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Marriage Monday - 10 Tips for Frugal Living

It's Marriage Monday and today's topic: 10 Tips for Frugal Living: 1. Finances: Learn to live on one income. 2. Finances: Learn the word “no” and say it to yourself often. 3. Happiness: Keep positive, and you will strengthen your immune system, and have less trips to the doctor. 4. Healthy Living: Avoid recreational eating. Maintain a healthy, stable weight. Have more energy for the things you want and need to do, and avoid excess spending on clothing because of weight fluctuations. 5. Holidays and Celebrations: Establish family traditions with your celebrations. Spend your money on the things you will really enjoy. Visit those less fortunate with your children to help them appreciate their blessings during the holidays. It doesn’t cost a lot of money to make a batch of cookies and deliver them to someone who will appreciate both your visit and the cookies. 6. Sale: Just because it... Read more →

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Marching Around Jericho is a spiritual guide. As you read through the pages, powerful and transformative instruction and equipping takes place. We follow Jesus as he leads us around the walls, imparting kingdom truths with each passing, finally arriving at the gates of the walled-off city, our spouse’s unbelieving heart. After the circles in prayer are complete, we arrive fully prepared to command the walls to crumble and be removed, making a way for our spouse to step from the rubble of lies and captivity, into faith and freedom!

Marriage Monday - Men and Play

Today is Marriage Monday. Our topic this month is; Men and Play Recreational companionship is an important need in men. Husband’s want their wives to partner with them when they play. I have a weird and funny story about this very subject. It happened to me last week while I was blow-drying my hair. Without further ado, I am reposting this story today for all of those who are visiting from Chrysalis. Fantasy Football and God..... Say What?? Many of you who have been readers at Spiritually Unequal Marriage for some time know I hear from God while in the bathroom. Many times I am buck nakid’ in the shower and sometimes I am in the closet getting dressed. Today I was blow-drying my hair…. Guess what the Lord prompted me to do? Join a Fantasy Football Team. I can tell you NEVER in a million years did this idea... Read more →

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Marching Around Jericho is a spiritual guide. As you read through the pages, powerful and transformative instruction and equipping takes place. We follow Jesus as he leads us around the walls, imparting kingdom truths with each passing, finally arriving at the gates of the walled-off city, our spouse’s unbelieving heart. After the circles in prayer are complete, we arrive fully prepared to command the walls to crumble and be removed, making a way for our spouse to step from the rubble of lies and captivity, into faith and freedom!

Marriage Monday — It's back!

Marriage Monday is back! This week is an open topic and since Lynn is on vacation, this little mousey (Dineen) gets to play! So I've chosen a topic I'm betting you can relate to. We Have a Failure to Communicate Have you ever had a conversation with your spouse that turned into an argument? (I know, stupid question. Maybe I should ask who hasn’t.) I will confess, the one thing I have bragged about my marriage in the past is our ability to communicate. We’ve always been talkers, sharers, and pretty good listeners. But for the first time in our twenty years of marriage, I’m noticing a new pattern. Miscommunication. Now, as a woman, I will say I’ve had times where I thought I’d made my meaning clear, then realized after the fact that my dear husband heard a different thing. I’ve learned the hard way that the poor guy... Read more →

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Marching Around Jericho is a spiritual guide. As you read through the pages, powerful and transformative instruction and equipping takes place. We follow Jesus as he leads us around the walls, imparting kingdom truths with each passing, finally arriving at the gates of the walled-off city, our spouse’s unbelieving heart. After the circles in prayer are complete, we arrive fully prepared to command the walls to crumble and be removed, making a way for our spouse to step from the rubble of lies and captivity, into faith and freedom!

Marriage Monday - Happiness or Holiness

Want this button?By majority vote, our topic this Monday will be, "Marriage: For Happiness or Holiness?” This is not a trick question. It’s an opportunity to share your wisdom, Scriptural knowledge, experience, quotes, or other insights you might have.—e-Mom @ Chrysalis. When I read the topic for this month, the first thing I thought was, this is a trick question. I began to think about the subject and was drawn to the word “happiness.” I can’t help thinking about how women enter marriage. The wedding day is the culmination of months of effort focused mainly on the bride. Her knight in shinning armor arrives at the church to whisk her away and they live happily ever after. However, as Florence Littauer says, “After Every Wedding Comes a Marriage.” Okay, I was one of those brides and today, after 16 years of marriage, is a great day to ask, Marriage: For... Read more →

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Marching Around Jericho is a spiritual guide. As you read through the pages, powerful and transformative instruction and equipping takes place. We follow Jesus as he leads us around the walls, imparting kingdom truths with each passing, finally arriving at the gates of the walled-off city, our spouse’s unbelieving heart. After the circles in prayer are complete, we arrive fully prepared to command the walls to crumble and be removed, making a way for our spouse to step from the rubble of lies and captivity, into faith and freedom!

