Can someone please pass the turkey, I need some dressing too, oh wait……did anyone bring the cranberry sauce? Sigh...
Yep, the Holidays are upon us and we already made it through Thanksgiving!
How was your Thanksgiving? Is the family doing well and in great spirits?
Whew! It came so fast. Right?
We know that this time of year can be great for some and not so great for others. We pray that you will seek God’s peace and be filled with His joy during this season.
We don’t want you to be down, depressed or stressed. The Holidays sure can bring on new stress levels and really stretch your marriage muscle out of place if you are not prepared.
This is the time where any unresolved issues will show up in the form of resentment and unhappiness. It leads to heated arguments and frustrations. All of a sudden you will look up and realize that your joy has been robbed because you did not resolve that one problem before the Holidays arrived. That is one of the mistakes that most married people make during the holidays. We have a few more we want to share with you.
Click here to learn about them on our upcoming webinar.
We want you to experience the best holiday you possibly can with your spouse. This is a time to create memories, make traditions and snuggle with the one you love.
Don’t allow what gifts to buy someone and what recipe to make ruin what God has formed together. This is the time of year that the enemy gets really creative and looks for loopholes in your marriage to attack.
But you tell Satan, NOT this year! You will NOT win. You will NOT steal our joy! You are NOT wanted here! Get OUT!
Jesus said in John 10:10 (NIRV), A thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come so they may have life. I want them to have it in the fullest possible way.
We are destined to have life to the fullest; filled with love, joy and peace. This is the mindset you must have to get through the Holidays. We will teach you some specific tools and techniques that will help you experience this fullness.
Check this out, we teach it all for FREE this Thursday, December 1 at 8:00pm (central). We want you to grab a seat and join us for this training.
Just click here to claim your spot!
Especially the wives, you want to learn how to decrease your stress and frustration levels during the holidays? If not, you will find yourself responding and behaving in ways that you will regret later.
Did you know?
The American Psychological Association (APA) found that nearly half of all women in the United States experience heightened stress during the holidays, which puts their health at risk. The APA also learned that during this time, 41 percent of women use food and 28 percent use alcohol.
Wives, you will not be a statistic. You can live in peace this holiday.
Grab that seat NOW!
Husbands join the wives on this webinar and we will chat with you both on Thursday. These techniques have changed the trajectory of our marriage and we know it will do the same for you.
Give yourself the gift of peace and sign up TODAY!
See you soon!
Peace and Blessings,
Billy & Yolanda
P.S.- What if you could have peace in your marriage right now? Like no matter what comes up, your heart will still have peace. It's beautiful isn't it? Learn these strategies of peace and its yours. All you have to do is sign up and show up!
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. -Colossians 3:-3
I have been a believer since the age of 10 and I have to admit, I never have really understood this scripture Colossians 3:1-3. You would think this would be clear to me since I am a Preachers Kid. It was only in my adult years when I really understood what it means to be raised in new life with Christ. I learned that God makes all things new. Once we confess with our mouth and believe in our hearts that Jesus Christ died and rose again, we are saved and “made new”.
When you are made new, you must put off the old and put on the new. I found that to be difficult because my flesh still craved the things of this world. I still thought about me and just me. I still needed approval of people to feel valued. I was not free in my mind and my thoughts were not on things in heaven.
Around 2007, I learned the power in speaking out loud “Words of Affirmation”. This was the technique that raised my awareness of having a spiritual mindset. The bible teaches us that there is life and death in the power of the tongue. Are you speaking life or death? If you want to think on the things that are above and not the things of this earth, then try coupling “Words of Affirmation” with prayer in your daily routine.
Hey, just to make it easy for you. Here are some affirmations you can try:
I have listed below some affirmations from the Joyce Meyers Knowing Who I Am In Christ Affirmation Guide. This will help you breakthrough the distractions in your mind and get you thinking on the things above. Please find the full guide attached.
We pray that this one tip will ignite the power that God has given you and keep you focused on what really matters.
Until next time, choose to live in peace!
Peace and Blessings,
Do you remember the day you got married? Love was in the air. You were excited, happy and couldn’t get enough of each other. You said yes to love, no matter what!
Marriage is a wonderful blessing that we should embrace and keep deep in our hearts. When God brings two people together in holy matrimony it’s like a new life being born into the world.
So, what happens two, three or even five years later? Some become lonely. Some become frustrated with their spouse. The silent treatment becomes the norm and the days of gazing into each other's eyes is a far distant past.
Then the question arises “do you even still love me?”
When two become ONE we must remember that the enemy is hunting you down like a roaring lion. There is nothing more upsetting for the enemy to see than a married couple loving God and loving each other. Oh, and don’t let them have loving kids and a loving family. This is definitely a target!
We must NOT allow the enemy to steal our joy, our peace or our marriage. We cannot afford for the enemy to get into our minds and have us thinking that the one thing that was good is now a bad thing.
Listen to us, DON'T DO IT!!! It's a LIE. Your marriage is a GOOD thing!
This reminds us of how Jesus came into the world as a beautiful baby boy to a virgin named Mary. This was a GOOD thing! He grew older and stepped into His purpose and mission. This was a GOOD thing! He performed miracles, signs and wonders among the people. This was a GOOD thing! They followed Him and fell at his feet. This was a GOOD thing! They praised Him on a Sunday as he entered Jerusalem saying “Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.”-Matthew 21:9 This was a GOOD thing! However, by Friday they were yelling “crucify Him”! Wait....what just happened? Why did the people say a GOOD thing is now a bad thing?
This is how some of you are approaching your marriage. The one disconnect or discord, you are ready to throw in the towel. This should not be. You face one temporary test and trial and your ready to give up. This should not be. This cannot be the approach for marriage.
Will you have differences of opinions? Yes. Will you have to agree to disagree at times? Yes. Will you need to extend grace toward each other? Yes. Will you need to leave room for error? Yes.
It’s all apart of the married life experience and unfortunately we are missing this fact. Marriage is a journey, not even a marathon and definitely not a sprint.
Here are 5 Tips to help you keep a GOOD thing GOOD:
1) Don’t give up on what you know is a GOOD thing
2) Give love a second chance
3) Reflect on your commitment
4) Attack the problem and not the person
5) Seek God’s wisdom for clarity, correction and correspondence
You will have peace and God will restore what has been broken, if you keep your word and approach marriage God’s way.
Give it a try! It can and will work in your favor.
Question for You? What is God trying to teach you in this season of your marriage? There is a lesson in everything. Share your thoughts with us!
Live in Peace,
Billy & Yolanda
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Authors Billy & Yolanda
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