The Gift and Responsibility of Marriage

The Gift and Responsibility of Marriage

(Guest post by Molly Hilbert) If you’ve followed the blog very long, you’ve met the Website Administrator (at least digitally, she’s who makes sure the posts I write actually reach you!) and she has been sharing with us several things she’s learned in her first year of marriage. She’s been brutally honest and given us some good things to think about. If you missed her first post that started her list of 10 things, I hope you’ll click here to read that post. Her second part of that list can be found by clicking here. Today’s post finishes up her list. Whether you are married, or looking forward to marriage, I think you’ll find that Molly’s insights can be an encouragement. I know you’ll be blessed to hear her share some more personal moments with us . . . so, here is my dear friend, Molly ~

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The Upside of Losing Control

Have you ever answered your husband’s phone call with ice in your voice? Ever told him where to park or pointed out how he could’ve chosen a better route to take on your trip? I have. Sadly, that became a regular pattern for years.

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How to Pray for Your Man

I remember the days when I would pray “God, get ‘im! Prayers,” you know, prayers from a heart of offense and self-pity: “Do you see how he’s treating me? Convict him . . . show him his hard heart . . . make him miserable!” (“Get ‘im” prayers). Today my conversations with the Lord about my husband sound a lot different. If we’re willing to practice empathy, we can pray with greater understanding of our husband’s daily challenges and spiritual needs. If we pray for them in light of the grace we’ve been shown, prayers will take on a less self-centered tone and turn to humble and loving intercession.

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I Married a Sinner, and So Did He

I Married a Sinner, and So Did He

Last week, Molly Hilbert stopped by to share with us 5 things she’s learned in her first year of marriage. She was brutally honest and gave us some good things to think about. If you missed it, I hope you’ll click here to read that post. Whether you are married, or looking forward to marriage, I think you’ll find that Molly’s insights can be an encouragement. I know you’ll be blessed to hear her share some more personal moments with us . . . so, here is my dear friend, Molly ~

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10 Things We Wish We’d Known 35 Years Ago

Last week, I asked you to pray for a marriage event where we were speaking. Thank you for praying and for being a supportive community; it is such a joy to know that you are interceding for us. Do you want to listen in on some of what we shared with the group Friday night? We just skimmed the surface and could’ve taken a week to share things we’ve learned, but we limited it to just 10 things. Things we wish we’d known 35 years ago . . .

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