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Marriage

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30 Years and Counting

My husband and I just celebrated 30 years of marriage, which is NOT easy. It was only by the grace of God that we made it this far. When people get married there are vows that we all recite, with no intention of having to keep them, because, if we are honest we believe we will be blissfully happy forever. For example, in sickness and in health, that vow rolls of the tongue as if saying I love you. When I got sick fifteen years ago (which is half the time I've been married by the way)  It rocked the whole family, my children who were very young at the time, and ne[...]

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What God Has Joined Together…

  I recently attended a beautiful wedding in Dana Point, California at The Ritz Carlton Hotel. It had a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean. As my husband and I sat there listening to the vows I couldn't help but be transported back thirty years ago mentally to my own wedding. I focused on a vow in particular which was, what God has joined together, let no man put asunder. In my vows the pastor added, no woman, no circumstance, no child, no mother or father. I have remembered that all my years of marriage, and it has been a great guide to staying together[...]

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Love

Love sometimes is a touchy subject when trying to figure it out or giving ones opinion. I know I have a totally different definition of love now than I did, say in my 20s to mid 30s a more mature definition if you will. When I was a child my first example of love came from my mother, she loved me unconditionally. I could see the love in her eyes as well as the disappointment when she had to discipline me for doing the wrong thing. I could hear the love in her voice when we had long talks and she told me to never be afraid to tell her anything, and to come to her b[...]

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Should I Trust You

I get questioned a lot about the Bible verse in Ephesians 5:22 that speaks of wives being submissive to their husbands. I always respond with if you marry the right man you won't have a problem being submissive. Being submissive is not following your husband around like a puppy and doing whatever he says or following his lead on every issue without an opinion. Being submissive is an act of love, respect and trust for the authority God has bestowed on him as a husband and head of the house. As I mentioned earlier marrying the right man is key, what I mean by that i[...]