3 Ways to Move From Lazy Love to Faithful Love in your Marriageby Mandy Zehnder
Do you ever feel like your spouse loves you, but it's a lazy love? Only showing love when his own love tank is full? Or he only does the bare minimum--just enough to keep things going, but you feel like you're mostly running the show solo? It's highly frustrating and feels unfair doesn't it?
But before we gather up his things and send him off to couch-ville, I want us to really check in. Here are 3 ways we can move from Lazy Love to Faithful Love.
Digital Binkyby Mandy Zehnder
How many of us use our devices to avoid things we need to address or take action on? The stress in life can be so intense that we just self-soothe with a few hours of scrolling.
For some, attachment to phones isn't the issue. There are lots of unhealthy coping strategies out there, but for now let's focus on the issue of turning to our devices to self-soothe, rather than turning to God about our deepest desires.
Living the Dreamby Mandy Zehnder
How long have you been married? When did you meet? Were you highschool sweethearts?
I met my husband in Kindergarten and I just loved him!
My love continued to grow and within two years I told my 2nd grade teacher, "I am going to marry Joel Zehnder."
Our friendship continued to grow and in the 6th grade we finally made it official when Joel asked me to be his girlfriend! I was over the moon! Convinced we would never break up and would for sure grow old together…
Parenting in a Pandemicby Mandy Zehnder
As we re-enter this school year, does anyone else feel the unrelenting black cloud of you know what?! Yep, we are going to talk about it. Covid.
I didn’t want to bring it up here, because I'm sure you are TIRED of seeing it everywhere, but after having a personal experience with it in our home, I need to put this out there.
It has become VERY apparent to me that our children have been bearing this burden much deeper than we may understand. They may not FULLY comprehend what or why we have to distance.
I am not a doctor, psychologist, or anything fancy. I am simply a mother who has witnessed her own children tough it out last year like champs, but round two, and having Covid hit directly home, has challenged us even more. And I just want to give you a heads up if you haven’t experienced this yet. Lead with love, anchored in patience, my friend.
In this blogpost, I will give you 3 ways to CONNECT with your child/children even in quarantine.
Raising Daughtersby Mandy Zehnder
Women of the world today are so strong, and yet on the verge of self-destruction because we are looking inward, not upward. It is getting painful and exhausting. We are taking on roles that were never intended for us. I don’t think it is what God intended for us, and I for one don’t want to question Him. So what do we do?...
Raising Sonsby Mandy ZehnderWhen I think about the world our boys are growing up in, and how I want to raise them, I think about the challenges they will face. How will I prepare them to be strong and brave; to stand up for who they are no matter what? To treat women with respect, but also receive respect as the heads of their home...
A Father's Wishby Mandy Zehnder
Do you ever wonder what our Heavenly Father would want for Father’s Day? I mean, really?
It truly has led me to dive into scripture, and I am reminded of just how good He is. You really can get to know the heart of God by simply opening the book He wrote to all of us. The Bible has His thoughts, His commandments, His desires for His beloved children (all of us).
I Surrenderby Mandy Zehnder
And I will be honest, this is the hardest thing I have ever done. Fully surrendering. But I trust my God, I trust his design for marriage, and I trust this man that I vowed "for better or worse; in sickness and in health; for richer or poorer."
And guess what ladies?...
The Juggling Actby Mandy Zehnder
Have you ever been to a circus? Do you read that question and feel like you are running a circus at home? I do! Lol!
I think of the talent it takes for people to juggle pins or flames and what is the one thing they have to do? The ONE thing...FOCUS. They do not allow themselves to...
Loving Imperfectionsby Mandy Zehnder
What if we loved our spouse and all their imperfections 100%? What if we could simply stop getting frustrated and annoyed with them, and start accepting the things that make us crazy?!
When I tell my husband "You're driving me crazy," he responds "Crazy in love!" 🤣🙄
Spend time with things that love you backby Mandy Zehnder
Spend time with things that love you back.
This is the phrase, this is the secret sauce, this is what helps us navigate parenting in a digital world.
Do you feel like screens have literally taken over this year? In the most wonderful way and yet the most overwhelming way, screens are a part of our everyday lives.
In our home, we have been using the phrase...
Quaren-cation with Grandpaby Mandy ZehnderThis last week was interesting. We had my dad here for the first time since shut down for a "Quaran-cation"..... a vacation where he came down from...
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