“My husband rarely has the loudest need in our home. Because of that, I have to be really intentional about hearing him. I have to be diligent in asking how I can serve him. If I don’t, I forget that he has any needs of his own and simply see him as a workhorse.” -Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday Can you relate? When my book Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday first came out, I had several people appreciate the chapter on marriage
A common struggle for us gals who truly want to see our guys flourishing in Christ is to know the line between gracious encouragement and obsessive nagging. These tips are for those wives of hubbys who already love the Lord but who are wanting to encourage him towards a deeper prayer life.
I am always looking for more energy! Maybe you are worn out from the kids, frustrated about work or in-laws or just exhausted from a really busy season. You know you’ve experienced other seasons or days where the same trials wouldn’t have drained you like they are doing now. Where did the energy go? Here’s my weird tip: Tend to your marriage I think we vastly underestimate how much the state of our marriage affects our motivation and energy in all
Lately I have felt the call to be quiet. Not a pushover or anything extreme, but a gentle spirit that 1 Peter 3:4 calls us to. One that prays more than criticizes. Now if you ask my husband, he would probably have no idea about this because I still talk quite a bit. Truthfully, I have known these things for a while. (See posts: The Wife Gene & The Prayer Gene) BUT my heart is starting to change and actually desire to be
I’ve always thought of myself as an introvert. I love time alone. Like one, maybe two nights out a week is totally fine with me. If you are an introvert, you are very likely living with someone who is an extrovert. That seems to be how it happens when people get married. They marry their opposites. Tyler and I have had many a discussion where he wants to go do something with friends and I just kind of want to