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3 Jan

How To Set Financial Goals As A Married Couple

How to set financial goals as a married couple
When it comes to important areas of marriage that couples need to discuss regularly and that if not approached correctly can cause major issues, finances appear high on the list. For various reasons, many couples struggle to really get to grips with their finances and find it hard to be completely united in approaches. This is partly because of differing attitudes towards money and avoiding real planning around the finances of the family....
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21 Dec

Hormonal VS Non-Hormonal Birth Contraceptives

Regardless of your relationship status, this is an area that all women should have some knowledge in. Failing to prepare means preparing to fail! Considering this is such an important subject, its concerning how little knowledge the average woman (including myself until recently) has on the subject of contraception. No-one is expecting you to become an expert in gynaecology but enough knowledge to help you make decisions in regards to your birth control methods would be a bonus. Before going through the list of hormonal and non-hormonal contraception, let's get an understanding of the difference between the two. So what are hormones? Well, without getting too scientific, hormones are chemical messengers released by your glands and sent to various cells around the...
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4 Oct

You’ve Ruined My Day!

Wow! We give so much power to other people. A fellow human being has the power to control whether we have a good or bad day? Really? "You've ruined my day" is something I used to say to my husband all the time. I would wake up in the morning and the determination on whether or not I would have a day full of positive vibes, energy, passion and joy would be based on whether Mr Chiwoko and I had had a disagreement. If we DID have a disagreement, then that would be it. BAD day decreed, declared and received. Didn't matter what plans I had for the rest of the day, I would approach that day with a bitter taste in my mouth and a burden...
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4 Oct

Walk Out Of Your Dead End Relationship Without Repentance

The title alone gives the indication that this is some sort of ‘Power to the Women’ type of article. And in a way I guess it is – but not in any form of coalition to the feminism movement agenda – no, I am very much in favour of the biblical set up for men and women.  However, this article IS about women being empowered; and loving themselves enough to know that their desire to be in a relationship should not drive them into relinquishing their precious God-given time to just any man who shows interest for now but has no plan for a committed future – as in marriage. Recently, I recorded and posted a video on Facebook entitled ‘Don’t...
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4 Oct

How To Revive Your Sex Life

  Sex sex sex sex sex! Praise the Lord for SEX! Of all the ideas the Lord had, sex is one many of us are very grateful for. Hahaha. A gift to marriage, sex is the highest level of physical intimacy a couple can share. It's a subject we all need to talk about more but most of us shy away from. We also think that once we get married and are completely free to have as much sex as we could possibly manage we'll be swinging from the chandeliers having exciting passionate love-making sessions every single day and loving it! And there are couples that have it like that. They enjoy a healthy sex life within their marriage that is almost like a steamy scene...
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4 Oct

Let It Slide, Keep Smiling, Maintain Peace In Your Marriage

I’m not trying to win every fight. I’m trying to win the success of my marriage. And if that means letting some things go, not always having the final word and sometimes just agreeing to disagree then so be it. I don’t need to win every fight anymore because I’m in this for the long haul. I’ve got my sights set on the prize of a marriage filled with understanding, peace and friendship. The problem with trying to ‘win’ every fight or even just fighting until someone wins (there are no real winners in a fight between husband and wife) is that in the process people get hurt, and some wounds leave lasting scars. Words get thrown out that can’t be...
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4 Oct

7 Tips For Mums Starting And Managing A Small Business From Home

Ok, so you’re a mum and it’s beautiful. You adore your little cherubs and the fact that you’ve been trusted by the Lord to nurture and raise them is truly an honour. Your children bring you so much love and joy that now you can’t even imagine your life without them. However, you have a penchant for business. Whilst you’re staying at home, looking after the children you cannot escape the inner draw you feel towards starting to build your own empire. Maybe you’ve already taken the plunge and are well on the way to gaining “mumtreprenuer” status. Truth is, whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been going for a little while, managing a business and being a full-time housewife is...
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4 Oct

Face The Pain of the Reality

our spouse has cheated on you. It’s a betrayal and a dishonour to your marriage. Regardless of the reasons, who with, where and how - the fact is it has happened and you have to face that truth. It's not a dream nor a nightmare. It's a fact, and no brushing over it is going to change that. You can’t ignore it or pretend it never happened because the consequences of the betrayal will eat away at you and your marriage until you are forced to face it head on. It is better to face the pain of the reality now. Anger, hurt, confusion, disappointment, anguish…. As you face the pain of the reality, you’ll feel all of the this and more....
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4 Oct

The Dream Wedding On A Budget

Most women have a ‘dream wedding’ in mind; whether it be a fairy tale wedding or your minimalistic wedding. Well neither of these have to break the bank. The average wedding now costs a whooping £27,161. I personally would put that down on a deposit for our first house, or even my honeymoon. So let’s take a look at what areas we can cut down on the stress of a big production. Get married out of season The typical wedding months - June, July, August and September can see you spending well into your thousands. At the end of the day, you will remember your wedding day regardless of when it was. So why not have a wedding in November. Winter weddings can...
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