7 Truths of a Real Blended Family

Originally posted on Blue Marriage:
It’s summer! And we have a houseful. To be honest, summer is probably our favorite time of year. We love having all the kids under one roof for an extended period of time. And it’s always kind of a bummer when school starts back up, and along with it, the…

A Woman’s Fight For Forgiveness: Being A Godly Wife

Originally posted on Blue Marriage:
Tide Turned This is one of those blog posts that turned into a tough love segment somewhere along the way. Mostly tough love for me. I learned a lot while writing this post. Forgiveness was my ultimate lesson. It’s incredible to look back on years as specific benchmarks in our…

Security in Marriage, Security in Christ

Originally posted on Blue Marriage:
? I originally wrote this post to speak to and encourage other women, but the more I wrote, the more I realized I’m talking to both husbands and wives. I want wives to see themselves as worthy through their husband’s eyes. And I want husbands to look at their wives and see…

Preparing a Place

Originally posted on The Bro Code:
Chaplain Ronnie Melancon It is such a joy when someone saves a place for us. We walk into a crowded room wondering how we’re going to find a seat, and someone across the way waves us over; pointing to a chair they’ve held especially for us. For a moment…

5 Things Love Changes: You Ruined It

Originally posted on Blue Marriage:
I explained to my then fiance several years ago that she’d “ruined” it. She laughed. I was serious. So was she. Single adults develop habits through the years that may seem unbreakable. Certainly you’ve heard the old adage, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Well, if that mutt…

9 Ways to be a Great and Godly Wife

Originally posted on Blue Marriage:
Ladies, God has blessed you with the one person you were meant to spend the rest of your life with. Marriage is our treasure, so why wouldn’t we take care of and nurture the gift God’s given us? But let’s face it, marriage is hard. There are challenges and pitfalls mixed in…