Walk It Out Stories: After Happily Ever After | Angela Ruth Strong

I sold my first novel in 2008, and I ironically told my husband, “Life is going so well, I feel like this must be the calm before the storm.” The storm hit a few months later when I attended a writer’s conference. I thought everything was still sunny when a big publisher requested my manuscript. I went back to my bunk to smile at the ceiling, but my Bible was on my bunk, and I hadn’t read it yet that {Read More}

Where Does Your Husband Go To Be Admired and Appreciated? | Sharon Jaynes

Where does your husband go for admiration and appreciation? He goes somewhere. All men do. Does he go to work in hopes of hearing “Job well done”? Does he go to the ball field in hopes of hearing “Way to go, man”? Does he go back home to mother to hear “I’m so proud of you, son”? Does he work late hoping for a few compliments from the gals in the office? Does he feast on compliments from patients or {Read More}

Four Marriage Fades You Need to STOP Today | Jill Savage

My husband Mark and I have been are getting ready to celebrate our 34th anniversary, and 25 of those years were happy ones. Marriage has always been up and down for us, but six years ago Mark really lost his way and found himself in a midlife crisis…affair included. He was disillusioned with God, the church, and marriage. He eventually left me, our five children, and headed off to pursue this new relationship. Four months later, God got ahold of {Read More}

Ask Tricia {+ giveaway winners announced}

I get asked questions all the time. As a wife of twenty-six years, a mom of ten, a homeschooler and a writer of over 60 books people want to know how my life works. Here is one of those questions and my short answer. More to come in the coming weeks! How do you and John nurture your marriage? —Jennifer We try to have a date night at least twice a month. We try to get away together every year. {Read More}

When You’re a Child of Divorce

  I remember the first time I heard that a friend’s parents were divorcing. I must have been 7 at the time, and I didn’t understand. Was that possible? People were allowed to do that? It didn’t seem right. More than that, it seemed wrong. Growing up, I didn’t know my biological dad, and my mom married my stepdad when I was 4 so I remember little before him. They had a fine marriage, but there were always issues. Even {Read More}

6 Ways to Pray for Your Husband: Pray for Strength & Right Living

There are many things we can pray for our husbands, but one thing we continually need to pray for is strength. We live in a world with darkness all around. Everyday our husbands are assulted with unholy attitudes, foul displays of ungodliness, and temptations that appeal to his flesh—even as his spirit battles against them. Friends, we need to pray for strength for our husbands to stand against temptation. We need to pray that our husbands will have tender and {Read More}

Still praying for that future husband? Don’t give up!

Are you still praying for a husband? Do you feel like giving up? Maybe you started praying in your teens and you’re in your 20s, 30s, or 40s now. Perhaps you’ve started to believe that your prayers are doing NOTHING. Sometimes it may seem like that’s true, but it’s not. Your prayers are working … but in ways you may not see for years and years to come. Your prayers are working, but in ways you may not see for {Read More}

In a cathedral in Europe my daughter said I DO!

Saturday, May 23 was like something out of a movie. My son Nathan (21) walked me down the aisle of a European cathedral built in the 12th century. The sun shone down through stained glass windows, causing the elaborate interior to glimmer and glow. It was my daughter’s wedding. My husband was waiting to walk her down the aisle minutes after my entrance. She wore a beautiful gown, and a handsome Czech man stood waiting to take her as his {Read More}

Do You Love Me? | Breaking the Cycle of Bad Relationships

I remember one specific meeting at our teen moms support group. I’d brought in three happily married couples to talk about marriage. I expected the young moms to ask questions about how to find the right person or how to deal with conflict, but that is not what they asked. Instead, the same question kept popping up over and over again, “Why in the world would you get married?” The young women were happy for the couples—they really were—but they {Read More}

6 Resources That Can Transform Your Marriage!

John and I haven’t had a perfect marriage. Far from it! There have been struggles over the years, but I’m so happy that we decided to fight FOR our marriage instead of fighting against each other. Fight for your marriage, not against each other! @TriciaGoyer Click To Tweet One thing that helps us was reading marriage books and watching marriage video series. It helps to have a third person (the author/speaker) giving the advice instead of the spouse pointing fingers. {Read More}

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