"A wife of noble character who can find?

She is worth far more than rubies.

Her husband has full confidence in her

and lacks nothing of value.

She brings him good, not harm,

all the days of her life." Proverbs 31:10-12

No Greater Love

No Greater Love {What does it mean to lay down your?} @ AVirtuousWoman.org

So, you married your best friend. At least I hope you did! The Bible says, “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13 Marriage can be down right difficult. So often our hearts and our husbands collide and it’s not pretty. Why isn’t he more sensitive? Why won’t he help out around the house more? What is wrong with him? Today we’ll be looking at what it really means to “lay down your life” for the one you love and how as Christian women we can … [Read more...]

What’s on Mommy’s Nightstand?

Should Christian Women read 50 Shades of Grey? @ AVirtuousWoman.org

Taking A Stand I’m barely in my twenties and traveling alone. My flight lays over at Chicago O’Hare Airport, giving me some time to kill. Wandering the airport, I casually stop outside a bookstore to thumb through a display of paperbacks. Picking up an innocent title, I skim the contents. In those moments, a layer of my innocence disappears as a few lines on a page sear images of an unimaginable intimate act into my young mind. Two decades later, I can instantly recall the scene. That’s … [Read more...]

Q & A: My Husband is Grumpy in the Mornings

5 Tips to Brighten Your Husbands Day @ AVirtuousWoman.org

When Your Husband is Grumpy When I read Lisa's comment on the post, In Perfect Peace, my heart went out to her. It's tough when you are trying so hard to get things right and it just feels like - despite your best efforts - maybe things {or people} are still not ideal. We have to remember that when we are striving for peace in Jesus, Satan is going to come at us like a roaring lion. He wants to devour us with discouragement, frustration, or despair. We can't let him win! Lisa writes:  I … [Read more...]

Keeping the Romance Alive {Day 64}

Keeping the Romance Alive: Day 64 {From Chaos to Calm} @ AVirtuousWoman.org

From Chaos to Calm: Day 64 You can find the rest of the From Chaos to Calm Series here. Scripture Memory: "My lover is dark and dazzling, better than ten thousand others! ... His mouth is sweetness itself; he is desirable in every way. Such, O women of Jerusalem, is my lover, my friend." Song of Songs 5: 10, 16 I know we have discussed your relationship with your husband already, but this is such an important topic, that I felt like we should touch on it again. After all, we have been in … [Read more...]

The Master Bedroom {Day 61}

The Master Bedroom: Day 61 {From:Chaos to Calm Series} @ AVirtuousWoman.org

From Chaos to Calm: Day 61 Scripture Memory: “Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?” Psalm 77:13     Let’s take a look around your bedroom. What do you see? Is it neat and orderly? Is it warm and inviting? Does your bedroom bring comfort and nurturing?  Or, is it littered with clutter, unfolded laundry, and lack personality?   Have you ever walked into a nice hotel room and just felt at peace? If you have, then you know that a clean, attractive, clutter … [Read more...]