Today, we will finally wrap up this mini-series on marriage. Woo-Hoo! I know some, maybe even most, of you are glad for this one to be ending as talking about marriage is not always fun. But, I do pray, that this somehow reminded and inspired you to be the husband or wife God designed you to be. Anyway, yesterday we began talking that this … Continue reading Truth or Consequence: The Choice is Yours
In these couple of weeks we have been talking marriage. Well, rather, God’s design for marriage. Yesterday we started to take a look at the reasons I believe God’s design for marriage is not working in today’s modern culture. Let me just clarify: There is not a problem with God’s design, there is a problem with lack of implementation of His design. The fourth reason I … Continue reading Tracing It Back to Adam and Eve
Is it possible to still have a Biblical Marriage in the world we live in today? Absolutely. But it is something you have to work on EVERYDAY. The choices we make each and every day have to be purposeful and be directed away from self. I am going to be really real here…I know God’s design for marriage…..but my marriage most often times does not … Continue reading Why Is God’s Design for Marriage Not Working?
Last week we were talking about God’s design for marriage. I stated that God’s design for marriage is for men and women (both made in the image of God) to leave their parents and be joined together in order to multiply. Once married, men are to love their wives as Christ loves the church and be the head of their households; women are to love … Continue reading Submission…A Dirty Word in Today’s Culture
Yesterday we began to take a closer look at marriage. Yes, it is a subject we are almost all familiar with, but are we living it? It is my contention that we, Christians, have no right to defend God’s definition of marriage when we ourselves are not even trying to live it out ourselves. God’s design for marriage was for men and women (both made … Continue reading Men and Women-Equal But Not Identical
I have been married for 18 years, and let me just say that I never considered how my relationship does or does not reflect Christ or the gospel. I think too often I bank on the fact that just staying married in today’s society is enough to show my faith. But really, is just staying married enough? Is this really what God had in mind … Continue reading What Does Your Marriage say about Christ?
It is good to be back. After completing the 31 Days to Becoming a Better Wife series, I very much needed a little break, but I now feel refreshed and ready to get back in the swing of things here at Getting Real and Drawing Near. After doing a quick evaluation of what has been happening with this blog over the last few months, it … Continue reading Act Like Men or Act Like Christ?
Welcome to Day 31 of our 31 day journey to becoming better wives. Hip-hip-hooray! I intended to end this study with a letter to my daughters with all the things I would want them to know about being Godly wives, but after writing Missy’s 10 Commandments, I think I would just be repeating myself. Therefore, I will be going a different route. If you take … Continue reading 31 Days to Becoming a Better Wife: Day 31: That’s All Folks!
Okay, it has been brought to my attention that some may be feeling a little frustrated regarding my seemingly flippant attitude in reference to men who do not hold up their end of the bargain. Ladies, please understand that it is not that I don’t care or understand. Trust me, I do understand seeing as I don’t have a perfect husband; however, I think you … Continue reading 31 Days to Becoming a Better Wife: Bonus Day
I thought this would be a fun way to kind of showcase the highlights of our 31 Day study. Don’t take it too serious. Missy’s Ten Commandments for Godly Wives: 1. Thou shall accept God’s word as absolute truth; 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJ): 16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, … Continue reading 31 Days to Becoming a Better Wife: Day 30: Missy’s 10 Commandments for Godly Wives