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Reminders from God When You Feel Like a Failure

Many times we get tired of feeling like we are failing. We feel like we’re failing in our jobs, in our marriages, in our families, in our day-to-day lives, but the truth is that God didn’t promise us a lifetime of success.

Still, the ache of failure is painful. You feel like you’ve done everything wrong or like everything you are doing is not making anything better. You start to believe that you’re not good enough— a good enough mom or wife or friend.

Why can’t I run my household with grace?

Why do I feel like my work is sloppy?

Why can’t I just “win” one time?
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Christianity/Articles/Reminders-From-God-When-You-Feel-Like-a-Failure.aspx#MU3GHGvovIiywGzS.99

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How to Pray Purposefully for your Spouse

Most Christians are praying for something— something like financial problems or a career decision. Sometimes we pray for family and friends, and sometimes we pray for our spouses, and the words feel tired, but what if we prayed purposefully for our spouses?
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Christianity/Galleries/How-to-Pray-Purposefully-For-Your-Spouse.aspx#xMvAZ85GoB5FJwII.99

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When Your In-Laws Visit

My husband’s family isn’t like mine, and because of that I worried that they wouldn’t like me. When Derek and I were dating, we visited his family in Odessa, Texas a few times, and I’d seen them on occasion when they made trips to see Derek in college. For a few hours, I would smile bright and say what I was sure were charming and witty things.

But then after Derek and I married, they started coming to our house and I worried about the floors and our living room and our kitchen and what they would think of the home we were building together. After all, our home was a reflection of our lives as a married couple. Would they notice that Derek was wearing a wrinkled T-shirt? Would they think I didn’t know how to iron? Would they look in my office and picture their daughter-in-law’s work as caffeine-induced scribbling? Would they hate my decorating for being too modern? Too boring?

Read the rest over at StartMarriageRight.com.

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