BHE: Guide to the Garden
Hello ladies (and gentlemen) who happen upon this community,
First of all, may you experience the love of the Lord as you browse this site. It is my greatest desire to see those of us who have a personal walk with the Lord to grow more deeply and passionately in love with God and to use our life experiences to bless and teach those around us. To those who may not know Jesus Christ personally and/or are currently searching for a spiritual experience, spiritual advice, or a spiritual relationship, may the Holy Spirit guide you as you look for answers and give you clarity and wisdom through His words, not mine.
If you are curious about the origin and title of this site check out Adam and Eve.
If you’re curious about the decision behind the name, check out In the Beginning.
My purpose for this blog is three-fold:
1) to minister, encourage, and support other women who share the faith and those who are seeking answers in the Lord,
2) to build a grace-filled community where married women can share in joy and struggles of married life and learn to become “his” Eve,
3) to learn together how to become more and more like Christ, to live as His transformed and radiant Bride, His Eve, and to prepare for the day when He will return and bring us home to Himself.
How to Approach This Community
To women of faith:
As women of faith we are unique image bearers of Christ and therefore have unique insights and ideas on our walks with Christ, our relationships with the opposite sex (whether married or single), how we handle pain, suffering, and spiritual warfare, and how we celebrate love and life!
Please feel free to interact with this site community through subscribing to the blog , commenting on posts, emailing your questions, concerns, or advice, participating off-site on social media pages, checking out the groups I belong to: CMBA and NOBH, and discussing this site with your female friends and relatives, significant others, and if applicable, your husbands.
Some of my posts or categories that might help you:
Christlike Living this is a general overview of living for Christ in a dark world, and growing as a follower of God. while some of these posts are specifically geared to married women, many can be applied more generally and broadly.
Practical Faith Challenges while many of these are specifically designed for married couples or women, many can be taken and used practically no matter what your relationship status.
Knowing God this section offers an in-depth look at the character, names, and attributes of God.
Also check out the guest series The Sacred Pathways of Walking with God by my lovely friend, Sword4Sail.
For women in general, I have several feminine and home-related boards on Pinterest. It’s a Girl Thing offers ideas for female get-togethers like bridal showers, baby showers, female fellowship, etc. I also have a board for Home and Garden tips and projects, Beauty Tips, Hairstyle Ideas, Craft Projects, and Kitchen Tips & Tricks.
If you like, check out my food boards and holidays/seasonal events boards for ideas, activities, recipes, and more. And many many more… proving my Pinterest addiction!
I’m so glad you’re here. Please tell your other married lady friends to pop on over and take a look. I would welcome your insight and advice on building a husband and wife team, love, managing a household, working through conflict, male-female communication, and God’s picture of marriage. Please feel free to share through comments and email.
I am looking for married women interested in posting once a month or possibly every other month on the topics of Biblical love, God’s picture for marriage, success stories in your own marriage, and/or something the Lord has placed upon your heart to share. Please carefully and prayerfully consider this and then contact me via email. Please include your name, email address, what you might be interested in writing on, and type: MARRIED-LADY-INTERESTED-IN-POSTING in all caps in the comments box.
Some of my posts and categories geared toward you:
The Biblical Garden of Love series this series follows 1 Corinthians 13 and covers “love is patient” through “love does not envy.” For more, check out The CMBA 1/2 Marathon Blog Challenge series which covers all the points from “love is patient” through “love never fails.”
Biblical Peacemaking Series this one does exactly what it sounds like and offers practical godly guidance on being a peacemaker in your marriage.
Date Night Ideas offers a wide range fun, unique ideas for you and your spouse to do from at home dates to dates on a budget to night on the town dates to the great outdoors and more.
Proverbs 31 woman You don’t have to be super woman to compete with the Proverbs 31 woman. Practical godly advice for learning from this special lady!
Listening we all need to be good listeners if we’re married – both listening to God and to our husbands.
Real Marriage is specifically for you, including the subjects of communication, conflict management, honoring one another, protecting your husband’s heart, respect, spiritual leadership, submission, and the Ephesians 5 passage.
Specifically for newlyweds, see Newlywed Life!
Some of my Pinterest boards that may appeal to you: Sex & Intimacy, Date Night, Eve’s Garden of Encouragement, Love Your Honey, Gifts for Him, Real Marriage, and a board I contribute to: Favorite Marriage Quotes. For families, I have a collection of delicious & fun Family Recipes and Train Up a Child is dedicated to fun family activities, ideas, lessons, crafts, and more. It’s a Girl Thing offers ideas for female get-togethers (bridal showers, girl fellowship, baby showers, etc).
