August 24, 2013

The Beauty of Love

This article is from Ligonier Ministries HERE

“You are beautiful as Tizrah, my love, lovely as Jerusalem, awesome as an army with banners.Turn away your eyes from me, for they overwhelm me—Your hair is like a flock of goats leaping down the slopes of Gilead” (Song 6:4–5). – Song of Solomon 5–6

In his teaching series Wisdom, Dr. R.C. Sproul says that “there is so much wrong with the romance …

August 13, 2013

Awakening Love with Essential Oils

WARNING: The intended audience for this post is married women. While I have attempted to present the topic of intimacy and essential oils with discretion, please enter at your own risk.

Do Not Awaken Love Before its Time…

I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem,
By the gazelles or by the does of the field,
Do not stir up nor awaken love
Until it pleases. (Song of Solomon 2:7)

…but once …

November 11, 2012

The Dance of Marriage

Donald O’Connor once shared that one of his favorite dance performances was the one he performed with Vera Ellen, in the movie, Call Me Madame. He said of Miss Ellen:

“When we danced together the great thing about her was that she didn’t try to upstage you. Women dancers sometimes try to lead. We worked together and every movement we did meant something.”

Just as an elegant waltz requires someone to skillfully …

July 14, 2012

No Shades of Grey: A Black and White Seduction of the Mind

Sexual sin hurts. It mangles and poisons. It attacks the potential beauty and closeness of one of God’s most mysterious gifts: The one flesh relationship of sexual intimacy. In addition to defrauding our neighbor, when we engage in fornication or adultery we are in a real way self-destructing (Rom. 1:24-27).

While most Christians understand the health risks of extra-marital sex, and many will even acknowledge the emotional and spiritual damage such …

May 19, 2012

Teaching the Younger Women in Your Life…

Admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed. (Titus 2:4–5)

In Titus 2, we older women are instructed to teach the younger women the following seven things (over the next few weeks, each of the following topics will turn into live links). The job isn’t given to men; …

February 10, 2012

Stained Sheets: Washed in the Blood – Part 3

Read Part 2 HERE – Divided We Fall: The Great Dance

Throughout history there have been tyrants who have abused their authority and ignored their duty to selflessly guide those under their charge. Likewise, there are husbands who ignore or abuse their call to sacrificially lead their wives and children. A tyrant abuses his position of authority to oppress and use, rather than to protect and build up. Partly because …

February 8, 2012

Divided We Fall: The Great Dance – Part 2 of Stained Sheets

Read Part 1 here: Stained Sheets: Licking Ash Trays

While God has declared that the two should become “one flesh,” many husbands and wives have separate bank accounts and split the bills; many have individual careers and social lives, which sometimes include close friendships with those of the opposite sex. Sadly, there are Christian couples who attend separate churches and even sleep in separate bedrooms. Millions of couples share an …

February 7, 2012

Stained Sheets: Licking Ash Trays – Part 1

“Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.” (Hebrews 13:4)

Not too long ago, while driving down the Interstate in a large city, my husband and I noticed a billboard that caught our eye. There, pictured in a sun-lit field of wild flowers, sat a happy young couple holding hands and smiling at one another. Their expressions communicated love and respect; their …

September 1, 2011

The Mutual Duties Of Husbands And Wives Towards Each Other

by Rev. Richard Baxter (1615­-1691)

Hat Tip to A Puritan’s Mind

Selfish ungodly persons everywhere enter into all kinds of relationships with a desire of serving their ownselves, and gratifying their own flesh without knowing or caring what is required of them. Their desire is for the honour, profit, or pleasure their relationship will provide them but not for what God and man requires or expects from them. [Gen 2:18, Prov …

July 30, 2011

The House that Mom Built

Unlike The House that Jack Built, Mom’s House isn’t built in a day…

There are so many ways we women can either build up or, in contrast, tear down their own houses. As mothers, we have the choice each day whether or not we’re going to be an influence for godly growth and joy in our households. In this talk Stacy discusses some of the qualities of a wise woman, and just what makes …