Marriage Monday - Valentines Day

Marriage Monday meets at Chrysalis the first Monday of every month. This month, you can choose one of the following: 1. "Top Ten Tips For the Ultimate Valentine's Celebration" 2. "My Most Memorable Valentine's Day Ever" Don’t Wait for Him…… Last year my husband and I enjoyed a unique Valentines Day and had a blast! We attended a cooking class. Now if you knew my guy, this never would have happened in a million years if I had left the planning up to him. However, I have learned a few things over the years. I learned if I wanted flowers or a card or anything for Valentines Day, I needed to drop a simple yet direct hint to my guy and do it at least a week ahead of time. Now, I know this is unromantic. However, if I set my expectations right before hand and got over myself it... Read more →

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Marching Around Jericho is a spiritual guide. As you read through the pages, powerful and transformative instruction and equipping takes place. We follow Jesus as he leads us around the walls, imparting kingdom truths with each passing, finally arriving at the gates of the walled-off city, our spouse’s unbelieving heart. After the circles in prayer are complete, we arrive fully prepared to command the walls to crumble and be removed, making a way for our spouse to step from the rubble of lies and captivity, into faith and freedom!

Marriage Monday- What Makes a Marriage Christian?

Want this button? Marriage Monday discusses marriage topics the first Monday every month at Chrysalis. Today’s question is: What makes a Marriage Christian? The short answer: Two Christians! As a believer in an unequally yoked marriage, this answer appears apparent. However, I know of many marriages where both spouses have professed their faith and yet they are living unequally yoked. A Christian marriage according to God’s word is two individuals who are living their life for the Lord first, then their spouse and family. Luke 10:27 He answered: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind' ; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' " To love God is our highest priority. Out of the love of the Lord flows love for our spouse, children, and our neighbor. Our relationship with the King through... Read more →

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Marching Around Jericho is a spiritual guide. As you read through the pages, powerful and transformative instruction and equipping takes place. We follow Jesus as he leads us around the walls, imparting kingdom truths with each passing, finally arriving at the gates of the walled-off city, our spouse’s unbelieving heart. After the circles in prayer are complete, we arrive fully prepared to command the walls to crumble and be removed, making a way for our spouse to step from the rubble of lies and captivity, into faith and freedom!

Godly Submission- Marriage Monday

e-Mom at Chrysalis is hosting Marriage Monday. Marriage is one of the greatest gifts God has given to people. It is a strange and marvelous mystery where two individuals join and become one. Ephesians 5:31-32 (New International Version) 31"For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh." 32This is a profound mystery… Marriage is all about love. The word, love, has become so all encompassing it has lost its power as applied to marriage. Married love described in scripture is a genuine, all-of-your-heart love. 1 Corinthians 13 (New International Version) 4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices... Read more →

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Marching Around Jericho is a spiritual guide. As you read through the pages, powerful and transformative instruction and equipping takes place. We follow Jesus as he leads us around the walls, imparting kingdom truths with each passing, finally arriving at the gates of the walled-off city, our spouse’s unbelieving heart. After the circles in prayer are complete, we arrive fully prepared to command the walls to crumble and be removed, making a way for our spouse to step from the rubble of lies and captivity, into faith and freedom!

Marriage Monday - What Does Your T-Shirt Say?

I am sad that one of my very good friends, Christine at Fruit In Season, is retiring her blog for an extended period of time. I will miss her wisdom, encouragement, and example very much. e-Mom of Chrysalis has adopted Marriage Monday from Christine. She says: Marriage Monday will be meeting here the first Monday of every month, for starters. Our topic is wide open today, and I'd love to hear your marriage wisdom. Please feel free to come back any time this week to link up. If you've never participated in Marriage Monday before, here's your chance to think outside the blog and jump in! I have loved Marriage Monday and enjoyed being a participant. For the first week at Chrysalis there is not a specific topic. Today I want to give you something to ponder. What do you see in the picture that follows? This T-shirt and the... Read more →

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Marching Around Jericho is a spiritual guide. As you read through the pages, powerful and transformative instruction and equipping takes place. We follow Jesus as he leads us around the walls, imparting kingdom truths with each passing, finally arriving at the gates of the walled-off city, our spouse’s unbelieving heart. After the circles in prayer are complete, we arrive fully prepared to command the walls to crumble and be removed, making a way for our spouse to step from the rubble of lies and captivity, into faith and freedom!

