How To Stay Happy In Your Marriage!

Today is my 7th anniversary yes it’s true, I’ve been married to my wonderful hubby today for 7 years! I must admit it doesn’t feel like a long time but, you would think that after being married for this long I would have some amazing marriage wisdom to share, or have tons of answers to so many marriage questions but you want to know something? Well, do ya?

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….. in all these years of marriage I have came to one conclusion, if we don’t have Christ at the center of our marriage, then we really have nothing. That’s honestly the best thing I have to share. regardless of where you are in your marriage or even if your just about to get married I can tell you that it’s not going to work if you don’t have Christ in the center.

You have also got to be prepared to fight. Like most anything in life, a wonderful happy marriage doesn’t come free, it comes at a cost and all you have to do is work for it. Fight for it with all your might, no matter what you can never give up and pray for your spouse and yourself. Don’t think they are the only one’s with the issues because let me tell you, God has a way of letting you know when you’re wrong.

Another tip for a happy marriage that I have to share with you is that you never allow divorce to be an option. For Justin and I we will never worry about divorce because we know that it’s just not an option… period! It’s not spoken of we don’t throw around that word when we get in an argument, it just doesn’t happen.

Now, last but not least this one should be the easiest. Just relax and have fun, if you can’t have fun with your spouse…. LEARN TO!! I can truly be myself with Justin no matter what, yes I may seem silly to others but to him it’s great and the same goes for him, we joke around and mess with one another all the time, we do have a strange sense of humor picking at one another so much but it’s so nice to be so comfortable with the one you love.

I hope you all have enjoyed reading my marriage “tips” and hope you stick around to read some more of my posts, but, until then comment below and let me know what you thought of my tips, how long have you been married, and what are some tips you have to share? I would love to hear from you all!

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Strive To Be A Proverbs 31 Woman

I love reading proverbs 31, but at the same time it reveals to me how un-perfect I am, but it also reminds me that I need to strive to be like this and how much I want to be like this, but the thing is, we can’t do this on our own, we need Christ to achieve this, we will not ever be perfect but if we walk with Christ and try our best, we will be what Christ wants us to be.

The words of King Lemuel, the utterance which his mother taught him:

2 What, my son?
And what, son of my womb?
And what, son of my vows?
3 Do not give your strength to women,
Nor your ways to that which destroys kings.

It is not for kings, O Lemuel,
It is not for kings to drink wine,
Nor for princes intoxicating drink;
5 Lest they drink and forget the law,
And pervert the justice of all the afflicted.
6 Give strong drink to him who is perishing,
And wine to those who are bitter of heart.
7 Let him drink and forget his poverty,
And remember his misery no more.

8 Open your mouth for the speechless,
In the cause of all who are appointed to die.
9 Open your mouth, judge righteously,
And plead the cause of the poor and needy.

10 Who can find a virtuous wife?
For her worth is far above rubies.
11 The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
So he will have no lack of gain.
12 She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life.
13 She seeks wool and flax,
And willingly works with her hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
She brings her food from afar.
15 She also rises while it is yet night,
And provides food for her household,
And a portion for her maidservants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
From her profits she plants a vineyard.
17 She girds herself with strength,
And strengthens her arms.
18 She perceives that her merchandise is good,
And her lamp does not go out by night.
19 She stretches out her hands to the distaff,
And her hand holds the spindle.
20 She extends her hand to the poor,
Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid of snow for her household,
For all her household is clothed with scarlet.
22 She makes tapestry for herself;
Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is known in the gates,
When he sits among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
And supplies sashes for the merchants.
25 Strength and honor are her clothing;
She shall rejoice in time to come.
26 She opens her mouth with wisdom,
And on her tongue is the law of kindness.
27 She watches over the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children rise up and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many daughters have done well,
But you excel them all.”
30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands,
And let her own works praise her in the gates.

How do you strive to be a proverbs 31 woman?  What do you find to be the hardest in this?  Any tips you would like to share I would love to hear from you!

-Sarah

Wonderful Blessings

“Children are a blessing from the Lord” Psalm 127:3  I love this verse, we all need to take the time and thank God for His blessings, and make sure to look at your children as blessings from Him, I know sometimes with all we go through in a day we can forget this but children truly are a blessing and we need to cherish them every single day.

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.”  Psalm 139:13-16

I love this verse, it is such a precious thing to think about especially while pregnant knowing that God formed this beautiful child inside of me.  I also love how it says we are fearfully and wonderfully made it’s just so amazing.

Why I Do This

You all may wonder why I even bother writing this blog and today I will answer that.  Why do I take the time to sit and write so that hopefully people will read what I post and hopefully enjoy it, comment on it, like it, and give me feedback?  Honestly I enjoy it, and since I’ve finally been back at it, this blog has grown more now than it has since the beginning when I first started it and kept it going a while.

The reason I think that is honestly is because I finally started putting all of me into it, I am passionate about it.  I want you all to read it and enjoy it, enjoy reading what I write every day.  Being a stay at home mom sometimes gets kind of lonely don’t get me wrong I love it and wouldn’t trade it for the world and I love the time I get to spend with the kiddos but I don’t get much adult interaction throughout the week aside from my wonderful husband.  So, it’s nice to know that I am connected with the world and that you guys are hearing me and what I have to say.

So, it’s all about you guys.  If you weren’t reading I would probably quit writing, not that I couldn’t do it just because I do enjoy writing it out but I love knowing that other people are enjoying it, and I hope you all continue to enjoy it and give me your comments and any feedback.  I also hope that this continues to grow and more and more people can start to enjoy what I write.

What stuff do you guys enjoy reading the most?  What’s something new you would like to see that I haven’t written?  Comment and let me know!