4 reasons why you should affirm your spouse publicly!

2017-02-16T00:44:13+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Categories: Marriage|Tags: , , |

I am so thankful for my marriage.  God has blessed our lives abundantly and we have enjoyed forty wonderful years of life together. One thing I am aware of is—the health of my relationship with Paul is integral to everything else I do.  If our relationship is unstable every aspect of my life is in [...]

What I have learned on the cancer journey with my husband

2017-12-08T10:44:00+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Cancer, Hard Times, Marriage, Overcoming Fear, Stress, Suffering|Tags: , , , , , |

I have been on a cancer journey with my husband for 8 years In fact, in the space of 10 days, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, my wonderful father died, and my daughter lost a long awaited IVF pregnancy. It was a traumatic time. To his credit, my husband is a very determined man. [...]

Wonder(ful) woman

2017-09-22T00:57:39+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|Categories: Devotionals, General, Marriage|Tags: , , |

As the most popular female comic superhero, there’s no doubt that Wonder Woman is an icon. But did you know that God’s Word has a Wonder Woman too? She’s known as The Proverbs 31 Woman, and she, too, is a symbol for women. The Proverbs 31 woman But the Proverbs 31 Woman does not fly [...]

Life Is Short—Have An Affair

2015-11-14T14:03:00+00:00 November 13th, 2015|Categories: Marriage, Relationships, The Sinful Nature|Tags: , , |

My 47-year-old cousin was brutally murdered some months ago. He was having a barbecue with his family when some armed men barged into his home and murdered him.  So I am aware of the brevity of life. The Ashley Madison website* acknowledges that life goes by all too quickly, but they fail to inform their [...]

We Did It God’s Way—Married 39 Years and Loving It!

2016-08-07T22:38:44+00:00 August 27th, 2015|Categories: Marriage, Relationships, Seasons of Life, Testimony|Tags: , , , |

What a ride! This year marks 39 years of marriage to my husband. I know we live in a day and age where many relationships seem to be faltering, however, I do think it is important to herald our milestones and celebrate them. Love at first sight! Paul and I met each other when we [...]

3 tips that instantly improved my marriage

2016-07-27T22:42:53+00:00 November 24th, 2014|Categories: Marriage, Relationships|Tags: , , |

Marriage is such a complex relationship. Married for 28 fabulous years to wonderful Mike, I find I am still 'working my marriage out'. Truth be told, the moment you say, "I do", you can no longer be independent and free to do whatever you want. Even before children come along, you have to consider what [...]

10 characteristics of a great wife and mother

2016-07-22T18:36:57+00:00 June 19th, 2014|Categories: Bible Study, Marriage, Parenting, Serving|Tags: , , , , |

I am utterly intimidated by this Proverbs 31 woman I am not sure about you, but when I read Proverbs 31, I am utterly intimidated by this woman. She is no ordinary woman—this is superwoman on steroids! She “selects wool and flax,” and I don’t even know what flax looks like! She is compared to a [...]

A little (thyme) time

2016-07-20T23:53:34+00:00 May 19th, 2014|Categories: Devotionals, Marriage|Tags: , , |

A little thyme time Thinking about the title for this blog post got me thinking of (and singing) an old English ballad about the Yorkshire town of Scarborough. Scarborough Fair was made popular in our time by the famous duo, Simon and Garfunkel. But, this tune with its medley of herbs—parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme—has nothing [...]

My promise keeper

2016-07-20T00:12:06+00:00 April 23rd, 2014|Categories: Beauty for Ashes Speakers, Marriage, Seasons of Life|Tags: , , , |

Oh, the things you do for love. I’m talking about the real deal, not the imposters from Madison Avenue or Victoria’s Secret. And not the “I love you, man!” brand. And certainly not the cheap imitations that Hollywood serves up fresh every month. I’m talking about the genuine, sacrificial, for better or worse, I’ll be [...]

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