Money In Covenant Marriage – Oneness, Agreement And The Issue Of Trust
Often you hear the term “his money” or ” my money” in the context of a marriage when really it should be “our money”. When we are one our marriages, as God says we ought to be in Ephesians 5:31, but we exclude money, problems are likely to arise in our marriages. Full trust can never truly take place in our marriages if we are not one in our finances. This can lead to all sorts of other problems in our marriages, whether intentionally or unintentionally. With our husbands as leaders of our households having the final decision on finances[...]
How Do I Love You? A Question Our Husbands Need Our Help With
God instructed our husbands to love us with a love so amazing that they should be prepared to die for us. What a beautiful way to love, our Heavenly Father knew what we would need as His precious daughters. Ephesians 5:25 NIV [25] Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. For years I struggled to articulate how my husband could demonstrate his love for me by his actions because I thought that love had to translate into actions, so I felt he was not doing a great job of it. He[...]
Who Do You Talk To About Your Marital Issues
Be encouraged that no matter the mistakes you may have made in your past or in your marriage, when you lay it at the feet of Jesus, it is covered by His blood. Therefore do not be concerned about how others condemn you or remind you of your past mistakes, instead try and avoid those people if you can or ask them to stop if they want to relate with you. Letting go of unhelpful relationships are sometimes necessary. Don’t let the enemy of your soul use people and their opinions to rob you of a great future. It is[...]
To The Ladies Who Are Yet To Choose To Marry Because They Desire To Do So
Most women, if not all women want to appear beautiful, and there is nothing wrong with that. The pressure to be physically attractive to a potential husband can be overwhelming and costly. The world is fixated on physical beauty and youth and it is unforgiving particularly towards women. This doesn’t mean you must wear sackcloth or that you can’t have fun with makeup like a girlie girl should. It’s more of a “less is more” kind of thing. They are not harmful, just don’t idolize them. We must read with understanding. Proverbs 31:22 NIV She makes coverings for her bed;[...]
The Purpose of Marriage
In the beginning God purposed marriage for: 1. Multiplication through child-bearing; 2. Multiplication through conquering the earth and accomplishing great things; for child-bearing He created sex and gave us His blessing, (sex has other purposes too, a post for another day); for conquering the earth He gave us His blessing as well. Together as husband and wife, we are meant to have children and do significant things, with our Heavenly Father’s blessing. Genesis 1:27-28 NIV [27] So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. [28] God[...]
Build Your Husband With Your Words, Don’t Break Him Down With Them
This is sometimes difficult, I know, especially when you are pregnant, during labour giving birth , or when those strange-worded hormones like, oestrogen, go haywire (usually at certain times of the month) but let us always be conscious of what the word of God says as that is our standard: Proverbs 12:18 NIV [18] The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. May our words always be soothing, healing, nurturing and loving as wise godly wives. We will get the best out of our husbands that way, anyway. When we slip up,[...]
The Purpose Of Sex
God created sex as a wonderful, beautiful and unique way to enable you to have children together with your husband. Sex is also a means of connection and intimacy with your husband. Sex is also exciting and for your enjoyment with your husband. Sex is not just a physical experience, it’s also a spiritual one. You connect with your husband in body, mind and spirit. The world has cheapened and perverted sex. It also tries to convince you that sex with your same husband, over many years, within the confines of marriage is boring and outdated, but how can it[...]
Model The Kind Of Marriage You Want Your Precious Children To Enjoy One Day
Just yesterday in fact, my husband said our older boy said to him “Dad, you are always wearing your ring, mom doesn’t always. This is course of not true but that’s not the point, the point is the level of detail a child notices. But don’t feel condemned if you’ve made mistakes you don’t want your kids to witness, we have. God is a healer, a restorer, He forgives and gives you the grace to do it right next time. So model the kind of marriage you want your precious children to experience one day. You want them to enjoy[...]
Being stubborn about continuing to do the wrong things will take your marriage backward; being teachable so you can do the right things will move your marriage forward
Personal testimony Years ago I wasn’t always a helper wife, a submitted wife, a wife who respected her husband, yet I was a wife who loved her husband but it was no longer enough. And to top it all I was stubborn to change because I believed the problem was with my husband. Part of the problem was also that I didn’t know how to be a wife after God’s heart. I had never paid the right kind of attention to any teaching in order to transform. We were no longer enjoying our marriage as there was too much strife[...]
Let Your Husband Lead You!
Allow your husband to lead your household. It doesn’t matter whether you are a better leader, or whether you think he is a good leader or not, God says he IS your leader. You cannot even begin to transform your marriage into blessed and blissful one if you do not give your husband the place in your household that God has appointed for him. Support him and pray for him but let him take the lead. A husband who is given his rightful place with support from his wife, will rise to the occasion and he will go out of[...]
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