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 Podcast Interview With Me: Life Around The Coffee Cup

Leah Heffner from Life Around The Coffee Cup invited me on her podcast! I have known Leah for several years now and she was a part of my launch team when The Unveiled Wife came out. In this podcast we talk about: working with spouses  making date night a priority the most interesting thing I have ever eaten…I bet you will never guess!  my magic in the mess moment and I got to ask Leah one BIG question…yeah I went there! Listen to this episode at Life Around The Coffee Cup!

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I Didn’t Know I Could Do This

I have been going to the gym for a few months now. The only other time in the last 10 years I went to the gym this consistently was in the last three months leading up to my wedding. I’ve done home workouts since then, but nothing as intense as what I have been experiencing lately. Pushing my body physically has never been easy for me. I guess that is the point of working out. It is not suppose to be easy, it is suppose to help you become strong. After having my third baby last December, I was feeling pretty weak this year. My posture was crooked, my muscles were puny, my energy level was low most days, and I just didn’t feel good.

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What We Watch Together Matters

The other night my husband and I were cuddling in bed together. He had his laptop out and I asked if we could watch a show or a movie together. We started a new episode of a T.V. series we had recently started. Within the first few seconds a sexually explicit scene came on. My husband responded quickly to turn it off. I was bummed. I knew it was inappropriate for us to continue watching, but there was a part of me that wanted to be able to still watch the show. So I asked my husband, Can’t we just skip past that part?” My husband looked over at me and said with conviction, It isn’t pure.” He reminded of the scripture in Philippians 4:8,

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The Woman My Husband Sees Everyday

I sat across the table from my husband with our third and youngest child strapped to my chest in a baby carrier. I didn’t even know he snapped the photo of me. That evening I was scrolling through Instagram and I saw it. I had to do one of those hard blinks to see it clearly…and when I opened my eyes again, my heart dropped a little. Should I login and delete the photo? I could feel frustration swelling up in my heart and mind. Why would my husband share a photo of me online that was not a good picture of me? I look worn down. My eyelids drooping, the skin under my neck hanging, and my shirt pulling. The expression on my face

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I Have No One Else To Talk To

I receive messages quite often from women that either start or end their message to me by saying: I have no one else to talk to.” Included within the body of the message is usually a paragraph or two of their personal story or a struggle they are walking through. My heart is heavy for the women who are not only going through these marital struggles, but more so that they feel isolated and alone. I appreciate people connecting with me through messaging, but this one line has always jolted me. It breaks my heart that people have no one else to talk to. Is it because of a lack of trusted friendship? Is it because of a lack of courage to be vulnerable?  Is

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