I waver back and forth in my attempts to live out Biblical Wifehood. Each day I read and try to apply scripture, then live life in the world for a while and find I drifted back to old habits. It is so easy to try to fit in with the culture around me, to try to do marriage the way I see other women doing it. But Y’all, the other women are getting divorced more than 50% of the time! Christian Marriages end in divorce just as often as the others. So Today I want to issue a Marriage Challenge. Together, we can create a brave faith culture of Biblical Wifehood!
Create a culture of Biblical Wifehood where you are!
Decide today that you are going to stop giving in to the temptation to look like the culture. Obviously we are all missing something about Marriage. Determine today to begin asking God to show you what to do differently. Then begin making a plan of action.
Why This Challenge Matters Now
My millennial culture has lost touch with the older generation of godly Women. We now have very few “Real Wives” to show us how to make out marriage last a lifetime. But we know you and you have something to share. Why Should you take this Challenge?
- Every divorce affects a family – and every life that touches that family.
- There are few books or studies that really make an impact on these real women.
- They have a real need but are often too ashamed to tell others.
- I know because all the things I have learned were pieced together over years of digging and watching the few women who seemed to be doing well in marriage.
What a difference it would make in our culture if we all stood up and took this challenge! What an amazing Blessing to the body of Christ if we teamed up to support each other!
I can imagine a whole generation equipped to the task of Reclaiming Hope and Joy in Their Marriages. And then passing that on to the next generation. I don’t think that is too lofty a goal if we take it in steps!
Step 1: This Reclaiming business would be easier in Community
I know the topic of Biblical Wifehood can feel intimidating (maybe even confusing). What is a “Wifehood” Anyway? I think of the Wifehood as a sisterhood for us married ladies. A safe place to come together and figure this out with an open Bible and lots of grace when we mess up.
Marriage is a lot of work! And Y’all, the enemy is attacking it so persistently… seems like we need to join together and fight back (maybe even have our own club)… hence the “Wifehood” 😉
That is why I started this Blog and why I launched the Reclaiming Hope & Joy in your Marriage Facebook Group -so we can connect better. Lets encourage and equip each other as we step into this Challenge!
Step 2: Dig into the word. What does God say about Biblical Wifehood?
For the past 30 days some amazing Women’s Ministry leaders have shared their best Marriage advice and wisdom.
Were you able to keep up with all the articles?
I am compiling them into an E-book so you can read as you have time. Add your name to the list to have it emailed to you when it’s completed! If you’ve already joined the list, sit tight. It will take a week or so, but I’ll keep you up to date.
Another opportunity to get into the Word – about Marriage
In January 2018 I will be offering a Bible study covering so much more than we were able to address this month.
Finding Hope & Joy in Marriage was written with the tools I learned as I studied all The Bible had to say about Marriage. (Our Pastor of Discipleship laughingly said “It should be titled the complete guide to marriage”. But that wouldn’t get anyone’s attention 😉
This is a 10 Week study on Biblical Wifehood where we will talk about:
- Desires Vs. Preferences
- My Mouth
- Appreciation & Admiration
- The Leader
- Understanding Men
- My Priorities
This class will include
- 11 video lessons
- A 145 page workbook with daily lessons
- 5 days each week that should take 10-15 minutes
- A private Facebook Group to discuss the homework and talk through the weekly challenges.
I encourage you to check it out… or jump into some other class where you can learn more in depth what Marriage should look like when lived out biblically!
Step 3: Pass it on someone else – to create a real culture change
You are a Christian Woman working hard to live for Christ in your Day to Day –that includes your marriage. There are so many women within your sphere of Influence that are in desperate need of the marriage Secrets you’ve already learned.
You have amazing wisdom and encouragement to offer!
Truly, God is already orchestrating an amazing movement and I know you will want to be part of it!
Plus- We will be here to encourage and equip you.
What could this look like?
- Pray about who God would lead to you to pour into.
- Invite her to coffee to talk Marriage.
- Share with her what you’ve learned and talk about where she is.
It’s as simple as that.
There are Wives all around us who are desperate for change, but don’t know there is another way.
Maybe you feel like you can’t Mentor a young wife. But I believe you know something that could help them. They won’t know there is another way if we don’t tell them.
They Need us- Now more than ever!
Will you take the Challenge? Comment below and I’ll be praying for you as you set out on this amazing journey!
Today ends our Series called Reclaiming Hope & Joy in Your Marriage
Here are a few of the Articles:
Chase Jesus When Your Marriage Is on the Brink
Biblical Submission When Trusting Your Husband Is Hard
Marriage Communication: Why & How to Restore It
How To Face An Empty Nest And Renew Your Marriage
4 Marriage Secrets so You Never Say That Dirty “D” Word
1 Thing to Never allow to Rule Your Marriage
4 Essential Steps To Become One Flesh in Marriage
Finding Hope, Grace, Renewed Love and Purpose
3 Things That Make a Marriage Wonderful
Is Your Marriage in The Refiner’s Fire?
The Uncomfortable Truth About Sex in a Christian Marriage
How to Reclaim Hope and Joy in Date Night
Be on the Look out for the Free E-book with all 31 days of posts!