What Your Attitude about Yourself Reveals about Your Marriage
When discouragement hits me in life and marriage, it’s often due to blindspots and problems I’ve been in denial about in my own life. That’s when it becomes easy to blame my husband for the tension and pain I’m feeling. But that only makes the situation worse! If any of us want to head in…
Losing Your Identity When Marriage Gets Messy
When messes and troubles continue unabated in marriage for any length of time, it’s easy to not just lose your way, but also lose your identity. If and when this occurs, you will invariably experience more marriage messes and disorientation. One main reason you’ve lost your sense of identity is that you’ve constantly poured yourself…
Are You Really Enough? Find Out What God Says!
Have you heard the cheerful declaration—“You are enough!”—that’s often bandied about on the Internet and beyond? Oh, my goodness, I have! This idea is meant to encourage those who feel unworthy, raising them to a new and uplifted way of thinking about themselves. And I think it’s true, but only in part. We can’t necessarily…
Are You Making Your Spouse Your savior?
I had a very messy marriage back in the day, and this was directly related to an even messier view of my identity. My lagging sense of self worth set me up for pursuing my husband as my savior, instead of pursuing my Savior as my Savior. Oh sure, I’d received Christ as my Savior…
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