This week’s posts answer several questions from a dear woman in a wrenching situation. I answered her immediately and privately, awhile back. Recently postpartum with her first child, she wonders about the effects of her wounded and out-lashing husband. She wonders if it would be better for the baby to live without a dad. Here … Continue reading Tired. Dog tired.
Hoping Against Hope
I never really thought much about hope, until I had to define it for my kids. Preferring that they memorize Scripture with at least some grasp on what it means, though, I had to explain the difference between faith and hope to them. I seldom look up a word, making sense of it from its roots, its … Continue reading Hoping Against Hope
CONCESSIONS – Sent on Saturday Letter #3, part 1
Dearest Angela, I just love your questions! Let’s see—do we women have to make all the concessions? Oh, no, not at all! Please understand that I’m writing to you only what you, Angela, can do. You can’t do one thing about the things God requires of Dan. You must understand that I am not writing … Continue reading CONCESSIONS – Sent on Saturday Letter #3, part 1
The Woman as Artist
" . . . I believe that each work of art, whether it is a work of great genius, or something very small, comes to the artist and says, “Here I am. Enflesh me. Give birth to me.” And the artist either says, “Be it unto me according to Thy word,” and willingly becomes the … Continue reading The Woman as Artist
When a Man Loves a Woman
Love. It's time we realize the love a man feels for a woman differs from what we experience in return. Before we go further, let's define love. I will not use a dictionary here, because I want us to work from a Biblical definition of love, which includes the following qualities: patience kindness not envying … Continue reading When a Man Loves a Woman
When a Man Gives Birth
It happens. Twice in history it has happened. Sort of. I mean, twice in history, a man looked around, could find no suitable partner for life, and his side was opened, and gave rise to the existence of another “one” who was like him, suitable for him. Okay, we know the Bible, in the book … Continue reading When a Man Gives Birth
Sent on Saturday – Letter #2, part 3
Dearest Angela, Do you want to know what is easy? It is so easy, as a wife watching her husband, to want to change the channel. Some women, in reference to "husband watching" are real channel surfers. It's not funny, though. And some of us are just as tempted to hit the "escape" button, aren't we. … Continue reading Sent on Saturday – Letter #2, part 3
Sent On Saturday – Letter #2, part 2
Dearest Angela, I’ve been wondering something: how is it that we can see God wanting us to bear with the weaknesses of our parents, our neighbors, and our children, but we cannot see God’s will that way, regarding our husbands’ imperfections? I think it is because we think we’ve picked out our husbands all by … Continue reading Sent On Saturday – Letter #2, part 2
Does Happily Ever After Exist?
How hard is it to achieve? What is the SURE way to get God to do whatever you want? After a few wrong starts, we learn the truth, which when really truth, is inescapable: The way to get God to do what you want is to want what God wants. It’s that easy. Often we … Continue reading Does Happily Ever After Exist?
The Exceptions to “Yes, Sir!” — part 2
The Bible gives one big, perfect example of life as a wife, in the life of Abraham’s wife, Sarah. We find a pithy mention of her in 1 Peter 3:4-6, where it talks about the “inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. For … Continue reading The Exceptions to “Yes, Sir!” — part 2