The Perfect Marriage

The perfect marriage is the united relationship between an imperfect man and an imperfect woman serving a perfect God. This man and woman are after God's heart despite their flaws. They work on their flaws while celebrating the beauty and uniqueness of each other. They forgive each other daily and do each other good everyday…

Words are Seeds

For two years, my husband and I have been intentionally sowing seeds of affirmation in our girls. One of our adopted little girls had so much hurt even as a baby she wouldn’t look at herself in the mirror without crying. It was heartbreaking and something we absolutely refused to receive as ours, so we…

Thank You

The little one says thank you before and after he gets anything. I believe he thinks saying 'thank you' will get him anything. I am not surprised that the little one says thank you a lot. After-all, mommy and daddy say 'thank you' a lot. Thank you is not just a polite expression. It is…

Ghosts in our Marriage

Isn’t it sad that history repeats itself even when we say “I will never do that” or “I want something better for me and my children”? Why do most people who watched their parents fight constantly; watched their father get drunk and abused their mother; and noticed their mother or father obsessively control the home repeat the same thing. Why do they repeat their history of trauma despite desiring something better?

Honoring My Parents-in-law

One thing I desired before marriage was to have a great relationship with my parents-in-law. I actually prefer to call them parents-in-love. Few months ago, I celebrated my mother-in-law for her love. Whether we like it or not, our parents-in-law come with the package when we marry our spouse. Our relationship with them can either…

God as Your Father-in-Law

The enemy’s goal is to divide and conquer our home. He needs our partnership to fulfill his evil mission. The rate of divorce in the church is alarming. The family is the bedrock of every society. Divorce contributes to societal breakdown, it affects the emotional well being of couples and their children. If Christians get marriage right, the world will get it right. John 13:35, they will know we are Christians by our love. Love is patient, kind, long-suffering, selfless, doesn’t bear record of wrong (1 Corinthians 13: 4-8).

This post by Michael Griego will change how you view your spouse. If God is your father-in-law, how will you treat your spouse? Enjoy this powerful message!

Biblical Viewpoint

Most of us go into marriage with good intentions but selfish hearts. If you want to change your marriage, spend some time thinking about God as your Father-in-Law.

From a worldly perspective, if you review even a portion of the vast array of books and advice on good practices in healthy marriages, you can generate a long list of keys to happiness and success. But if you approach marriage from a Biblical perspective and look at marriage as the God-ordained construct it is, marital happiness and success can be surmised from just a few verses in the Old Testament (Genesis 2:24) cited by Jesus himself in the New Testament (Matthew 19:4-6), and an extended passage written by the Apostle Paul (Ephesians 5:22-32).

From these verses, I’d summarize the Biblical view and keys to a happy marriage as follows:

  • Both husband and wife love, honor, and worship God.
  • The husband…

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Celebrating Recovery: My Dad’s Story

Did you know, this month is National Recovery Month? With his permission to share, here is a part of my dad’s story. At 11 years old, my dad went to a party full of adults. At that party a woman made the choice to stick a needle full of heroin in his arm. He worked…

Grieving Parents

While working as a healthcare specialist in the U.S. Army, I had to pre-screen patients before directing them to the doctor. I remember being briefed about a young female soldier grieving the loss of her child. I can't remember the full details surrounding the baby's death. I remember being told to be very sensitive when…

Balancing Life: God, Marriage, Motherhood, Work, PhD, Blogging and more

Minutes ago, I received a very personal and timely email. The message brought me peace and calm. I believe it will bring you comfort and encouragement. Visit propelwomen.org for more empowering messages This message is timely because I have been working on ways to balance all my responsibilities without leaving out the God-factor which holds…

Pureflix

It's weekend already and that means more family time! If you have been looking for a fun, clean, family-friendly and inspirational entertainment platform, PUREFLIX was made for you. Knowledge is power! Pureflix is an alternative to Netflix. Click here to learn more about why Netflix's activities may not be good for your family. With Pureflix,…

73 Questions

Answering these questions was a bit difficult for me because I like being mysterious. However, I think it's a good thing for readers to know a few personal things about me and other authors on the blog. Bukola Orry, one of Christian Mommas' top readers nominated me to answer the following questions 1. What’s your usual…

No Worries, No Fear

Lately, I have been learning how to trust God and pray instead of worrying. Two days after a message in church about the importance of turning our worries/heart desires into prayer points, my family went through a minor gas fire incident at home. I captured the incident in a poem titled Flames and Fury. After…

Trading in My Fears for Faith in God

As I hold our precious daughter in my arms, struggling with her elongated arms and legs sliding out of my grasp, I jiggle her up and down as I rock her to sleep to the whirring rhythm of our ceiling fan. There is a humongous mountain of unvoiced fears hovering at the back of my…

5 Creative Ways You Can Still Give Your Child A Memorable Summer On A Budget

August is here and summer break is almost over. To some moms this is great news, because it means the kids will soon be off to school and no longer complaining about how bored they are. To other moms (like me), it’s somewhat sad news. Back to school means back to hectic schedules, more restrictions…

Are your decisions faith-based or fear-based?

Less than two weeks after the little one started attending daycare, I was told he would be moved to another class because his motor skills were advanced for the beginners class and it was time for him to start feeding himself. Well, I wasn't too excited about the news. The little one was just beginning…

Mom, I am so glad you adopted me

Earlier this year, my son said “Mom, I am so glad you adopted me. We all fit together so perfectly. ” My biological son, Judah has no idea that he isn’t adopted. In his mind, adoption means you were added to our family and that addition can happen through delivery or the front door. In…

HAppY 4tH!

God bless the United States of America! As we celebrate Independence day in the United States, I can't help but think of the freedom we enjoy in this great nation and threats to freedom. I am glad Christians are able to assemble and worship without fear. Although terrorism and extremism threatens our freedom of assembly,…

Child Molestation, Sexual Abuse and the Culture of Silence in the Church

Nigeria, the most populous black nation in the world is finally having a discourse on the culture of rape and sexual abuse of children in the church. More details here In Nigeria, pastors are worshiped, the devil is blamed for sexual crimes, reporting rape makes life worse for the raped, families keep secrets of child…

Reblog: 3 Ways to Protect Your Family From Social Pressures

Enjoy this inspirational message by Heather Danielle. Go ahead and read if you love Joshua 24:15 But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as…

My Book of Testimonies

This may be my longest post ever....but you will be glad you read every sentence and I hope it motivates you to start writing down testimonies. In 2016, I started penning down testimonies of God's goodness and faithfulness. This act was inspired by the mountains that were cast into the sea and the favor that…

They Hear God

Early in March, we visited grandma. After spending the day and saying a 10 minute emotional goodbye, we finally got the kids in the car. One child was having an exceptionally hard night and acting in an unusual way. We decided to take a few minutes and everyone in the car had to say one…