Hello and Welcome to My Blog!

This is where I begin my journey with you, Christian wives everywhere. As I seek the Lord for grace to share testimonies and words of encouragement about marriage, it is my hope that you will: be strengthened to live with your husbands in peace, be encouraged to live according to biblical principals
be grateful for the gift of marriage and...be open to sharing comments here with other wives

I never considered myself a writer, but I am following God as I write to and for you. I hope and pray your marriage will be blessed!

In His Service,


Prayer for the National Day of Prayer

Special Prayer For The National Day of Prayer - May 6, 2010

We have purposed in our hearts to pray for those who lead us.  The "Wives On Pupose" will be praying for our husbands who lead our families on May 6, 2010.  Please prepare you hearts to join us and pray for our nation'a leaders as the day approaches.  The following text is reason for us to continue to seek God on the issue of corporate prayer. 

visit: http://www.nationaldayofprayer.org/  for more information

Judge Rules National Day of Prayer Unconstitutional

On April 15, 2010, United States District Court Judge Barbara Crabb, for the Western District of Wisconsin, struck down the National Day of Prayer statute, as violating the Establishment Clause. Judge Crabb ruled that the statute serves no secular purpose, but rather calls the nation to engage in a religious exercise - prayer.

The National Day of Prayer belongs to Americans. It is a tradition that dates back to 1775 and it is not for a Judge to take away. We the people called for the day of prayer and for 59 years we have practiced our freedom to gather and pray.

"Please remain in prayer with us about this critical matter. We know God is in control. And, whatever lies ahead, we are committed to stirring the hearts of Americans to prayer and to preserving the National Day of Prayer as a vital expression of our nation's cherished religious liberties."

-- Mrs. James C. Dobson (Shirley)
Chairman, NDP Task Force

Presented By ~ The Presidential Prayer Team™



When The Wives Pray


What is the National Day of Prayer?

The National Day of Prayer was established as an annual event in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. The observance of the National Day of Prayer is founded on the constitutional rights of freedom of speech and freedom of religion and can be celebrated by all Americans.

The National Day of Prayer has its own Web site (http://www.nationaldayofprayer.org/) that offers information about how the day is observed across the United States.

When is the National Day of Prayer?

Thursday May 6, 2010

We Are Joining the National Call To Pray.

Wives are never shy about seeking heaven on behalf of our marriages. Each Monday night we get on the phone and pray! Now we are accepting the opportunity to join people all over the nation in prayer for MARRIAGE!

Wives On Purpose will be rising at 5:00 AM to stand in the gap for women in troubled marriages and those who are too hurt to pray for themselves!

We are lifting up the serious issues that cause stress, strain, and separation. We are standing against divorce and every other trial that causes death to God’s holy covenant of marriage between one man and one woman. We are using our weapons of prayer and our praise to seek victory through God’s resurrection power for marriages.

Won’t you join us in 3 weeks?

If you or a women you know is in need of prayer. Make the call on May 6th.

I'll be praying for you and with you.


A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words


I promised a few more peeks at our celebration and our ministry.  Here they are.
Happy Anniversary to all of the “Wives On Purpose” past, present, and future!
God has touched  our hearts and our lives.
Because of him, we can stay married til death to us part.

Enjoy our story!

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From Our 5th Anniversary Celebration

In honor of this year's theme, my dear friend and member of the Wives On Purpose Support Group wrote this poem for our celebration.  I hope it blesses you and your marriage.


By Vanetta Tate © 3/12/10

Love is not the feeling that one gets in a new relationship

Where you can’t hear the words for looking at their lips

It’s not time standing still waiting for the phone to ring

Or the candy, flowers, or just because gifts that you bring

The kind words, your gentle touch, and romantic dinners

Are all nice, but are really just temporary joy lenders

The walks in the park, a new bottle of perfume

When it is all over, real life will resume

Oh, all of it is wonderful and great

But keep on living, just you wait

In the beginning neither could do any wrong

As life progresses we start singing a different song

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE,… Sent from above

The kind that comes in the marriage deal

Ordained by GOD and not how you feel

Love is hanging in there thru thick and thin

Saying I’m sorry, I forgive you, I love you again and again

Tolerating one another’s quirks

Not dishing, slinging, uncovering, or airing the dirt

Getting over differences and letting go of the hurt

Praying, communicating and keeping GOD first

Keeping you needs along side of mine

Both being mindful we’ll be just fine

Being totally committed to GOD and the cause

To complete the journey life with you without a pause

There is the true test that only time can tell

It endures all things LOVE NEVER FAILS!!

*Written exclusively for Wives On Purpose

I'll share more from our program as the week goes on.


5 years of Ministry

Apart from Him I can do nothing but I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength! This is the heart of my life especially today as I prepare to celebrate 5 years of ministering to married women, the “Wives On Purpose”.

We have met each month in small support groups to learn ways to practice biblical teaching in our marriages. We have prayed each Monday night for our marriages and those all over the world. We have gathered for Christmas breakfast and summer picnics. We have been purposeful in our role as wives and this evening we will dress up, eat, and rejoice in the Lord for he has made us a good thing!

Pray with me that all present will enjoy fellowship with our Lord, a good meal, and that the marriages themselves will be blessed beyond measure with grace, patience, and God’s unmerited favor.

Thanks to all of you who have supported me over the past 5 years and to those who will stand with me for God’s covenant in the future. I am excited to see what he has in store next!

I love you all with the love of Christ,



Be Strong and Be Encouraged- Our 5th Anniversay Is Coming!

Good Morning All,

As we draw near to our 5Th Anniversary celebration, many of us feel very little like shouting. It seems that husbands have hurt feelings, and children have been more needy. Time is running away from us at jury duty, doctors appointments, schedule conflicts, we have even lived through car accidents. Some have run into communication barriers with husbands and many just have one thing after another going wrong... I am writing to tell you Be Strong and Be Encouraged!

Don't think it strange as we face trials preparing to celebrate God's holy covenant of marriage. Rather take this time between now and Saturday to do the following:

Pick out a cute dress and refrain from asking your husband what he is wearing. He can choose his own clothes.

Pray for all of the marriages connected to Wives On Purpose. There are those coming to see God show up because they are considering divorce. There are some who are very off purpose and need to be close to those who are strong right now. Pray for all of us.

Praise God for all he has already done for us! I have seen him provide and move people in ways I couldn't have imagined. Rejoice with me and wait to see for yourself. For now just give him PRAISE!

Finally whatever is on your plate right now. be....
Patient. God has not overlooked your concern. Maybe he just wants you to stop looking at it long enough to enjoy Saturday....

I can't wait to see you all.
Watch for blessings this week!