Welcome Home: Pursuing Joy in Marriage

 Over the last several posts we covered some challenging ground!  We began by talking about choosing Whom we will serve and what it means to build our homes on the firm foundation of Christ and the gospel.  We’ve also talked about the attitude, values, and language characteristics of a household culture of emotional safety andContinue reading “Welcome Home: Pursuing Joy in Marriage”

Welcome Home: The Language of Marriage (Part II)

Last week we talked about the key principles of edifying language and speaking the truth in love. Today we’ll look at four practical applications of these principles for everyday conversation.     Listen to understand.  This might seem like an odd first choice as this whole post has been about our words!  But when we listen toContinue reading “Welcome Home: The Language of Marriage (Part II)”

Welcome Home: The Language of Marriage (Part I)

Every culture has a language and the culture of emotional safety and joy is no different.  As in the previous posts, we will look at this topic within the context of marriage.  Why? Because marriage sets the tone.  Remember, this series is all about creating a culture which makes home a desirable place to be. Continue reading “Welcome Home: The Language of Marriage (Part I)”

Welcome Home: The Values of it All

So far in this series we have established the following:   Building our homes takes intentionality and persistent work- but the reward far outweighs the cost.   We must choose Whom we will serve.  If it is the Lord, then we build our homes on the firm foundation of Christ and the gospel.  Everything flows from this!Continue reading “Welcome Home: The Values of it All”

Welcome Home: Marriage Sets the Tone

If you haven’t read this series’ previous post, Choosing our Firm Foundation,  (https://nicolebyrum.com/2022/02/03/welcome-home-choosing-our-firm-foundation/) I encourage you to pause this reading and click on over there.  With Christ and the Gospel as the foundation of our homes, we turn our attention to the next building block placed upon that foundation: marriage.  It is the marriage relationshipContinue reading “Welcome Home: Marriage Sets the Tone”

The Source of Satisfaction

As the excitement of Christmas fades and the New Year dawns, our attention is turned toward the open chapter before us.  We plan, set goals, and dream about the potential “better” of the months to come.  Yet, despite our hopes and good intentions the truth is we have no idea what lies ahead.  Perhaps thisContinue reading “The Source of Satisfaction”

Rich in Deed

This past June marked four years since the advent of my reading addiction.  It began innocently enough with the goal of reading one book per month but this craze has now culminated to a point of madness.  Case in point: I frequently find myself reading 3 (sometimes more!) books at a time and endlessly addingContinue reading “Rich in Deed”