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The Young Wife’s Guide Blog

Overcoming The Fear of Hospitality

This is a guest post by Karen Yates at Finding Rest. Two months ago, I hosted my first dinner party.  Ever.  To say I was nervous is an understatement.  I was 35 years old and petrified. I never learned how to set a fancy table or make a 5 course meal.  I mean, where does… Read More

Our Family is Growing

We’re Pregnant!! We are so excited and happy to announce that we are pregnant with our first bundle of joy 🙂 This is how we announced it on Facebook. We posted this photo and let it speak for itself. We are so excited to journey into this unknown new adventure. I am transitioning from a… Read More

Last Minute Gardening Mother’s Day Presents

Did Mother’s Day sneak up on you this year? I didn’t see it coming, in fact I was shocked when I looked at the calendar and it was May already! So if you are like me and you are playing a little catch up this  week looking for a last minute Mother’s Day present then… Read More

How Often Do You Really Pray When You Say You Will?

When someone you know is going through a hardship, time of trial, or period of waiting, the appropriate response is “I’ll Pray for you“. As Christians, we know that this is the response that we should have. It becomes automatic and we say it without meaning it. How many times a day do you utter this phrase… Read More

A Beginner’s Guide to Biblical Hospitality

I love hospitality. If we don’t have people over for a week or two I start to get antsy. I start trying to figure out who we can have over. I happily prepare dinner, pick up the house, light the candles, get the kid’s toys out, and turn the music on. It has started to become… Read More

Hospitality Commands

Biblical hospitality was integral to the early church. The early church revolved around the home. Worship and teaching took place in the home. Love, care, and instruction in the Lord was done in the home. The early Church members shared meals together and built community, as well as inviting strangers into their home. Hospitality was a part of their… Read More

Transitioning into Life as a Stay at Home Wife

Last week I shared how God’s timing is not usually our timing and how we are finally moving close to our family again. We are moving at a PERFECT time, however the biggest concern at first was that I just started a new, full time, fantastic job. Our plan was that I would work full… Read More

Trusting Your Plans to the Lord Part 2

If you missed it, read Part 1 of Trusting Your Plant to the Lord. Living by God’s timing and direction After waiting three years, the opportunity presented itself. Oh no, wait. God presented it. After coming to terms with the fact that we would live 8 hours away from our family for years to come…… Read More

Trusting Your Plans to the Lord Part 1

Our story My husband and I married young. We met just days before my husband graduated highschool. I was 16 when we met. He was 18. We began dating when I was 17 and not too shortly after that we left for college. I was 18 and he was 20 as we headed off to a… Read More

Freezer Cooking Resources

The way that I freezer cook is by buying a whole month’s worth of groceries and doing a marathon day of cooking and then enjoying those homemade meals all month long from my freezer. Some months I get busy and just end up with the stapels in my freezer i.e. rice, beans, spaghetti sauce, bread… Read More