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The Day I Walked Away From My Marriage

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The Day I Walked Away From My Marriage, infidelity, marriage, relationships

I have the amazing opportunity to be a part of an awesome community called Compel Training. It’s a part of Proverbs 31 ministries, and its purpose is to train writers in writing words that move people. Everything I am as a writer today has so much to do with this outstanding community. One of the benefits of being a part of Compel is the challenges that are offered. Recently, one of the challenges was to…

Why it’s Important to Take Thoughts Captive in Marriage

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I’m the worst at thinking things that just aren’t true. As much as I know it isn’t right, it’s just something I’m not great at doing. I know I need to take my thoughts captive, and it’s something I have to continually work through. My husband is fairly easy to please. Actually, he’s super easy to please. He typically will eat anything I put in front of him and he never complains. I’m extremely blessed. We’ve been…

A Fierce Love | An interview with Shauna Shanks + Giveaway!

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You guys, I couldn’t wait to click “publish” on this post! I’m so very excited to interview Shauna Shanks. Shauna is such an inspiration to me. She’s a new author and a new friend, and she has really cool hair; so ya know, that’s a no brainer. I stumbled upon her blog several months ago as I was doing research for the book that I’m in the process of writing. When I found her blog…

What Can Prayer do in Marriage?

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3 Important Benefits of Prayer in Marriage

I’ll be honest, I have no clue how married couples survive without God in their lives. Marriage is hard enough with God, so without Him? Geesh. I can’t fathom. For most of my marriage, John and I have relied on God for truth, wisdom, and direction. He has gone before us and He has sustained us. And during the most traumatic time of our marriage, He was there, even when we did not feel Him….

How I Encourage My Husband | Guest Post

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How to Write Your Husband a TRUE love letter

I thank God every day for my husband because I earnestly prayed for a man just like him. Everything I do, I strive to give thanks to God for all that is within my marriage (during the good and the bad). As I think about him, I can’t help but think about writing love letters. A lengthy letter thanking him for how he has loved me, blessed me, and taken care of me would be…

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…

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…

Fight for your Marriage + FREE download

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Grab your free #SheIsFierce Fighter Journal on fighting for your marriage!

These four little words from my Dad were some of the most life-altering words for me several years ago. Shannon, you have to fight for your marriage. I knew he was right. I knew that I needed to fight…and I’m so glad I did!  Marriage can be one of the most beautiful relationships you’ll have, but it is one of the hardest to maintain. Because it isn’t easy. Marriage is hard. You will have trials, you’ll…

How a Broken Engagement made me Fiercely His

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I’m so honored today to bring you my new friend Brittany! Oh you guys. Lean in. When I initially read her words I got chills. She’s got a word for you, I promise! a broken engagement I awoke to a splitting head ache and swollen eyes. I laid in my bed, vacant of any strength to do more than stare at the door. Pain flooded my heart as I remembered the occurrences of the previous…

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