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The Bible Speaks

the bible speaks

Day 1: The Bible Speaks

Welcome to a completely different kind of reading plan. It’s so different I refrained from uploading it to my website, thinking few would read it. Not that the content is shabby or something for which I am ashamed. On the contrary. I believe in the message. It’s the AUDIENCE. While I generally (and I mean, 99.89 times out of 100) speak to women — this message is straight talk to men. There was much hesitation in writing. In fact, I cried my eyes out wavering on whether or not to push “submit.” No matter who or how many read it, the message is worth sharing. Marriage is sacred and your wife, valuable. This is not the messaging reverberating from society. The Bible still speaks and speaks in ways we can understand today. I pray you receive it and that the Holy Spirit moves in your heart and mind to give you a genuine understanding of your wife that is life-giving.

Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. Genesis 2:24

He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD. Proverbs 18:22

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8

Devotional: The Bible Still Speaks

Your wedding might be captured under blue skies on the seashore with sandcastle beaches for posterity, but it doesn’t take long for the waves to wash over those temporary mansions and the clouds to gather. The days and years that follow can be tumultuous.

Chad and I started out in a tiny blue house working five part-time jobs between us suffocating through the Texas heat with nothing more for cooling than a ceiling fan. We chose the hard ground over our secondhand couch to eat countless bowls of raw cookie dough underneath that fan. About most things marriage and life, we didn’t know diddly!

There were zero aspirations for bigger houses or corporate successes. The path was not set toward all the degrees or even establishing a family. No. Our ambitions were more basic. We simply wanted our marriage to make it when so much was failing around us.

Marriage is a covenant commitment. We wanted the service in a sanctuary (Logsdon Chapel) officiated by the Godliest man thinkable, Dr. James Shields, wearing the most solemn attire he possessed (his scholarly robe). More than anything, we were aiming for a marriage that honored God and endured until death do us part. We just didn’t have a clue what to do when we marched out of there, husband and wife.

Clueless are We

Let’s face it. Most of us are completely CLUELESS about how to love our spouses when we enter marriage. We don’t have any idea how to love one another earnestly. In fact, a good number of us remain dumbfounded far too long.

Granted, marriage still holds its conundrums, but after more than a quarter of a century under my belt, and countless conversations with brides of all ages, commonalities surface when it comes to what a wife really wants from her husband, but can’t say.

But where your wife can’t speak, the Bible does, because the Bible speaks. So, to any man confused about what his wife really wants, what follows are five BIG ONES she can’t tell you.

Before we move any further, take a moment today to pray. Ask the Lord to reveal the following:

  • His Truth for your relationship
  • Your heart in relating with your wife
  • The strengths of your marriage
  • Weak places that need to be strengthened
  • Sin that needs to be forgiven
  • Any celebrations that can take place for progress in the hard places.

 

For His Glory,

 

 

 

Pray for Your Husband – Best 5 Ways

Best 5 Ways to Pray for Your Husband

Podcast #59

Studies show that most Americans believe in prayer and pray for those close to them. But what would happen if we really got serious about praying for our husbands and learned how to do it more effectively? Oh sure, we pray about the crisis for today and the issues at hand. But what about their character? How about faithfulness? Overall joy? Some gentleness? And their willingness to follow the Lord? There is so much we are leaving on the table by NOT accessing what we have been given simply because we are not praying.

That’s what we are talking about in this episode of the She Yearns Podcast today. There is so much available in Scripture for us to utilize as we pray that we might not recognize. I have just pulled out a sampling of options. Make these your own. Think of them in broad categories and then get specific for your own situations.

We could not possibly get everything on one episode of the podcast, so I will be making more resources available on this topic on the blog and possibly other resources. Check in with us on social media to see what is coming and what might be helpful to you.

Don’t forget. As always, you can now check out the latest episodes of the She Yearns Podcast from iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher, or SoundCloud. Just click on the links below! You can also scroll down and listen right here!

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Thank you for listening.

