11 Ways to Build a More Loving Marriage

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If your marriage isn’t what you’d like it to be and your husband isn’t changing, there’s still hope that your relationship with him can improve. That’s because you can greatly influence the state of your marriage when you change yourself through the power of the Holy Spirit working in you. The growth of one person in a marriage relationship significantly impacts the other person.Here’s how you can change your marriage by becoming a more loving wife, with God’s help:

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8 Things Healthy Couples Don’t Do

Last week, I saw a woman slam the car door in her husband’s face and storm off inside the grocery store. Then there was the couple sitting next to me, the man staring at his phone the entire time his wife shared with him her concerns about one of their children. I saw someone post a rant on Facebook about their spouse that ended with, “MEN!”Relationships are hard, and we’ve probably all done something similar to the examples above. But that doesn’t excuse the cavalier mistakes we sometimes allow for…

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Loving Your Spouse

It seems that with our busy schedules in this day and age, the home and family have become grossly neglected. We are often so busy providing for our children and giving them life opportunities that we fail to realize that the greatest gift we can provide for them as parents is to truly love each other and to express that love for one another.You may not have been raised in a loving home. Therefore, you did not have an example of how a husband should treat his wife and of…

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How Do I Know He’s “The One”?

Q: Is there one person I’m meant to marry, or should I just choose a good man? A: This question isn’t simply a contemplative exercise; it impacts how you approach dating and marriage. However, I think it is the wrong question to be asking.The question of “Is there one guy I’m supposed to marry?” is fundamentally based on fear. You’ve likely seen marriages break apart, and wonderful romances turn ugly. Perhaps you grew up in the throes of your mom and dad fighting. Judith Wallerstein, one of the foremost experts…

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5 Ways to Encourage Your Husband as a Dad

Several weeks ago, I joined a group of friends from church to go see the movie Moms’ Night Out, and indulge in a little cheesecake and conversation afterwards. We talked about moments in the film that stood out to us as moms – that endless inward pressure of wanting to make everything in our homes and families perfect; not wanting to ask for help, but simultaneously feeling helpless some days.I told my friends about one of the biggest fights Cliff and I ever had early in our marriage, when I…

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7 of the Greatest Needs of a Husband

I  previously shared 7 of the greatest needs of a wife, based on personal observation and experience working with married couples.Today I continue with the man’s side of the needs.Here are 7 of the greatest needs of a man.Respect – This is number one! I would even be emphatic and say every time. In my experience, men are using a different word that means this if they say it isn’t! Ephesians 5:33 says, “However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must…

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For Richer or Poorer

Like a lot of folks today, times are lean in our household. Charlie and I watch every penny … as it rushes out the door to keep some creditor at bay. It wasn’t always this way for us. Four years ago, we opened a Christian business and enjoyed the bounty of being paid well for hard work. Our income rose over six figures and we loved giving our toddler son vacations to Florida and trips to see the grandparents while doing work that would further God’s kingdom and put Truth…

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The Importance of Heritage

My marriage vows were no longer enough. I writhed on the basement floor drenched in sweat and tears.“I love you, God and I take my vows seriously, but…seriously, God?” I prayed. “I can’t do this. I can’t take it anymore. I’m so alone. My husband hasn’t touched me at all in weeks. He’s so immersed in his all-important job. And when he’s home, all he wants to do is unwind with the television or a video game. He has little, no, nothing, left for me.”My husband and I never had…

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That Time My Husband Yelled at Me

My husband has never raised his voice at me.Well, there was this one time.{Side note: if you “never” raise your voice, that one time you do will be very effective.}Let me give some context first. Bill was a busy pastor in a small town. We lived in a rambly old house with our four young sons. And a college student from our church. And a woman and her daughter who would have otherwise been homeless. They pulled out the den sofa every night for what was supposed to be a…

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The Special Duty of Husbands to their Wives

“Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the Word…”-Ephesians 5:25,26He that will expect duty or comfort from his wife, must be faithful in doing the duty of a husband. The failing of yourselves in your own duty, may cause the failing of another to you, or at least in some other way as much afflict you, and will be bitterer to you in the end, than if a…

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SHOULD A WOMAN SUBMIT TO HER HUSBAND?

This entire subject can be resolved by reading only three verses of Scripture, Ephesians 5:22-24 (NKJV). “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.” That’s a powerful all-encompassing commandment. A wife is to submit in all matters. Not some things, not when she feels…

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Biblical verses for Godly Husband!

It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him”.Genesis 2:18 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh. Genesis 2:24He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD. Proverbs 18:22 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” Ephes. 5:25 Enjoy life with the wife you love. Eccles. 9:9

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