Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Marriage, Perspective, Praying Wives Club, Relationships, When You Don't Like Your Story 29 Comments

Serving Someone When You Don’t Really Feel Like It

Carley and Dan are a couple who have gone the extra mile…not to go the extra mile. They constantly keep score as to who put a new bar of soap in the shower last or who replaced the toilet paper roll last or who opened a new tube of toothpaste last.

“It’s sort of a contest to see who can use the smallest sliver of soap or use the last drop of toothpaste,” Carley boasted.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Marriage, Praying Wives Club 229 Comments

Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe

I rarely post about marriage, but today is an exception. If you’re not married, hang with me. Please don’t hit the unsubscribe button. This doesn’t happen very often. Let’s join together and pray for our married friends who are struggling. Then next week, we’re back to our regular encouraging posts!

I can still remember being sequestered in the “Bride’s Room” of our church just moments before the organist began to play for the early arrivals.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes July 12th Blog Post

Sharon Jaynes Marriage, Prayer, Relationships 119 Comments

Shaping Worries into Prayers

Harper and I were having a visit on Facetime. This five-year-old bundle of love, my niece’s daughter, was telling me all about her Guinea pig, Skittles. Skittles was her new best friend. He went down the sliding board with her, nibbled on baby carrots at tea parties across from her, and nestled in the mini stroller in front of her during walks.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Lovestruck, Marriage 27 Comments

Don’t Miss the Joy of Dirty Socks

Have you ever had something happen in your life that was a wake-up call. I mean it really got you thinking about what in the world you are doing in life? I still remember the day I God stopped me in my tracks and reminded me to not take one more day for granted.

I could hear the wailing from the driveway.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Forgiveness, Lovestruck, Marriage 41 Comments

Healing When Your Heart Has Been Rubbed Raw

One day I received an e-mail from a woman who was still bitter over a statement her husband made to her cousin ten years ago. She and her husband were preparing to celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary, and she was dreading it because of his careless words a decade before. She wrote, “Please pray that God mends this title [sic] piece of my heart that has fallen to the ground.”

The word title was a typo—she meant to type little.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Marriage, Power of Words, Relationships 269 Comments

I Can’t Believe I Just Said That

What if your most snarly comments were caught on tape? Yikes! That’s exactly what happened to me. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy one of my most embarrassing moments!

My friend Catherine and I set out for a stroll through the neighborhood, just before the fireflies emerged to start their party. We chatted about raising boys, husbands and decorating dilemmas.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Marriage, Prayer, Prayer/Spiritual Warfare, Praying Wives Club 40 Comments

Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe

I know that devotions on marriage are difficult for many who are not married and perhaps would like to be. That’s why I usually keep the marriage devotions that minister to thousands of women in the month of February. Whether you are married or single, please pray for marriages in the Body of Christ to be strong.

I can still remember being sequestered in the “Bride’s Room” of our church just moments before the organist began to play for the early arrivals.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Marriage, Prayer, Prayer/Spiritual Warfare, Praying Wives Club, Relationships 85 Comments

Prayer Can Change a Man’s Heart

I know that devotions on marriage are difficult for many who are not married and perhaps would like to be. That’s why I usually keep the marriage devotions that minister to thousands of women in the weeks around Valentine’s Day. Whether you are married or single, please join us me in praying for marriages all around the world. Also, the prayer at the end of this blog can be used to pray for anyone in your life.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Lovestruck, Marriage 11 Comments

Healing Your Heart When It’s Been Rubbed Raw

One day I received an e-mail from a woman who was still bitter over a statement her husband made to her cousin ten years ago. She and her husband were preparing to celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary, and she was dreading it because of his careless words a decade before. She wrote, “Please pray that God mends this title [sic] piece of my heart that has fallen to the ground.”

The word title was a typo—she meant to type little.  Read more…