One Powerful but Overlooked Decision Skill

One powerful but overlooked decision skill, and why we don't want to use it. God has a powerful way of helping us with our decision. Here's how.

How many times have you rehashed a decision because you...well, couldn't decide? I don't know anyone like that. (Raises hand, forms "loser" sign with thumb and index finger on forehead.) The believer possesses a powerful decision making skill that is oftentimes overlooked. A Decision involves God's secret counsel But His secret counsel is with the upright. ~ … [Read more...]

23 Things I’ve Learned in 23 Years of Marriage

Today is my twenty-third wedding anniversary. My husband and I married on a lovely Tuesday evening between Christmas and New Years in a church bedecked with pink poinsettias. And six kids, several houses, and a few dogs later, here we still are, plugging away at this “‘til death do us part” thing. There have been a lot of “for better” times, and some “for worse” times. Days … [Read more...]

“If He Were Just…” + Grace & Truth {Week 19}

Your husband should be the spiritual leader of your home. Can I get an "Amen"? But wait... where's the term "spiritual leader" in the Bible, exactly? Especially the part that lays out for us what that looks like. Or is much of that ideal something I've come up with on my own? I'll just be honest and say that I was pretty blown away by the perspective Karen Costello shared … [Read more...]

A No-Bull Marriage: Four Lessons from Mr. & Mrs. Samson

"If you had not plowed with my heifer, you would not have found out my riddle." I love this verse. It's in the story of Samson (Judges 14:18), which I'm studying in depth right now, and it makes me giggle every time I come to it. Ripped from its context, it doesn't make much sense (most Bible verses don't), so go read Judges 14 really quickly. It's only twenty verses. It … [Read more...]

He Said, She Said, God Said: Biblical Answers to Marriage Questions

I was given a copy of He Said, She Said, God Said for review purposes and compensated for my time. All opinions are my own. Several weeks ago Dan and Gina Trippie sent me a copy of their book, He Said, She Said, God Said: Biblical Answers to Marriage Questions. I'm a gal who is passionate about marriage, especially as it measures up to God's word. So, I was really excited to … [Read more...]