A friend of mine loaned me a book, Love and Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs. What an eye opener. I feel that my husband and I have a pretty good marriage. Don't get me wrong, we have our moments, but I think we found our niche. (In May we'll be celebrating our 12th anniversary.) I'm learning so much from this book. I'm only 1/3 of the way through the book. I'm trying to take my time and ponder all of it.
The basis is this - women crave love, men crave respect. Simple, huh? Well, I've been showering my husband with love because that's what I want. I'm working on respecting him, his thoughts, his dreams, and his wishes, AND keeping my mouth shut. I'm learning that I don't always need to give him my opinion. I wish I had read this book before I was married or even as a newlywed.
I believe the Lord is really wanting me to work on my marriage and my relationship with my children. Around the end of 2010 I came across some new blogs. They all focus on being a godly wife and mother. I shared some before, but I'd like to share them again. They have been very encouraging.
God has been working in my life, and I'm so thankful. This year I really wanted to simplify things. I'm working on that, too. I want my life to be a testimony to others that God is all I need.
What great blogs are you reading that encourage and inspire you to live a more godly life?