Marriage Issues

A Perspective On Submission: How To Set Your Marriage Up For A Win

This is a guest article by Katie, a wife who blogs at IChooseBrave.com. Today she bravely tackles the topic of submission in marriage and how we as wives have an important role to help our marriages win big! Katie writes: It has been nearly 20 years now and his records still stand. Each year it’s printed on the back of the high school basketball programs. The record for assists in one game, assists in one season, and career assists, all with my husband’s name neatly printed behind them. High school records aren’t exactly something you add to your resume or spend much time thinking about in the years after you graduate, but recently someone who didn’t know my husband in high school happened to notice his

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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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What Does God Want Me To Do About My Marriage?

Only God can answer this question for you. He knows you and He knows the details of your marriage. So as you skim online resources, read books, and maybe even reach out for counseling…please understand that the best thing you can do for your marriage is go to the One who designed and established marriage. Go to God in prayer and ask Him the questions you have about marriage…then take time to really listen. He may speak into your heart right away, He may use someone to point you in the right direction, He will definitely urge you to seek His Word…no matter what, be willing to listen. As a wife, as one who loves God and serves Him passionately, as a person who genuinely cares

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Is Social Media A Silent Marriage Killer?

I will be turning 30 this December. This is a milestone birthday for me and one that I have always looked forward to having. As I was thinking about my life up to this point, I thought about many things… One thing that stood out to me was that a very large portion of my life has been spent in front of a screen. Whether a television, computer or phone, this digital age of technology has been a huge part of my life. I experienced the transition from low technology use to extremely accessible and widely accepted technology use. The internet has been revolutionary and with each passing year there is a new phone, tablet, laptop, etc. I began using computers in elementary school and

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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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Most Wives Find This Hard To Talk About With Their Husbands

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 because I desire to encourage you, where you are at. So, the other day I wrote what was on my heart… I woke up this

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