imagined where it would lead. I have made new friends. I have met a few of these friends in real life, but others, I have not. These friendships have been wonderful and a great source of encouragement for me. It does not matter how I met these gals, there is one thing these friendships have in common~~ they take work. Here are some ways to making strong friendships: Make time. I am so grateful that my busy friends make the time for me. It

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"Holding hands is, in my opinion, an outward sign of a happy & healthy marriage."

The Importance Of Holding Hands

I once had talked to a gal who wouldn’t show affection to her husband in public. Why? She wanted to be a good role model for young girls. The Bible says that older women should be role models for younger women. Really? Did she really just say that holding hands with her husband in front of young girls was being a bad role model? Her reasoning made me sad. Really it did. It also left me speechless. I only saw them hold hands once. That was it~~ and they were newlyweds! I believe that the small act of holding hands in public can be a big witness. Holding hands with your husband shouldn’t be looked down upon in church, and thankfully I have never been to

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Dating Your Husband – 8 Creative Ideas

Do you remember early days of dating? You would do anything together. It didn’t matter. The point was you were spending time together, getting to know each other. What about after you are married or have been married a long time? Do you find dating harder?  Maybe there is more stress or responsibilities in the form of kids, aging parents, or job responsibilities. Or maybe you feel like you are fresh out of ideas. Since I became a mom, dating my husband is a lot harder. Planning a date, booking a sitter, and lack of funds and energy can not only feel overwhelming, but exhausting. However, I believe that dating is essential in marriage. If you exercise to keep your body in shape, think of dating as

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