The truth is, being Silas’ wife was the no-deal-breaker promise I needed to force me to trust God – no matter what – in our relationship. I married Silas because I knew I would be able to follow God better, and even in our few months of marriage that has proven to be true.
However, a loving Pastor gave me one of the greatest gifts a Pastor could give to a bride-to-be. A few phone calls and texts later, and he arranged a coffee date for me and a former military/current police wife. I gleaned so much wisdom and encouragement from Bethany over that java in Kansas City.… Read More 6 Marriage Tips from a (Former Military) Police Wife
Let me guess . . . you know a Christian who cusses, or drinks too much, or didn’t save sex for marriage. Maybe they go to church on Sundays (or skip more than they attend) but are the first to lose patience in line at the grocery store.
Plus, why are Christians all so incredibly judgemental?! Didn’t Jesus say “judge not lest you be judged?” Aren’t Christians supposed to be tolerant and loving?
Why are all Christians such hypocrites!… Read More Why Are All Christians Hypocrites?
To be honest, I struggled big-time with contentment in my singleness before my husband and I tied the knot earlier this year. I longed for the days I would be married already. I just wanted that covenantal, exclusive, never-ending love with Silas that marriage promised me. I wasn’t going to be happy until I had it for myself.… Read More Contentment in Singleness: Love Has Already Found You
This culture of demanding people to share more of the depths of their hearts opens up a whole new door for shame and brokenness to fester . . . And I believe that’s probably the reason why it’s not quite the biblical thing to do.… Read More How to be Biblically Authentic: 4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Commenting “Me Too”
Seeing my groom before the ceremony granted me the ability to give him a once-in-a-lifetime surprise, and helped me embrace joy and peace before the ceremony. … Read More Why I’m So Glad We Had a “First Look”
I had never had so many emotions or felt so much power to crush every lie this culture has ever spoken of love. I felt the presence of my family, both new and old, and our most dear friends. I looked into the face of my groom, who did all he could to hold back the tears that were threatening to wash his face; but he couldn’t stop the love and joy from shining through, brighter than I’d ever seen. I never knew it was possible to tangibly see the love someone has for you in quite the way my Silas showed me.… Read More Myrick Marriage: Our Little White Chapel Wedding
It turns out I don’t receive love very well when I make that my ultimate goal. When I’m centered around my needs, and not focused on making my husband feel loved, then I’m using all of my energy to express and build up expectations (that will fail me).… Read More What if We Were More Concerned with GIVING (than receiving) Love
Only God knows the exact terrain of each heart we meet – but he prescribed the same seed for every kind of soil. We must be diligent in sowing these seeds, no matter if the soil appears to be rocky grounds or brand new potting soil.… Read More Sowing Scripture: an In-Depth Luke 8 Study
My soul is confident that Silas is my person – the person who compliments me in all the ways the Lord prepared beforehand. It is my hope that the covenant we entered into will point people to Jesus, just like Silas did for me.… Read More Meeting Mr. Myrick