Category Archives: Daily Encouragement

Hot Wives: A Very Special Valentine’s Gift from Me to You

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I love seeing marriages thrive any time of year. But I know Valentine's can be a particularly special or fun opportunity for the two of you. And when I kept hearing my wife-friends RAVE about these two essential oils, I knew I had to share. Especially before the Valentine's ordering rush! But I also wanted to do something extra special for wives who enjoy -- or want to try -- something new with their one who said...
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Former “Other Woman” Breaks Her Silence

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I never cease to be grieved and angered by the news of another affair. And not just when it's as blindsiding as the TerKeurst affair was to me. I hate adultery but hurt for the people involved. And I have good reason to. Which is why I won't stay silent about my own past: A decade ago this year, I was the "other woman" in a married man's affair. Yes, as a Christian. It's not something I set...
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1 Way to Recognize Bad Relationship Advice from Married Women

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When it comes to offering marriage advice to single women or other wives: Age (of the giver or her marriage) alone does not qualify her advice as good to take. That doesn't mean we rebel against good, godly advice, becoming hard-hearted or closed-eared and unteachable. It just means we become better at recognizing good advice when we hear it. So how can a younger wife or a not-yet-married woman tell if the advice being offered is good?...
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“Am I REALLY DOING THIS?!” | Rebecca Halton Blog

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I WAS SCARED. "Am I REALLY DOING THIS?!" I asked myself, each breath becoming deliberate as I looked around at my boxes and suitcases and stuff, feeling emotionally and physically exhausted from the move. Furniture sold. Apartment vacated. Tickets purchased. I had my share of second thoughts. I felt my share of fear. Like: What if I get sick; a complication? What if I fail? What if I succeed? But greater than the doubts and...
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Single Christian Women: Stop B!%#@ing That You Can’t Find a Good Man

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From one not-yet-married Christian woman to another, I mean this in the nicest tough-lovin' way possible: Stop bitchin' that you can't find a good man. This is one of the biggest "reasons" (read "excuses") I hear from unmarried Christian women. I'm talking about women who blame their singleness on a perceived scarcity of good men. I recognize the excuse -- because it's one I was making, too. Until Holy Spirit called me "a poser." Yes, really: a poser. As in, synonymous with "fake,"...
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The BEDROOM OIL My Wife-Friends RAVE About | Giveaway

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She was bursting with excitement: "Girl, it worrrrrks!" She went on to explain how she first gave him a soothing lower-back massage, using the Peppermint and Lavender oil from her wholesale premium starter kit... ...then she applied 5 - 6 drops of Shutran oil directly to his (ahem) and she massaged it in with some coconut oil before "the two became one," if you know what I mean (wink, wink, nudge, nudge). Suggestion: Start with 1 drop, especially...
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The End of a Chapter: Moving Forward by Faith

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I skimmed the surface of her shorn hair, wrapped my arm around the underside of her strong neck, and pressed my cheek to the pony Pixie's face. She felt like velvet and smelled like earth. I whispered that it wasn't goodbye, but wondered if she could feel my doubt -- as horses can. The truth is, I know it's the ending of a chapter in my life. And I don't yet know what it's the start of....
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4 Sexy Ways Christian Women CAN Prepare for Marriage

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I couldn't believe it: A successful, godly woman was sharing her hot-marriage secrets with me. (And I mean HOT.) As a churchgoer almost my entire life, it was the first time a Christian wife had shared such intimate and specific marriage advice with me. Advice that wasn't only about sex. (But was definitely about sex, too. #BowChickaWowWow) And as she spoke, I began to cry unexpectedly. At 33 years old, I couldn't tell you how many Christian friends and mentors I'd...
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Why I Horse Around | My Visit with Kathy K. Taylor

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Until there are physical or relational symptoms, you and I don't always realize how we're pained or blocked emotionally. That's one reason I love to horse around... ...and couldn't wait to when I visited my friend Kathy. As she says in her TEDxUTA talk: "Horses are 100% honest, 100% of the time." From the moment Kathy and I began my session, I knew this wouldn't be like any other type of therapeutic experience I've had so...
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