Dating and Engaged Ladies
Welcome to BHE! I’m so glad you decided to visit BHE. Please invite your female friends about this community. We hope you’ll stay a long while and be refreshed by the Spirit while here.
You face unique challenges during this time of your life from putting God first to staying sexually pure to planning a wedding. We hope to encourage you and help in any way we can.
Some of my posts and categories geared toward you:
Date Night Ideas while not all of these are pre-marriage friendly, many can be done as a dating or engaged couple.
For Dating/Engaged Women offers posts specifically with you in mind or with subjects that apply to you!
Waiting for Marriage what are good, godly boundaries, how can I prepare myself for wedding sex, and why it’s so important to stay pure.
Beauty although a few of these don’t apply (like the post about dressing sexy for your husband), this section seeks to explore your godly design as a beauty and the crown of creation.
Portrait of Eve this section focuses on who Eve and woman was created to be and what your Biblical role and godly design is.
Proverbs 31 woman this woman is often feared in the Old Testament, as a model you could never live up to, but here at BHE, we show you how to learn from her without being overwhelmed.
Some of my Pinterest Boards you might find helpful: Date Night, Eve’s Garden of Encouragement, Love Your Honey, Gifts for Him, Marriage Prep & Newlywed Life, Weddings, and one I contribute to, Favorite Marriage Quotes, to get you in the mindset of what a godly marriage is. It’s a Girl Thing has ideas for female get togethers (bridal showers, girl fellowship, baby showers, etc).
Welcome! We are so glad you are here! Please tell your female friends about Becoming His Eve.
Please do not be put off by this community because you aren’t in a relationship or aren’t married! You are still apart of the Bride of Christ, and while there may be some posts that do not apply to you, please keep reading and participating. We would all love to hear your insight, questions, concerns, desires, prayer requests and praises, and ideas!
I am looking for single women who are interested in posting perhaps once a month or every other month on the topics of godly femininity, Biblical female role models, and being single and seeking the Lord. Please spend time in prayer before making this decision. It can be a one-time thing or a more regular thing. Contact me via email if this is something the Lord has placed on your heart or if you have more questions. Please include your name, email address, what you might be interested in writing on, and type: SINGLE-LADY-INTERESTED-IN-POSTING in all caps in the comments box .
Some of my posts/categories you might find helpful:
Beauty a few of these don’t apply to you (and only to married women) but you are beautiful! Believe it. Don’t be ashamed of it! Live it!
The Single Life posts geared toward where you’re at in life or that touch on topics relevant to you
Waiting for Marriage focuses on staying pure and the preparing yourself for wedding night sex
This community is specifically designed for women of all ages, backgrounds, and relationship statuses. While I do not doubt that the Lord can uniquely use you to minister to these women in this community, comments by you men will be monitored.
Please don’t let this keep you from interacting with the BHE community. You can follow me on Facebook and Twitter. Some categories on my blog that might appeal to you include:
The Sacred Pathways of Walking with God understanding your personal walk with God
Biblical Peacemaking Series learn to be a peacemaker in your marriage
Don’t have a clue what to do? Try Date Night Ideas!
Real Marriage offers a wealth of categories for married men from communication, managing conflict, honoring one another, holy habits for marriage, protecting your husband’s heart, respect, spiritual leadership, submission, and the Ephesians 5 passage.
Check out Romance to better understand yours and your wife’s personal love language, and for romance/date challenges.
Sex covers topics from marital bliss (how sex in marriage is designed to be good, holy, and pleasurable for both parties), the importance of waiting for marriage and the ramifications of and healing from sexual impurity, and tips for spicing up the bedroom.
You can connect with me on Pinterest as I have a variety of boards that may appeal to or help men: Adam’s Eve, Sex & Intimacy, Date Night, Marriage Prep & Newlywed Life, Love Your Honey, and Gifts for Her. Tell your wives, girlfriends, sisters, mothers, and female friends to come visit BHE.
Feel free to use the Email Me option for your questions, comments, or concerns.
One of the best things you can do for us is to pray. Pray that the Lord will use me as a vessel to get His words out there, not mine. Pray that we would grow as a community of love and grace. Pray for protection of our Warrior God and King as I go through the relaunching process as the Devil doesn’t want us to succeed. Pray that this BHE community will be a place of healing and joy.
Please click here to see the special note to men regarding comments/email guidelines.