Saturday, August 21, 2010

Young Love

So something has been bothering me lately. I have a few teenage relatives and friends that have facebook accounts. I am so tired of seeing 15, 13 and 10 year old "children" saying that they are in a 'relationship' and how much they love 'so and so'. Okay I've been there, I have a the 'crush or crushes'. I know what it is like to have "puppy love". But where are the parents? The parents especially the mothers of these girls/boys should be telling them that they do not need a boyfriend/girlfriend to make them happy or popular. In our house we will not date, but practice courtship. I just wish the parents of these children would step in and rescue the spiritual, emotional, and physical damage that these kids are going through. The more they give their heart away to others the less that will be there for their future spouse. Whew...I'm so happy I got that off my mind:)

God Bless, Tina

Monday, August 16, 2010

What I Have Learned About Marriage!!

Well this summer I took the marriage challenge, here is the website It was about putting our husband's needs in front of ours, seeing the positive instead of the negative, submitting to him (yes there's the nasty 's' word again). I can't say enough that I have grown to see my husband in a whole new light. He's not just the breadwinner or my 'roommate with benefits'...He is my other half, He is my best friend and my lover ( oh and yes, that part of the marriage got better too!!) So thank you God that you used this challenge to help women ,like me , grow to love and know our husbands more:) May no man or women or anything..separate what God has joined together.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Completing him Final Week:(

So this is the final week of the Completing him challenge. Trust me, it's been an interesting summer discovering different ways to make my hubby happy and to feel oneness in our marriage. If you missed any week here is the blog  So here we are ...Kiss Him Like You Mean it. I just got done reading Intimate Issues by Linda Dillow. Wow talk about a wonderful book. It taught me how to be intimate with my hubby and to be the wife that shows my hubby how much I love him. Whether we feel like "it" or not, we should show our husband. Being  intimate with him does not only mean sex, but also the way we talk to him, we can write notes, send pics on our phones ( if you know what I mean) :) We need to show our husbands that they are appreciated and loved. Sex shows your husband that. Long kisses, hugs and sex is telling our husbands that we need them. Try reading the book Song of Songs in the shows just how great sex can be and should be between husbands and wives.  I have 3 that sleeps with us and we still have a great sex life. So you may have excuses that you don't have the time, or that you don't feel like it or that your tired.  But God created sex to be a beautiful and loving time with our spouse and let's not take that time for granted.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Living on Less

Well this has been on my mind alot lately. It seems like we want things bigger and better...we need a bigger house, bigger car...bigger wardrobe. I actually had someone tell me that she would want a bigger house no matter what it cost. She only has 1 child..How big does she really need? We live in 1100sq ft. double wide mobile home. At this point we only owe $35,000 for it. Do I want a bigger home or a "real" home..of course I would love to, but do I need it? After losing almost 30lbs I NEED a bigger wardrobe but I am still wearing my old jeans just wearing a belt with them. I still drive a 2000 dodge Dakota which at this point I only owe 1,000 dollars. We didn't have a 'fancy' vacation this year but I'm fine with that. My husband and I have chose not to accrue anymore debt. We are hoping to be completely debt-free in 6 years. Bigger house=more furniture=more taxes=more heat/a/c..I feel the Lord telling me that I should owe no man anything. Remember we will not be remember for the things we had , but for the legacy we leave.

Monday, August 2, 2010


So God tells us to respect our how do we do that? First of you treat the cashier at the checkout or the customer service rep over the telephone better than you do your husband? When your husband talks do you STOP what you are doing and listen? I know I have trouble with that. My husband tends to talk to me while I'm checking my email..but I keep on checking my email and say 'uh-huh...hmmm'...that's not really respect is it? We should give him eye contact and genuinely listen when he is speaking. Do we husband-bash when we get together with our friends? I'm working on that and I think I'm doing a great job praising him instead of putting him down. The one thing we never do is call each other names when we you?  Let us follow God's command and respect our husband..even when we don't feel like it or it's not convenient. For more on this subject read Courtney's blog at