Cheri

Five Essentials for Healthy Relationships

Five Essentials for Healthy Relationships

Podcast #52

Hey! Welcome to the She Yearns Podcast and today’s episode, Five Essentials for Healthy Relationships

Today’s focus on the She Yearns Podcast is on five essentials for developing and sustaining healthy relationships. It’s not an exhaustive list or not clinical. It’s just a good, sound voice of experience speaking from a biblical worldview. I don’t think there is anyone among us who can boast of having it all together in terms of relationships. We are all sinful and make mistakes from time to time. Unfortunately, that involves hurting the people we love more often than we would like to admit. And it really doesn’t matter how long you have been at the relationship game, or how spiritual your position. It’s a, sometimes, painful process of moving toward reflecting more of Jesus in all we are becoming. That’s why we need to talk about it and be willing to continue growing.

I pray it’s beneficial for you as it was for me.

Just so you know — you can now find today’s episode, Five Essentials for Healthy Relationships, and other episodes of the She Yearns Podcast from iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher, or SoundCloud. Just click on the links below! As always, you can scroll down and listen right here!

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Allow me to invite you to become a subscriber to the She Yearns Podcast by going to any of the providers and signing up for the RSS feed to have it automatically updated to your device! It’s basically ONE CLICK! And it doesn’t use any extra memory and really makes life easier.

If you enjoyed this episode or found it helpful, please leave a comment or review in your hosting provider service. I also love it when you post below! It really helps the ministry. We cannot do it without you! The only way the Word goes out further is with your help. Please share it as you feel the leading.

Thank you for listening.

Cheri

How to Lose a Guy in 5 Days

How to Lose a Guy in 5 Days

Podcast #9

Yes. You and I can do things in our relationships or create situations that, at best are detrimental, and worst, absolutely drive our spouses away. Scripture offers warning as well as hope for how to operate within relationships. In this episode of the She Yearns Podcast, In this episode of the She Yearns Podcast, How to Lose a Guy in 5 Days, Cheri Strange takes the warning perspective, looking at just how easily we could all destroy our relationships in a short time, but also illuminates the message of hope offered in Scripture for how to navigate your relationships differently

You can now check out How to Lose a Guy in 5 Days from iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher, or SoundCloud. Just click on the links below! As always, you can scroll down and listen right here!

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As a part of this particular podcast, I I brought in the encouragement and wisdom offered in this segment from Bob Newhart.

http://https://youtu.be/soNxvuqXL7U

Allow me to invite you to become a subscriber to the She Yearns Podcast by going to any of the providers and signing up for the RSS feed to have it automatically updated to your device! It’s basically ONE CLICK! And it doesn’t use any extra memory and really makes like easier.

If you enjoyed this episode or found it helpful, please leave a comment or review in your hosting provider service. I also love it when you post below! It really helps the ministry. We cannot do it without you! The only way the Word goes out further is with your help. Please share it as you feel the leading.

Thank you for listening.

5 Things Your Wife Really Wants but Can’t Tell You

Five Things Your Wife Really Wants but Can’t Tell You

Podcast #8

Let’s face it. Sometimes it can feel like rocket science trying to figure out how to make your marriage thrive. Truthfully, there really are actions you can take that can make marriage between a wife and husband stronger, more enjoyable, more God-honoring with staying power. But often these are difficult to communicate. In this episode of the She Yearns Podcast, Five Things Your Wife Really Wants but Can’t Tell You, Cheri Strange addresses husbands, talking straight about what their wives wants but can’t say.

You can now check out Five Things Your Wife Really Wants but Can’t Tell You from iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher, or SoundCloud. Just click on the links below! As always, you can scroll down and listen right here!

Listen to Stitcher

 

 

As a part of this particular podcast, #4 relates to “I’ll Clean up for You,” by Tim Hawkins. I hope you gain some truth and insight from this funny man!

http://https://youtu.be/jE5Dceud7Zs

Allow me to invite you to become a subscriber to the She Yearns Podcast by going to any of the providers and signing up for the RSS feed to have it automatically updated to your device! It’s basically ONE CLICK! And it doesn’t use any extra memory and really makes like easier.

If you enjoyed this episode or found it helpful, please leave a comment or review in your hosting provider service. I also love it when you post below! It really helps the ministry. We cannot do it without you! The only way the Word goes out further is with your help. Please share it as you feel the leading.

Thank you for listening.