I am reading a new book right now. The Power of a Praying Wife, by Stormie Omartian, is about how praying for your husband can change the way you see him and increase your love for him. I am not very far into the book yet, but I have already seen a big difference. I am not on the verge of divorce or anything near that, but there is a lot of truth in what she is saying.

The last couple of days I’ve seen myself do things I wouldn’t normally do because I feel closer to Chris through praying for him. I’ve been more loving to him and I even folded the laundry today (unfortunately, that is a rare occurrence). I would suggest that any wife read this book, but especially if you are going through some rough times. I plan on passing my copy onto others so that they can benefit from it too.

Stormie Omartian has many books that begin “the power of a praying”. My hubby has The Power of a Praying Husband. I don’t think he has ever read it and with his masters program keeping him busy, he probably won’t anytime soon. But that’s okay. I am going to be praying for him because I want to and not because I want him to pray for me. He probably already prays for me more than I pray for him. Really, the point of it for me is to become a better wife to him. I am sorely lacking in the wife department most of the time. I want to improve and I prayer always helps improve me.

Chris wrote a great post! It’s all about me! 😀

The last few weeks I have been falling in love with my wife all over again. It is like a spiritual awakening. I am seeing her with fresh eyes. I see the wrinkles forming around her eyes and mouth. She is taking on a look of maturity, and it matches her growth spiritually. There is something very sexy about those lines.

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My husband and I are friends with another couple. Recently, we noticed that they were dressing much more conservatively than before. The women (wife and 2 girls; one teenager and one pre-teen, I think) are now wearing head coverings and long dresses and the men (husband and teenage boy) are wearing pants, rather than shorts, and beards (if possible) J. My husband and I, being curious like most people and also being pastors, wondered what their thinking was behind the recent change.

Yesterday, we got to talk to the wife of the family. (I’m not naming them for their privacy. I don’t know if they would mind or not, so it’s better to stay safe.) She enlightened us. She told us that she had actually wanted to wear a head covering since they had returned from living overseas. But because of the situation they were in they decided that it would be wiser not to. I won’t go into the reasoning behind that, but in their case I agree with their decision. However, she told us that she had been wearing a large hair clip to signify a head covering and still be discreet. They said that when they came back from overseas, they were shocked at what people were wearing (or not wearing). They wanted to keep themselves holy. They have also stopped eating pork. They said that this was because while they don’t see anything wrong with eating pork, not eating pork was a good reminder to them to stay holy and clean. This is the case with the change in appearance, too. They are more careful of what they do and read and say because more people are watching them. (more…)