Prayers for Husbands


Originally posted on The Forgiven Wife:

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With a blog that is a ministry for women, I am sometimes puzzled by the number of men who read here. I am grateful that they do, as the stories and comments from women here provide them with insight that can help them better understand their wives.

With both comments and emails from hurting husbands, I am often brought to tears by the depth of pain brought on by a wife’s sexual refusing and gate-keeping. And I know all too well that where his heart hurts, hers probably does as well.

When I approve and respond to comments from men, I am always mindful of how the comments can be part of ministry to women. I think about wives reading the comments and understanding a bit more about the hearts of men. I also think about the wives of the men who comment and email. Supporting their husbands is…

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Fear of the Future


Originally posted on The Forgiven Wife:

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A good friend recently faced a life crisis that has now been resolved in an unexpected way. She asked me yesterday, “Would it be a bad thing for me to say that I could get comfortable?  That things are good?”

I pointed that she is so accustomed to living with fear of the future that she has forgotten how to accept and receive the blessings right in front of her. In all my wisdom for others but not myself, I didn’t even see that I’ve been doing the same thing.

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Day 4:  Your Spouse is a Gift


Originally posted on The Fragrance of Marriage!:

Today is day 4 of Jennifer Smith’s 30 day devotional, Wife After God.

“Likewise, your husband is a gift from God.  A breathtaking, awe-inspiring gift—your counterpart, your husband.  Will you humbly receive your gift from God because you trust God, receiving your gift with thankfulness and joy or will you reject your gift from God as if it is not good enough?  Your attitude towards your husband will reflect how you receive your gift.  You are also a gift!  A precious and powerful gift—a counterpart, a wife.  It is important to see your husband and yourself as gift to each other everyday you have together, for that will influence how you treat each other.”  Reference here.

One of the things that has changed my anxiety around is developing and nurturing an attitude of gratitude. Instead of asking (or whining) “why”, I now say thank you.  And…

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The smart little insecure man and the colorful bird


Originally posted on Panic yesterday:

There once was a smart little insecure man living in a smart little secure apartment in the city.

It was a thin man who had been suspicous and insecure since the age of ten. Nobody knows what happened to him, but there is a saying which tells that his father ripped the right ear off the little boys head when the little thin boy didn’t want to finish his supper.

The little insecure and suspicious boy, grew up with only one ear, and turned into a well educated economist.

He managed his job well and saved every penny he earned on his bank account. He lived alone in a flat in a fashionable building in a big city. Everything was in perfect order in his apartment. The towels hung side by side in perfect intervals of 3 inches.

In the livingroom there was an old spinning wheel. Two hours and five minutes…

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#21DAYSOFTHANKS – DAY 21


I think it is quite fitting that today, of all days, is day 21 of 21 Days of Thanks.  Because, you see, today I am grateful for:

  • The fact that five years ago today, this little screaming baby who never slept came into this world.  I was overwhelmed, I was scared, I didn’t know what to do – and now it’s already five years later and she is such a blessing and joy to her Dad and I.
  • Her sense of humour – she can be so mischievous and funny, she often has her Dad and I laughing.
  • Her kindness – every night she will take one of her favourite soft toys or dolls and give it to her Dad so that he has something to cuddle the whole night.
  • Her intelligence – she always challenges me with the questions she asks.
  • Her Dad – that he is the most amazing Dad and husband anyone could wish for.  Thank you, my love.
  • God – that He has so graciously and richly blessed our lives.  May we stop focusing on what we don’t have, and start focusing on what we do have.

Thank you dear God for these precious gifts in my life.

Add #21daysofthanks and @busyasamother so I know what you kids are up to.

Victory is pretty much impossible until we learn how to live beyond our feelings! Joyce Meyers

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