Boundaries in Marriage – Part 1

Jennifer O. White Marriage Armor

Oh how I wish I had been taught about boundaries thirty or forty years ago! My life and marriage experiences would have been radically different. What is your philosophy on boundaries in life and in marriage? Boundaries in marriage can seem unnecessary because the man and woman are to become one. In this video teaching, Penny Cook shares great insight from the Bible showing the importance God places on boundaries. She also shares the difficult but important decisions she made during her separation from her husband. Don’t miss this teaching. …

Embracing God’s Gift of “New”

Jennifer O. White Marriage Armor

In the latest posts, we have focused on living free from a grumbling and complaining spirit. I am so grateful to our Holy Spirit for leading me this way. His power, His revelation, His love is changing me. Do you sense a change in you too? A great next step to living joy filled, free from grumbling and alive to the reality of our life in Christ, is to put new words in our mouths. Practicing thankfulness is one way to accomplish this. It lifts our minds up to the …

Loving Our Way Out of Grumbling

Jennifer O. White Marriage Armor

One of our good gifts is the power of Christ’s Spirit within us to love our enemies. Having an enemy does NOT feel like a good gift. If we allow ourselves to focus on the enemy, we will become a grumbling, miserable mess. In the last post, we took a look at the dangerous choice to complain and grumble. Proverbs tells us a quarrelsome wife leads a husband to want to live in the corner of the attic instead of in his lovely home with his pretty wife. 1 Peter …

Leaving the Land of Grumbling and Complaining

Jennifer O. White Marriage Armor

Do you find yourself grumbling about your husband, your marriage, your circumstances? Do you grumble or murmur to others about the man God has directed you to respect? Do you struggle to affirm your husband because you are so frustrated with him? This is a REAL problem for married women. It is a real problem for me at times. Consider this: Since God tells us to respect our husbands, wouldn’t this be the very place Satan would target to bring destruction? I believe the answer is “YES!” So what do …

So Much Better Your Way, Lord

Jennifer O. White Marriage Armor

Hello friend I’ve had a wonderful time with some of you in the Hope for Your Marriage Online Conference. It officially ended Thursday morning and I am amazed at how God spoke to me through the studying I did for it and through the other speakers. It’s time for me to take a short break from writing and refill my tank spiritually, physically and emotionally. I’ve been pushing very hard to write and publish the book and host the conference. My mother-in-law passed away, and I’ve been working a good …

Saved, Protected, and Standing Firm

Jennifer O. White Marriage Armor

From the Bible Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. Ephesians 6:11 Marriage Armor Thank You, God, for providing all I need to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. In Jesus, I pray. Amen Applying the Bible to Marriage: Do you feel safe? Or are you scared of the enemy and his schemes against you and your husband? We have to FIGHT to believe God is more powerful than His opponent. We have to …

You are Strong in the Lord

Jennifer O. White Marriage Armor

From the Bible A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Ephesians 6:10 Marriage Armor Lord, strengthen me with wisdom to comprehend who I am because of my covenant relationship with Jesus. In Jesus, I pray. Amen Applying the Bible to Marriage Christ Jesus made a covenant to share every spiritual blessing with you and me and our husbands. Strength is one of those blessings. Take a look at Paul’s words to Timothy which confirms that strength is a grace gift to us who are …

The Benefit of Your Present Trial

Jennifer O. White Marriage Armor

James 1:2-4 implores us to find joy in the trials we go through. That is only possible when we have our minds firmly set on who God is to us. If our focus is on what our husbands said or didn’t do, then we are actively digging a pit with our thoughts. If we compare our marriage to someone else’s, we are looking at people and not God. God promises to use a trial to make us perfect and complete. He pushes that idea even further by saying a trial …

You Can Lose that Emotional Weight

Jennifer O. White Marriage Armor

Anger. Fear. Bitterness. Holding on to them can slow us down and even make us sick. In this video, Stephanie Patterson teaches us from the Bible how to cooperate with God in losing the weight of carrying these burdens. Inbox readers click here for the video. She shares a great example of how we can keep our peace in the midst of our husbands’ emotional reactions. Don’t miss it! Ephesians 4:31-32:  Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, …

Victory in Life and Marriage

Jennifer O. White Marriage Armor

Last week, Carolyn Hill sent me a new song to help the #prayingbrides worship the Lord. I was blessed to hear her sing it during the baptisms at our church as well. Since then the song has been ringing in my heart when I’m being very still. I sense the Lord is singing it over me and you. I believe He is reminding us of who He is and where we stand. Click here for the video. Here are a few lines from the song I hope you’ll feast on …