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.

Things My Friends Say

I love my girlfriends so much! They are such a necessary and vital part of my life. It is so important to surround yourself with women who will challenge you, encourage you, comfort you, and advise you! My friends have been there for me through some difficult times, being the tangible hands, feet, and heart of Jesus to me and my family! Making friends and keeping them is not always easy, but if we walk humbly and love others, there are bound to be some that stick closer than a brother! My husband got me set up on Slack. It is a messaging app that keeps things organized. We decided to use it for the way my friends, and the women in our Church Fellowship

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We Don’t Call Them Terrible Two’s

Our son Wyatt turns 2 today! As he takes strides out of toddler phase and into becoming a big boy I have some thoughts I want to share, thoughts that hopefully inspire you in your parenting journey! The first thing is that the transition to becoming a big kid is a big deal! Whether you start making changes in your children’s life around a milestone birthday or a random day of the week doesn’t really matter. What matters is the message we are handing to them through the power of our words and actions. For example, we decided that Wyatt was old enough for a “Big Kid Bed” meaning he would no longer sleep in his crib, but a twin bed with a real comforter

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The Power Of Transferring Love

My daughter sat at the kitchen table finishing up her dinner. I was sitting on the couch nursing our youngest. My daughter, Olive, who is three years old, looked over my way and said in the sweetest, high-pitched, Fancy Nancy voice, Mom, when I’m done eating, I’m gonna snuggle with you and hug you and put all of my love in your heart.” My heart filled up immediately. It was as if her just saying those words transferred her love to my heart and filled it up completely. The bonus was her running up to me just a few minutes later to smother me with kisses and hugs. This got me thinking about the way love is transferred. God is love. If God is in

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Help! My Children Are Growing Up Too Fast!

Today my son Eliott turns SIX?! It feels like only yesterday that I was in labor, anxious and excited to meet my first child. Now I have four children and time doesn’t seem to be stopping or slowing down enough to savor all of the goodness. The Bible says children are a blessing. As much as I have always been fond of children, eager to babysit or enjoying my job as a preschool assistant back in the day, there is nothing quite like a house full of littles. But that right there is the problem I am having…they aren’t staying little long enough! Some days feel long, some days feel really long, and mommy needs a time out. But overall, in the grand scheme of

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Learning To Truly Love

This is a guest post by my friend Ruth Schwenk from The Better Mom!  This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.” —1 JOHN 3:16 Have you ever felt unappreciated as a mom? Have you ever felt frustrated by your kids’ seeming indifference about all you do for them? Guess what? You are not alone. And it’s tough to love when you don’t always get a return. Of course, at times we get a cute card, a text message, or a thank- you. But more often than not, what we do seems to go unnoticed and unappreciated. So we need to guard our hearts

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Prayer: Marriages Under Fire

Dear God, I come to You today on my knees, petitioning for protection over marriages. I pray for those couples who feel as though they are being attacked, those who feel as if they were drowning, those who feel trapped, burdened, mistreated, or abused. I lift up those in despair, at the end of their faith, hopeless, and those who feel alone. I pray that You would wrap Your warm, gracious, loving arms around them and comfort the deepest parts of their heart! I pray that reveal Your will to them and enlighten them about their situation. Revive them. Remind them of the hope they have in You. Send people to encourage them and keep them accountable to being obedient to You. I pray for

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