We have been celebrating biblical marriage all year long and from the over 200,000 comments left on the discussion, I know the A Proverbs Wife Community is filled with husbands and wives who love one another.
I know how much I love my husband and how much he loves me and therefore I added these “I Love My Husband” and “I Love My Wife” tees to the A Proverbs Wife Store.
These are limited editions.
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I will be sharing pictures of APW readers wearing their tees so be sure to snap a shot of you or of you and you sweetie wearing your matching tees and send them to email@example.com.
Order your tee HERE!
Topic: How to Divorce Proof Your Marriage
- setting up boundaries to make your marriage bond stronger
Our first community marriage chat will be on February 15th from 12-1PM EST. RSVP HERE (must be a registered member to access this link)
We will be chatting about How to Divorce Proof Your Marriage by setting up boundaries to make your marriage bond stronger.
Who is this chat for:
- Women who have strong marriages but are always eager to hear from other women who love God and marriage just as much as they do.
- Wives married for 3 years or less who are still in the honeymoon phase. We’ll talk about how to keep it going for the next 20 years and more!
- Women who are in unhappy marriages.
- Unmarried or engaged women.
Who is this chat not for:
- Wives with perfect marriages and have no need of growth.
- Women who never want to get married.
If you plan to attend and are already a registered member of the APW Sister Community RSVP HERE. If you are not a registered member follow the instruction below.
How to Become a Member
1. Join the community HERE. (The link is also on my navigation bar under: APW Community)
2. Get approved.
3. Click on the events tab on right side of community wall.
Hope to see you there. If you know any ladies who be interested in this chat share this with them.
I just added several new products to the A Proverbs Wife Store and they will be available until the end of February.
First check out the Husband’s Best Asset pajama set which comes in black and white or pink and white.
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Head over here and check out all of the great styles designed with Proverbs Wives in mind.
O come, let US sing unto the LORD: let US make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let US come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also. The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. O come, let US worship and bow down: let US kneel before the LORD our maker.
I have been told by a few that I am a good writer whether that’s true or not is yet to be determined. However I write to keep a record of things. I write down the things that I feel are important and worth remembering. I am hoping to one day gather all of my best post and bind them into a book for my children. The lessons I share under the homemaking and family life categories have been a medium that has enabled me to record my growth as a Christian, wife and mother…it’s sort of like my personal book of Psalms. It’s my story and with each word I hope to share words of wisdom that will encourage not only you but my children as well.
And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that reads it.
This week I have chosen Psalm 95:10-6 as the scripture I will meditate on. It came as a result of praying with my husband and children this past week. Praying together is not something we do everyday as a family and to be completely honest, it’s something that we’ve neglected for a few months.
In the four verses of Psalm 95:10-6 the word “US” is repeated four times which indicates to me that the “US” part is a very important point that David was trying to convey. There is a great blessing in one-on-one prayer with the Lord and I have found an equally beneficial blessing in praying together with my children and husband.
When my family and I pray together, we are able to say things to God on behalf of one another, that we may sometimes forget to say directly or refuse to say. When we pray together we are able to have a one on one conversation with God on each others behalf. Praying together is a way to convey to my husband and children how much I love them. When I pray and ask God to help me become a better wife and mother it speaks volumes to my family. They get to see that I am just a fragile human being trying to be perfected by God. It explains my flaws and restores their hope that God is continuing His work of perfecting me. When my husband and children hear me lift up their names to God and thank Him for blessing me with them, it gives them a strength and a hope that surpasses ordinary words of encouragement.
Praying to the Lord together as a family is a very joyful time for us and it touches every member of our family in a way that no other activity we do together can match. There are so many benefits and I would encourage you to begin to make family prayer an important part of your day or week.
Some might say having happy children and a happy husband. While that does help, what REALLY makes a happy and comfortable home? YOU! You, the mom, the home engineer as I like to call myself are what keeps the home running. Sure you have help here and there, but you are the core. You decide what happens, when it happens, where it is going to happen, and how it will happen. You are the core to a happy home. So many people disagree when I say that. But the truth is, it’s you that decides how the day, the mood, and the home will go.
There are several things that play into making a positive home. I’d like to spend a few moments on each.
Have A Plan:
Really – having a set schedule that you go by really helps all members of the family and it sets the mood for your day. People (even children and babies) crave structure. They want to know what is happening next. Some of the most confused families wonder why they just can’t get it together – well, they don’t have a schedule. They wake up when they want to, they go to bed when they want to, they stay inside and play video games all day, etc. With everything in life, when there is no schedule, there is confusion. And that goes for families as well. And when there is a confused family, there comes frustration, and anger.
Be Positive In Everything You Do:
Yes, its o.k. to have a down day and vent about things. But for a general rule, be positive. Wake up, have some time for yourself before getting the family together and ready for the day. Use positive reinforcement as a parenting technique. When your child or even older child does something you like, approve of, and are happy with, praise them. We all loved to be praised! We want to do more good things when we hear from someone how happy they are with us. And that goes for children as well. Make a reward system (age appropriate depending on your child’s age). Don’t be Debbie Downer – you are teaching your children it’s ok to be grouchy and negative. Others love to be around those who are positive.
Keep A Clean Home:
No, it doesn’t have to be spotless, but make it organized, clean, and livable. When a home isn’t livable, people tend to be grouchy and then become negative which leads to a negative home atmosphere. Have a daily chores list. That way you aren’t overwhelmed on your given cleaning day and your house stays picked up.
Surround Yourself With Good Friends:
Yes, even mommies need good, close friends who can lift them up. It’s good to take a break from being “The Home Engineer” and be you! Have girls night out, participate in a women’s bible study, make friends at the gym, church, MOPS, etc. When you surround yourself with awesome friends, you benefit from that and become more positive and “well” about yourself.
I feel that these four points are key to making your home a positive and loving place to be. And in return, you’re teaching your children what it’s like to have a positive home, which they will carry on when they are adults.