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How to Ruin Your Kid for Life

How to Ruin Your Kid for Life

Ten ways to ensure that your child will not succeed. 1. Give your kid everything he wants. Don’t deny what will truly make him happy. Overvalue money and things in his eyes. 2. Dress your child in designer clothes, no matter the cost. Show her that her outward appearance matters most of all. 3. Place your child’s needs over those of your spouse. If she cries, run to her immediately. If she interrupts, give her your full attention. 4. Entertain your child…

Ex-Lesbian Gives Testimony of Turning to Jesus From a ‘Super Wild’ Lifestyle With Women [Watch]

Ex-Lesbian Gives Testimony of Turning to Jesus From a ‘Super Wild’ Lifestyle With Women [Watch]

A Christian speaker and blogger has shared her story of leaving behind a “super wild” lifestyle with other women and turning to Jesus in a video on Facebook that’s sparking a debate online. “Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began” (2 Timothy 1:9). Emily Thomes, now a wife and…

💍 9 Ways to Feed the Passion in Your Marriage

💍 9 Ways to Feed the Passion in Your Marriage

We need to make a practice of tending fully to the love of our life for a few moments a day, every day. Italians and people of many other Mediterranean countries have an almost blatant disregard for the clock. They rarely seem in a hurry and are typically open and welcoming to drop-in visitors. Contrast that to Americans with precious little margin in their fast-paced lives, who feel not joy but irritation at a friend dropping by…

💍 The Secret of Lifelong Love

💍 The Secret of Lifelong Love

Everyone wants a love that lasts a lifetime. A recent study found that 93 percent of Americans say they dream of a lasting, stable marriage relationship. But instead of lifelong love, they’re finding disappointment and heartache. People haven’t lost the dream for marriage. They’ve just lost the hope. That’s because they have the wrong mentality. They see marriage as a sprint. But in reality, it’s a marathon. Let me explain. Fifty years and about 70 pounds ago,…

🍷 Alcohol: The Great Deceiver

🍷 Alcohol: The Great Deceiver

“Woe unto him that giveth his neighbor drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken.” —Habakkuk 2:15 There are many passages in the Word of God, such as the above reference, that are timeless principles. While the alcohol industry goes to great lengths to get people to believe that drinking is a harmless way to have a good time, the facts are otherwise. It is very careful never to advertise the alcoholic who is…

5 Things All Moms of Young Children Need to Hear

5 Things All Moms of Young Children Need to Hear

Here are some things I wish I could go back and tell myself when I was a brand new mom. When we celebrated my oldest daughter’s 10th birthday, it got me thinking a lot about what I’d learned over my 10 years as a mom. It also made me contemplate what I wish I could go back and tell my then 23-year-old self. There’s so much I could say. So much I’ve learned. So much I wish…

25 Things a Dad Should Teach a Boy

25 Things a Dad Should Teach a Boy

Use this helpful list as a springboard for spending quality time with your sons. “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6). Before the industrial revolution, it was common for men to spend much of their day in the company of their sons—either on the family farm or in the family business. In those settings, dads could teach their sons practical lessons…

Candace Cameron Bure Shares the Key to Winning Over Unbelievers

Candace Cameron Bure Shares the Key to Winning Over Unbelievers

Christian Hollywood actress Candace Cameron Bure is sharing a simple key to winning that hard-to-love person in your life. “Kindness always wins,” the “Fuller House” actress told Matthew Faraci, the host of The Dove Channel’s original series “Frankly Faraci.” “No matter what, kindness wins. It doesn’t mean backing down; there’s a difference. I can stand my ground and keep the love and be kind,” she added. The Hollywood veteran knows a thing or two about dealing with…

💍 Becoming Best Friends with Your Spouse

💍 Becoming Best Friends with Your Spouse

Are you and your spouse best friends? The best marriages are built on a foundation of friendship. In fact, friendship should be present in a relationship before anything romantic happens. 1️⃣ The first foundation of friendship in marriage is faithfulness. You can’t just be your spouse’s friend when you want to be or when it’s convenient. Proverbs 17:17 says, “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” In other words, friendship is mostly developed…

💍 How to Maximize the Fun Factor in Your Remarriage

💍 How to Maximize the Fun Factor in Your Remarriage

A regular dose of fun, relaxing time together is a key part of a dynamic, fulfilling relationship. Ty and Andrea met on the tennis court. Every Saturday for months, they secretly watched each other practice and play in an intramural country club league. Finally, Ty asked Andrea to play a match and the rest was history. Eventually they discovered a shared passion for sports, and that became a central hub of their time together. Once they married,…

How Would Jesus Date?

How Would Jesus Date?

While Jesus never dated, He did have friends. And His friendships reveal the nature of His relationships in such a way that we can imagine how He would date. Brain research suggests that romantic attachment — infatuation — is more powerful than the sex drive. Neurologically speaking, it’s easier to say no to physical sexual passion than it is to regulate the rush of emotional infatuation. Think about that. Consider all the sermons you’ve heard as a…

How A Close Connection with God Brings Hope to Your Relationships

How A Close Connection with God Brings Hope to Your Relationships

My husband declared he wanted a vista. “A vista!” I cried, “you said you wanted a view!” His declaration was my undoing. In one day, Tom and I had sold the farm where we’d lived for 23 years. What resulted was a flurry of activity to thin out the possessions we’d collected and downsize. We both agreed on our top priority for the new home: We wanted a view. After a month of looking, I found the sweetest…