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“A Wife’s Secret to Happiness” By Jen Weaver | Book Review | Giveaway

Book Club By March 28, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

A Wife’s Secret to Happiness” By Jen Weaver 

Book Review | Giveaway

Reading this book, I felt Jen easing me gently into ‘submission’ in the first chapter as she was obviously preparing me for the real discussion to come of the ‘S’ word in the following chapters. Being a strong, independent woman and activist for equality, I cannot lie, I struggled personally through each chapter. Like a toddler, kicking and screaming while she is being dragged by the arm to a scary place she did not want to go. Yet, I persisted, and I continued reading and kept an open mind. After a while, I realized it was not so scary after all. Many times it is the unknown or relinquishing control over our lives to another that causes this fear to be born within us.

 

The author explains how submitting to your husband to lead is trusting and living in your faith in God as He called you into “marital submission.”

By accepting her role as an equal yet submissive partner, she no longer vies for his position—a decision that makes room for her husband to learn to lead and love her as Christ designed. As a wife learns to recognize and align with leadership in her marriage, the fruit of her spousal partnership blesses many other areas of her life—including her career and ministry—increasing her authority.

Life is hard, marriage is hard, as are all types of relationships we enter into. Every marriage is different and has their own issues. I thoughtfully reflected on the purpose, challenges, and blessings in the author’s secrets to a healthy and happy marriage. I quickly realized this is a wifestyle for your lifestyle that when applied can change your direction when you feel lost and guide you on a smoother journey full of blessings.

Bad Boys, Bad Boys…What you going to do when they come for you?!

Blog By August 1, 2016 Tags: , , , , , ,

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It was not long ago I wrote a blog about how nice guys do not always finish last. This is still true. However, I can tell you the bad boys rarely, if ever finish last compared to the nice guys. More often they finish first! There is something about taking that risk with a bad boy that is highly sexy and attractive to many females. The bad boy has a charm and confidence about him that speaks volumes and distracts us women from the truth of what we are getting ourselves into. In all fairness to the men, we are all grown up women who take full responsibility for taking on the bad boys and all of the fallout and heartbreak that comes with it.

Women ignore the giant red flags waving and slapping us in our faces. We also make excuses in our minds for these bad boys and their behavior. We just cannot resist the temptation from these bad boys. It is almost like when you are in a dream and you wake and feel paralyzed for a moment and cannot move but you are fully aware of your surroundings and your body. You know the inherent dangers but you just do not care! That animalistic magnetic quality combined with his alluring way he projects himself onto you is a battle you just can not win with yourself. We throw in the white flag and follow his lead no matter where that may take us!

Opposites Attract…But do they last?

Blog By July 31, 2016 Tags: , , , , ,

vintage-ford-1209620_1920The old saying “opposites attract” is absolutely true but can these two opposites have a long lasting relationship? When I am talking about ‘opposites’ I do not mean you have some differences and also share some common things. I mean down right opposite. One is educated and the other is not. One may be financially stable and the other is completely in debt. One may live a simple life in the country and the other enjoys the cultures and available opportunities of the city life. These two can see something in the other that is magical and so different that initially, the magnetic attraction is undeniable and sustainable in that moment.

Being complete opposites can be both good and bad. You may have crazy chemistry with someone different from you as you crave that part of them you do not have. The unknown and something completely new to you can be very attractive and create a fiery chemistry between you both. A city girl, for example, may find peace and good ole’ southern comfort in a backwoods country boy. The city girl sees it as refreshing having a more traditional relationship with this southern gentleman. The backwoods country boy treats her like a fairy tale princess. The country boy may find the city girl interesting and exciting as she is not like anyone he has ever known before.