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“How do I look?” Part 4 of 7

Posted by Gregg on Dec 31, 2011 in biblical manhood, Biblical womanhood, Holy matrimony

While Pastor Challies starts his article by pointing out the red herring Evans cooked up — that if wives slouch off on their appearance, husbands will cheat on them — that isn’t what he chooses to focus on in the main thrust. Challies makes the case that while YES appearance counts in marriage, he dispels the notion that becoming a slob absolves your spouse of any sin. Further, he draws the distinction between naturally growing old and living life with what he calls inward and outward appearance.

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“How do I look?” Part 3 of 7

Posted by Gregg on Dec 30, 2011 in biblical manhood, Biblical womanhood, Holy matrimony

When a wife rejects or belittles her husband’s sexual needs, she very obviously HARMS his ability to avoid improper sexual impulses. But that isn’t entirely what either of these cited truth claims state. The truth claim in each of the above cases expands on that accepted fact by stating that when a wife ignores (a) her appearance and (b) her husband’s sexual needs, she is NOT HELPING him to avoid sexual temptation.

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“How do I look?” Part 2 of 7

Posted by Gregg on Dec 29, 2011 in biblical manhood, Biblical womanhood, Holy matrimony

Don’t get me wrong. I am not attempting an argument from personal ignorance, nor am I accusing Evans of outright lying. After all, what would be her possible agenda?

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“How do I look?” Part 1 of 7

Posted by Gregg on Dec 28, 2011 in biblical manhood, Biblical womanhood, Holy matrimony

Does appearance matter in marriage? Is refusing to take stewardship over one’s personal appearance — “appearance” as defined by whatever subjective standards individual married couples recognize — considered sinful?

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The Power of a Praying Wife: Chapter 30 – His Future

Posted by Hallee on Sep 25, 2011 in Christian Faith, Holy matrimony, Love, Marriage, Prayer, Praying Wife

Last Sunday, a couple in our church celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. I LOVE that there are several couples in our church that have been married for over 50 years. I think that is amazing. Gregg and I were older when we got married, so neither one of us really expect to make it to 65 years, but we’ll take 50 with gladness and joy.

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The Power of a Praying Wife: Chapter 28 – His Self Image

Posted by Hallee on Aug 27, 2011 in Christian Faith, Holy matrimony, Marriage, Prayer, Praying Wife

Our pastor preached a sermon one time on marriage and said, “I can go to work and get beat up by work colleagues all day long. I can get cut off in traffic, I can get talked over in meetings, I can get disrespected by my associates. And I can come come to my wife who is my biggest cheerleader and who tells me I’m wonderful and can do it, and nothing else will matter. The rest of the world just fades away into unimportant.”

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The Power of a Praying Wife: Chapter 27 – His Obedience

Several months ago, Gregg was faced with a tough decision. He had fulfilled two contracts in Afghanistan, had been gone for eighteen months, and needed to decide if he was going to stay there or come home. He fasted and prayed and sought what the right decision would be. Then he called me.

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The Power of a Praying Wife: Chapter 26 – His Deliverance

Posted by Hallee on Jul 23, 2011 in Christian Faith, Holy matrimony, Marriage, Praying Wife

There’s a man in our church to gave his testimony Sunday morning. His story is a story of deliverance that most of us have no ability to understand. He was raised in church, knew about Jesus Christ, and turned to God only when he needed help getting out of the worst trouble. A failed marriage with children, drug addiction, drug dealing to support addiction, and finally prison.

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Love & Respect

The above quote very effectively sums up what I hear most often when addressing the idea of wives respecting their husbands the same way that husbands are to love their wives. I don’t know why we accept the fact that they must unconditionally love us, but a wall goes up when considering an unconditional respect.

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Nine Years Went By in a Flash

Posted by Hallee on Jun 28, 2011 in Holy matrimony, Love, Marriage, Romance

“There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.” ~Martin Luther

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