"5 Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. 6 Your speech must always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person."
Man, this is where the rubber meets the road! Whether you have been saved for 6 minutes or 60 years, there is aways more to be done to reach for perfection in this journey called life. If you are married, your opportunities are even greater!
If this is your first visit to A WIFE AND A WITNESS-Welcome! A WIFE AND A WITNESS is a book that I wrote about our marriage. Our marriage was not always centered on God. It was not always an example of how God desires Christian marriage. It is funny (ironic) that the longer we walk with the Lord the more that we find Him walking with us. What in the early days seemed a struggle to do at times, becomes easier the more that we trust in Him.
After 40 years of marriage, I still struggle with some of the very issues that I write about in A WIFE AND A WITNESS. The tongue, the tone, the temper, still rise up and trip me from time to time. Last year's theme for me was for God to give me a heart of compassion rather than a heart of stone. I think that with all that we have been through, God has done that and then some. This year I feel lead to become more transparent within that compassion. What does that look like exactly? Stopping in mid argument to examine, "Why am I so upset?" Being up front with my husband about what's eating at me. Letting others know that I am not perfect. Wait! They more than likely already knew that but were too polite to tell me. I have just gotten in line with them to be honest about this Joy Bowser, lady.
We each struggle in our lives in different ways, with different things. Some struggle financially while others struggle with health issues. Someone else may struggle with emotional issues while someone else struggles with racial or cultural issues. Someone may struggle with marital issues while someone else struggles with being single. There is always something that needs our attention and our concern. But when we turn those things over to God, He is faithful and just! Even when it is the long term emotional baggage that we just can't seem to unpack. God hears our prayers!
A WIFE AND A WITNESS is a book about how you can better your walk, especially within your marriage. To seek God out in all the areas you need to improve in. God calls all of us to be witnesses of His love and grace!
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 what is necessary to keep your trust in the Lord, allowing him to work in your day-to-day life and in your home.
https://youtu.be/RuK5qcoI8qA Podcast Regarding A WIFE AND A WITNESS
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.
Scheduling events for 2021!
Bengal Christian Church
3518 S Shelby 750 W,
Franklin, IN 46131
July 25, 2021
10:30 AM 10 minute presentation
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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