"Seek ye first the kingdom of god, and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you." Matthew 6:33
Seek first! Seek is action. Seek is motion. Seek is proactive, not reactive!
We struggle in our marriage. Sometimes more than others. We, who wrote the book encouraging others in theirs, have moments when life gets the best of us as well.
My husband has been battling stage 4 Nodular Melanoma for over a year now. We celebrated our 39th anniversary last weekend with the knowledge that a year ago, we were not sure that we would see the 39th year of our marriage begin. It was a special anniversary for sure!
Being a caretaker for him has changed the dynamics of our marriage in a
lot of ways, on many different levels and it is easy to forget what we have learned over the years. This verse is one of them!
Whether in the early days, when my focus was on his abuse of alcohol, or on any of the sins that were in my "microscope" on any given day, or whether my focus today is on his health needs; I still find that when my focus is not where it needs to be, we struggle. When we struggle life is not pretty. It gets uglier and uglier. When we can focus on God's love for one another, when we seek God out, even the ugliness of life can be changed into "beauty for ashes."
Whether you are a newlywed or been married for years, A Wife And A Witness is an easy to read, easy to understand book with practical advice for all of us! Me, included. I continue to struggle with temper, patience and the "tones" of my voice. We write the book not because we are perfect or have anything about it "perfected," but because we want to share what we have learned and continue to learn day by day!
Seeking God first is the key in every situation!
Because she fell in love, Joy Bowser chose to marry a man who was not a Christian, and in the uplifting A Wife and a Witness, she provides insight for other Christian wives who face the same challenge. A Wife and a Witness is the story of one couple's struggle to follow Christ together. Join Christian author Joy Bowser as she fearlessly shares her marital experiences in order that readers might be encouraged and inspired by her candid vulnerability. Whether you are a Christian whose husband isn't a believer, or a wife desiring to improve your relationship with your spouse this book is for you! A Wife and a Witness outlines specific Biblical concepts to help build a stronger marriage especially if your spouse is not saved, and profound insight into whati s necessary to keep your trust in the Lord, allowing him to work in your day-to-day life and in your home.
To encourage all wives to pursue and achieve better marriages. To especially minister to Christian wives to be witnesses of the saving grace of Jesus to their husbands, their children and those around them.
A WIFE AND A WITNESS
My ministry is a ministry of encouragement. It began as a ministry to primarily married women (but also men) who find themselves in "unequally yoked" marriages. It encourages the Christian believer to keep her/his walk true and in that, she/he will be the kind of spouse that may lead their mate to the Lord. From either video, power point or a beach ball presentation, the point is made that a marriage needs the spiritual power of both spouses to "hold up" a marriage. it is not the work of one person on their own. This message would be good for young married groups, a Bible Study for married women or even for those who are contemplating marriage. Scripture is used to show how God can use wives and husbands as He did Esther, "For such a time as this."
What's In it for me? Sunday School teacher training and recruitment. Looks at what can be gained for a teacher spiritually, by being open to being used to teach others.
Encouragement ( The marrow to our body) Takes a look at Bible Scriptures as they relate to encouraging one another.
Share Your Witness- From the story of the Woman at the Well. How God used one woman to turn the town upside down!
Scheduling events for 2020
Liberty Center Merchants Christmas Open House
December 7, 2019
9:00 am-1:00 pm
Liberty Center Public Library
Liberty Center, OH
Though you may never have been through what Joy went through, you can easily adopt the concepts she presents. Joy offers Biblical principles to help your marriage…” L. Purpura, Bryan ,OH
March 31, 2016 These are the words(wow, oh my, yes and Amen) that came to mind when I started reading A Wife and A Witness. This book is not for the faint of heart, it will cause you to pause and think about if you are treating your spouse the way they should be treated according to God's word. Joy is trying to keep women from falling into the pitfalls that most women seem to succumb to when one spouse is saved and the other is not. But, I also think this book is beneficial to the wife who has a saved spouse. Even if our spouses are saved there are traps and pitfalls that we succumb to that are listed in this book. I'm enthusiastic about marriage, so I was excited to read this book. Anytime someone writes about how to heal, restore, reconcile or how to avoid the baits that Satan will place in your path to destroy to marriages, I'm ecstatic to read and share with someone else. Get a copy of this book, don't sit on the sideline and watch your marriage wither away. Get in the fight, put on the whole armour of God and let Satan know he's a liar. A Wife and A Witness is a 10 star book, but the highest I can give is 5.
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A WIFE AND A WITNESS in the memo line. Send to 2017 County Road T3 Liberty Center, OH 43532.
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Other books coming:
Move Off This Mountain!
A Mom And A Mentor