• How to Experience Long-Lasting Joy

    Today we’re on chapter thirteen in our book club for The Virtuous Life of a Christ-Centered Wife: 18 Powerful Lessons for Personal Growth. Today’s chapter is on the virtue of joy. More information on the book club is found underneath the post. (View table of contents here.) ____________________________________ Please note: Before I get into this topic today, I want to point out that this post is for those who struggle with unhappiness, the blues, and a sense of discontentment. I believe clinical depression is a real problem for many people. I would never attempt to minimize that. If you are seeing a doctor about your depression, please continue to do so without guilt…

  • 5 Effective Ways to Develop Patience

    Today we have a guest contributor. Mandy from Deliberate Women is sharing her thoughts on lesson 9 in our book club for The Virtuous Life of a Christ-Centered Wife: 18 Powerful Lessons for Personal Growth. Today’s chapter is on the virtue of patience. More information on the book club is found underneath the post. (View table of contents here.) ___________________________ Lesson 9 hits me in a special place. The subject of patience (and more specifically my lack thereof) is a constant prayer topic between God and me. I find myself pleading with God to “just give it to me already!” No, the irony is not lost on me. You see, I am…

  • The Virtuous Woman – Lesson One

    Today we’re starting lesson one of the book club, The Virtuous Life of a Christ-centered Wife: 18 Powerful Lessons for Personal Growth. Table of Contents: Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Please pray with me as I’m new to this world of book clubs. I don’t know how to run one, and so I’m hoping to lean on the Lord during the next nine weeks. Before starting this club, I knelt down at the side of my bed and prayed asking the Lord to guide me. I don’t know what a successful book club should look like. All I know is that I want to be…