When I look at the state of my own life and the church at large I can easily become very discouraged. I know that the church is doing many good things, but it still can be discouraging because of all the sin I see that is still present in so many lives, including my own. I was speaking with Kevin, my husband, the other day when he said something so profound, yet so simple, about our Christian walk. He said we expect it to be easy. Specifically we were speaking of staying pure sexually. I'm … [Read more...] about How To Overcome Self Discouragement One Step At A Time
When Christians talk about wives being submissive I really want to make an "eww" face. Why? Because most of the time when I have heard Christians talking about this they are either saying (1) I kept my mouth shut even though I disagreed with my husband or (2) you need to stop disagreeing with your husband and learn to submit to him. This is not what it means to submit to your husband. So how do we as Christians interpret scripture about submission? To be honest when I read Ephesians 5:22-24 I … [Read more...] about Submissive Wives: I Don’t Think That Means What You Think It Means
I am speaking to myself here. I judge people way too quickly. I'm thinking "What in the world are you doing you crazy person?!" many times a day. I have to laugh at myself sometimes because in reality I don't know what I'm doing either. Even if I lived my whole life and then got a redo I still wouldn't know what I was doing. The beauty in being completely clueless is that I have a God who is in control. I can always ask God, "So, what am I supposed to be doing again?" I think my primary … [Read more...] about So, About That Whole Judge Not Thing…
We live in an age where girls are told "you can be anything and do anything. You can have it all." One thing that no one instilled in me was that I didn't have to do everything and I didn't have to be everything. With the "you can do anything" mantra women have been left feeling inadequate because anything they do take on they want to do it with excellence. Currently I'm working full time, going to school full time, on volunteer staff for my church, and have all the regular responsibilities … [Read more...] about Am I Enough?
Your marriage begins with “Congrats” and “You guys are so cute, I’m so happy for you.” Somewhere along the way people expect your marriage to take a turn for the worst. I don’t know why, but there are a lot of people who expect you to hate or at least strongly dislike your spouse at some point. I’ve become guarded when people ask me about my marriage because if I say it’s good (Which it is. I love being married.) they just say “Oh, still in the honeymoon phase.” I think most people don’t … [Read more...] about 4 People You Should Never Take Marriage Advice From