On May 11, 2009 MMCW hosted our first blog carnival focused on marriage. If you missed this special you can take advantage of it now. I trust you will be blessed, encouraged, inspired, and challenged as you read these thoughtful contributions. Several readers have shared a slice of their lives, giving us a window into their marriages….what is challenging them, how the Lord is working in their lives, and ideas for strengthening our marriages. Simply click the links and enjoy!
Beth at Pages of our Life couldn’t be silent about her husband, even on Wordless Wednesday! She writes, “A woman will not undress her heart until she knows it is safe, and that her husband lovingly adores her heart as much as he craves the package that is holding it. It so easy to be shamed by our noticeable imperfections and want to hide them, but having a partner that embraces them and loves them is the best thing in the world. We were never intended to hide behind leaves when we left the Garden of Eden….”
Angela at Dancing With My Father met her mother-in-law a few weeks before she met her husband-to-be. She was instantly drawn to the woman who would become her mother-in-law, and it was some of those same qualities which ultimately attracted her to her husband. Read her post Marriage equals two plus…., in which she reflects on how marriage is not just the union of two individuals, but of two families.
Marissa presents The 21 day challenge! Jesus and Ris take on afternoon anger! posted at Star Girl Marissa shares about her 21 day challenge to break the anger habit. She reminds us that often our anger toward our husband stems from misconceptions we may hold about their motives.
Amy tells about a wedding she recently attended, with some inspirational advice for the new couple. In her post Marriage…., she reminds us that in every life, a little rain must fall, but this prevents seasons of drought. You can catch up with Amy at her blog If only everyone thought this way….
Tracey has compiled a list of things that make husbands feel blessed. Christian husbands contributed their thoughts to this post, and it is surprising how often they mentioned support as one of their greatest needs. This post will challenge you to be more intentional about blessing your husband. Blessing Our Husbands is posted at Mary Devoted, Martha Driven
Carla Anne Coroy reflects on the bumping and bruising that occurs as two people rub off each other’s rough edges in her article about Carrots and Washing Machines. She reminds us that although it isn’t comfortable, the Lord uses this process to sanctify us. Carrots and Washing Machines is posted at Married Single Moms: A Christian community for married women parenting alone.
Lori’s touching article Marriage and Ballroom Dancing posted at Deeper with Jesus in Rhode Island reminds us that we never see the sweat and hard work that goes into creating a graceful dance. A beautiful marriage takes lots of hard work behind the scenes, as well.
MMCW editor Kellie reflects on the role of mentors in a woman’s life in her post How Not to Clean a Toilet posted at Oasis. Kellie also offers a bit of comic relief in her post Johnny & Chachi sing The Don’t Song posted at Oasis. She encourages every married couple to watch this video clip, especially newlyweds! You’ll laugh as you hear Johnny and Chachi tell men what NOT to do if they want to be happily married.
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