Friday, May 11, 2012

Why I love being a military wife

First off I want to wish us all a.. 

My reasons as to why I love being a military wife:
  • The fact that I can proudly say I am married to a man who protects our country.
  • The support that I have found & the friends I would have never had otherwise.
  • The fact that I can afford to be a stay at home mother even if that is only financially allowed on deployments (National Guard)
  • Finding Wives of Faith These ladies have been such an encouragement to me!
  • Finding a local group in which I live in, proof that God has a hand in everything. (Check us out if you are near the area of cincinnati.)
  • The feelings of falling in love all over again!
  • Knowing that God had this plan for me all along!
Without HIM I do not believe I would be able to handle this lifestyle! It's not always easy & the times my husband is gone I can say that it is downright difficult! But it is worth all of it to me. I finally feel as though what I do matters and that I have found my calling.  I have many other reasons that I could list and I am confident in saying that the good outweighs the bad!


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Best military wife moment.

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Okay, so other then being filled with pride while I walk with my husband in his ACUS or dress blues... I would have to say that the BEST thing/moments in regards to being a military wife would have to be reuniting! How many people get to fall in love all over again? Or get those crazy butterflies in their stomach even after being married for years and haven't seen each other for a while?? We do as military wives! I wouldn't change it! I am a firm believer in absence making the heart grow fonder! You could say we know this all too well as military wives!

Monday, May 7, 2012

The CrAZy CyCle of Marriage.

Surely I know I am not the first to write a review on this wonderful book titled "Love and Respect" By Dr. Emerson Eggerichs. The first few chapters had me sucked in and wondering if this book was specifically made for me. I think not only was it made for me but it was made for just about every marriage out there. The concept is brilliant and biblical as well! To sum this up take a look at this diagram...Doctor Eggerichs calls this the "Crazy Cycle" and until we realize what each spouse desires we will continue to have our go-around on this never ending cycle of doom.."the evil of folly and foolishness of madness." -Ecclesiastes 7:25

It all boils down to this^^^^^...Men want & require respect, as women want & require love. IT IS IN OUR BIBLICAL NATURE. Ephesians 5:33 puts that in to perspective for all of us. Paul writes. "Each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband."
You heard the key secret to a healthy marriage and both respect & the love must be UNCONDITIONAL. Just in case you want the definition to unconditional it goes as follows...without conditions or limitations. ABSOLUTE. Even if neither spouse is deserving of love or respect, you must give it UNCONDITIONALLY. Hard to swallow? It is for me too, but all in all it makes complete sense. We would all do well to follow our God's instructions! He knows whats best for us in every circumstance! :)