28 posts categorized "The Intentional Marriage"

Thankful Thursday - A New Adventure

Let us give thanks. It is Thankful Thursday.

This month, September, we will share our thanks with Iris of Grace Alone. Next month, October, I can't believe I'm talking October, we will be back here at Spiritually Unequal Marriage and then in November we will all meet up with Laurie of Women Taking A Stand

All of us are off for another adventure. Tomorrow our online broadcast, The Intentional Marriage, debuts. 

Please, please join us. It won't be a long broadcast but we are praying the Lord brings forth His powerful words for our marriage. We have an "intentional" step for you to take in your marriage. We are giving away five copies of The Dream Giver, by Bruce Wilkinson. And, we are inviting you to be published in a new book specifically to be written by this amazing community of online believers.

Wow, a ton of stuff. But, it's all to honor our Lord through our marriage relationship. That is what our blog has always been about and will continue to be. 

Dineen and I give thanks that the Lord has brought us amazing friends like you into our lives through our Christian online community.

What are you thankful for?

See you tomorrow. 11:30 Eastern, 10:30 Central, 9:30 Mountain, 8:30 Pacific. Visit our show page, The Intentional Marriage. Be blessed, Lynn

This is so beyond me.... I can't think of a title. Just, please read.

What dream lies so deep in your heart that you are afraid to even think of the possibility of it becoming real?

My friends, we serve the Great Dream Giver.

It is likely that dream is a gift from Him and it can become reality. We serve the all-powerful God of the universe. He is guiding us down our own personal journey toward our dreams. There are many hurdles on the way and often times we are our own worst enemy.

Over the past two months, God has been growing an idea in me. It’s has been so large that He couldn’t give it all to me at once. But, He has brought it all to fruition and now is the time to share it with you. This dream involves you, all of you the readers and friends we know in our amazing online community. So, travel this path with Dineen and I, it’s God’s invitation to honor His name and to help others along the way toward heaven.

Where do I begin?

I started praying in July about joining CWA and taking on internet television. Dineen and I both began to pray and God immediately gave me the name, The Intentional Marriage. But, I didn’t expect what He would reveal about four weeks later.

Now, y’all know I’m blonde so I’m telling you this next part, the rest of all the plans, did not come from me but from the Lord. I’m still freaked out at the fantastic plans of God.

I was praying and the Lord prompted, “Do a meme along with your show.” God is very blunt with me.

A meme?

Then as Dineen and I began to pray over it, we heard God calling us to ask all of you who are writers of blogs to share your wisdom and thoughts about how we make our marriages thrive when we are intentional. We thought we could share a specific idea each month and all of us write about it.


God wasn’t satisfied with merely an online broadcast and a meme, no, He then said, “Place this wisdom in a book.”

A book.

So, here is what we hear the Lord calling all of us to do.

Next Friday, please join Dineen and me for our very first broadcast, The Intentional Marriage. Please visit our CWA page (click here) to watch the show. If you want to participate in the chat, and we really want you to, go to Stickam, our online broadcast hosting service (click here), and join and then befriend us (The Intentional Marriage) so you can chat with us each month.

Next, plan to join in the meme. Next Friday. Write your blog post and link up. Our topic is what is the most amazing part of this whole thing. We will be writing words of advice from our now mature married self to the young married girl we were in the first year of marriage.

You can write about any or all of the following three things.

  • See the Humor – humorous anecdotes and funny advice about the hilarity and fun in marriage and how to relax and not take ourselves too seriously.
  • Powerfully Positive - wisdom and perspective that comes with living with our spouse over time. What wisdom or perspective would you share with your young self that would make married life more fun, fulfilling, and joyful for you and your spouse. How has the power of God worked in your marriage through forgiveness, commitment, and unconditional love.
  • Practically Practical – Everyday things that show love to your spouse, yourself, your family. This can be anything. A favorite recipe or a story about letting the laundry go so you can watch a movie together. Anything practical that is edifying and helpful.

