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improve your marriage; 5 steps to improve your marriage; divorce; how to avoid divorce; marriage; wife

Maybe you just finished an argument with your spouse and your frantic googling lead you to this article. Maybe this is something you’ve been feeling for a while and are starting to do some research on it. Whichever scenario best describes you and your situation, kudos to you for seeking a healthy resolution to improve your marriage. When it comes to improving your marriage, it’s best to immediately look at factors that are within your control: your ego, attitude, knowledge, effort, words, glances, intention, actions, etc. Here are 5 steps to improve your marriage by improving yourself: Understand the current state of your marriage Identify areas of your marriage that you can influence Educate yourself on the purpose of marriage and the benefits of healthy marriages Set new expectations for yourself on how you will conduct yourself within your marriage Move forward with grace and prayer Step 1: Understand the…

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christian wife wanting a divorce

The divorce rate in the US is around 50% and has been for decades. Over two thirds of divorces are actually initiated by women. If you’re a Christian wife wanting a divorce, consider these 3 tips to transition your marriage from dividing to thriving.  To the Christian Wife Wanting a Divorce | 3 Tips to Avoid Tip 1: Allow God to Make You Holy Through Your Marriage If you’re a Christian wife who is considering divorce, then it’s safe to assume things aren’t going as planned or at least not as you thought they would be. However, don’t be discouraged, as God grows us individually, as well as, within our relationships through various ways. For example, you’ve probably experienced trials or hardships in your life that, in the end, made you stronger, smarter and more evolved afterwards. Life doesn’t always look the way we want it to, but that doesn’t…

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mind mapping, stress management, women stressed, how to reduce stress with mind mapping, mind mapping for stress management

Women are nurtures by nature, therefore, quick to give to others but inconsistent in their own self-care activities, such as stress management. Given that you and almost every other woman you know feels stressed, this shows a huge gap in potential for addressing women’s mental and emotional well being. To the home managing, career pursuing, family balancing, schedule organizing, do-it-all woman – you need a stress management activity like mind mapping. With only 15 – 30 minutes needed per session, mind mapping is quick and easy way to organize thoughts and emotions, while creating a space and time in your day to breathe and refocus. Here is how to use mind mapping for stress management. How to Use Mind Mapping for Stress Management | A Woman’s Guide What is mind mapping? A mind map is a diagram used to visually organize information. It can be used for note taking, journaling…

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quiet time

Women are the CEOs of their households, the glue that binds families together and the fast feet that paddle vigorously beneath the glassy smooth surface. As such, we strive to manage our time and tasks the best that we can. But what about ourselves? In an age where mental health and emotional care are finally being prioritized, it’s no wonder why so many women are migrating towards the practice of incorporating a daily quiet time. Establishing a daily quiet time gives us the breathing room that is so desperately needed in today’s buzzy world. Here are 3 guiding principles to help you design your perfect quiet time and why it’s so important to you and your family. Here are 3 Guiding Principles to Design Your Perfect Quiet Time Understand what you want to accomplish during your quiet time Set yourself up for success the night before Start a journal to stay…

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how to become a better wife

Marriage is hard and that’s why the divorce rate has remained around 50% for so many years. However, as a wife, YOU have a POWERFUL influence over your marriage. So many of us fall into ruts that negatively weigh down our marriage. Here are 3 guiding principles to becoming a better wife. Here are 3 Guiding Principles to Becoming a Better Wife No relationship is dependent on a single person’s actions. However, each individual person has SIGNIFICANT influence over a relationship. Sometimes, in order to have a better marriage, you have to start with bettering yourself. Here are 3 guiding principles to becoming a better wife: Understand How Men and Women Operate Differently Choose to Thrive Versus Divide Allow Your Husband to Lead Although these principals sound simple, they’re not. Each is dynamic and full of subjective interpretation. At the same time, each of these has a simplistic truth, that…

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how to act like a wife

Maybe you’re recently married and unsure of how to be a “good wife”. Or, maybe your marriage is struggling and you’re wondering if it’s something that you’ve caused. In any case, your effort of seeking knowledge and self-improvement deserve applause! Men, women, children AND society – so, yes, everyone – benefits from STRONG families. And you, as a wife, are VITAL to this equation. Here is a guide to walk you through how to act like a wife – and do a FANTASTIC job at it! 3 Principles to Jumpstart Wifehood How do you act like a wife? Here are 3 principles to implement today that will put you on the fast track to wifehood. Through these, you will understand the importance of marriage and the wife’s role in making it a success. Understand the Purpose of a Marriage Know the Societal Benefits of a Healthy Marriage Understand the Purpose…

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The divorce rate in the US is around 50% and has been for what seems like forever. But, did you know that over two thirds of divorces initiated are actually done so by women? Let’s get started by walking through what current data is revealing and some tips on how to make our marriages thrive instead of divide. I considered myself a strong woman: independent, educated, ambitious, etc. There are lots of “me’s” around. You’re probably one of them. Because of this, women are outpacing men in careers, earnings growth, leadership roles, even down to hedge fund management. History holds an ugly picture of an entire group of society that was once discounted and devalued. Since, great achievement has been won on behalf of women, continuing into current day. But, this post isn’t about the past. This is about the ‘now’. It’s about the reality. And the reality is, it’s…

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Limited on time? No worries! This blog post about marriage is available on YouTube! Check out this video for a quick overview of this topic. Disclaimer: this post may contain affiliate links. As a member of an affiliate program, I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases, at no extra expense to you. Let’s start with the obvious. “Marriage is hard work.” – said by Everyone Sound familiar? I wonder how many times that sentence has either been spoken or put into writing? Anyone who has been or is currently married knows that marriage is something that changes and evolves over time. One could even draw the conclusion that it changes, via an input/output method. What you put in is what you get out. Let’s pause on that. So if marriage has an output, as a reaction to an input, what does this look like in your marriage? Do you see areas of output that resulted from a specific input – good or bad? I’ve totally seen this in my marriage. From the way we speak…

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“Umm, is this what marriage is supposed to be like?” A question I’ve asked myself often. Especially, now that my husband and I have started a family. You see, despite my good intentions, my marriage, doesn’t always line up with the vision I sold myself on. You know, the white dress, followed by a lovely honeymoon and then a lifetime of meaningful conversations over Saturday morning coffee, the joy of the family we start and the picture-perfect moments that capture the love we have for one another.   That’s what I’m talking about! So, I’d like to think that I’m a realist. Therefore, I figured there would be some tiffs, here and there, some disagreements, trials, etc. But I anticipated the highlights way more! Moments filled with laughter, fun and great memories. Obviously, those things were much easier to anticipate as a new bride (and way more fun!). Okay, so…

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The struggle is real, my friends! Every day, we’re hustling against the clock,  playing all of life’s required roles: Chef Nanny Maid Shuttle service Employee (this list could actually go on forever) …all while trying to maintain a life that we perceive as “acceptable” by ourselves and peers (that’s a whole other topic!). Hence, the never ending cycle of stress and anxiety. We do a lot. We really do. I know it seems like ‘just another day’ but days are full of expectations and, for the most part, we meet those expectations head on. But, this conquered quest doesn’t go without it’s toll. We end our days tired, full of stress and on the edge of each of our nerves (that haven’t already been shot). Then, night time comes with a love/hate relationship. Although we’re looking forward to the rest we desperately need, it means our time has ran out…

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