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.

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of flying to Little Rock, Arkansas to visit Family Life and be a guest on their radio show to talk about my marriage story and my book The Unveiled Wife. I took my 3 month old baby girl with me for the short three day trip. My heart was sad to leave my husband and son behind, but I assured myself I would see them again soon. I was proud of myself the morning of our departure when I successfully packed all of our stuff into the smallest carry-on suitcase there is. I […]

I recently shared my top 10 favorite games to play with my husband, which you can check out by clicking HERE! The Unveiled Wife Community loved it and was inspired by it to share their favorites too. The response was overwhelming as hundreds of you mentioned your favorite game or two. There were many games that people repeated, such as Ticket To Ride! I recently had the chance to play this and it was very enjoyable and entertaining. One game that is at the top of my must play list is Blokus! It is a competitive Tetris style 4 player game…and it […]

Your past. You are the only one who truly knows your past. I can try and list a few things that might hit a heart string, but it wont address everything. The good, the bad, the ugly. But you know. Settled down deep in your heart and mind are the hardest times you have ever experienced. And whether you would like to believe it or not…those things are still affecting you. I want to encourage you today with words you may really need to hear… Let Your Past Make You Better Not Bitter! Bitter is easy. Once planted, it grows […]

Dear God, Many of us wives are overwhelmed with things to do throughout the day. Sometimes our daily activities list is longer than a family tree! We are multi-taskers! However, we are constantly being drained of energy, strength and sometimes our attitudes. Thank You for the responsibilities You have trusted us with and thank You for the ability to do them. We pray that we would find time to rest in You, God!  We know that resting in You refreshes our soul and fills our cup overflowing. Amidst all that we do, may we be consistent and devoted to spending […]

Escapism is defined by Google, as the tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, especially by seeking entertainment or engaging in fantasy. I did this. The reality of my marriage was one that I didn’t like and didn’t want to accept. By our third year of marriage, I was ready to escape any way that I could. I desired to numb the emotional pain that flared up because of unmet expectations of marriage and unmet expectations of how I thought God would and should bless our marriage. Our relationship was falling apart and I didn’t know how to […]

Have you heard about the Unveiled Wife Membership? I have been working really hard to create an even more intimate setting for us to go through scripture together and discover what God’s Word says about faith, life and marriage. My hope is that together we draw closer to Him and that we are transformed by His Holy Spirit! But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his […]

This is a guest article written by Joelle . She also shared a blog article recently titled: My Husband Doesn’t Tell Me He Loves Me. Joelle also writes at patiencefaithreward.com. Be sure to leave her comment with your thoughts! Joelle writes: My parents were sitting upstairs having dinner together as they often did when my dad put in a long day at work.  I could here my mom recapping her day with my dad.  On this particular day, my brother and I had given my mom a  hard time with something, the details slip my memory. My prying ears could hear her discussing […]

In January 2015, I flew to Chicago to record the audio version of my book The Unveiled Wife: Embracing intimacy with God and your husband. My nerves were shaken up! I had never done anything like this before. After I toured the studio and met the sound technician that would be helping me along, I sat down in the booth where I would read through my book. Being 7 months pregnant, I grabbed a pillow and tried to make myself as comfortable as I could, knowing I would be in that position for hours. I looked up and saw the […]

Praising your husband is vital to the health of his heart and mind. Have you ever heard the quote: Behind every great man, stands a great woman” – Meryll Frost I believe that a great woman does not just stand there! She is one who cheers for her man, who praises him, who believes in his abilities, who appreciates him and who supports him with wild passion. Behind every great husband, is an encouraging wife! Wives, we have an incredible opportunity to be great by being encouraging to our men. A marriage where this is happening is attractive. That level of love and […]

I asked my husband what his favorite date was with me over the last ten years of us being together. Two things happened. The first is that it took him a while to respond. This made me wonder if we are experiencing enough dates to keep romance in our relationship thriving. Then, when he did respond, he mentioned a date that I was actually thinking of as well. It was in our fourth year of marriage, before children. He had planned a day where he surprised me with an airplane ride to Catalina Island. It was a three seater plane, […]

Dear Lord, Thank you for today.  Thank you for our husbands and the gift of marriage.  You are an amazing God!  Thank you for sending your Son and sacrificing him so that we could be free from the slavery of sin and spend eternity with you!  We pray that our marriages would keep Christ at the center.  Please help us to keep our focus, to understand the purpose of marriage, and to know how to operate it as you have intended.  Lord, break the chains of selfishness, pride, and stubbornness.  Help us and our spouses to be disciplined as your […]

When I was preparing for the release of my book The Unveiled Wife, I was nervous! I had poured my heart into the manuscript and I exposed my heart throughout it. God revealed to me the message of what it means to be unveiled years ago. This message has helped transform me and heal my marriage, and became the foundation for all that I share through my blog. But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.  Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.  And we all, who with […]

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