It may seem counterintuitive but I really think that instead of saying "No" more we need to start saying "Yes" more often.
You may have just read that title and thought "Courtney what are you talking about? You don't know my husband, all he wants to do is irritate me." Yes, I don't know your specific situation, but I do know that if we change how we perceive our circumstances it can affect our relationships profoundly. My… Continue reading 4 Unexpected Ways Your Husband Wants to Make You Happy
I recently read an article by a man on a popular Christian magazine site giving advice to the ladies in waiting. To be honest I thought his advice was a lame excuse for men choosing to act like adolescents and waiting for a woman to fix their problems. I fear this sends a message to women that men have pretty much just given up on maturity and you must take the lead. To this I say wrong! Please don't settle for a man child, because real, godly, mature men still exist.
1. Accept your spouse for who they are You can't change them and you married them for a reason 2. Always think the best of your spouse Remember they are doing the best that they know how 3. Love your spouse when they are being unlovable Because He first loved us (1 John 4:19) 4. Never talk badly about your spouse to other people (friends, parents, children) Your words have power, seek to edify your spouse 5. Communicate It shows respect for your spouse and keeps you both on the same page
To read the rest of this series click here: Newlywed Reflections I say to the LORD, "You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing." Psalm 16:2 Sometimes it feels like life won't stop throwing snowballs at you. I know that sounds like a terrible analogy but it's winter and we're going to… Continue reading The Only Good Thing Newlywed Reflections~Month 8
I write a lot on this blog of marriage and my experiences being married. I write about this topic because it's relevant to my life at this point. However, before this current season I spent a lot of time being single. I've written a few posts about those days: Just Wait, When Everyone Else is Getting Engaged and Encouragement for Single Women. Although those were not the most favourite or preferred times in my life, they were necessary and one lesson I learned was to be content on my own.
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Happy FriYay! Today's favourite is a podcast I have been binge listening to on the drive to school and back. I absolutely cannot get enough of this podcast. I come away feeling inspired, motivated and excited each time I hear an interview with a different woman about what she is doing or has been through.… Continue reading Favourites Friday>> Surviving Sarah Podcast
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