Hope for Marriages!!!

Marriage on the Mend by Clint and Penny A Bragg

There truly  is hope out there for all broken and lost marriages, Clint and Penny Bragg are living proof that a broken and lost marriage can be healed. It is not going to be easy to rebuild a marriage, it will take alot of work for the husband and wife to restore what has been lost. This book is a very hand y tool to have when working toward restoration in a marriage. It provides hope for those who feel all is lost and there is nothing else they can do to save what they have lost. Reading about the Bragg’s and their amazing story gives us a ray of light in the darkness that surrounds us. I recommend this book to anyone struggling in their marriage.

 

 

I received this book for free for blogging by Bookfun.

Lose yourself to find yourself!!!!

The Art of Losing Yourself by Katie Ganshert

On the outside it looks like Carmen Hart has everything a wonderful job as the beloved meteorologist and a husband who is the all time favorite football coach. Together they look like the perfect couple a nice house, going to church every sunday faithfully. But on the inside Carmen is struggling with so many doubts in her life that she is not sure if God is truly there for her. Suffering so many painful secret losses it weighs her her heart down that sh starts to rethink being married to her husband. One day into her life walks her young 17yr old runaway sister Gracie, who had decided she was done living with their mothers life choices. Running to the one place that was a happy memory for her, Gracie found herself squatting at the boarded up family motel. The only option Carmen has is to open her home up to her sister and possibly open up her heart to love again. As the two sisters struggle to learn to love each other and some how find out a connection between them. The loss of Carmens job, makes her rethink her life choices and she chooses to restore her aunt’s motel back to it’s  original state with the help of her sister. As they restore and bring it back to life, it seems that it is also bringing back to life Carmens marriage and providing healing for both sisters.

Somtimes we have to lose ourselves to find ourselves, this book shows how this works to restore what we lost.

Received this book for free from blogging for books.

Love heals three generations!!

The Greenfield Legacy by

Meredith Resce, Paula Vince, Amanda Deed, and Rose Dee

Four Women, One Story that spans three generations. After giving up her daughter for adoption Mattie struggles with herself and can’t seem to love another person again. Through the encouragement of her parents she married and had another daughter Connie. Not realizing how much not loving her second child would effect everyone she closed herself in and withheld any emotion. Years later Mattie receives a letter from her oldest daughter asking to meet. It isn’t till after they meet that things start thawing out in Mattie’s heart. Meeting her oldest daughter child and seeing how she has treated her youngest daughter and grandchild. Now there is struggles for her Granddaughter’s Navy and Brooke, each having to learn to forgive and trust someone else, maybe even finally find love.

Will each of these women learn the lesson that is right in front of them and heal the wounds in their hearts in time to find the love that is right in front of them.

 

I received this book for free for blogging in for a review.

Modesty=Jewel

Modesty is very much dying art in our culture, everywhere we turn we are exposed to more flesh than at times we want to see. Our little girls are being taught to dress older than their actual age. The teenage girls are going to school and feeling pressure if they do not dress sexy enough. But then at the same time we are wondering why there has been more reports of rapes and children being hurt.

My dear hubby gave me a view from a mans perspective: Two women walk into  a club: the first women is dressed very modestly and very tasteful while the second women has T&A hanging out. The first woman is going to be seen as a Jewel in the eyes of men something precious to be protected. While the second woman has basically hung out an invisible sign saying” free for the taking”.

We women that chose to dress modestly are sometimes trying to cover up everything. When actually our bodies are a present to be unwrapped carefully by our husbands. By dressing modestly we are preserving ourselves as a jewel and treating our bodies as we are supposed too.  Dressing sexy does have it’s place in our marriage, it just can be done very tastefully when out of the bedroom. We do not need to put our body on display for all to see to be sexy for our husbands.

By dressing modestly we are treating our bodies as a jewel and not something to be used and thrown away. All of us women and girls are precious jewels, beauties that are very much precious in His eyes.

Wounded Couple!!

My marriage has not been a perfect one, we have hit so many ruts and boulders that we are a wounded couple. There was days that we both thought we was headed for the “D” word. Also my dear hubby even chose to find someone else to confide in and to possibly be his new wife. We have met with many pastors and just seemed to not be able to get anywhere with them. I have been told by a couple pastor’s wives to leave my husband. This was very much a shock to me being raised in the church and been taught that the “D” word was not an option. It was hard for me to reach out to others, so I chose to not talk about what was going on in our marriage for a long while. Now is the time to come clean to say I am not the perfect wife and I do not have the perfect marriage. But here is what I have to say the “D” word is not in my marriage vocabulary. I have made a choice to make a stand by my husband thru thick and the thin, sickness and health, till death do us part. Also I have made a choice to become a better wife for him, to show him that love does heal wounds.

Hope for all Wives!!!

The Unveiled Wife by Jennifer Smith

Is your heart longing for a deeper connection, but you seem to not be able to find it anywhere. Did you walk into marriage all ready to find fulfillment in intimacy and found the opposite of what you was looking for. Then The Unveiled Wife is the book for you.

Jennifer Smith delves into the deep topic of intimacy in marriage in her book. As a young bride she dreamed of the happiness that comes from marriage. But as the days and weeks passed them by it seemed that it was not ever going to happen. Their time together was marred with much pain and disappointment. Crying out she asked the big question we all ask “What am I doing wrong?” It was if there was a veil hanging in between them, a barrier that was blocking her from feeling the fullness of love God give us.

