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April Motl Christian Blog and Commentary

Happy Wife Book Give-Away

  • April Motl

     

    April Motl is a pastor’s wife who loves to laugh, loves her man, loves to talk on the phone entirely too long and most of all, loves her Lord. Collaborating with the joint efforts of her husband Eric, the two of them share a ministry dedicated to bringing God’s Word into the everyday lives of married couples, men and women. April writes and teaches for women. When she’s not tapping away at the computer writing, or trying to catch up with the laundry and dishes, she is busy serving as a pastor’s wife. April has been privileged through her own church and ministry outside her local body to share God's Word with women ranging in ages and stages, across denominations, and walks of life. Her passion is to bring God's liberating truth to His Beloved. She teaches God's Word with real life illustrations, humor and practical application. April is a graduate from Southern California Seminary (MRS) and has written for Just Between Us Magazine, Dayspring's (In)courage, and The Secret Place and also writes regularly for crosswalk.com. For more information, visit Motl Ministries at: www.MotlMinistries.com

  • 2014 Feb 26
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Happiness is something that's been hardwired into our culture to seek out and prize. As Christians, we sometimes repackage that way of thinking into words that fit our Biblical perspectives a little neater. So instead of seeking happiness, we seek joy or contentment. But regardless of what words you use to describe that often elusive state of mind and heart, it's something we all want. In particular, we wish it for our marriage.

In my experience, there's nothing more burdensome than feeling at odds with my other half. And outside of my relationship with Christ, there's nothing more wonderful than feeling a shared joy and peace between us. Marital happiness makes everything better. 

In 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife, Arlene Pellicane gives us wives some important thoughts about how and where to find that desired happiness. Sometimes, we look for happiness in all the wrong venues and end up spoiling the sweetness the Lord desires to give us. Here's some of Arlene's tips:

  • Happiness is about contentment; it's not about comparison. 
  • Happiness looks out for others; it's not concerned only with itself. 
  • Happiness is at peace with God; it's not trying to win a popularity contest. 
  • Happiness is attained when you give it away; it's not achieved by hoarding. 
  • Happiness is saying thank you; it isn't saying I deserve better. 
  • Happiness can live in any circumstance; it doesn't have to have the exact right circumstances at all times. 
  • Happiness chooses to respect; it doesn't choose to retaliate happiness forget; it doesn't warehouse grudges

If your happiness as a wife could use some adjusting, grab a copy of Arlene's newly released 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife! Also, through March 15th you can enter our give-away to get your own free copy!

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