Hello I’m Ileana and I blog over at Illy Who about my life as a mother, wife and everything in-between. I have been swapping buttons with Chastity for a couple of months. When she asked me to share my thoughts on Wife After God devotional on her blog I was pretty excited to tell more about it!!
I have an 11 month old adorable son who brings us oh so much joy and have the privilege of staying home to raise him! One of my biggest goals this year is purposing to make my marriage a top priority and not get overshadowed by my roles as a mother. Some days the balance is way off and that is not ok with me. This devotional was exact jump start I need this year!
I liken my joy for reading this like waking up on Christmas morning, I could not wait to dive in each morning and start my day. Each chapter was short but POWER packed! The chapter concludes with a prayer followed by a daily challenge and journal questions. Don’t skip this, I know we all have a million things to do in our busy days but this kind of seals the deal and gets you thinking about what you read all day long.
Some days the challenges were easier than others, only because I had to put my pride to the side and set out to make change. I found myself multiple times in various chapter and have made the necessary adjustments. I loved that my heart was being tugged to change.
This devotional was written for wives in every stage of life. I haven’t been married for a long time, 4.5 years, but I am out of the “newlywed” phase and into a whole new chapter with starting a family. I highly encourage new moms to grab a copy and read. Being a mother does not trump being a wife, and when God is in the center of your marriage it flourishes!
If you haven’t read this devotional yet please do so. I cannot stress enough how important it is to never stop working at your marriage to make it better.