The Best Marriage Advice I Ever Received

1 Peter 3:1-2  Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct.

I have read over this verse countless times.  However, when your marriage is struggling, or when your husband isn’t behaving the way you wish he would, it’s hard to get a straight thought in your head!  So, turning to this verse in my times of marital ‘non-bliss’, was not my first inclination.  In fact, my first instinct was to beat HIM into submission with maybe a frying pan or a wooden spoon!  I mean, after all, HE is the one not behaving as he should, and HE is the one who has a problem, NOT ME!  Well, this verse was the beginning of my introduction to humility.

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My Husband Isn’t Making Me Happy

Ephesians 4:2-3: “With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”

I’ve heard so many women say this to me. ‘He just doesn’t make me happy anymore’.  Know first that I sympathize with you, and I have felt this way on several occasions. And it’s a devastating feeling.  But also know, that it is not your husband’s job to make you happy.

Happiness comes from within you. It is not something someone else is required to give you on a daily basis. I am here to tell you, true happiness can only be found in a strong relationship with the Father.

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Giving God Leftovers


Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Now, I’ll admit.  I’m a mom and a wife, among many other roles, so I love leftovers!  But when it comes to our incredible God, I certainly don’t want to give Him any leftovers!

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Making the Father Proud


John 15:9  As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.

Ladies, do you ever think Jesus is looking down at what we are doing with this look on His face?  I know I do!  Sometimes I wonder how He could still love me with the things I’ve done.  But as this verse shows us, Jesus loves us.  If you take a deeper look, it says He loves us as the Father loves Him.  Wow!  That’s a lot of love.  The truth is, Jesus is the only one who is capable of loving us unconditionally.  Even when we scream at our kids, get snippy with our husbands, or have a breakdown over the dirt someone carried through the house with their shoes on, He loves us!

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The Joy of Housekeeping?


Philippians 2:14  Do all things without grumbling or disputing.

Do you EVER look like this when you’re cleaning house?  Yeah, me either.  Typically, I’m running around in sweats with a scowl on my face wondering why these people can’t just pick up after themselves!  The endless battle of cooking, washing dishes, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, washing clothes, folding clothes, cleaning the toilet, and so many other tasks, gets to be more than a little frustrating at times.

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Her Husband’s Helper


Genesis 2:18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”

Sometimes this verse speaks to me in different ways, depending on what I’m going through at the time. However, I always feel amazed at the fact that God saw an emptiness in man’s life and designed us to fill that space. We were made to be helpers, which is straight from God’s mouth. What does that mean? The Hebrew word ezer means helper and is also used to describe God as our helper in Psalm 115:9-11. Would we ever think of God as serving us because he is our ezer? Of course not. Because He is our helper; He is our support system and our partner.

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Introduction – Hello, Ladies!


Women are incredible creatures – there’s no doubt about that! We are constantly working to keep our homes, families, and even workplaces in order.

I decided to start this blog because I know firsthand how women undervalue themselves and how we struggle balancing being a Christian woman, a wife, a mother, an employee, a friend, a neighbor, a sister, a daughter, and many more roles!

It’s time we cut ourselves some slack and prioritize our time with God. I hope and pray that this blog will help you to create balance in your life, lift your spirits, give you hope, and grow your relationship with our Lord.

God Bless You and Yours,

Stephanie