Recently, Ruben and I got away for 24 hours to celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary at Omni Resort and Spa at MonteLucia in Scotsdale, Arizona. Join us as we share glimpses of our special day along with our resort room tour!
I’m so thankful I have the Bible to help me be a better wife. I believe in the heart of every married woman, is the desire to love her husband and be that wife God intended her to become. God’s instructions for marriage are found in the Bible and they include a promise. When you follow God’s instructions, you are blessed. As wives, we are on a journey of learning how to be our husband’s help mate, to bring him good and not harm all the days of his life! Here are 5 quick Bible verses to encourage you in your marriage journey.
1. Psalm 128: 3
Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.
2. Proverbs 12: 4
A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.
For Marriage Monday this week, Ruben joined me for the Mr. and Mrs. Challenge which was totally hilarious! To be honest, Ruben wasn’t too excited to film this with me. He’s a little camera shy, but getting better at it. Since, he loves me so much, he gave in and in honor of our 17th wedding anniversary he accepted the challenge. Half way through the filming he was on a roll and having so much fun!
We change so much during the years in our marriage. Our likes and dislikes change. Our perspectives and priorities change. It will be fun to look back on this and see how we were as a married couple at this time. I totally recommend you do this challenge with your spouse. You can film it for your kids as a memory or make it a fun game night with other married couples. Our daughter, Hadara had fun asking us the questions which we didn’t know prior to the filming. She also had fun putting her little two sense in, here and there. She’s getting more spunky and I love it. I also have to give her props for making the cute little stick puppets.
Hope you enjoy the video!
Blessings and Shalom,
The world has it’s own meaning of love. In fact, the 1980’s pop song, What’s Love Got to Do With It?, seems to be the motto now days. Today’s culture is quickly forgetting what love is, yet many follow a distorted view that only leads down to a road of painful relationships and destruction. There are many hurting people around you. Take a look. Why do people keep looking for love in the all the wrong places? What has happened to the real meaning of true love?
It can only be found in the Bible. Call it old fashioned? Yes, the Bible is old-fashioned and there’s nothing wrong with that. In fact, it’s all right! The Bible tells us, “Love comes from God and those who are loving and kind show that they are the children of God”. 1 John 4:7. True love comes from God. The best thing you can do in your marriage today is to know the love of the Father-who is LOVE. True Love.
It’s only by knowing God through His son Jesus, that you have the power to love your spouse in a supernatural way. When you feel like it or not. Feelings and emotions have nothing to do with it. You know what I mean. Let’s be real. Test yourself.
Ask yourself these questions:
-I encourage you to show God’s lovingkindness to your spouse this week through your words and actions. Don’t wait until Valentine’s day. Every day is a day of love.
What Bible verses would you add to the list?
Blessings and Shalom,
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Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Why wait til Feb. 14 to romance your husband? Here are 14 ideas for 14 days that you can implement beginning Feb 1st. Use this list as a countdown to Valentine’s Day. If you really want to treat him, repeat the list over again and finish February off with a bang. Your husband won’t know what hit him! Enjoy.
Here’s an extra for good measure. . .
15. Pray for God to reignite the romance in your marriage.
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Blessings and Shalom,
One way to bring back the romance in your marriage is through a old-fashion serenade. Singing to your spouse can be a lovely gesture that brings intimacy and expression from the heart. It doesn’t matter if you can sing or not. As long as it comes from the heart, your spouse will treasure your efforts. A cappella, karaoke or a live band? The choice is yours. Warm up those vocal chords and most of all have fun!
Here are 10 Love songs to serenade your Sweetheart!
Romance baskets are perfect for Valentines Day, getaways, anniversary celebrations, honeymoon gifts and date nights. They can even be used at home behind closed bedroom doors once the kids are asleep. It’s great because it only takes a little bit of time to put it together. Most of the items can be bought at discount stores or found in your own stash. No excuses, it’s time to get romantic!
This article is an excerpt from my new resource pack, Happily Ever After: A Marriage Guide to Keep the Romance Alive. Filled with romance ideas and free printables.
How do you keep the romance going in your marriage? Share your ideas in the comments below.
This week on Marriage Monday at the Little Pink Casa, learn how to love your husband in difficult times. Grab your Bible! This is going to be life changing for your marriage!
It’s an early fall Monday morning. I’m sitting here with my coffee. Peering out the back kitchen window with devotional in hand.
I’m thinking . . . how wonderful it is that I can sit here for a peaceful moment. A time to gather my thoughts. A time to be thankful. I open my Bible to 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 and read,
This weekend, my husband Ruben preached a message for our home fellowship about 1 Corinthians 13.
We are mostly familiar with these verses, aren’t we? Sometimes all too familiar. We can take for granted what these verses truly mean when it comes to the marriage relationship. Something that is so familiar can become overlooked.
You can show your husband a zillion ways how you love him when times are great. That’s the easy part.
However, the true test, is loving your husband when life is hard or when you don’t feel like it. When you don’t feel patient or kind. When you want to bring up your husband’s past mistakes in order to win an argument. When your pride wants to take over. Come on, be honest. You’ve been there before. Maybe you are there right now?
How do you love your husband during the best and worst of times?
When you may not feel like it?
Simply, by remembering that your husband is a blessing.
When I start to remember why I love my husband and why he is such a blessing to me, my heart changes. I melt. I remember that loving my husband is not based on my feelings. Feelings and emotions are unstable. They are self-motivated and based on circumstances.
Romans 8:15 says, “For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.”
Loving your husband is a decision to love him with God’s unconditional love. Also, it is a love initiated by the Spirit of God. That can only be done by the power of the Holy Spirit within you. You can not do it on your own.
In other words, choose to love your husband no matter what comes your way. There’s no escape plan if the relationship gets too hard or you lose that loving feeling. Marriage is for life. A strong biblical marriage can not be like the wind, blowing here and there, yet it must remain built on the solid rock, Jesus. When built on a firm foundation, no matter what storms come your way, you both can stand strong together.
During the most difficult times, your husband needs your love the most. As a wife, you can choose to love your husband by showing him kindness, forgiveness, and also releasing him from past offenses. God loves us and forgives us no matter what we’ve done. In order to be forgiven by God, the Bible says we need to forgive others their trespasses also (Matthew 6:15).
Praying for your husband during difficult times is also a way to extend love toward him. It’s been said that a praying wife is more valuable than gold. Who else will pray for your husband? It is a high calling and honor to go to the Father and intercede for your husband. Some things you can pray over him are God’s will for his life, protection and blessings.
Have you thought about why your husband is a blessing to you and your family lately?
When we start to count our blessings and be grateful, everything changes. The way you see your husband changes. You start to see him through God’s eyes. God’s way.
My husband is a blessing to me because . . .
He knows me. He takes me on coffee dates where I can enjoy the biggest lattes ever!
He’s fun to be around. He’s like grease lightening!
He loves me a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck. Even when I don’t deserve it.
Why is your husband a blessing to you?
What are your reasons? Now it’s your turn. Make a list and write a little note telling your husband why he’s a blessing to you. Get crazy, fun or creative.
It may be a challenge to love your husband during difficult times, but your husband truly is a gift from God. Take time to share your list with your husband this week. He’ll feel like he’s on top of the world!
Blessings and Shalom,
Growing a Godly marriage can be similar to running a great race. In the beginning, you begin your marriage journey with energy, excitement and great expectation. There is no doubt, you and your husband are in this race to win.
Then, something happens. Life.
How do you run this marriage race with endurance and finish the course?
Follow me over to “A Little R & R” where I am guest posting today and see how you can run and win this marriage race of faith.
Blessings and Shalom,