From the daily archives: "Friday, January 4, 2013"

It’s January!

And that means that we’re getting ready for our Godly Wife series to start!

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Back in March when God put this on my heart it seemed so far away, but I’ve taken the last months and really looked at my heart and my marriage, and talked to a lot of other women and we are all so excited for this year and this series. And mostly I’ve really pressed into God and waited for his direction.

If you’re lost, don’t worry. I put a Help Wanted sign on our door back in October asking for co-hosts and really put my heart out there. Until then it was just an idea and thought and plan I had shared with a few close girls, but I took a leap of faith and put it out there and was blown away by the support and love.

Our Godly Wife series is a yearlong journey of focusing on 13 different characteristics we as wives or future wives can improve in big and small ways. Each month we have a new characteristic to focus on – two for November, and each week I’ll be blogging my journey and thoughts. This isn’t about building ourselves up to be the perfect wife, it’s about opening our hearts to God and asking him for help improving some characteristics that we may have forgotten about or may be lacking. Or we could be great at them and we can share how we’ve become great at them.

I have 20+ amazing women that are going to be joining me this year, and probably a few more that will be added to the list as the year goes on. Most are married, a few are single, but all have one thing in common: the desire to be a Godly Wife.

 

Nadine Nadine is joining us in February as one of the single girls. She has such a huge heart, and I know God has her husband waiting for her. She’s going to be sharing with us how she honors her future husband before she even knows who he is.

 

 

Virginia Virginia holds a special place in my heart! This girl is just the sweetest. We had a chance to talk in person at Influence for the short time I was there and she shared her heart with me. She’s joining us for March.

 

 

Kelly  Kelly is joining us for July and talking about Sincerity. I can’t wait for her to bless you with her words and her heart on this.

 

 

Christina Christina has become a fast friend, we found out we were both going to Influence and we live just 20 minutes away from each other! So coffee was a must. Christina’s going to share with us her heart on Contentment in August.

 

 

Sarah KS Sarah has such a sweet sweet heart, and I know you are all going to be blessed with what she has to say about Joyfulness in June.

There are so many other amazing women who are joining us and I’m so excited to have each one of them working with me on this project.

 

This really is a journey. A journey where every day we get to choose our focus and our attitude and really listen to what God has on his heart for us each individually. I’m excited to take this journey with you; to learn from you and hear what God’s putting on your heart.

Below you can download the calendar that I’ve created for January. It has the characteristic we’re focusing on: Faith, as well as the date of our link up at the end of the month, and a few other things thrown in as reminders. Each month I’ll put out a new calendar, one you can print out, one you can put on your desktop. And there might be some free printables and lockscreen prints each month too, but you’ll have to check back on Monday to see those.

 

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Monday January 7th we’ll start our first characteristic. My co-hosts and I will introduce it, as well as share with you a bit about how it’s a part of our marriage, or how we’re working on it. Then each Monday I’ll be sharing a bit more about my journey and some of the realizations I’ve come to.

Then the big day – Monday January 28th – we’ll have a big link up party where we can all link our posts to how our month has gone and what we’ve been able to learn about ourselves or our marriage or our husbands through the month. A tip to share with the rest of us, a story on how you failed miserably but you got up and started over, anything on your heart about this characteristic.

So here we go. 2013 is going to be a great year, a year where we can all grow and learn and build our relationships with God and our husbands, and each other. I’m excited to see what God has planned for us this year. I’m sure that what I have imagined is not even close to what God is going to do in all of us.

 

Put it in your calendars – come back Monday to hear about Faith, and how that little voice in our heads can sometimes be our worst enemy when it comes to our marriage.

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