What do you believe about sex?

God loves sex! Yes, that may sound odd, but honestly, let’s face it.  He created it in its entirety.  He imagined it and planned it.  Sex is truly the greatest gift God has given mankind – and His design was to give it to a husband and his new wife.  Sex between a loving husband…

Straight talk about sex

As a young married woman, I believe I can finally step out and discuss this most intimate subject; one that has, among others, been largely on my mind.  Not because I am some pervert, but because I am a loving wife who adores her husband.  And because I am so tired of the Church not…

Beauty begins with your mind

This is an article that I had actually written for a women’s empowerment magazine a little while ago, but wanted to share this insight with you all on my page as well. As virtually every woman does at least once in her life, she believes she is not beautiful.  Whether she is fourteen or forty,…

How do you respond to challenges?

“If you’re not being stretched, you’re not growing.” This quote was coined by my wonderful husband who believes this to be true, 100%.  I, too, agree that growth, both physically, mentally, and spiritually, requires some form of stretching; whether it be learning abstract concepts in college to grow mentally, pushing yourself to run that tenth…

Venison’s back on the menu!

One of the biggest adjustments for me since moving to Ohio is that, for the first time in my life, I had to buy beef.  And holy cow  (no pun intended) just a roll of burger is expensive – not to mention steaks! Growing up, we bought hunting licenses and when deer season came around…

What does “loving like Christ” really mean?

“Preach Jesus, and if necessary, use words….” – St. Francis Many of us who have grown up in church have heard this quote at least once, but have we ever just paused for a moment and tried to understand, in depth, what it actually means?  The concept (understanding) is quite simple, although the execution (action)…

Marrying into an Amish familie

Okay, so now that we all have the same understanding of the Amish belief-system and way of life, let me continue with my story of how my husband’s family left the Amish (What do the Amish believe and why?): After Brian’s father became “saved” or “born-again” while reading a contemporary Christian book, he and a…

What do the Amish believe and why?

Somehow, I seem to have forgotten to mention that my husband, Brian, was born into an  Amish family and was raised as such until he was six years old.  His family’s story of leaving the Amish and adapting to the English way of life is quite amazing, and is really, nothing short of miraculous (Marrying…

What’s your ‘big yes’?

A few days ago, Brian and I celebrated our four-month anniversary. As most newly-weds believe, we thought that we were invincible and that the stories we heard from “old married couples” would never apply to us:  we will never grow out of touch, we will never lose connection, we will never grow distant, we will…

Faith in action

How many of us know, that when God is trying to teach us something, he gives us ‘plenty’ of opportunities to learn it?  He walks us through challenging situations so that we grow. As I have mentioned, in the past two years especially, God has been teaching me to trust him (Learning to have faith.);…

Learning to have faith…part II

With two more years’ experience under his belt, Brian had already walked through his own season of discovering who he was and the power and authority he possessed through Christ.  He was not willing to sit back and watch me be a frail-minded weakling all my life.  So he challenged and corrected me; coaxing me…

Learning to have faith.

Having grown up in a great Christian home with strong parents who lived their lives reflecting God’s love, and teaching Biblical principles, it was not too difficult to have faith and believe in the things of heaven.  It was easy to take God at his word and trust him to come through for me when…