How to Hold on to Hope in a Struggling Marriage

Is your marriage struggling? Are you uncertain of how to move forward? I know the feeling, and am sharing how to hold on to hope in a struggling marriage.

By all accounts, we had a strong marriage. We served in the church and had a deep commitment to our faith. Our children pursued academic and extra-curricular activities with our full support. So many things were going well for our family. We were in our 14th year of marriage on the day that … [continue]

3 Truths for When Marriage is Hard

The truth is that marriage is hard sometimes. It's hard to stay hopeful in the struggle. Here are 3 truths for when marriage is hard.

So many things have changed since that day. Some days I feel like my life is never really going to look the same, ever again. And if that’s where I focus, my story seems quite hopeless. So I choose to intentionally lift my eyes and remember that my help comes from the Lord who made […]


3 Reasons to Take Your Thoughts Captive in Your Marriage

I knew my words hurt him, but they were not the root of the problem. My thoughts were. Here are 3 reasons to take your thoughts captive in your marriage.

He walked away in frustration, choosing silence rather than speaking from anger. I knew I hurt him with my words, but they just came pouring out of my mouth. I was hurting, and I wanted to be sure he knew that. Unfortunately, lashing out at him did not help me feel better. As I watched […]


Encouragement for Wives in a Struggling Marriage

Hope for the Hurting Wife is a 30-day devotional that focuses on finding hope in your struggling marriage. From 2 authors who have lived the journey.

Any marriage-related post on this site came after the bottom fell out in my marriage as I didn’t write about marriage before then. It’s been a long, tough journey to get from that first day to this point. This is not a story I ever wanted. In fact, I wouldn’t wish this story on anyone. […]


18 Scriptures to Cling to When Standing For Your Marriage

Are you in a struggling marriage? Read these 18 Scriptures to cling to when standing for your marriage. Download the free printable.

Many of you are here because you are struggling in your marriage. You are seeking out people who understand the path you’re walking. Today I have the privilege to share my friend, Beth’s, post with you. Beth has walked this path of standing for your marriage. She knows the journey we are on, and she […]


The 4-Word Prayer That Changed Me

My marriage was facing a crisis and there was no way out. No matter what I chose, there would be pain. This is the 4-word prayer that changed me.

Have you ever been in a situation where there was no way out? Any choice you made would bring pain in your life or in someone else’s life. It was a no-win situation, but that’s where I found myself, and it was terrifying. The choices before me were to end my marriage, or to dig […]


3 Reasons to Fiercely Protect Your Marriage

My plan for marriage started with excitement and happiness. As time went on, I saw marriages crumble. These are 3 reasons to fiercely protect your marriage.

We all seem to go into our marriage excited to start a new life with our spouse. We probably attend pre-marital counseling together and talk through all the issues that newlyweds may face. We walk down the aisle to wedded bliss, but we may not be aware of the spiritual battles we’re likely to face. […]


How to Overcome Regrets When Standing for Your Marriage

Do you wonder if you're doing everything you should be doing while standing for your marriage? Learn how to overcome regrets when standing for your marriage

This post contains affiliate links.  You can read the disclosure here.  Recently, I shared Ephesians 6:10-17, the passage about the armor of God, with some wonderful women. I was able to read through the passage, share a few thoughts and provide encouragement on the subject of spiritual warfare. The passage lingered with me, though, and […]


3 Ways to Restore the Love in Your Marriage

Where's the love that was once there? If you've ever wondered this, read these 3 ways to restore the love in your marriage.

This blog occasionally uses affiliate links. Click here to learn more.  One thing I’ve found in ministering to women standing for their marriage is that we often misunderstand love. I’ve heard from women who talk about “not feeling in love,” and women who say, “He just doesn’t love me anymore.” The pressing question seems to be, “How […]


31 Prayer Prompts for When Marriage is Hard

Is your marriage struggling? Try these 31 prayer prompts for when marriage is hard.

  There are many prayer prompts out in social media – for your child, for your spouse, for yourself. I enjoy sharing them because it seems they’re a blessing to many people. As I thought about prayer prompts, I realized I’ve never shared a list of prompts here. I’ve shared prayers for anxiety, and resources for […]