Category Archives: Fruits of the Spirit

Doing Good, Day 27

From the BHE archive:  We use the word “good” loosely in the English language. We say “good job” when someone has done a task well. We say “veggies are good for you,” because vegetables are beneficial to your health. We say “that house has a good foundation” meaning the house’s foundation is reliable and won’t …

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Eat, Drink, Be Merry, Day 26

Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 is one of my favorite Bible passages because it assures me that eating, drinking, enjoying fellowship, and enjoying the fruits of labor is good and godly. Does God want you to be happy? I think there’s a lot of writing out there that says God’s design for your life and your marriage is …

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Laugh, Smile, and Play, Day 10

Adam and I enjoy having fun together. We love laughing. We love making each other smile. We like being goofy and silly. We like spending time together relaxing. Laughter is important in a marriage. There are health benefits to laughter. Laughter decreases stress hormones, increases immunity, helps fight infection, and even can help temporarily reduce …

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The Good Soil, Day 4

  I love gardens. There is something wonderful about wandering through rows of flowers, plants, and trees. All of life began in a garden. I feel like anytime I’m in a garden, I feel alive, like this is how life was meant to be. I recall one summer I came home in between semesters at …

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Bring to Bear, Day 2

I have not experienced the glories of birth yet, other than my own trip down the canal. Sometimes I feel like I’m on the outs because of this, like I haven’t joined this club of motherhood. This feels especially true in my Christian women circles and seems like everyone who is in their late twenties …

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Letter to a Single Lady

Recently I came across my letter to a single lady. I wrote it in college when I was between relationships and feeling sorry for myself. When I reread this very-much needed pep talk I gave myself (yes, I wrote it for myself), part of me giggled, part of me remembered how painful it was to be single, and part of me was shocked at my blunt, but honest realism.

I decided I needed to share it with you… those of you who are single currently and are wondering why on earth you are on my blog, wondering how you will survive yet-another infamous V-day, wishing your relationship status wasn’t so painfully obviously single. This is for you today!

But I also want to remind those of us who aren’t single anymore but maybe sometimes unintentionally hurt your single friends because you forgot what it was like to be single.

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The Praiseworthy Wife, Day 30

I don’t consider myself a wife who is out of the ordinary. I don’t consider myself even halfway in step with the Proverbs-31 wife, but I think that’s the point. The point is we are Israel – we are “wrestling with God” to understand who He is, who we are, and how He wants us …

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The Kind Wife, Day 24

I like to talk. A lot. I speak way more than my husband does. I enjoy communicating – as it was my major in college. I have a tendency to think before I speak. This is something I am working on because sometimes I don’t always say things to my husband in the best way. …

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What’s My Secret? Part 3 of Resolution Solutions

Editor’s Note: I am pleased to announce I was invited to include a post in The Happy Wives Club Blog Tour. I am excited to be a part of this wonderful marriage resource along with hundreds of other inspiring bloggers. To learn more and join us, CLICK HERE! What’s My Secret? When people ask me this …

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Unhealthy Relationships, Part 7, Day 27

Special Note: If you and/or your spouse has committed adultery, please seek professional Biblical counseling. Visit Affaircare, a community dedicated to committed, godly marriages and offering redemptive help after an affair. Today’s post is the conclusion, Part 7 of a series on faithfulness – see parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. This series is not intended for those …

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Avoiding Temptation, Part 6, Day 26

Special Note: If you and/or your spouse has committed adultery, please seek professional Biblical counseling. Visit Affaircare, a community dedicated to committed, godly marriages and offering redemptive help after an affair. Today’s post is Part 6 of a series on faithfulness – see parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. This series is not intended for those of you who have …

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Staying Accountable, Part 5, Day 25

Special Note: If you and/or your spouse has committed adultery, please seek professional Biblical counseling. Visit Affaircare, a community dedicated to committed, godly marriages and offering redemptive help after an affair. Today’s post is Part 5 of a series on faithfulness – see parts 1, 2, 3, and 4. This series is not intended for those of you who …

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Guard Your Mind, Part 4, Day 24

Special Note: If you and/or your spouse has committed adultery, please seek professional Biblical counseling. I would highly recommend Affaircare, a community dedicated to committed, godly marriages and offering redemptive help after an affair. Today’s post is Part 4 of a series on faithfulness – see parts 1, 2, and 3. This series is not intended for those of …

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Zealously Protect Your Marriage, Part 3, Day 23

Special Note: If you and/or your spouse has committed adultery, please seek professional Biblical counseling. I would highly recommend Affaircare, a community dedicated to committed, godly marriages and offering redemptive help after an affair. Today’s post is Part 3 of a series on faithfulness – see parts 1 and 2. This series is not intended for …

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Say YES to Sex, Part 2, Day 22

*Special Note: I can guarantee every one of you has been affected by an affair – either you know someone, directly or indirectly, who cheated on a spouse, or you yourself have been a victim of an unfaithful partner or have been the one who was unfaithful. I’m not here to judge, but to offer …

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The Most Important Step in Staying Faithful in Marriage, Part 1, Day 21

Guard and Protect We guard our homes from outside elements and intrusion by insulating our walls, installing a heating and/or cooling system, and locking our doors and windows. We guard our health by eating the right foods, getting good sleep, exercising, staying clean, getting regular check-ups, and taking our vitamins. We purchase insurance to protect …

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Doing Your Husband Good, Day 20

What is Good? We use the word “good” loosely in the English language. We say “good job” when someone has done a task well. We say “veggies are good for you,” because vegetables are beneficial to your health. We say “that house has a good foundation” meaning the house’s foundation is reliable and won’t crumble. …

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Extending Kindness in the Bedroom, Day 19

God’s Kindness God had great compassion on us and kindness toward us. Through His Son, He saved us, not by anything that we did to deserve it, but because of His rich mercy and kindness. He did this by regenerating, restoring, and renewing us, bathing us in the Holy Spirit. Because of the richness of …

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4 Ways to Better Understand Your Husband, Day 18

How to Better Understand Your Husband Patience is one of the most important fruits you can feed your marriage. I believe this is why Paul mentions “Love is patient” first in 1 Corinthians 13. Without patience, love withers. Impatience often leads to complaining, frustration, and maybe even anger and bitterness. All these things disrupt and …

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Is Your Bedroom Peaceful? Day 17

The Fruit of Peace & the Marriage Bed Peace is an essential part of our Christian walk, but it’s one of those fruits that often gets overlooked. The world we live in screams “NOISE!” in our ears, and it’s very hard to ignore these messages. The world is especially noisy when it comes to messages …

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