Family, marriage, Wife, Womanhood

When Your Spouse seems Far away

Make allowances for others faults, because the Lord forave you first.
Amy / June 29, 2015

I have been married almost 8 years. In those years there is one thing that keeps happening to me and my husband. We are constantly drifting apart. I remember hearing from christian teachers, pastors and counselors that this is a common problem in marriages and that I should expect it to happen to my marriage. I didn’t really believe it…

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marriage, Spiritual health

Learning to Love our husbands.

Amy / June 27, 2015

As a young lady I believed so many of the fairy tale stories that always ended in, “And they lived happily ever after.” I wanted that happily ever after.  I thought that once I was married life with my husband would be the easy part.  I didn’t pay attention, or I wasn’t really told that life after the wedding was…

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Intentional Living, marriage

A Weekend to Celebrate

Amy / April 21, 2015

Today, April 21st. 2015, I am celebrating my 8th wedding anniversary. My husband and I took some time this past weekend to just hang out and spend some time together. We had planned on taking a few days out of town, but due to illnesses among the kids we ended up spending a day hanging out in downtown Greenville, SC.…

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Bible Study, marriage, Spiritual health

A Stubborn Heart

Amy / April 17, 2015

While studying Exodus Chapters 6-10, I was struck with all the terrible details that happened while Moses attempted to convince Pharaoh to release the Israelites. These chapters have been portrayed in powerful ways in many different media forms. More than once I have been caught in the drama of emotions that come from watching the horrors that befell the Egyptian…

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Getting time together with your spouse.

Amy / April 16, 2015

Do you find it difficult getting time to date your spouse? My husband and I have been struggling to make time to really focus on each other lately. I am very thankful that several people recently teamed up and watched the kids so that my sweet man and I could celebrate his birthday. As you can see in the picture…

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Family, Home, marriage, Wife

Responding Well to Hurts from Our Husband

Amy / April 14, 2015

Do you respond well when your husband hurts you? I usually do NOT. My first response to hurts from my husband is to get angry. My second response usually involves pouring on the guilt and making him feel awful for being so terrible to me. The problem is, the Bible tells us that we should not be acting that way. I…

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Intentional Living, marriage, Wife, Womanhood

Leaning In

Amy / April 11, 2015

Have you had one of those weeks when everything seemed to be going the wrong direction between you and your husband? Communicating with him seems impossible and there is something happening at every turn to push you away from your husband? That is the time to be leaning in, not pulling away. I have had weeks like that. Weeks when…

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marriage, Spiritual health

A Command to Respect

Amy / April 9, 2015

About a year ago, I wrote a post that I believe fits well in with the post that I wrote yesterday. Marriage is many things, and sometimes it is just hard. But God has given us direction on many things in marriage. When things aren’t fully clear we can always get on our knees. This week I have been thinking…

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marriage, Spiritual health, Wife, Womanhood

Marriage and Culture

Amy / April 8, 2015

In the past three years or so I have seen three separate couples in my neighborhood alone get divorced. Two of those couples were married after I was and then divorced within less than five years. One of the couples is still in process of divorce. One thing I find very interesting about all of these breakups is they all…

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Intentional Living, marriage, Suffering

O Death Where is Thy Sting

Amy / April 6, 2015

  Oh Death Where is Thy Sting? In my life I have had a few precious people who have had powerful impact on my life. Right now I am watching one of them die. It is hard to write those words, it makes my heart break and tears flow. Yet, there is something beautiful in the pain. This precious couple…

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Words Can Bring Death

Amy / March 17, 2015

Come Visit Me at Joy Comes In The Morning! Today I am over at Joy Comes in the Morning talking about how my words were bring death in my marriage. How we speak to our spouse has a huge impact on our marriage.   “If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are just fooling yourself,…

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