Marriage Monday

I genuinely love to read about Christine’s marriage at Fruit In Season. Her passion and commitment to her marriage and spouse inspire me everyday. My story is such a contrast and I sometimes just have to shake my head. I can’t believe my marriage started out in such an unconventional way. Yet, God has used my marriage and spouse to create many things that are beautiful, rich and honoring to the King. I met my guy in a club. Yep, the Shark Club, in Las Vegas. A long, long story. We dated long distance for over a year and then married. Now, what a way to get started. I would not trade a minute of our years however. It is our spiritually mismatched marriage which caused me to return to my faith. It is God who worked in our marriage to bring peace and authentic happiness. I know a lot... Read more →

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Marching Around Jericho is a spiritual guide. As you read through the pages, powerful and transformative instruction and equipping takes place. We follow Jesus as he leads us around the walls, imparting kingdom truths with each passing, finally arriving at the gates of the walled-off city, our spouse’s unbelieving heart. After the circles in prayer are complete, we arrive fully prepared to command the walls to crumble and be removed, making a way for our spouse to step from the rubble of lies and captivity, into faith and freedom!

Marriage Monday

My vow to him: His vow to me: To have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part. I think about these vows and realize as I spoke them over 15 years ago that I didn’t truly understand the commitment I was making. So many of us who are in love, rush to marry and don’t take the time to seek counseling or explore one another’s values and commitment to the future. Thus, unequally yoked marriages are born. Although my husband and I spoke these words and may not have understood the full responsibility of them on our wedding day, we have always taken them to heart. It is our intention to honor every vow till death do us part. As we enter... Read more →

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Marriage Monday- Excellence!

After I posted the topic for today’s Marriage Monday, Christine, from Fruit In Season, left a comment which is filled with wisdom. “I love that we're called to excellence and not perfection.” Amen, Christine! Is it possible to become an excellent wife? In a word, yes. Listen to what Martha Peace says in her book, The Excellent Wife. God has called every Christian wife to His excellence! Any flower can bloom when it is tended by God’s hand. A wife’s responsibility is to learn to put her confidence in the faithfulness of God and His word—to do what He says. She can become what He wants her to become if she does what He wants her to do. There is no other way.--Martha Peace The absolute best thing we can do for our husband is to love God. Our intimate love relationship with the King overflows into every area of... Read more →

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Marching Around Jericho is a spiritual guide. As you read through the pages, powerful and transformative instruction and equipping takes place. We follow Jesus as he leads us around the walls, imparting kingdom truths with each passing, finally arriving at the gates of the walled-off city, our spouse’s unbelieving heart. After the circles in prayer are complete, we arrive fully prepared to command the walls to crumble and be removed, making a way for our spouse to step from the rubble of lies and captivity, into faith and freedom!

Marriage Monday- Excellence!

Please join me this Monday as I host Marriage Monday for one more week. Thank you Christine at Fruit In Season for allowing me to guest-host while you get some much deserved and needed rest. We are still praying for you and your little one. Excellence: God’s will for every Christian wife is that her most important ministry be to her husband (Genesis 2:18). After a wife’s own personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, nothing else should have greater priority. Her husband should be the primary benefactor of his wife’s time and energy, not the recipient of what may be left over at the end of the day. Whether her husband is a faithful Christian man or unbeliever, God wants every Christian woman to be a godly wife---excellent wife. ---This passage is from a wonderful book entitled The Excellent Wife, by Martha Peace. 1960 By his divine power, God... Read more →

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Marching Around Jericho is a spiritual guide. As you read through the pages, powerful and transformative instruction and equipping takes place. We follow Jesus as he leads us around the walls, imparting kingdom truths with each passing, finally arriving at the gates of the walled-off city, our spouse’s unbelieving heart. After the circles in prayer are complete, we arrive fully prepared to command the walls to crumble and be removed, making a way for our spouse to step from the rubble of lies and captivity, into faith and freedom!

