Sunday, March 22, 2015

Are There Thorns In Your Marriage? & MYHSM Linky Party


Making your home sing Mondays


Welcome to the Making Your Home Sing Monday linky party!  Every day you are doing something to make your house into a home for yourself and your family (if you have one). 

My point with each Monday post is, what are YOU doing or going to do today to make your home sing?  It can be an attitude or an action. So have fun, do some blog hopping, and link up!  Thanks!


Topics can include marriage, parenting, encouraging women, organization, cleaning, saving money, our behavior and attitudes, homemaking, homeschooling, recipes.....the opportunities are endless.


Note: We had 113 linkups last week!  You guys are awesomely amazing and amazingly awesome!  Don't forget to visit one another and try to leave a comment on at least one blog to encourage someone today!  :)  

On the left sidebar (down towards the bottom) is the "Making Your Home Sing! Monday" button which I'd love for you to grab and paste into your post!  It is a "no-follow" button.


I have been blessed with the opportunity to be one of many bloggers contributing to "31 Days To A Better Marriage" series on Managing Your Blessings.   This is a wonderful series with 31 different bloggers sharing their hearts, wisdom, joy, and sometimes their pain with you, in order to encourage you in your own marriage today!


 Well, today is my day to guest post!

So if you're popping over from the 31 Days series, welcome!

I'm Nan.  I am a pastor's wife who is blessed to be married to my best friend, and the mother of two wonderful sons and mother-in-law to a beautiful daughter.  I have a love for Jesus, a heart for women, and a craving for chocolate.  I blog about lots of things:



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Such as "Ten Ways To Fall In Love With Your Husband All Over Again,"


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and wondering  "Does Your Husband Look Forward To Coming Home At Night?"   Fighting For Your Marriage,   10 Ways To Sabotage Your Man As A Husband And Father,    making room in your heart for your husband,  asking if you're Breaking Or Repairing Your Marriage and other marriage thoughts.

I also blog about the fact that

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I Am A "Mean" Mom,   Sibling Rivalry,   Correcting our children,   Raising respectful kids and other thoughts on raising children,   Ten Things To Try Before You Lose Your Temper With Your Child, and teenagers.



"10 Ways To Keep HouseWork From Taking All Day," Conquering The Messies,  10 Ways To Avoid Getting Sidetracked When You're Cleaning, and other posts on clutter, cleaning and organization




Putting on Jesus,  Changing From The Inside Outother thoughts on walking with the Lord  and lots of other things as well.


So feel free to poke around but meanwhile, let's talk about the dangers of ignoring the thorns in your marriage.




When I was a little girl I got a thorn in my ankle.  It hurt so bad but I was even more afraid of having it removed, so I ignored it and didn't tell anybody.  You can imagine what happened after that.

Yup.  It got infected.  Removing it was even MORE painful because of the infection.


Sometimes we are tempted to ignore the thorns in our marriage, but that is a mistake.


There are some minor things that we ignore in order to have a smoother marriage.  We do so in love and let grace cover it as we choose to move forward.

But sometimes we don't move forward.  


Sometimes we don't let go but we don't deal with the issue either.  So we try and bury it.  But the problem is that it won't be buried.  It won't be ignored.




So the thorn keeps digging deeper and deeper into our heart flesh, causing bruising and bleeding and inflammation in our marriage.  Still we try and ignore it, but soon it starts building up to a raging infection........




Do you have thorns in YOUR marriage???  What are a few things you should do before you remove the thorn?

Please click here to read the rest of this post, but before you do, don't forget to link up your posts on marriage, parenting, homemaking, saving money, etc. for the "Making Your Home Sing Monday" linky party below!

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21 comments:

  1. Hey, thanks for hosting, have a great week. Blessings

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    1. You're welcome, Terri! Thanks for linking up again today! You have a great week too.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and linking up, Debbie!

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  3. May we carefully tend the garden of our marriage and pluck out any thorns. Thanks for hosting & God bless!

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    1. Amen, Laurie! Sometimes we can get too busy pointing out other people's thorns and messing in their gardens when we really need to be paying attention to our own.

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  4. My husband often jokes that he is the thorn in my side! ha! But in reality, I have many thorns in my marriage--including my selfishness and pride. God is continually working on those areas in my heart. Thankfully my hubby is a patient man! And thank you for this linkup and all the many topics you tackle for marriage and motherhood!

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    1. Lol! I think I'd like your husband! ;) Oh yes, I always say how very selfish I am and need lots of the Lord's grace, and it just seems to come naturally to my hubby. In fact, I have a post coming up soon about that.

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  5. Thank you for hosting this great Spring linky and have a wonderful week ahead!! I hope is treating you well! xx Ashleigh @SimplyWright

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    1. Thank you, Ashleigh! You have a wonderful week too!

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  6. Thanks for hosting. have a great week!

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    1. You too, Jenny. Thanks so much for linking up.

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  7. Thank you for the link up! Have a blessed week.

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    1. You're welcome! Glad you could join up again this week, Ifeoma!

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  8. Thanks for hosting! Have a fabulous week :)

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    1. Thank you and you're welcome! You have an awesome week too!

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  9. Looks like lots of interesting links! Glad I hopped over here from Inspire Me Monday. Hope you have a great week. Thanks for the linky. :)

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    1. Glad you did too! Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. This is very well put and so true. My husband and I used to deal with issues in this way and it all ended up blowing up in our face eventually. It is better to deal with a little pain in the beginning then to let it grow over time.

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    1. Yes it is! It does hurt to "dig it out," but it's just so much more worth it to deal with it when it's small rather than letting it build to an explosion of anger and bitterness.

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    2. Yes it is! It does hurt to "dig it out," but it's just so much more worth it to deal with it when it's small rather than letting it build to an explosion of anger and bitterness.

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