Then over the next several our months the meme will will focus a single issues such as respect, communication, the bedroom and apply these three themes to that specific area of marriage.

So, why would we put this all together? Because God said to culminate your wise, funny and practical words to create a book. A book from a mother’s heart to her daughter. (appreciate title suggestions too)

Dineen and I will gather your words from your blog posts, put them together and publish this book. We then want to give each contributor a copy. We will be using the meme posts over the next several months to gather words of wisdom. We will pick random bits of advice, humor, and stories from the meme posts to include in the book. If yours is selected up we will write you when that time arrives.

We hope this book will bring smiles and laughs, hugs and tears, great recipes, cleaning tips and a multitude of ideas to glorify God through marriage. This is our online community’s legacy to pass on to the next generation. Kinda sounds like Titus 2 to me.

If you have been married for a year, you have certainly learned a thing or two and have words to share.

Write a blog post NEX FRIDAY. Link Up. Or, add your wisdom in the comments next Friday.

Watch our broadcast… Please…. Pray for me and Dineen as it is our hearts desire to speak only the words of God. Then join us every second Friday, once a month, as we travel this path and discover just how far reaching our God is as He consistently pushes us toward our dreams.

If you dream of being published, your opportunity has arrived.

Also, next week I will be giving away five copies of the Dream Giver. (Thank you Angie for giving me my copy)

Please join us on this journey as we all travel with God and bring honor to the Lord, Jesus Christ.

I stand amazed. I love you Jesus. Lynn 

How to watch and participate in Christian Women Affiliate TV, tutorial.

Join in Chat and participate in The Intentional Marriage, tutorial.


Hide and Seek

Good Monday Everyone:

I'm playing Hide n Seek today. You can find me over at Laced With Grace where I share a story about things that scare our kids at night and how we can help them overcome fear.

Visit me today and read about: Things That Go Bump in the Night.

Also, I absolutely love the Marriage Monday meme over at Chrysalis. E-Mom is one of my dearest and oldest online sisters. This month we are linking up and chatting about: Romantic Favorite Foods.

I will share a secret about marriage as it comes to food. My husband has traveled as part of his job all of our married life until recently. One of the best gifts I could give him was a home cooked meal. And, if I spiced it up and he broke out in a sweat, all the better.

Watching him take his napkin and wipe down his entire face is a sure sign the man is euphoric. *grin*

Here is a favorite recipe. Fiesta Chicken Enchiladas compliments of Kraft Foods

1 small Onion, chopped 

1 clove Garlic, minced 

1 lb. cooked boneless skinless chicken breasts, shredded 

1 cup TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Thick 'N Chunky Salsa, divided 4 oz. 

(1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed 

1 Tbsp. chopped cilantro 

1 tsp. Ground cumin 

1 cup KRAFT Shredded Cheddar & Monterey Jack Cheese, divided 

8 Flour tortillas (6 inch) 

This is my part: Add sliced jalapeños on top of the chicken mixture to turn up the heat.

To make it HEAT oven to 350°F. HEAT large skillet spayed with cooking spray on medium heat. Add onions and garlic; cook and stir 2 min. Add chicken, 1/4 cup salsa, cream cheese, cilantro and cumin; mix well. Cook 5 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Add 1/2 cup shredded cheese; mix well. SPOON about 1/3 cup chicken mixture down center of each tortilla; roll up. Place, seam-sides down, in 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; top with remaining salsa and shredded cheese. BAKE 15 to 20 min. or until heated through.


One more thing. Next Friday, August 13th, Spiritually Unequal Marriage will launch a new meme up, The Intentional Marriage (read more about it here). We have a great idea for our first meme up that I pray you will find a meaningful experience for your marriage and will likely inspire others in their marriage. So stop in a be part of the day. More to come about this new adventure. Stop back this Friday. Hugs, Lynn