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Talking Breast Cancer and Marriage at Christianity Today Women

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When I started writing my article that went live today at Christianity Today Women, my intentions weren’t to share the story with the world. I was writing for myself. Therapy on paper.

But in the midst of it, the call out came for marriage articles, and I knew (if Corey would give me his blessing) I needed to submit a query.

We are in this marriage thing together, Corey and I.

Last year we met in sickness head on. (Dang you breast cancer.)

As we walked with in sickness, we also met up with for worse.

We fought them both and won. But it wasn’t a cake walk. Thinking of it still makes my heart hurt. And probably always will. It is a hard hard thing to find yourself in a gridlock with the person you love most in the world. But God is good. And he not only got us through it, but made our marriage stronger for it.

I have been learning this year, and have mentioned before, that sometimes the good gifts come through the hard things.

I hope that’s what you see as you read my words at CT Women.

How Breast Cancer Marred My Picture Perfect Marriage

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Boy Mom Monday – Proverbs 5:18 MARRIAGE

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Proverbs 5:18

Rejoice in the wife of your youth.

 

The girl interest level at my house is pretty low right now, but I know my boys will sooner or later realize that the females of the species aren’t so bad. And though two of my three are adamant about retaining their bachelorhood until death, I know it is likely that someday a sweet girl will take their breath away and eventually their heart.

In this world where sex outside of marriage is aggressively promoted as right and good, where the negative effects of it are ignored, where divorce is almost expected and where the purpose of marriage is in question, I fear for my sons.

My heart aches when I think of the possibility of them making avoidable mistakes that will bring them hurt and regret, and will quite possibly alter the course of their entire lives.

But I happen to know the God who created marriage and sex. And I also happen to know that he loves my children even more than I do. I will place my kids at his feet every single day asking (and I’m not beyond begging) that each one will one day find that right girl. And that he will save himself for her. And that she will be the wife of his youth. The wife of his middle age. The wife of his old age.

And that he will rejoice in her always.

Prayer: Lord, protect my sons from the lies this world tell him about love, marriage and commitment. Show them the beauty of marriage as you created it. I pray you will place in them a longing for the love you desire for them to have. Amen.

Some Further Reading about Purity and Marriage:

Sexual Purity is Not the Goal

Love of A Lifetime

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