10 Ways to Be the Husband Your Wife Needs (Part 2)

This post is the second and last part of a series on how to be the husband your wife needs. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to review the first post as it lays a foundation for why we need to look to Jesus as our example of how to be the husband our wife needs most.

10 Ways to Be the Husband Your Wife Needs (Part 1)

We all want to be good husbands. At least if you’re reading this post you probably do. Wanting to be a good husband, however, is rarely enough to help us get there; we need to know how to do it. Let’s explore how to be the husband your wife needs most.

What if my marriage is dead?

Whoever said marriage is easy, obviously has never been married. Let’s be honest, we’re all at different places in our marriage journeys, and no matter where we are, there is always at least one area that could use a breath of life. Of all the content we post on Facebook, we get prayer requests and questions from people asking “What if my marriage is dead?“.…

Book Review: Wife After God | A 30-Day Marriage Devotional for Wives

I don’t even know how to start this review. The Wife After God devotional literally put words to my heart and I am anxious to reread it AGAIN. In all honesty I’m a pretty harsh book critic, especially when it comes to devotionals (ask Ryan), and Wife After God is definitely NOT your ordinary morning devotional.

Being Pregnant and Married

The secret is out; Ryan and I are due to have a little baby girl in December and we couldn’t be happier! However, we are wrestling through being pregnant and married; and trying to strike new balances in this new season of life. Don’t worry, we’re not turning this into a “How to parent your child” blog – we are still all about marriage and…

A Christian Response to Same-Sex Marriage

If we profess to be Christians, we should treat people like Christ treated them. Right? Today there was a Supreme Court ruling that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and further opened the door for same-sex marriages in the states that will allow them.  In our home state, California, a case regarding Prop 8 was also ruled on that removes restrictions on same-sex marriages.…

Covering your spouse

Ever had those mornings where the chaos seems to escalate the closer you get to the door? Welcome to last Tuesday morning in the Frederick household. Every year Ryan and I take about a week off and take our time driving up the west coast to visit family and friends and to escape the blazing heat of the desert for a few weeks.

10 Ways To Pray For Your Husband

Prayer is beautiful, wonderful, sacrificial; a privilege and a blessing. Before I met Ryan, I was praying for him. Throughout our (almost) 10 years of marriage, I

Keeping the Sabbath: rest, refreshment, and recognition

Growing up, I never really studied the meaning of the Sabbath. I knew it was on Sunday’s and that it was basically a day to relax from work and have fun. It wasn’t until I was a married adult that I began to realize and discover how much we NEEDED a day of rest together. Although I wasn’t completely off in my understanding, I’ve definitely…

Willingness As a Wife

Maybe it’s a first-born child thing, or maybe it’s just me getting older, but I’ve become more aware of how unwilling I tend to be with my husband. When I was in my early 20s I’d overhear older women say something to their husband to the effect of, “Oh no! I am