One of the best things my husband, Chris and I have adopted when we have “intense fellowship” is asking a single question, “what do you need from me right now?” Yes, one of us drops our pride to ask it and no it isn’t easy. We don’t always like to ask it, nor do we always like the answers, but here is why it is one of the best questions to ask during those tough moments.
As I look back on the past 14 years, if I had to choose the most important thing that has led to our marriage success, I would choose submission. Note, I am defining marriage success as being still married and living in peace and joy with one another. It doesn’t mean we don’t have areas of improvement. However, we are a team, one flesh in Christ, and we are improving together. Now back to submission. Submission to God and one another, in love, has been the single most transformational catalyst in our marriage (no pun intended). Through the years, God has graciously taught us and shown us His love. He has taught us both how to love one another with His Love. You have to understand, love is from God and is God. Love does not exist outside of God.
“I want it my way” Let’s Reroute our Love Walk Whenever I read the story of the Israelites’ journey to the Promised Land, I have often wondered how a trip that was supposed to take days ended up taking decades? If Moses had had a GPS, can you imagine how many times it would have […]
I caused somewhat of a stir with my recent blog about lust, (read part 1 here). It turns out, I misinterpreted the word. Yes, I looked up the definition beforehand, but guess what? Dictionaries are not faith-based, go figure! Lust from a faith perspective is sinful because, in the “religious” context, it is not referring to healthy sexual […]
“I was afraid my marriage would fail, I was afraid that the girls would be damaged by what my sister had done while pregnant, I thought we had missed His plan for us, but He didn’t waste anything. What he spoke to us 16 years ago happened this year…”
Why did Eve eat the apple first? In my opinion, I think Satan approached her first because he knew the power and influence she harnessed. In the Bible, the woman is referred to as a helper or helpmate. That used to mean nothing to me, other than some sarcastic thoughts of how much my husband […]
In Part I of this article, we established that in order for God to be Lord of our marriage, He must first be Lord of our life. The high call to follow Christ Jesus requires us to surrender, submit and lay down our lives in exchange for the life of Christ. It requires a willing […]
If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, this is a question to ask yourself often. This has nothing to do with whether or not you have a good marriage or a bad marriage. This has everything to do with whether you have a God marriage. As believers, our desires should be God’s desires and […]
Growing up Baptist there were certain scriptures you heard all the time. There were many scriptures I could recite verbatim by time I was six. My mom was my first Sunday School teacher. One of those scriptures was in Paul’s letter to the Galatians explaining what love is and is not. As a child I could […]