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.

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 […]

Marriage is hard. Although a husband and wife love each other, there are  conflicts that arise and offenses that hurt. Without apology and forgiveness, marriages would not be happy nor thriving. What happens when your spouse does not want to apologize? What happens when you don’t want to forgive? I want to encourage you today. Apologizing and forgiving are not always easy to initiate and follow through with…but doing so will heal the brokenness in your heart and your relationship. The Word of God says, Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, […]

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 […]

A while back my husband and I got into an argument. I would share with you what it was about, but I honestly don’t remember. I think that happens a lot in marriage. I am left with only a feeling and my husband’s words ringing in my ear, Do you forget who I am? Our little spat was going nowhere. I was angry at him for something and I interpreted it as he didn’t care for me. After fighting to get him to understand where I was coming from he interrupted me. His eyes were glossy, his eyebrows half furrowed […]

I post on my Facebook page regularly. The Community of wives that are part of the page are significant to me. I have been posting marriage encouragement on Facebook for the last 4 years everyday, every three hours during the day. Sometimes I am able to schedule out posts in advance, but the majority of my posts are live. I share what I am feeling and what God is teaching me. This helps me be authentic with the UW Community and it forces me to rely on God to inspire what I should post about. I want to be relevant […]

My husband pointed out that it often times seems difficult for me to embrace him after we have had an argument or disagreement. In my mind I thought, “Yeah that’s true.” But I don’t know why that is true of me and I don’t want to hurt him. Sometimes I just shut down. Not knowing how to respond, I told my husband, I wish I had a reset button.” He reached his hand across my face and pushed my forehead with a gentle nudge of his pointer finger, while making a silly sound effect. Oh how I wish it were that […]

My husband and I were driving home. The kids were asleep in the back seat. I stared out the window consumed with thoughts swirling around inside my mind. My husband looks my way and asks, How are you doing?” I thought about his question for a few seconds. I didn’t want to answer with “I’m fine” although that would have been a very easy way to answer him and not have to explain all the reasons I was wasn’t fine. How do I to put into words all that is going on with me right now? Just another consuming thought to […]

Spending quality time with your spouse is a must! Your marriage is significant and needs to be nurtured to maintain healthy. Do not let excuses like “We are just busy” get in the way of what really matters. Your husband matters. You matter! So be intentional today to do at least one of these simple ways of spending time with your husband: 1. Don’t be too serious. Tell jokes, play, laugh! Life can definitely present seasons of hardships, but we need to keep a positive perspective to avoid becoming a nagging spouse. Be creative and be willing to have fun amidst the […]

This past winter, temperatures hit a record cold. In the midst of the arctic blast, I bundled up, went outside and hauled our trash bins down to the curb. It was negative two degrees (20 below with wind chill) at 11 PM, and they were predicting the temperature was going to continue drop through the night. My husband was returning home from work around 2 AM and if I didn’t take the trash down at negative two degrees, he would have to in even colder temperatures. I smiled as I darted down the driveway imagining my husband being pleasantly surprised […]

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