Saturday, May 1, 2010

Helpmate: The Kickoff

Deuteronomy 11: 18-20

"Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your
hands and bind them on your foreheads. 19 Teach them to your children, talking
about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 20 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates"
The birth of this blog has been long coming. I have had a blog for a couple of years now, and I alternate between posts of Biblical lessons I am learning and personal antecdotes and news on my kids. It is a little scattered and lacks a central purpose. As I have gotten busier and had two kids, I find that most of my posts have become updates on my kiddos, which, honestly, most people probably don't need to read. Occasionally, when I find a rare moment, I'll sneak a Bible related blog post onto my page, but I always feel the topics are, well, scattered.
Ryan and I have led the Thrive Marriage ministry with Scott and Heather Gilmore for a few years now, and each year we try to stretch ourselves and what we can do to help people properly live out their biblical role in marriage. As I grow and learn myself, I love to disciple women in this area, and since I like to blog and write, I thought, "I'll do a blog specifically dedicated to discussing Biblical roles in marriage!"
I can't promise that I'll have time to blog all the time, but I sure am excited to begin this blog and grow with others in my knowledge of being a godly wife and mom. This is the good stuff--the Bible and how it relates practically and specifically to our lives! Yes, it does! As Deuteronomy 11 states, we are to meditate and read the Word constantly so we can live our lives in step with God's will. It is the inerrant Word of God, and if we use the instructions and directions it gives, we are going to better glorify God in our lives and marriages.
So, here we go! Let us thrive in our role as God-fearing wives and mothers!


  1. I love it chiara! I will be checking often. I have always been encouraged by your biblical insight and your sincerity in sharing what the Lord is teaching you!

  2. I'm so thankful and excited that you made the time to do this! Cannot wait to read more!

  3. This is a great blog Chiara, you have such words of wisdom! I'm thankful for the Godly friend I have in you and how you spur others on and show a wonderful example of a woman who Thrives in her life instead of just makes it through day to day1 The verse at the top is awesome, one I need to post in my house! I love the one too about wives need to have a gentle and quiet spirit (1 Peter 3:4) and how our conduct can win our spouses over without a word (1 Peter 3:1)! I look forward to you writing many more blogs on these topics :)