Are You Afraid? by Mrs. Shirley el Toby

Are You Afraid? by Mrs. Shirley el Toby

Though we have high expectations of the person we desire to marry, we expect to be accepted unconditionally, so if that person decides to point out an area in our life that needs to be changed, we become angry. But, my dear sisters who are Waiting in Heels, what you must understand is that you will not marry perfection, and perfection will not marry you. Please know that just as the dark is inevitable in the person you are waiting for, he will also act as one of the biggest lanterns in your life, aside from Christ, to expose the dark in you.

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"Independence Is a Killer" by Mrs. Dawn Greene

"Independence Is a Killer" by Mrs. Dawn Greene

Were you raised to think, live, and act independently? I certainly was.  Generally speaking, women are constantly shaped to be that way. We’re instructed to “get in formation” and accomplish everything ourselves, because men just aren’t that trustworthy. While that statement may ring true in specific circumstances, it doesn’t work in marriage. How do I know? I did it.

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“I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss the bride.” by Nadine Bigot

“I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss the bride.” by Nadine Bigot

All too often we focus on what we need to do to get married, but we never really learn how to stay married. I had been told that there would be rough moments, but I wish I had known that these moments are not something to avoid or be afraid of, because they will test your patience and faith, and they will force you to learn things about yourself that you’ve never seen before.

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