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Fighting in Marriage: It’s Okay. | Link-up #6

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How Fighting in Marriage is Okay.

The devil HATES your marriage. If he can slip in even through a tiny crack, he will. His desire is to come in, make residence, and wreak havoc. And then the ultimate goal is to destroy you, destroy your family and destroy generations. Sounds depressing and somber, doesn’t it? Yep. Because it is. We can’t allow him to do this! We have to FIGHT in marriage, and I’m not talking about fighting each other. We…

When You Don’t Want to Submit in Marriage.

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Submitting in Marriage: When You Stink at it!

Welcome to week#3 of our summer sizzle series! I love this beautiful woman that wrote today’s article. Alison is wise beyond her years. I had the pleasure of meeting her several months ago because she used to live not far from me. Alison is young, but you’d never know it by talking to her. She truly is an inspiration and a gift to me. Whether you’ve been married for 1 year or 20 years, you’ll…

What Do We Do When Our Daughters Hurt?

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When our daughters hurt

This is week #2 of the Summer Sizzle Series. As I was reading this article by my dear friend Melanie, tears streamed down my face, because I’ve been there. And if you have girls, I know you can relate.  When my daughters hurt, it’s like a knife in my heart. If I could take all of their pain away I certainly would. Grab your kleenex friends, and get ready to learn some valuable truths that…

How Do You Measure Your Self-Worth? | Linkup #4

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How do you measure your self-worth? Inspiration and Faith

“Our outward appearance should never be our greatest contribution to society.” What wise words from today’s Salt and Light feature. Liz is refreshingly transparent in this article, and it’s a breath of fresh air. Why is outward appearance so important to women? It’s like this thing we carry around with us like it’s chained to our ankle and as much as we try to rid ourselves of it, it seems to just linger. The fact…

7 Scriptures Every Teen Should Know | Linkup #3

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7 Important Scriptures Every Teen Should Know (Salt & Light Linkup #3)

“More than anything I want my kids to know who they are, who God is, and what He does. They need to know what God has already done and what He promises to do for them.” -Betsy DeCruz Let’s face it, being a parent is tough. It’s not for the weak that’s for sure, especially in today’s world. I know most of you will agree with this Momma’s heart when I say that I take…

Why Being Part of a Tribe is Important (S & L linkup #1)

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Being a part of a tribe is important. Here are 4 tips to help!

Being a part of a tribe is important. Did you know that we were created for relationships? We were created to be seen, known and loved! Friendship with women is like a sisterhood. It helps us belong and be known. It fuels creativity, strengthens, and grows us. We go deep instead of stay to the surface. This is very powerful because when we go deep in friendship it forms a bond and is a force…

How Being a Mom Has Drained Me

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Mom-ing can be very draining, and sometimes we're drained until there's nothing left. Things like impatience, hate, bitterness...being a Mom has drained me of those things and I'm grateful!

It’s true, being a Mom has drained me. You get it. We give and give and give. There were days when mine were younger that I didn’t even want to get out of bed. It wasn’t that I didn’t love them; it was just that I had no energy to give. Watching one more episode of Teletubbies made me want to scream. Making sure they had breakfast and homework finished seemed like torture. I couldn’t…

To all the Terrible Mama’s

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To all the terrible Mama's: you're not so terrible

Welcome to the terrible Mama club! So, you’re a terrible Mama too, huh? Yeah, I get you. We were married 6 years before we had our first child, Alex Elizabeth. She came out looking just like her daddy. Uggh. Can I be honest? I was SUPER frustrated that this child looked nothing like me. I carried her for 9 months, 6 of which I threw up half the day. It was kinda nice when our…

Fiercely Fighting for my Marriage {Fierce Friday}

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Fiercely Fighting for my Marriage

Fiercely Fighting for my Marriage One night in April 2015, my husband moved out, leaving me and my three children alone in our home. I had sensed a separation brewing for many years, especially in the past six months.  After consoling our heartbroken children and dealing with my own pain that awful night, I was surprised to feel relieved. We had finally hit bottom, and the looming question of “When will he leave us?” had…

To the girl struggling to see her self-worth {FREE DOWNLOAD}

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To the Girl struggling to see her self-worth -God sees you!

I was voluntarily trapped inside the shame box, hiding and hoping that no one would find me. Self-worth was something completely void in my life. I wasn’t good. I was unworthy; unlovable. Being inside the shame box felt safe but when the lid was opened, my sins were exposed; out in the open for the world to see. I walked towards the restaurant, every step feeling like I was wading through quick sand. My husband opened…

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