Fighting Selfishness: The On-Going Battle of a Mom at Home

Today was a battle for me to keep my perspective clear, focused, and my attitude joyful. Today I didn't want to be at home doing laundry, cleaning house, feeding kids, changing diapers, or even doing home school with the kids. Today I struggled with an ugly sin called selfishness. For any of you who know me well, you know that the thing I LOVE most to do with my husband is build. Ever since we [...]

By |November 29th, 2011|Blog, Marriage, Parenting, Reflections|0 Comments

Thriving Marriages: Allow Him

Allowing Your Husband to Lead This post is for strong women who are natural leaders, who thrive leading; however I am sure all women could relate in some ways~ right? As a strong, passionate, get things done kind of woman who is habitually leading her children all day through home schooling, when my husband gets home it can be a challenge to move out of that Head of the Household role immediately.  As my understanding [...]

By |November 17th, 2011|Blog, Marriage|6 Comments

Thriving Marriages & Thriving Businesses:Part 6

Compartmentalizing Life? Aren't We a Team?What is it?  He has his job, you have your job.  He has his responsibilities, you have yours.  He has his "jurisdictions," you have yours.  He has his side of the closet, you have yours.  He goes to work, its his deal, what does it have to do with you?  You have your work (even if it is in the home), what does it have to do with him?  Get [...]

By |October 6th, 2011|Blog, Business, Marriage|1 Comment

Thriving Marriages Part 5: Lead Me

Lead Me"I look around and see my wonderful lifeAlmost perfect from the outsideIn picture frames, I see my beautiful wifeAlways smiling, but on the insideOh, I can hear her sayingLead me with strong handsStand up when I can'tDon't leave me hungry for loveChasing dreams, but what about us?Show me you're willing to fightThat I'm still the love of your lifeI know we call this our homeBut I still feel aloneI see their faces, look in [...]

By |August 20th, 2011|Blog, Marriage|0 Comments

"Building Thriving marriages & Thriving Businesses Part 4:The Comparison Trap"

The Comparison TrapWe have all been there... that time old comparison trap... and aren't we women the WORST at it? Or maybe it just has the ability to eat us up more than men?I'm sure you've all read the books on friendship that have chapters dedicated to "comparing" yourself to other women and how dreadfully dangerous that can be.I know I have personally struggled with this one since I was a young girl in elementary [...]

By |April 27th, 2011|Blog, Business, Marriage|0 Comments

Building Thriving Marriages & Thriving Businesses Part 3

HospitalityOne of the most obvious ways to be involved in your husband's business is through Hospitality. This message is for women, all women who are married, regardless of their husband's career choice. There is always some way we can reach out, if our husbands can get into the thought of "reaching out" to those God puts in their path on a daily basis. However, I must say that in our personal experience it has been [...]

By |March 21st, 2011|Blog, Business, Marriage|0 Comments

Building A Thriving Marriage & A Thriving Business Part 2

Dispelling Yet Another LieLie#2: People who have successful businesses must have sacrificed their marriage & family life or compromised something, somewhereTruth: Some may have. Some will and some do, and they will struggle in their personal life because of their decisions and actions (in the Bible its called sowing & reaping). However, that doesn't have to be you. I don't believe God would ever ask you to sacrifice your marriage or family for a business. [...]

By |March 3rd, 2011|Blog, Business, Marriage|4 Comments

Building A Thriving Marriage & A Thriving Business Part 1

Dispelling the MythToday I want to dispel the first of a few myths that I believe hurt businesses and marriages.Lie #1: You can't have it all- A Thriving Marriage & A Thriving BusinessTruth: A thriving marriage can help create a thriving business! No, a thriving business doesn't create a thriving marriage.The obvious tip here is to be focused on creating a strong foundation for your marriage from the beginning. Create a Vision and Mission for [...]

By |February 28th, 2011|Blog, Business, Marriage|0 Comments

Thriving Marriage & Thriving Businesses Series

I am excited to start this series which I am calling"Building Thriving Marriages & Thriving Businesses"As many of you know, my husband has worked for Cutco for 16 years. That was how we meet. I worked for the company first as a sales rep and then after training to run my own office, Isaac and I were engaged so my focus changed and I became his main Assistant Manager. Together we built our first year [...]

By |February 26th, 2011|Blog, Business, Marriage|3 Comments