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Once upon a time, there was a young girl. She often considered herself as miss self-reliant and resisted her Christian calling to be a wife and mother. In her defiant state, the girl decided she wanted to be on her own, independent in the world. Eventually, with the guidance of her parents, and the Lord working within her, she began to realize her heart was wrong. It was rejecting the wonderful calling that God had given the women of this world. Slowly, her hard heart, softened. Acceptance of the girl’s calling was finally filling her heart. She was ready to become what God wanted her to be. A wife. A mother. A dependent woman. Her heart had changed toward her Father.
If you are wondering…that girl was me. It was what I used to be. How I felt. But not anymore!
My heart has changed for the good! My deepest desire is to be a wife and a mother. To have a family of my own, with a husband that loves me, and children who look up to me and call me, “Mommy.”
This took a few years for my heart to be aligned with the will of God, but I’m ready to be what God has created for me to be! I’ve realized what I want to be…a wife!
Now, I may not be married or have children, but I’ve had the wonderful blessing of a mom who made it her priority to teach me how to run a home, how to plan a meal or bi-weekly menu, how to be a mother, and other useful tips that I cannot wait to use for my future family. I want to share with others what I have learned and hope that it encourages someone in their preparation, or life as a wife, and/or a mother.
For the first post of this series, I want to share with you a few resources that helped soften and fill my heart with the longing to be a wife, a mother, and a daughter of the King, and that showed me what the blessing of being a wife, really is. These books were what made me realized how much I want to be a wife. (These resources were not the only encouragement and guidance I received, but was also taught by my parents, and reading the word of God.)
My Favorite Books:
Must I say more?
- Elsie Dinsmore
On audio, I was so absorbed, listening to the story of a very sweet girl, who was the strongest little Christian. Elsie’s story is quite captivating and inspirational for girls of all ages.
- Stepping Heavenward
The woman character reminded me of myself. (It is sad when you can see yourself in books and see the disagreeable person that I am). Her journey brought her many trials, but with them, she had become a strong Christian.
- So Much More
Two sisters wrote this book. Teen sisters. Their message is powerful, truthful to a fault, and encouraging for the constant struggle of the feminist culture and how to submit to man.
- Before You Meet Prince Charming
I loved how this book was broken up by a story and then a “lecture.” It is amazing what interest you can have when put it into a story format…a story about a princess. One of my top favorites.
- The Wide, Wide World (Volume I & II)
This book brought me to tears. Loss, new friendships, faith, and constant trials gives this wonderful tale a roller-coaster ride. Very inspirational.
- How To Be A Lady
When I read this title, I cringed. I didn’t want to be a lady. But come to find out, a lady doesn’t have to be someone who wears dresses/skirts on a day by day basis, curtesies at guests, and always is prim and proper. A lady is someone who carries herself with grace; someone who is peaceful and submissive, meek and quiet; a lady is someone who brings peace to others. A good read.
I wasn’t a mother, so this title brought out a feeling of “you got to be kidding me” attitude, but it wasn’t about a mother. I mean, it was, but it was the relationship between the daughter and mother that it was focused on. Something I’ve struggled with on occasions.
- Feminine by Design
Another book that brings glory to womanhood.
- Helping Them to Choose
I thought this book very impressive. This is the reason I personally decided I wanted to court, not date. The book covers the topic of a Christian relationship and marriage.
All of these books I have loved and felt myself heart change toward Him, and prepare me for the man who will capture my heart forever.
Before I close off, I want to ask this…
“What was one thing that really turned your heart to become a wife?” Tweet this.
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