“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33 NIV “Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.” Hebrews 13:4 NIV When you are engaged or newly… Continue reading Why Did I Get Married: Third Party
NEWS FLASH: It is not your husband’s fault that you have trust issues, low self-esteem that stems from your childhood or other insecurities, mental blocks with sex because of past relationships, unrealistic fantasies about being married, or gender role problems that challenge his manhood! WHEW! Some of the above statements flashed across my mind as… Continue reading Why Did I Get Married: Damaged Goods
When I was younger I used to play recreational basketball. For children, it is often hard for them to grasp the concept of team work. You may hear the coach say, “same team guys, same team!” I witnessed this during one of my daughter’s basketball games. When the ball is loose, all of the kids… Continue reading Why Did I Get Married: Same Team!
Growing up I never had a tangible view of a successful marriage. I was what they call a “statistic.” I was of the percentage of children raised in a single-parent home due to a divorce. Anyway, my absolute favorite show to watch was the Cosby Show. I grew up dreaming that my marriage would be… Continue reading Why Did I Get Married: We are NOT the Huxtables!
“Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” Mark 10:9 This scripture is a very popular scripture involving marriages. I would even argue that it is high on the list as one of the most important rules to marriage. Early in our marriage my husband and I faced one of the hardest trials… Continue reading Why Did I Get Married: Get Out of the Way
He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (Colossians 1: 17 NIV) Today I am celebrating 4 years of marriage. If you are married or have ever been married you know that it’s no easy task. I am not dwelling on the past but I have been reflecting and I have… Continue reading God Held Us Together
Happy New Year from the EmpowerMoments Team! To allow our team time to enjoy our families, we will be on winter break until February 4, 2013. In the meantime, you will be able to catch up on some of our favorite EmpowerMoments’ series. This week we are featuring our favorite posts from the Black Music… Continue reading Black Music Month Series: Get Up!
June is Black Music Month! To celebrate, each of our EmpowerMoments will be based on Black music for the entire month. This includes Black songwriters, producers or performers. Stay tuned as we use various genres of Black music to tell our stories and exemplify the beauty of God’s love! Happy Black Music Month! Dance as… Continue reading Get Up!
In honor of Women’s Month, each writer will be writing our EmpowerMoments full of encouragement and lessons to our younger selves in a series titled Notes From Me To Me. Sit back and enjoy our reflections, and also think about what would you say to your younger self. Dear Me…the New Wife, What a beautiful… Continue reading Dear Me…The New Wife
Enjoy this throwback that was originally posted on March 6, 2012. In honor of National Women’s History Month, EmpowerMoments is featuring a special week-long series called ‘She is Me’. Each writer will parallel her own life with that of a Biblical woman to enlighten and EMPOWER you. Cheers to being a WOMAN! For Such a Time as This! When… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: She Is Me Series–Esther