Wisdom for Wives

"Be diligent to know the state of your flocks …"

We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to Suzanne Vel, the winner of Wisdom for Wives’ 2nd blogiversary giveaway!  Suzanne will receive the Make Over Your Mornings online course, which has helped me to 1) be better prepared to face each day 2) spend more time working towards my goals.

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Thank you to everyone who stopped by for the celebration, and who shared your prayers for growth and change.  I have been praying for each of you, and hope that God will continue to grow all of us into better stewards of the precious resources He’s given us.  May it all be for His glory!

So grateful that you keep stopping by :),

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Two-Year Blogiversary and Giveaway!

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Thank God for another year at Wisdom for Wives!  I’m so grateful for what God has shown me the past two years, and that you all have allowed me to share it with you.  I’m also glad to have made it past my initial doubts about starting a blog discussing finances in marriage.  Even though I’ve been passionate about the topic for years, part of me was sure it was a terrible idea. 😀  For one thing, I knew that it would require talking about my feelings, my challenges, and my failures—three of my least favorite topics!  I was also sensitive about saying anything that might offend someone.  AND, I’m not such a great steward myself.  So how, I wondered, would I be able to encourage others in this area?  But of course we know, our testimony is not about what we get right.  But what He does perfectly.

Speaking of perfection, earlier this year I was quite discouraged about areas of my life in which I felt like I hadn’t grown or changed, including stewardship of my time.  Some weeks or months later I asked God to let me see change in just one area.   The answer to that prayer may have been the Make Over Your Mornings 14-day online course.  Developed by Crystal Paine, the Money Saving Mom, the course is designed to help you create “a morning that is in line with your life, your strengths, your family’s needs, and your unique situation.”  Since completing it in June, I have started an evening routine that has made such a big difference in my mornings.  I’m pleasantly surprised to be keeping it up throughout the summer and hope it will stand up to the real test when school starts again.  🙂  The course also covers setting and achieving goals, and it has helped me make progress with a small business that I hope to launch this year.  So to celebrate this anniversary of Wisdom for Wives, I would like to purchase the course for one of you!

To enter the giveaway, comment below on one area in which you’d like to grow or change.  I would be honored to pray with you about it.  I will select a winner at random from the participants who comment by 11:59 PM (UTC-4, Washington, DC time zone) on Tuesday, August 11. Then come back on Wednesday, August 12 for the announcement of the winner!

Thank you as always for stopping by,

{Disclosure: I am not receiving any compensation in connection to this post or giveaway.}


It’s a Blogiversary! And a Giveaway!! (The Power of a Praying Wife)

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Happy blogiversary to Wisdom for Wives! It has been one year since this blog was born, but the words have been in my heart for much longer. Years ago I awoke to the impact on my marriage of my financial ignorance and apathy. Since then, I’ve wanted to encourage other wives to be more involved and informed than I was, and I’m so thankful for the opportunity to do that here.  I’m also grateful to everyone who has read, liked, commented on, inspired, or encouraged this blog.

To celebrate and say, “Thank you,” I’m giving away a brand new copy of The Power of a Praying Wife (© 1997, 2014, Harvest House Publishers).  In this book, Stormie Omartian shares her testimony of God’s answers to prayers for her husband’s faith, health, handling of finances, and more. But I have to warn you, it’s not a guide to changing your husband in 31 days. 🙂 In fact, in Chapter 1, Omartian confesses her need to pray about her own heart and attitude towards her husband. I have read and prayed from this book—especially the first chapter—many times during our 13-year marriage. And I would love to share it with one of you!

To enter the giveaway, head down to the comments section and share a prayer that you have for your marriage or your finances. The winner will be selected at random from the participants who comment by 11:59 PM (UTC-4, Washington, DC time zone) on Saturday, August 9. Then come back on Sunday, August 10 for the announcement of the winner!

Thanks for stopping by!

{Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation in connection to this post or giveaway. I purchased the book with my own money.  Well, our money. :)}


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