Marriage Monday

While vacationing in Yellowstone a few weeks ago our family was seated in a restaurant, enjoying lunch. My husband had ordered a Buffalo Burger. My daughter was appalled. We had driven by a heard of buffalo to get to the restaurant and she couldn’t believe Dad would eat those cute beasties. The Burger was a large as a Frisbee and dripping with sauce and jalapeños. Ah, my man was in heaven! Inevitably, the sauce dripped from the bun and caught in my husband’s goatee. With out a word, through eye contact and a slight point to my face, I communicated the following, “You have dripped that mess upon your face. You have done it before. You know the drill. Please wipe it off. Thank you very much.” OR was it: “Sweetheart, you have a slight mishap upon your handsome face. I know you would not want anyone to see it,... Read more →

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Marching Around Jericho is a spiritual guide. As you read through the pages, powerful and transformative instruction and equipping takes place. We follow Jesus as he leads us around the walls, imparting kingdom truths with each passing, finally arriving at the gates of the walled-off city, our spouse’s unbelieving heart. After the circles in prayer are complete, we arrive fully prepared to command the walls to crumble and be removed, making a way for our spouse to step from the rubble of lies and captivity, into faith and freedom!

Marriage Monday

I want to thank Christine over at Fruit In Season for the 30-day Marriage challenge. I learned a great deal about myself, my marriage and about our God’s purpose for marriage. I found I needed focus on prayer for my husband. I also discovered I am able to triumph in other areas when I ask God for His help. This challenge was enlightening and helpful. Thank you Christine! Read more →

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Marching Around Jericho is a spiritual guide. As you read through the pages, powerful and transformative instruction and equipping takes place. We follow Jesus as he leads us around the walls, imparting kingdom truths with each passing, finally arriving at the gates of the walled-off city, our spouse’s unbelieving heart. After the circles in prayer are complete, we arrive fully prepared to command the walls to crumble and be removed, making a way for our spouse to step from the rubble of lies and captivity, into faith and freedom!

Marriage Monday

My goals for last week, June 25 through July 1, 2007: Pray for my husband’s career daily Speak well of him in all circumstances Recognize and appreciate him as my Hero Once again I am thrilled to participate in this month long challenge. Each week I uncover interesting aspects of this challenge and the goals I am seeking to achieve. First, I acknowledge I am unable to achieve these goals without God’s help. With that said, I know I will keep these goals for the remainder of the challenge. So much work….so little time *grin.* Two weeks ago, I gave significant thought and actions to my first goal. Last week I worked to pray for my husband’s career. I am thrilled to say I prayed everyday over his work. I prayed something like this: Lord, I approach your throne with my redeemer, Jesus, at my side. Father, today I ask... Read more →

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Marriage Monday

My goals for last week, June 18-24, 2007: Pray for my husband’s career daily Speak well of him in all circumstances Recognize and appreciate him as my Hero This exercise has been eye opening, practical and fascinating. I can share that I wrote a tongue-in-cheek article about my husband and his snoring at CWO, Internet Café. Prior to writing this piece I thought to ask my husband’s permission because of my goals. After I wrote the article, I asked him to read it, again because of my goals. He liked the article and encouraged me with his gift of approval. Having these goals keep my husband’s feelings and wishes clearly in my mind. I am keeping the same goals for this next week as I did not pray daily for my husband’s job and would like to do so. Also, I did not focus on number three which I will... Read more →

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Marching Around Jericho is a spiritual guide. As you read through the pages, powerful and transformative instruction and equipping takes place. We follow Jesus as he leads us around the walls, imparting kingdom truths with each passing, finally arriving at the gates of the walled-off city, our spouse’s unbelieving heart. After the circles in prayer are complete, we arrive fully prepared to command the walls to crumble and be removed, making a way for our spouse to step from the rubble of lies and captivity, into faith and freedom!

Marriage Monday

Christine over Fruit in Season is having a 30-day Honor Your Husband Challenge. Choose a few small goals for yourself each week and make sure to post them. Write them on post-its and put them on your mirror, in your car and your purse, or anywhere else you'll see them. Keep a journal for the month about successes and struggles. What is hardest for you to do? What comes easily? How is your husband responding to your efforts? I am thankful for this unique opportunity to focus on our spouses. This challenge will keep Biblical teachings about marriage at the forefront of our hearts and minds. Sharing our successes throughout this challenge allows us to learn from each other, support one another, and share our love of our Savior. Goals this week: Pray for my husband’s career daily Speak well of him in all circumstances Recognize and appreciate him as... Read more →

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Marching Around Jericho is a spiritual guide. As you read through the pages, powerful and transformative instruction and equipping takes place. We follow Jesus as he leads us around the walls, imparting kingdom truths with each passing, finally arriving at the gates of the walled-off city, our spouse’s unbelieving heart. After the circles in prayer are complete, we arrive fully prepared to command the walls to crumble and be removed, making a way for our spouse to step from the rubble of lies and captivity, into faith and freedom!

