10 Marriage Tips Every WIFE Needs to Hear

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There’s a blog post that’s recently gone viral, written by a divorced man featuring some really sound advice about marriage (click here to read it).  I really have to applaud this guy.  It takes guts to stand up and be transparent about your failures.  It’s equally as commendable to stand up and say how you’d do things differently.

One thing that his post is lacking, however, is the female perspective.  After reading his post, I wanted to take some time and write down some things that I’ve learned in the last ten years.  You see – I’m now in my third marriage.  When people learn this fact about me, their reaction is usually pretty awkward.  It’s almost as if they’re waiting for me to be embarrassed by my admission. While going through two divorces was some of the most painful times of my life, I’d only feel ashamed if…

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Trust ME!

I’m drowning and I cannot swim.

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom should I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1 (NRSV)

When I am afraid I can’t hear the Lord. 
My anxiety blocks out every good thing. 
It takes over my body. I tremble; I cannot sleep.

My mind runs wild imagining the worst. 
There is no light or respite in fear. 
It’s a fog that overtakes me and I can’t see past the present moment. 
It is blinders that hide from me the many blessings I have been given.

Gratitude dissolves. 
Hope disappears. 

It’s like quicksand. 
The more I struggle, the deeper I am entrenched. 
I’m like a terrified child who is sure this bad situation will not—cannot—end.

I must look to Jesus, to find His outstretched hand, His comforting gaze, 
the movement of His Spirit. 

Alone, I’m drowning and I cannot swim. 
Through the clamor these are the words I long to hear. 
“Trust Me. Don’t be afraid. Rest in My arms today.”