7 Ways to Effectively Communicate with Your Spouse Without Fighting or Nagging

7 Ways to Effectively Communicate with Your Spouse Without Fighting or Nagging

My husband’s words cut through me like a knife yet he looked surprised by my pain filled reaction. And I wondered, how can one effectively communicate with your spouse without fighting or nagging? Clearly, our communication needed some work! I turned over in bed not wanting to look at him. Silently, I hoped he would…

About Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a perfectly imperfect wife and mother, and is thankful for the saving grace of the Lord. When she’s not busy folding yet another load of laundry or comforting a crying child, she enjoys studying God’s Word, writing, and spending time with authentic friends. She's passionate about equipping women to live with intentional faith, family, home, and habits at Proverbs31Mentor.com. Join her for biblical encouragement and practical lifestyle tips to help you live on mission for the glory of God.

What to Do When Your Husband Disappoints You
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What to Do When Your Husband Disappoints You

Have you had times of marriage problems when your husband has disappointed you? Of course you still respect him, you still love him, you still honor him, but maybe he has done or not done something that causes that little twinge in your heart. As of this week, I have been married 20 years! In…

7 Habits of a Healthy Marriage

7 Habits of a Healthy Marriage

Growing up, my grandparents were a rock-solid couple no matter what life handed to them.  After 65 years of marriage, their love has weathered many storms and stood the test of time.  Their constant devotion had me wondering of their secrets for success. What habits make a healthy marriage and how does one keep love…

About Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a perfectly imperfect wife and mother, and is thankful for the saving grace of the Lord. When she’s not busy folding yet another load of laundry or comforting a crying child, she enjoys studying God’s Word, writing, and spending time with authentic friends. She's passionate about equipping women to live with intentional faith, family, home, and habits at Proverbs31Mentor.com. Join her for biblical encouragement and practical lifestyle tips to help you live on mission for the glory of God.

To the Unsatisfied Wife

To the Unsatisfied Wife

To the Unsatisfied Wife, Valentine’s Day is a not so distant memory, as you browsed social media, finding picture after picture of grand gestures of love. Roses, chocolates, date nights, all representative of couples in a love so deep, they had to proclaim it to the world. Meanwhile, your day consisted more of average moments…

About Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a perfectly imperfect wife and mother, and is thankful for the saving grace of the Lord. When she’s not busy folding yet another load of laundry or comforting a crying child, she enjoys studying God’s Word, writing, and spending time with authentic friends. She's passionate about equipping women to live with intentional faith, family, home, and habits at Proverbs31Mentor.com. Join her for biblical encouragement and practical lifestyle tips to help you live on mission for the glory of God.

How to Support Your Husband Through Anything

How to Support Your Husband Through Anything

In almost fourteen years of marriage, Hubs and I have faced more challenges than some couples face in a lifetime. A year and a half into our marriage, my new husband was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 27. That cancer came back less than a year later, and once again his life was…

About Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a perfectly imperfect wife and mother, and is thankful for the saving grace of the Lord. When she’s not busy folding yet another load of laundry or comforting a crying child, she enjoys studying God’s Word, writing, and spending time with authentic friends. She's passionate about equipping women to live with intentional faith, family, home, and habits at Proverbs31Mentor.com. Join her for biblical encouragement and practical lifestyle tips to help you live on mission for the glory of God.

How to Keep Your Marriage from Being Hijacked by Your Kids

How to Keep Your Marriage from Being Hijacked by Your Kids

From the minute you said “I Do” as a blushing bride, you had visions of a lifetime of wedded bliss. You just knew that your marriage would be red hot and passionate regardless of what life threw your way. You just knew your marriage would be different and SO unlike the ho-hum relationships you’ve heard…

About Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a perfectly imperfect wife and mother, and is thankful for the saving grace of the Lord. When she’s not busy folding yet another load of laundry or comforting a crying child, she enjoys studying God’s Word, writing, and spending time with authentic friends. She's passionate about equipping women to live with intentional faith, family, home, and habits at Proverbs31Mentor.com. Join her for biblical encouragement and practical lifestyle tips to help you live on mission for the glory of God.

