Monday, November 10, 2014

Marriage Monday: The Mistake You Don't Want to Make {Link up}

Welcome back to Marriage Monday!  I'm so glad you've joined me as we focus on strengthening and promoting godly marriages, both in our nation and in our own backyards. If you missed last week's post, you can read it here.

I read a fabulous post on marriage this week -- one that I wanted all of you to read!  So, I've gotten permission to share it with you today.  This post was written by a woman I've admired and "followed" for several years - Charlotte Siems.  I no longer follow her from afar . . . now, I have daily contact with Charlotte, because she is my Plexus sponsor!  :)  (Anyone who joins my Plexus team, will also have access to Charlotte's coaching through her private Facebook group!  Message me for more info!)

Charlotte is a pastor's wife, homeschooling mother of 12, T-Tapp trainer, and Plexus Senior Ruby Ambassador, who is abounding with wisdom and practical tips for making life "doable."  In this post she warns against a common mistake that women make which damages their marriages.  I believe that this mistake probably destroys more marriages than anything else, so it's a mistake you'll surely want to avoid!

Having been married, mostly happily, for 34+ years, certain observations have been made along the way. My husband is a pastor. He has performed dozens of weddings and dealt with the aftermath when the couple spent more time planning the wedding than learning about marriage. This particular mistake that I'm warning you about seems very common among young wives, but it runs rampant in marriages of all ages. It's responsible for a lot of misunderstandings and misery. And it's pretty easy to avoid, once you're aware and willing. So please don't make this mistake in your marriage...

Read the rest over on Charlotte's blog here.  Then come back and let me know what you think.  Has this mistake already damaged the fabric of your marriage??  Is this a mistake you've corrected??

Your Turn to Share:

Have you been guilty of making this mistake in your marriage?  What were the consequences?  How can a wife avoid this common mistake?  Please leave a comment here on my blog or over on my Facebook page, so we might all be encouraged! You may also email me at if you wish to share a private testimony or a guest post.

If you were blessed or encouraged by this post, please consider sharing it with your friends on Facebook or other social media sites.  Thank you!

Link up:

I'd love to have you link up your blog to mine!  Please link up any past or present posts related to Christian marriage.  Don't forget to link back to my blog!  Thanks!

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Blogs I link up with from week to week:

What Joy Is MinePhotobucket Making Your Home Sing Monday!  

Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth


a-wise-woman-builds-her-home         Messy Marriage      Mom's Morning Coffee

    Wholehearted Wednesday     A Little R & R

Proverbs 31 Link Up  

     Graced Simplicity

Hearts for Home Blog Hop   Hope In Every Season       Faith Along the Way

NOTE:  Please link up your blog post on marriage below by entering the url of your specific post.  Where it says "Your Name" enter the title of your blog post, not your personal name!  Thanks!  :)


Happy Busy Mama said...

Good reminder, not just for husbands, but for others as well. Shaming closes the door on our relationships, children included. Sometimes it is very subtle, and we don't even realize we are doing it. I am taking Charlotte's advice. When my husband or children react to my words, I am going to back track to see if I have even unintentionally shamed them.

Kim Adams Morgan said...

Thank you for introducing us to Charlotte. What a wonderful blog and such a great topic. Shame is something that is very hard to recover from. It takes time, trust, and patience. Better not to go there from the beginning.

Andrew said...

It's an important subject, but, from a male perspective, it can be overstated.

External respect is nice but self-respect is vital. If you don't have it - and this goes for men and women - all the external respect in the world isn't going to help.

Conversely, to a person with self-respect, a disrespectful spouse is annoying, but not a disaster.

marriage is not about what my wife gives me - it's about a promise I made,, and about duty. Romance fades, and love can fade, but duty is honor, and honor is forever.

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