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!
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! :)
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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!
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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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 Out, other 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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