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Series : What can we, as helpers to our husbands, learn from the lives of wives in the Bible   Part 2 b : Eve (Adam’s wife)
DON’T LET THE DEVIL DECEIVE YOU INTO DEFILING YOUR MARRIAGE BED ?Hebrews 13:4 NIV “Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.”? ?Hebrews 13:4 KJV “Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.”? Defilement of the marriage bed begins long before the sexual act of adultery.  The devil will deceive you into defilement which brings destruction and death to your marriage, because that is his mandate,  if you do not test the spirit and the heart behind[...]
Wifehood and Motherhood
Recently I had a question about how to cope with house work and very young kids under the age of three as well as balancing being a great mom and a great wife at the same time. I attempt to answer as a wife and mother of three and all their extra murals and social lives. It can be a challenge if I am not wise with the time God has given me and He thought 24hrs in a day (including sleep and rest) was all I needed to be the Proverbs 31 woman I choose to be.  Balancing being[...]
Part 3: She understands the power of her words to shape and create her world
She understands that her tongue can speak death into her marriage, into her world. She also understands that her tongue can speak life into her marriage, into her world. It has the power to create, build or destroy. Proverbs 18:21 NLT The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences. Words can build a staircase to heaven or dig a deep pit to hell in your marriage. She knows this because the Bible says she “speaks with wisdom and faithful instruction is on her tongue”. Proverbs 31:26 NIV. The NLT says “kindness”. Proverbs[...]
Marriage goals for 2018
Please consider attending this DVD-based marriage course called “A Biblical Portrait of Marriage” by Dr Bruce Wilkinson as part of your marriage goals for 2018 if you reside in the Northern Johannesburg area or if you have a friend in the area and you can encourage them to attend. It will be held at the Indaba Hotel. It is 2.5hours every Friday for nine weeks starting 2 February and it will change your marriage if you allow the Holy Spirit to convict you and then apply the principles. It covers topics such as Leaving, Cleaving, Role of the Husband as[...]
SINGLE AND PREPARING by CAROL SHERENI (AUTHOR and SPEAKER)
“You are 31 years old and single?” is a question that I get very often.   Yes, I am a 31-year-old happy and fulfilled single lady who looks forward to marriage.   I have deliberately chosen to use my season of being single to prepare a solid foundation for my future marriage.  In the construction of buildings, they consider foundations to either be shallow or deep.  A tall building must have a deep and strong foundation if it is to stand for a long time.   So, I encourage all singles not to waste the season in discontent, desperation and discouragement but rather,[...]
Part 2:  The power of the persuasive influence we have over our husbands – Eve (Adam’s wife)
Adam knew very well that he wasn’t supposed to eat from the “tree of the knowledge of good and evil.” We know he knew this because God Himself instructed him during a one-on-one conversation in the Garden of Eden. This was before Eve was even formed because Adam was still in need of a helper at the time(verse 18). Genesis 2:15-18 NIV [15] The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. [16] And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any[...]
Part 1: The salt pillar of longing for the sinful pleasures of this world – Lot’s wife
We all know the story of Sodom and Gomorrah found in Genesis 18 and 19. It was a city saturated with sin, a city where not more than ten righteous people could be found. Genesis 18:20 and 32 NIV God instructed Lot and his wife directly, through his angels, to flee for their lives, to not look back and to not stop anywhere on the plain. Genesis 19:17 NIV As soon as they had brought them out, one of them said, “Flee for your lives! Don’t look back, and don’t stop anywhere in the plain! Flee to the mountains or[...]
EVERY MARRIAGE HAS A MOUNTAIN TOP
Stretched ahead of her were kilometres upon kilometres of difficult terrain. An expedition of grueling steep hills, deep valleys, winding paths, twists and turns. As far as her eyes could see it wasn’t going to be easy and she asked herself the question troubling her, “Is this really what I want to do?” She turns to the young man standing beside her, the young man she is about to embark on this expedition with, as he stretches out his hand to grab hold of hers with the comforting words, “It’s going to be ok, I will be beside you all[...]
Singleness is NOT a disease! BY KIM RUDO
Our guest, Kim, blogs from her heart about being Christian and single…   Singleness is NOT a disease! I never imagined I would be nearing 30 and single. But nothing in me doubts that God is aware of my singleness and is involved in this aspect of my life as much as He is in any other. I also believe in God’s will and His perfect timing, Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NLT) says “Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time.”   I remember one Friday night after a prayer service, I was in the car with my friend and[...]
THE DISAPPOINTING REALITY OF DISAPPOINTMENT IN MARRIAGE
You call your husband but he fails to answer his phone. It’s 3pm on a Friday afternoon, you’re now late for the function. Your toes have begun to pinch in your new high heels as you pace up and down in your ball gown as it sways vigorously from side to side, sweeping the floor with swishing sounds. The front door swings open at 4pm, it’s your husband gasping for air as he rushes into the house apologizing profusely, “Please don’t be mad! I got caught in a crisis at the office and in the chaos forgot to call to[...]
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