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On Fire Ministries' mission is to ignite a passion for Christ in women and to inspire them to apply God's word to their everyday life.
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Can Divorce Actually Be Predicted?

Today’s blog is from Marriage and Family Counselor Intern, Taylor Draughn. Thanks Taylor! The answer to the question “Can divorce actually be predicted?” is “yes”. I do not claim to have this ability, but a researcher in Washington, named Dr. John Gottman does. He has spent 16 years of his life dedicated to studying marriages and understanding why some last and others fail. He can predict a marriage’s demise not 50, not 60, not even 80% of the time, but 91% of the time after watching a couple’s interaction. He …

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Conflict and Communication in Marriage

Conflict and Communication in marriage can be extremely difficult. When in conflict in our marriage, we struggle being heard and hearing our spouse so of course communication is hindered. Learning to communicate wisely in the midst of conflict may be the real key we are looking for. As a Christian wife, I want to understand the picture God’s word paints for me in my marriage. Today’s Bible study will do just that.   Most of us know that Ephesians 5:22-24 tells us to submit to our husbands and most of …

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PICKY EATERS AND HUNGRY HUSBAND

Here are some tips and encouragement from Ashley White Wellness for busy moms who have hungry husbands and picky eaters. Ten years ago a church wide invitation to participate in a program “Seven Weeks to Health and Wellness” detoured my life forever. I needed change and desired peace in my home considering I prepared four different meals attempting to please my picky eaters and hungry husband. This craziness was causing friction with my man and running me ragged. I signed up for the program, dove in, and intended to drag …

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Husbands – The Priority Position

My three daughters are precious and have brought me so much joy over their lifetime. I can’t imagine life without them! However, I only have one at home who has 2 years left of high school. There is a good possibility she will move out when she starts college. Our children are not under our roof for a lifetime, but our husband is. If we let our children have the priority position in relationship, what will happen when they move out? I am not sure the answer is always the …

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Healthy Marriage Healthy Enviroment

What a great video we have for you today! Joneal Kirby, Dr. Mom, encourages us as wives and mothers in practical ways. Today’s video is all about having a healthy marriage that gives our children a much needed healthy stable and secure environment to grow and develop in. As we have already seen, a couple-centered family is the kind of family we want to develop, not a child-centered family. Be encouraged by our interview with Joneal Kirby and discover ways you can make a positive impact in your marriage, childen, …

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Why Do I Need A Couple-Centered Family?

Thank you Taylor Draughn for you professional guidance and tips in developing and maintaining a healthy marriage. Want to learn more about Taylor Draughn. Your relationship with your husband is just fine. You and he have agreed to taking the back seat, second to your children for the sake of raising them to be productive members of society. Therefore, making your children you and your spouse’s first priority. Ladies, these beliefs are not only not healthy for your marriage, but also not healthy for your children or their development. Pat …

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Creating a Couple Centered Family

The past few weeks we focused on our role as women and having healthy marital intimacy. Today we shift our attention to creating a couple centered family. A couple-center family is a healthy family. A healthy family develops healthy children. Desiring the best for our children is normal, but letting them consume our family is not. They need us to love and respect our spouse and develop that marriage relationship. A stable secure marriage creates stable secure children. Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the …

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Loving Your Body Leads To Loving Your Man

Thank you to my friend and sister in Christ, Health Coach, Ashley White for writing today’s guest blog post! Ashley links how our personal view of of our body impacts healthy marital intimacy. Enjoy and know: YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL, GOD’S PERSONAL WORK OF BEAUTY! I dieted most of my life longing to be prettier, skinner, and delighted in. I viewed myself as fat and unlovely no matter what I weighed or how I looked. I have been disgusted and dissatisfied with body parts. I have focused on what I despised …

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Igniting the Romance & Healthy Marital Intimacy

Sex is a blessing from God given to us for our protection and pleasure. Sex God’s way is good, holy, and pure. This week, we identified the danger of always focusing on problems or negative aspects with our spouse. We discussed right thinking, practical helps, and the value of living a physically healthy lifestyle to develop healthy intimacy in our marriages. Let’s wrap up our week with God’s specific word relating to our bodies in marriage. Truth 1 Corinthians 7:3-5 Let the husband render to his wife the affection due …

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Healthy Marital Intimacy

I hope your eyes have been opened to dangers you haven’t recognized in your marriage. What we focus on really impacts the direction and outcome of the health of our marriage. Taylor gave some great practical tips to strategically implement with your spouse to grow and develop healthy marital intimacy. Remember, healthy marital intimacy is one of your most powerful weapons against the enemy who seeks to destroy your marriage. You will also discover your intimacy with your spouse to be one of the most rewarding and fulfilling aspects of …

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