And just like that...a whole decade just went by. As we reflect on the last 10 years of being a couple, we can't help but remember everything from our long distance dating relationship, the two-plus year engagement, pre-Amani years and all the milestones and lessons during marriage. We have been through … Continue reading 10 Reflections from 10 Years of Love
In honor of military appreciation month, we found it fitting to provide some tips for people like us. Being a military couple (active and non-active duty) will stretch your marriage, but we think there are some key things that will help a long the way. For us, we came into marriage … Continue reading 4 Tips for Military Couples
Leadership. Something wives expect and desire the husband to demonstrate in the home. In a Christian home, this expectation and thinking is rooted in Ephesians 5. It is clear as day, that this is the husband's role, but although he may be aware of this enormous responsibility, it is common … Continue reading 4 Things to do if your Husband is not Leading
I'm a military wife. A soldiers wife to be exact. I've been scared, hurt, and lonely. I've felt disappointed, yet honored. I've cried, laughed and prayed. I've cheered and applauded. I've forgiven and surrendered. I've questioned, imagined and wondered. I've feared the worst. I've been tough. I've held down the … Continue reading I salute you.
Congratulations! You both have decided to start a lifelong journey together. He proposed and she said yes. Ladies, you are excited. Fellas, you are relieved and feel like the luckiest man in the world. The easy part is over (whew) and now this is where the important part starts. Marriage … Continue reading Dear Engaged Couples
Building and sustaining intimacy in marriage is extremely important to the health and success of marriage. After reading a few articles about this subject, they confirmed that husbands and wives often have different perspectives on intimacy, but can help each other in navigating this critical aspect of marriage (hence why we combined this section into one). … Continue reading Intimacy is more than sex!
I have read Ephesians 5:25 quite a few times. I have recited the scripture, “25Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church” and conveniently forget the remainder of the verse, “and gave himself up for her.” Did Paul really mean I must give up my life for Marissa … Continue reading Is eternity the goal for your wife?
We are definitely in the age of podcasts, brunch and the "independent woman." It's not uncommon to see t-shirts, articles or social media posts about not needing a man and how women are holding it down all by themselves. It's also not uncommon to hear damaging stereotypical statements passed down through … Continue reading I Need My Man!
Written by: Marissa Msefya When you decide to plan a trip and want to combine a getaway with visiting relatives, it is important to have a itinerary. However, before you sit down to do that, a discussion about boundaries and purpose should take precedence. For us, there are usually multiple purposes when traveling to Joseph's … Continue reading 4 Tips For Combining Baecation + Visiting Relatives
Day 21: "Submission" (Taken from 27 Day Newly Wed Challenge) Written by: Shaniqua Farmer A word that I believe is completely misunderstood. I always have said that I have no issue to submitting to a man who is worthy of me to do so. There is a level of trust, … Continue reading Day 21: “Submission”
Manly Man vs Godly Man (Pride vs Humility) Two stories from the Bible that used to not sit well with me was that of King Saul and King David, more specifically, the story of their sins and how God responded. Saul was a manly man. The Bible recalls, Saul was … Continue reading Manly Man vs Godly Man
I wanted him to lead so bad but I wasn't praying for his spiritual leadership. I just talked about it. I wished. I hoped. Talked about it some more. I expressed my deep desire for him to lead us in prayer, choose bible study courses for us at church, and … Continue reading A Wife’s Role in Spiritual Leadership
Ladies, I know you have heard the saying "timing is everything!" Well, it still holds true in marriage. As I have matured as a wife, I have become more mindful about initiating a conversation at an ideal time. One day, Joseph gently told me that my timing can be off at times, which … Continue reading Time is everything.
I honestly think being young and married is one of the hardest life situations to be in. “Adulting” is hard by itself, then add marriage in the mix and you suddenly find that you are in the 5% of the population (yes, I am exaggerating here). But seriously, you are … Continue reading Friendships + Marriage Part 1
Jeremiah is another man of GOD from whom there is much to learn from. Out of these many lessons from his life, one that stands out the most to me is about fully relying on GOD to guide our steps. We typically run astray when we lean on our own … Continue reading #BiblicalManCrush