This post is for those of you waiting on a husband. This is for those who feel lonely, alone, unwanted & confused over your singleness. You. Are. Not. Alone. On November 17th, I committed before God and an audience of … Continue reading
I am so excited that iMom is starting a new semester on Wednesday, August 15th, from 9:30-11:30 am and 6:15-7:45 pm. I want to invite you to join us this semester. Our topic we will be studying is “The Meaning of Marriage.” From the title alone you might think this is only for those who are married. Well, it is not! This book study is for single moms, too, since statistics show that most single moms will marry again. The book is also for newly married moms without children and for singles, college age, and high school age women. It is evident that marriage itself has suffered greatly in our culture. It is an understatement to say the understanding, celebrating, and privilege of marriage has diminished. That is why I am so excited about this semester.
I have spent most of the summer reading and researching and have been so encouraged by all that God has taught me. I cannot wait to share His encouragement with you. I pray you will be encouraged deep in your heart. I pray your perspective on marriage will never be the same. I pray God will fill us with wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. And with this knowledge we will teach the truth of marriage to our children. May our children not be led astray by the teaching of the times and culture. May we be the light of leadership in our children’s eyes.
We know that marriage ebbs and flows through many different seasons. Some of us have wonderful marriages, some of us have marriages that are maybe not doing so good, some of us may be hanging on by a thread, and others may be at their end. I pray this semester will be life-changing and family-transforming simply from the heart-change that will take place here in iMom. I pray you will join us for encouragement, support, laughter, and fun. God knows our heart’s desire and wants to reveal the mystery of marriage to us. And yes, at times it feels like a complete mystery! Ha! Yet it is a mystery that was a part of a plan before the fullness of time. Wow! Thank you Lord. It’s going to be a rewarding semester! Hope to see you soon!
Click here to view this Fall’s schedule for iMom and to register!
I am concerned and have not said anything before now, but here goes! The hype about this book is unbelievable. As a matter of fact, one of the reviews said that Fifty Shades of Grey fever is sweeping the nation. Scary! Here’s why I am concerned:
Check out this Amazon review: “Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, “Fifty Shades of Grey” is a novel that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.” Well that is reason enough for me not to read it! The only thing I want to possess and obsess me is the power of the Holy Spirit dwelling in me.
God created sex for our pleasure but whatever God created for good, Satan seeks to counterfeit. Marriage in Scripture is given as a beautiful picture of Christ and the Church. What God meant to be a perfect expression of love between a husband and wife, the enemy has distorted in all kinds of ways.
Remember who the enemy is, Jesus said in John 8:44, “…He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” There you have it! We have become a sexually depraved society in so many ways because we have listened to the father of lies instead of the One who created sex. Continue reading
“For I know the plans I have for you,”declares the LORD,” plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” ~Jeremiah 29:11
When God, in His great faithfulness, gave me these verses, I didn’t know all the ways He was going to use them in my life! He used them in ways that only He can do so that I can boast only in Him as I look at the wondrous things He has done. I had given my life to Christ, made Him Lord over all, and He had removed my addiction to alcohol. The next step in His ongoing preparation of my life was to clean up the terrible mess my marriage was in. My relationship with Christ began to grow stronger as I learned to renew my mind with His Word (Romans 12:2) He began to speak to me about my marriage. As I read Scripture, God opened my eyes to see that marriage is a picture of what Jesus has done for the church. I saw the ugly picture my husband and I were painting for our girls, family and friends with our marriage. My heart broke as I looked at Maxie, my husband, and thought “if only he would do what God has called him to do we would have a good marriage.” This is the blame game and a trick of Satan where he tries to keep our eyes off of our own sin. I was prideful in thinking that I could change people. God taught me that He alone can change lives. He gave me Proverbs 26:4-5 to cling to.
“Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you yourself will become like him. Answer a fool according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes.”
I began to realize that I was the biggest fool. Continue reading