Wise Words #2 and Wedded Wednesday Link-up!

Last week I was on a road trip with my husband and seventeen year old son to look at our oldest son’s alma mater, Liberty University in Lynchburg Virginia. It was a whirlwind trip that left me a little physically and emotionally deflated for some reason. I won’t go into all of it, but suffice it to say, I’m feeling like an old lady today!

So in lieu of my own words of wisdom, I’d like to highlight several others of you that have caught my eye this past week …

Kim Hall of Too Darn Happy makes me happy every time I visit her blog. This past week was no exception as she wrote, Honesty: What’s love got to do with it? After all, the subject of honesty is near and dear to my heart since we strive to be REAL, Raw and Redemptive here as well. Kim helps us to understand the need to speak the truth to our spouses and goes on to tell us how to do it in a loving way as well. Great read!

Sheila Wray Gregoire is a widely known blogger who seems to know how to address those touchy subjects of marriage in just the right way. The post that caught my eye this time is, How Do I Forgive My Husband? First of all, forgiveness is an area that I feel great passion about since it was and continues to be instrumental in redeeming the messes my husband and I both made/make in our marriage. In this post, Sheila addresses the issue of whether to forgive if our spouse hasn’t repented. So tricky and yet so insightful! Check it out!

Gaye of Calm Healthy Sexy has been a wonderful bloggy friend who I have to say is a HUGE Twitter supporter of mine and MM’s. I’m still trying to get my wings flapping in Twitter, while she’s soaring all over the place! But this time it wasn’t just her Twitter savvy that caught my eye, but her article, 6 Free Gifts to Give Our Husbands that really resounded with me. Some of it was practical and wise and some of it was deeply convicting! You’ll have to see for yourself and then use it to bless your husband in the ways she’s suggested!

Finally, Kathryn over at Singing Through the Rain has an incredible blog where she allows you to ask her questions once a month on any topic of your choosing. I hope you take her up on that generous offer. Also, be sure to come by her blog tomorrow (Thursday), because I’m guest blogging about, “2 Types of Change.” Yes, there really are two types, but until then, I’m going to leave you guessing as to what they are!

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Joining with NOBH, Works for Me Wednesday and To Love Honor and Vacuum

WW rules:

  1. Write in any way you feel inspired about marriage, parenthood or anything that reflects Christ’s redemption in your life.
  2. Be sure to include a link to Wedded Wednesday or add the WW button to your current blog post and/or sidebar.
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Optional but encouraged:

  • Consider setting up your Gravatar profile and Disqus Profile with a link to your blog … it makes it so much easier for all of us to find those of you who blog!
  • If you have the time, visit those who visit your blog and comment at their place as well … sort of a “Say it forward.”  
Come join our Wednesday Link-up!

  • bluecottonmemory

    That is a sweet way to share! I’ll drop by and check them out! I know that emotionally deflated feeling – praying his Holy Spirit breathes into your spirit, refreshing you!

  • Thanks for sharing links and great blogs Beth! Going to check them out now!

  • Megan@DoNotDisturb

    Spent last week unplugged but I am back at it this week. Thanks for the great links.

    Megan

  • Twitter mystifies me, too. I hope you earn your wings fast! 🙂

  • Gaye @ CalmHealthySexy

    Beth – I am almost in tears to be mentioned in such a kind and supportive way (and I am NOT a teary person!). Thanks so much for your support of my blog and for linking to this post. Gaye

  • Old lady?? No way. Wise and wonderfully made, that’s more like it. Thanks for hosting this link-up, Beth! Blessings to you and your family today.

  • Thanks so much! And I’ll be stopping by your place to find out the meaning behind your prose! Can’t wait!

  • Thanks, Ngina! It’s always good to see you around my place, my friend!

  • Sometimes we all need to do that, Megan. It’s good for us and our families, but I’m glad your back today and I look forward to checking out your latest!

  • Great! Thanks for stopping by, Heather!

  • Yeah, they need to offer a “Twitter for Dummies,” Amy! 😉 Not that I’m saying “you” are a dummy, but I sure feel like it sometimes when it comes to Twitter! Thanks so much for encouraging me, friend!

  • Awww, Gaye! I’m so glad you feel blessed, especially since you’ve been such a blessing to me! You have a great blog and I’m so glad to point people to it, my friend!

  • That’s how I feel (most of the time), Becky! I wonder where have the years gone, but I’m grateful for the many lessons I’ve collected along the way. So maybe growing old isn’t so bad. 😉 Love you, girlfriend!

  • Thanks so much, Beth! I am humbled and delighted to have been featured! Honesty is that character trait that too often gets short shrift. 🙁 As you stress here at Messy Marriage, we must be lovingly honest with our spouses if our relationships are to flourish!