Her love story is told thru this book, how she was able to find healing and become an unveiled wife. If you are feeling alone in this journey of marriage you are not there is hope out there for all wives.

Love without Limit’s by Nick Vuijicic with Kanae Vujicic

Love without Limit’s by Nick Vuijicic with Kanae Vujicic

Love without Limits is a remarkable love story of true love conquering many obstacles of life. Nick Vuijicic is an over comer of so many odds one of them being born without limbs. Deep down inside he struggled with what many young adults have a deep longing to be a spouse and have a family of his own. Until one day at a speaking event, his eyes caught the sparkling eyes of a very beautiful young lady.

Kanae was a young lady brought up in two very diverse cultures, who also struggled with insecurities of her own. Having dated off and on, she knew what she was looking for in a husband, but never thought she would meet her husband at a ministry event.

Their first meeting seemed like they had known each other for a long time, but it will take time for them to finally be able to see what brought them close together.

This book tells the love story of Nick and Kanae and continues on into their life as young parents. It is a story of hope for all of us out there, even if there is obstacles to overcome.

“I recieved this book from Blogging for Books for this review”

“A Valentine’s Day thought” What is Love to you?

What is Love????

Today is a day that love is shown in many ways to the ones we love the most. As we go about buying flowers, chocolates and a card just to say I Love you, it raises a question in mind What is Love to you??

Growing up love to me was romance, flowers, sweet words whispered in my ear by a handsome boy. As a  young adult I dreamed of being married to my prince charming who would sweep me off my feet and carry me off to my dream house. But when reality hit me smack in the face, it was a shock to me that my prince was not what I dreamed he would be. My prince was a flawed human as much as I was, we both had problems that we needed to work on to become a better mate. for each other.

Those flaws and mistakes in our marriage caused alot of hurt and pain in my life. There have been days I have cried my heart out just wanting to be loved and held by my hubby. Wanting my hubby to surprise me with something special, like flowers and chocolates, longing for some romance in my marriage. All the time I was thinking of myself, but not seeing that my hubby was struggling at the same time.

It was after seeing my dear hubby placed in an ambulance for a stroke that I realized I needed to take a deeper look at things. It wasn’t that I didn’t love my hubby,  I just wasn’t able to see what I had in front of me.  I needed to love my hubby like Christ loved us, sacrificing what I wanted in our marriage to show my hubby that he was the most precious thing in my life. No matter what happens in our health, he will be the one that was given to me by our Heavenly Father to love .

My dear hubby forgets about special things like getting a valentine’s gift for me, but love tells me to not hold a grudge and just love my hubby for what he does do for me. Like he tries his best to cook supper for me when I work late or goes looking for the best price on a item I am very interested in.

I have learned Love fights for healing in a broken marriage. It takes a stand for what is right and stands up for the innocent and does not care if they are noticed for what they do. It takes a chance  and can see what we can’t see, that there is hope out there for all of us. Love also wraps their arms around the unwanted and shows them that they are special too. Love is truly a sacrifice, giving up what you want to show the other person that they are very much precious to u.

One of my favorite songs right now is The Proof of your Love by For King and Country. It says  “If we don’t love we have not gotten anywhere.”

Love to me is seeing my husband smiling when I make him something he likes to eat. What is love to you???

“Romancing your Better Half ” by Rick Johnson!!

“Romancing your Better Half” by Rick Johnson

If your looking for some kind of hope of keeping intimacy alive in your marriage, this book is for you. Keeping your romance alive is very much easier then we all think. Rick Johnson shares the secrets of pursuing romance with his wisdom and wit. By using very practical and insightful advice Rick Johnson helps us understand how to communicate more effectively with our spouse, understand each others needs, while taking our everyday lives and incorporating romance into it. By just taking this solid advice and putting it to use in our marriage’s we will be able to strengthen our marriage.

This book is very much a must for all marriages no matter how long you have been married, it provided so much insight into things it is very much a blessing.

Many thanks to Revell Reads for providing this book for review.

A Love Story!!

The Song by Chris Fabry

A very beautifully written love story based off of the books Song of Solomons and Ecclesiastes. Jed King, son of the  famous singer/songwriter David King longs to follow in his father’s footsteps. Struggling to  get his career started he takes a singing gig at a family vineyard festival. It is there he meets the delightful Rose Shepard, daughter of the vineyard owner. He falls in deeply in love with Rose, and she falls in love with him. They decided to marry on the vineyard in a small chapel built by Jed himself. It is on their honeymoon that The Song is born out of their deep love for each other.

The Song becomes the hit single for Jed and makes him the newest heartthrob singer. As his singing career takes off he balances his career and marriage. Time passes them and finds Jed spending more time away from home. When he does come home it seems like he is more of a distraction for his family than a husband and father.

Along comes a new singing partner Shelby Bale, a total opposite of his type of music; she adds a different kind of flair to everything. It seems Jed can resist the temptation that has been placed before him, but in a weak moment he falls for the un-forbidden.  When his wife finds out about his indiscretions, she choses to walk away from their life together.

Will Jed be able to find his way back to his first love, Rose; while finding himself and healing for his marriage.

Many Thanks to Tyndale Publishers for providing a complimentary copy of The Song.