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The Young Wife’s Guide Blog

Making Time for God in a Busy Momma’s World

By Mandy Kelly, Contributing Writer When I was a single girl, I had lots of time on my hands. Oh, I made excuses that I was busy – and I was! The busyness of single-hood versus the busyness of being a wife, and a mom, are totally different.  Yet, the one thing I had time… Read More

When You Can’t Find a Mentor…

I have been richly blessed by the many “mentors” the Lord has brought into my life over the years. Some were formal, meet once-a-week type mentors. Others more casual, allowing me to walk alongside them and learn from their lifestyles and friendships. I’ve also known sparse and dry times. People are busy, churches are busy,… Read More

4 Benefits Mentoring Has on Marriage

By Jolene Engle, Contributing Writer Where are all the older women? That’s what I thought when I read Titus 2:3-5. Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good.  Then they can urge the younger women to love… Read More

20+ Homemade Christmas Gift Basket Ideas for under $15

I love making things homemade. There is just something about taking the time to think of the perfect present for your friends and family and then putting it together with your own hands! The beauty of our online world now is that you can make amazing gift baskets that are perfect for the homemakers in… Read More

10 Reasons Why I am a Homemaker Part 1

Photo Credit: Lori L. Stalteri By Heather, Contributing Writer A few months ago, with the birth of my first son, I became a full-time homemaker. Before my son was even born, I was frequently asked the question from all kinds of people of whether or not I would be going back to work.  I always responded… Read More

Establishing a Homemaking Schedule or Routine

By Whitney R., Contributing Writer I love having a homemaking schedule or routine for my days and week; I just don’t always love following them. In fact, I’m pretty bad at sticking to a self-imposed agenda. Instead, I want to do what I want and when I want. The consequences are numerous, and all disastrous in… Read More

How we make date nights possible & why it’s important!

By Michael & Marlene Griffith, Contributing Writers We still remember vividly how much we enjoyed our date nights before getting married. Date nights always meant that we would talk for hours, get to know one another more, tell each other about our hopes and dreams, and look forward to hearing what the other had to say too. After… Read More

The Power of the Written Word – Biblical Homemaking and Correspondence

By Rachel, Contributing Writer What you say to others is an extension of the atmosphere of your home.  As wives seeking to honor God with our homemaking and especially hospitality, words matter.  From the actual words used to the method of delivery – electronic, spoken, written – to the tone in which they’re conveyed…words make a… Read More

Housekeeping as an Extension of Intentional Parenting

By Anjanette Barr, Contributing Writer I could alternately have titled this post, “Housekeeping and Intentional Parenting: How I Stink at Both.” I have over a decade of independent living under my belt and I am still regularly stunned by how difficult it is to just live day by day in these roles of wife and mother…. Read More