How to Help Your Husband When He’s Discouraged

How to Help Your Husband When He’s Discouraged

“Daddy’s home!” Little feet ran to the door to greet their hero with open arms, but they were met with a pencil thin smile and a halfhearted hug. Daddy had had another long week and looked discouraged by the weight of the world.  The twinkle had vanished from his eyes and his smile seemed forced…

About Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a perfectly imperfect wife and mother, and is thankful for the saving grace of the Lord. When she’s not busy folding yet another load of laundry or comforting a crying child, she enjoys studying God’s Word, writing, and spending time with authentic friends. She's passionate about equipping women to live with intentional faith, family, home, and habits at Proverbs31Mentor.com. Join her for biblical encouragement and practical lifestyle tips to help you live on mission for the glory of God.

5 Ways to Pursue Your Husband

5 Ways to Pursue Your Husband

This coming July marks the 16th wedding anniversary for my husband and me. Boy, oh boy, have I learned so much and have come so far in my marriage. Thank God for His grace, mercy, and guidance. What a blessing I have been given.  One lesson I’ve learned is the importance of pursuing each other.  I…

About Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a perfectly imperfect wife and mother, and is thankful for the saving grace of the Lord. When she’s not busy folding yet another load of laundry or comforting a crying child, she enjoys studying God’s Word, writing, and spending time with authentic friends. She's passionate about equipping women to live with intentional faith, family, home, and habits at Proverbs31Mentor.com. Join her for biblical encouragement and practical lifestyle tips to help you live on mission for the glory of God.

Spice Up Your Marriage With a Date Night Jar

Spice Up Your Marriage With a Date Night Jar

It was the end of a long day and week, and I was weary to the core.  Wanting to curl up with a good book and a soft blanket, I glanced at the calendar and saw we were scheduled for an at-home-date night that evening. Feeling anything but attractive in my fleece pajamas and messy…

About Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a perfectly imperfect wife and mother, and is thankful for the saving grace of the Lord. When she’s not busy folding yet another load of laundry or comforting a crying child, she enjoys studying God’s Word, writing, and spending time with authentic friends. She's passionate about equipping women to live with intentional faith, family, home, and habits at Proverbs31Mentor.com. Join her for biblical encouragement and practical lifestyle tips to help you live on mission for the glory of God.

17 Ways to Make Time for Your Marriage

17 Ways to Make Time for Your Marriage

From newborns to toddlers to preschool to elementary school to the tween years and teenagers and college students…. it’s tough stuff (or so I hear  ).   Often times the everyday demands of feeding, bathing, clothing, driving, shuffling, disciplining, teaching….. etc. our children can lead to having very little mental or physical energy left for our…

About Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a perfectly imperfect wife and mother, and is thankful for the saving grace of the Lord. When she’s not busy folding yet another load of laundry or comforting a crying child, she enjoys studying God’s Word, writing, and spending time with authentic friends. She's passionate about equipping women to live with intentional faith, family, home, and habits at Proverbs31Mentor.com. Join her for biblical encouragement and practical lifestyle tips to help you live on mission for the glory of God.

65 Days to a Stronger Family Bond
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65 Days to a Stronger Family Bond

When I think about how many weekends are left until my kids graduate from high school, I get a little teary and sentimental. Knowing that the days are long but the years are short makes me want to forge a strong family bond and to intentionally foster our relationships. I don’t want to look back with…

About Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a perfectly imperfect wife and mother, and is thankful for the saving grace of the Lord. When she’s not busy folding yet another load of laundry or comforting a crying child, she enjoys studying God’s Word, writing, and spending time with authentic friends. She's passionate about equipping women to live with intentional faith, family, home, and habits at Proverbs31Mentor.com. Join her for biblical encouragement and practical lifestyle tips to help you live on mission for the glory of God.