Divorce

Fireproof: A Movie For Every Marriage | Review

About 5 years ago my husband and I watched Fireproof, a faith-based film that follows a marriage through brokenness to restoration. I thought I had reviewed it and shared it on my blog for others to know about, but I checked recently and didn’t see it. Despite being nearly 8 years old, this movie is very relevant for every marriage. I highly recommend it.  I rented it from Amazon recently for the second time and took a few notes. Buy DVD HERE Rent Movie HERE This is a great movie for couples to curl up on the couch together or watch in bed together. I feel like it hits some specific points on marriage that most couples can relate with. It also provides an awesome

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Prayer Of The Day: Healing From Divorce

Dear Heavenly Father, My heart is broken over marriages that are facing or have experienced divorce.  May You comfort husbands and wives, letting your peace fall over them like a warm blanket.  Holy Spirit please rescue them and fill them with hope.  If it is in your will God for these couples to reconcile I pray that You intervene divinely and restore their hearts.  For those that have endured divorce, yet battle with lingering affects, please equip them to overcome and find forgiveness.  May You fill each one of their hearts with hope for better days.  Renew them O Lord, have mercy on them, and bless them.  We pray for healing in Jesus Name AMEN!

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Maybe I Am Not Attracted To My Husband & Other Doubts I Have About Marriage

Marriage is a vulnerable experience. Living life in such close proximity to another provides enough friction that can lead to hurts, doubts, and other frustrating emotions to rise up. Marriage doesn’t always play out how we expect it to, or desire it to.  When I was dating Aaron, I had a strong sexual desire for him. We both had made a personal commitment to wait to experience sex until after we married…which was all the more motivation to marry young. My hormones were raging and I was consumed with the thought of being with my love. A few months into marriage, my entire view of sex had been shifted. We did encounter an unusual problem from the first night of marriage – painful sex –

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This Could Change Your Marriage: War Room Movie Review

War Room. You need to see this movie. This movie opens with a voice talking about the wars we face, while the visual being a husband and wife arguing. That opening scene ended with the words: Victories don’t come by accident.” That is when I pulled out my phone to take a few notes. I came to the movies for enjoyment, but I knew from that opening scene that it would be an impactful movie – one that I would need to share about. We all desire victories in life, especially in our marriage. However, are we willing to spend intentional time praying and trusting God for these victories? The plot follows the relationship between a husband and wife, along with their daughter, as well

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Stop Daydreaming About Divorce

A few years ago I spent a ton of time daydreaming about divorce. Marriage was not meeting all my expectations, especially in the area of sexual intimacy. (You can read about my marital struggles and all that we faced as newlyweds in my book The Unveiled Wife – I bet there is a lot I went through that you can relate to as a wife!) I grew angry and I grew bitter, quickly. I started doubting the love that motivated my husband and me to walk down the aisle and say “I do.” I also questioned whether life would be better for both of us if we parted ways. In my brokenness, in my insecurities, in my sin…I could not fathom our marriage being restored.

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Neon Lies – Don’t Call The Number, Call On God!

My husband and I were driving home the other night and as we passed by billboards that stood high above ground, there was one that made me nauseous. The advertisement simply read: Fast divorce and bankruptcy… call this number!” My heart sank in my chest from the weight of a burden I felt for all the people who see that billboard on a daily basis. I am aware that there are circumstances that lead people to one or both of these routes, but I find it disgusting how our society flaunts these two options as a quick way to make your life better. Such a lie! The mentality adopted in this generation is clearly a self-centered one. We need to be satisfied fast and easy, whatever it

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