These are some great books about having a blissful, godly marriage.
No, I haven’t read all of them yet, but they were highly recommended by many of you out there. They are all non-fiction.
Do you have any other recommendations?
A Christian marriage is intended to portray Christ and His church to the world. But how do we ensure that our marriages live up to God’s standards?
God’s Word contains what we need not only to flourish, but to overcome the emotional, societal, and spiritual attacks we face in our marriages.
In this series, Pastor Skip Heitzig covers various scriptural texts to give us the biblical view on marriage. From dating to dealing with in-laws; from anger management to managing your finances; from conflict resolution to delightful sexual relations, this powerful series will provide the tools you need to strengthen your home and relationships.
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I love getting mail! And today this is what came in the mail: pictures from my dad’s wedding!!! I so wish I could’ve been there for him that day. I miss him. I miss our walks in the city, our hikes, our songs that we would sing in harmony, dancing on his feet, his guitar playing, our never-too-serious talks, our early runs, his jokes, holding his hand, and everything else. He is the very first man I ever loved.
I still have a hard time believing that he’s married. His wife seems really great and from the bottom of my heart, I truly wish them all the happiness this world can offer! I pray that they will love each other selflessly and forgive each other indefinitely and unconditionally. After all, as Billy Graham’s wife, Ruth always said: “A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.”
However, sometimes I wonder..will I ever be able to get used to the idea that my parents are not one unit anymore? Can a child, regardless of age ever get used to that?
And this one just for old time’s sake, hehe. I SO love this picture of us! You know, looking at this photo it just hit me, the older I get, the more I look like my mom, no?
“Since they are no longer two but one, let no one split apart what God has joined together." Mt 19:6 (NLT)
It’s amazing how much money a family can save just by cooking ahead for the week! I wish TS and I knew that when we first established our little family. My father-in-law (being a financial councilor) has taught us many practical tips on money management over the years. We know not to buy things we can’t actually afford, we always pay off the credit card balance before using it again, and we’re pretty good at saving up for something we feel it’s worth to buy. We use Dave Ramsey’s Envelope System, and although we had a weekly grocery budget from the beginning, somehow we always ran out of money before the week was over. It’s not because we were not wise with our money. We always did our best with our resources. We never really ate out much, but instead packed our lunches the night before. However, we were both new at this marriage thing and didn’t have any experience in managing a household.
Since then we have definitely learned many life lessons together, and slowly mastered the art of cooking ahead too!! Couples that grow together (and eat together!), stay together, I often say. He-he.
It’s sure not easy to come up with new lunch ideas all the time, but God has given each of us a phenomenal, creative mind (we’re just often afraid to use it I think). And then, there’s the internet and the library too for free resources.
So, this week we decided to make this amazing Chicken Enchilada Casserole for lunch. With lots of black olives of course (TS loves them!)
By the way, thank you Miss Sarah for the original recipe. I added some changes to it.
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The recipe is listed on the bottom of this post.
What you’ll need:
1 tablespoon oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 (10.75 ounce) can Cream of Chicken soup
1-2 cups of sour cream (depending how creamy you want it to be)
2 cups of chopped, cooked and marinated chicken
10 (8”) whole wheat tortillas (careful, these bake much faster!)
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (or any other cheese will work I think)
salt, pepper and garlic powder-according to taste
What you’ll do:
1. In a large bowl, sauté chopped onions and the green peppers in the oil. Stir in the cream cheese and add spices. Stir in the cooked chicken.
2. Place 2-3 Tbsp. chicken mixture down the center of each tortilla. Roll up and place seam side down in a greased 13x 9” baking dish. (If you’re in rush, just lay the tortillas out flat, top them with the mix and then top them again with 4 tortillas—kinda like a sandwich).
3. In a large bowl, combine the soup with the sour cream. Pour over enchiladas.
4. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with the cheese; bake for a couple of minutes longer, until cheese is melted.
I believe in marriage.