"Is divorce ever God's will?" is a question none of us ever wants to have to ask. We don't marry expecting our marriage to end in divorce. It's not what we wish for our friends' marriages, or our parents', or anyone around us. But we are broken people in a broken world; the reality is that … [Read more...] about Is Divorce ever God’s Will? (A Biblical Look at Divorce)
Investing in parenting means investing in our marriage or relationship. I hope the following resources offer some hope and encouragement to you as you seek to strengthen this important bond in your family set-up.
When it comes to your sex life, I'm sure you don't need me to tell you that there is A LOT of advice out there on the Internet. The problem is that if you're a Christian, much of this advice feels wrong. It's written by people coming from a different position (no pun intended), so it's no … [Read more...] about 10+ Brilliant Sources of Christian Sex Advice (which aren’t degrading or unhealthy)
How about a nice easy blog topic, eh? I mean – submission in marriage…that’s never going to be contentious, right? It’s with some hesitation, but also some excitement, that I write this post. Because – actually – the more I read Scripture on this issue, the more I’m convinced that the Bible … [Read more...] about Should you be submitting to your husband when you don’t agree?
Much as I love the Bible, if I'm being totally honest, I don't always find it an easy read. I mean - it's so BIG! And much of it is hard to instantly understand or apply. Other bits don't seem relevant to my life right now, and still other bits feel over-familiar, from which it is hard to extract … [Read more...] about 20 Fabulous Bible Studies for Women
OK, hear me out on this one. I'm not planning a career change into sex therapy, I promise you. And I'm not about to divulge awkward personal details which would make you run a thousand miles from this blog and never return. BUT. I am, for want of a better title, a 'Christian parenting … [Read more...] about WHY AND HOW SHOULD EXHAUSTED PARENTS MAKE TIME FOR SEX?
No prizes for guessing what's inspired this post. But there are maybe a few more reasons to need stay-at-home date night ideas than the obvious one. Yes, we're stuck in at home right now with no external social activities or entertainment. So it figures that having a stash of stay-at-home … [Read more...] about 25 STAY-AT-HOME DATE NIGHT IDEAS
As a vicar's wife, I'm all too aware of the demands that full-time ministry can put on a marriage. I'm saddened, but not surprised, when I read about pastors' marriage problems - the challenges of maintaining a healthy family life when you're also pastorally involved in lots of other people's lives … [Read more...] about MINISTRY-PROOFING YOUR MARRIAGE: PREVENTING PASTORS’ MARRIAGE PROBLEMS
Do you struggle when it comes to buying gifts for your other half? I'd love to hear from you if you don't! I always find it difficult, and I suspect I'm not alone. We can find it hard for all sorts of reasons, not least because our money and possessions are shared, so it sometimes feels like … [Read more...] about WHAT TO GET YOUR HUSBAND OR WIFE FOR CHRISTMAS: A FOOLPROOF CHRISTMAS GIFT!
I don't know about you, but I'm a huge fan of The Crown. I came to it very late, just a few months ago actually, when we took a one-month Netflix trial - and ended up on a paid Netflix plan, just so that we could finish watching this fabulous, edge-of-your-seat drama. Of course we know that … [Read more...] about 4 THINGS WE CAN LEARN ABOUT MARRIAGE FROM THE CROWN