R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Honoring Your Husband

"You need to stop talking to your husband like that or you will end up without a husband," said our therapist to me about 6 years ago. That's right, I was verbally abusive to my husband; I talked down to him, and I surely did not respect him. Ladies, LISTEN to me!! I desperately implore you to RESPECT your husband EVEN if you feel like he does not deserve it! After all, you … [Read more...]

20 Ways to Encourage Your Spouse

This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for supporting the ministry of STC in such a tangible way. How to Encourage Your Husband or Wife Life is busy, hectic and extremely demanding.  If we aren’t careful, we’ll let stuff get in the way and neglect the truly important things and people in our life. Encouragement goes a long way and usually doesn’t cost a … [Read more...]

Marriage: My Husband Brought Me Flowers Today

My Husband Brought Me Flowers Today | Satisfaction Through Christ

  "I'm so tired of flowers," sighed the elderly woman in the TV commercial as my jaw hit the floor. She had just described how her husband of fifty years, seated next to her, brought her flowers on their first date, and every year since had given her the same bouquet on that day. And she was tired of flowers. It wasn't enough that she had a husband who stayed with … [Read more...]

Pinterest and Unrealistic Marriage Expectations

Ok, the title of my post may be a tad dramatic and you may be thinking, why is she blaming Pinterest for her marriage problems? But bear with me here. It takes a bit of explaining :) Did anyone else grow up dreaming of their wedding? What it would be like to have all eyes on them in a beautiful white dress with their dad walking them down the aisle and having your husband … [Read more...]

Marriage: Nobody’s Perfect

She was such a sweet lady-- soft-spoken, kind, and genteel. A pastor's wife. A long time friend of my husband's family, I got to know her better when I was a young mother and we moved into a house near hers. She and her husband, both now retired, had not been blessed with children, but she doted on mine and became a mentor to me for the short time we lived there. I always … [Read more...]