Marriage Monday

Marriage Monday examines traditional roles in marriage, scripture, and sharing of duties. Questions: What is your definition of a traditional marriage? Do you consider yours to be traditional or contemporary? What scriptures do you turn to (if any) when determining your role in your marriage? In the sharing of duties in your home (childcare, work, house cleaning), are you and your husband satisfied with the way things get done? If not, how would you or he like it to change?--Thanks, Christine, host of Marriage Monday. These are fun and interesting questions. I believe if we look to each other and see God’s fingerprints in other marriages, we can learn how to thrive in our own. In my marriage, we are a traditional model and also NOT at traditional model. For years I was an equal partner in the financial support of our family. I worked in corporate America while raising... Read more →

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Marching Around Jericho is a spiritual guide. As you read through the pages, powerful and transformative instruction and equipping takes place. We follow Jesus as he leads us around the walls, imparting kingdom truths with each passing, finally arriving at the gates of the walled-off city, our spouse’s unbelieving heart. After the circles in prayer are complete, we arrive fully prepared to command the walls to crumble and be removed, making a way for our spouse to step from the rubble of lies and captivity, into faith and freedom!

Marriage Monday

This week, Marriage Monday, is discussing Vacations. I would like to bring a unique aspect to vacations based upon our unusual situation. I don’t mean spiritually mismatched, what I am referring to is my husband’s regular business travel. My husband travels for business every week. He will board a plane on Monday and will return home on Thursday or Friday. As our world becomes smaller many more men (and women) travel, as it is required of their career. Thus, jetting off for a weekend, just the two of us, is difficult. My husband returns home for the weekend and the last place he wants to go is away to stay in another hotel. We cope however. I might want to get away for a weekend but I completely understand his unwillingness. I have surrendered this desire. What we do however, is plan vacations. A camping trip or two always is... Read more →

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Marching Around Jericho is a spiritual guide. As you read through the pages, powerful and transformative instruction and equipping takes place. We follow Jesus as he leads us around the walls, imparting kingdom truths with each passing, finally arriving at the gates of the walled-off city, our spouse’s unbelieving heart. After the circles in prayer are complete, we arrive fully prepared to command the walls to crumble and be removed, making a way for our spouse to step from the rubble of lies and captivity, into faith and freedom!

Marriage Monday

Wow! I love the Marriage Monday post at Fruit In Season. Christine addresses children and the changes they bring to a marriage relationship. One thing Christine points out is the importance of presenting a united front to children. This is sound advice, however, extremely difficult in a spiritually mismatched marriage. Often core values and beliefs are at odds or even at war. The best advice it exactly as Christine says, “So we choose, almost without fail, to support each other in front of the kids and save our disagreements for another time.” Even when the disagreements are monumental, you can agree with your spouse to talk about them behind closed doors and not to argue in front of your children. Trust me from a woman who has made this mistake. Arguing in front of your kids stresses your kids out more than you can imagine. Talk with your spouse in... Read more →

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Marching Around Jericho is a spiritual guide. As you read through the pages, powerful and transformative instruction and equipping takes place. We follow Jesus as he leads us around the walls, imparting kingdom truths with each passing, finally arriving at the gates of the walled-off city, our spouse’s unbelieving heart. After the circles in prayer are complete, we arrive fully prepared to command the walls to crumble and be removed, making a way for our spouse to step from the rubble of lies and captivity, into faith and freedom!

Marriage Monday

Christine at Fruit In Season has an interesting book review about Marriage. Check it out. Tomorrow we will be visiting a woman's need for financial support. Praying God is in the details of your marriage and your week. Be blessed, Lynn Read more →

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Marching Around Jericho is a spiritual guide. As you read through the pages, powerful and transformative instruction and equipping takes place. We follow Jesus as he leads us around the walls, imparting kingdom truths with each passing, finally arriving at the gates of the walled-off city, our spouse’s unbelieving heart. After the circles in prayer are complete, we arrive fully prepared to command the walls to crumble and be removed, making a way for our spouse to step from the rubble of lies and captivity, into faith and freedom!