What Does John Mean by Love?

“In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith” 1 John 5:3-4 The Apostle John is often described by scholars as the “Apostle of Love” because he continually emphasized the love of God toward all humanity. He even reminds us that the world will know we are His disciples by our love. But {Read More}

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Praying Specifically for My Husband and Myself

* Affiliate links included. I’m sure we’ve all read or at least heard of The Power of a Praying Wife and The Power of a Praying Husband by Stormie Omartian. Even if we don’t pray word-for-word the prayers offered in those books, we know the importance of praying for our spouses. A few years ago I came across a powerful prayer for my husband, but it wasn’t until recently that I committed to praying it everyday. (I’m sorry I do not remember the {Read More}

About Hope Wingate

My name is Hope Wingate. I live in Hoschton, GA with my brilliant husband, Jonathan and two incredible children: Aaron who is 7 and Adaira who is 4. I am a very enthusiastic stay-at-home mom and homeschooler. My heart beats for encouraging young mothers and I enjoy lead teaching classes for my local homeschool co-op. In my spare time I enjoy: sewing, rubber stamping, reading and watching BBC shows on Netflix.

Drop Your Pants

When Christian women are married to unsaved men, they must move into the role of spiritual head of the household. Often it becomes their responsibility to take the children to church, to ensure that they say their prayers and behave in a godly manner. Carrying out this duty, they “wear the pants” in the home, spiritually speaking. While many Scriptures remind us that our husbands are to be the leaders in the home, the Bible also says that if we {Read More}

About Kelly Stigliano

Kelly J. Stigliano has been a speaker and writer for over 25 years. She and her husband of over 30 years, Jerry, enjoy life in Orange Park, FL. To learn more, visit www.kellystigliano.com.

Marriage For the Long Haul

Recently I watched a couple I know as they sat and talked. He explained the jobs he’d had in the past and why he’d chosen to leave one and take another. She asked some questions. She commented on a story in the newspaper about a local politician, and he asked what she thought about that politician. Then she asked if he liked a particular sport or ever played it. Was this a young couple just dating and getting to know {Read More}

About Vicki Huffman

Writer / Editorial Board. Vicki Huffman's latest book is Still Looking: Finding the Peace of God in Job Loss, a book to help those going through the emotional and spiritual upheaval of job loss or underemployment. Her other Christian books are: A Secret Hope (novel), Plus Living: Looking for Joy in All the Right Places, and The Best of Times, all available in print and e-book on amazon.com. She has been an editor for several Christian publishing houses and enjoys teaching the Bible.

Book Review: For Better, For Worse

  * This post contains affiliate links. Some books are meant to be read and reread. Their lessons never become dull or outdated, and their wisdom remains fresh and true. That’s what my husband and I found when we recently reread For Better, for Worse: Devotional Thoughts for Married Couples, a devotional gem for married couples. Marlene Bagnull, author, speaker, and conference director, compiled and edited the book, which includes devotions from more than one hundred Christian authors. Written by both {Read More}

About Lydia Harris

Lydia E. Harris is happily married to Milt, her sweetheart for 48 years. She has two married children, five grandkids, and is the author of a Bible study, "Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting" (AMG Publishers, 2010 release). She's also a tea enthusiast and writes the column "A Cup of Tea with Lydia."

Still Hand in Hand

The summer between my junior and senior year of college, I attended a month-long Christian camp on Catalina Island. After several weeks of Bible study and training, our group hiked from our rustic campsite to the beaches of Avalon to share our faith. As we climbed the hilly terrain to get there, Milt, one of the university students, took my hand and pulled me up the steep slopes. While in Avalon I commented to Milt, “Isn’t it silly that people {Read More}

About Lydia Harris

Lydia E. Harris is happily married to Milt, her sweetheart for 48 years. She has two married children, five grandkids, and is the author of a Bible study, "Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting" (AMG Publishers, 2010 release). She's also a tea enthusiast and writes the column "A Cup of Tea with Lydia."

Stand by Your Man

Yesterday we began discussing how “standing by your man” can be unbelievably difficult. Even Tammy Wynette knew it back in 1968. However, as her famous lyrics stated, you can indeed “show the world you love him . . . keep giving all the love you can . . . stand by your man.” No matter your husband’s career choice in the community, he has an invisible bulls-eye on his back. Is the ministry different? Although Christians often feel that if {Read More}

About Kelly Stigliano

Kelly J. Stigliano has been a speaker and writer for over 25 years. She and her husband of over 30 years, Jerry, enjoy life in Orange Park, FL. To learn more, visit www.kellystigliano.com.

Practical Advice that Would Make Even Tammy Wynette Proud

Sometimes “standing by your man” can be unbelievably difficult. Even Tammy Wynette knew it back in 1968. However, as her famous lyrics stated, you can indeed “show the world you love him . . . keep giving all the love you can . . . stand by your man.” Whether your husband is the pastor of a church, a board member, a Sunday School teacher, or even the owner of a small business in the community, he has an invisible {Read More}

About Kelly Stigliano

Kelly J. Stigliano has been a speaker and writer for over 25 years. She and her husband of over 30 years, Jerry, enjoy life in Orange Park, FL. To learn more, visit www.kellystigliano.com.

Our Favorite Books on Marriage

*This post contains affiliate links.  To compile a list of books on marriage to read throughout the year, I had no further to go than the staff of Mentoring Moments. Our writers are sharing their honest recommendations today to encourage and challenge you, as these books have influenced their own marriages. It is a wise habit to read at least one or two books yearly related to marriage, even together as a couple. If you would like to add a {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

A Cute Couple

Let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father (Matthew 5:16 NLT). My husband and I sat in the high school auditorium waiting for our daughter’s senior class recital to start. We enjoyed attending our kids’ school events and were eager to hear Anita play her bassoon solo. When her turn came, I squeezed my husband’s hand and we smiled at each other. Anita’s performance showed her diligent practicing, and she {Read More}

About Lydia Harris

Lydia E. Harris is happily married to Milt, her sweetheart for 48 years. She has two married children, five grandkids, and is the author of a Bible study, "Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting" (AMG Publishers, 2010 release). She's also a tea enthusiast and writes the column "A Cup of Tea with Lydia."