Marriage || Keep Watering Your Grass

One of the major lessons I have learnt in my very short time of being married is to keep watering your grass.

Keep being intentional about first, honoring God in your marriage and then second, loving and caring for your spouse without restrictions.

Yes! When they make you feel good and even when you feel like dropping hot coal on their head. Lol!

Marriage is sweet but it takes intentional contributions of both spouses. Marriage is divine and must be operated by divine principles.

God has a purpose for marriage, a bigger purpose that must be fulfilled, so you see why both spouses have a part to play.

I remember one of my written goals for this year is to intentionally take care of my husband, I mean I just want to honour God in my marriage no matter what and each time it looks like I’m straying, I remind myself of this goal.

Look, I am not saying I’m a perfect wife or I have a perfect marriage but I have chosen to be an intentional wife, it’s a decision I made and God has since then made sufficient grace available to me.

So, either my husband makes me feel good or not, I am responsible for my actions and committed to honouring God with them, and I believe consistently playing my part, in turn, leads to perfection because effort is being made.

However, I am very much aware that no two marriages are the same but as long as you keep watering your grass, you will not have to envy your neighbour’s lawn.

It’s important to note that the ultimate goal is that God should be glorified in your marriage and that requires honoring Him by putting in your quota.

Till your ground!
Water your grass!
Keep dancing!
Keep honoring God, above all!

May your marriage never stop being a pointer to Jesus. Amen.

Keep Flourishing!


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10 Amazing Books on Godly Parenting

Hello Moms,

I’ve got great news for you all. Yippee!

So I made a list of 10 amazing books I think you should read on your parenting journey.

I have seen how some mothers take motherhood with levity and this grieves my heart.

That bundle of joy in your hand is a whole destiny which God has given you the opportunity to be the nurturer and co-builder, it’s a very serious responsibility. Motherhood is not just a job, it’s a calling, a high one at that, please don’t take it lightly.

I often say that raising children goes beyond the basic needs of life: food, shelter and clothing or sending them to the best school, your impact on your child can never be compared to that of any teacher in any school.

You are the sole determining factor of how your child turns out and this requires you making a conscious effort and being intentional about raising your child in a godly way. But you cannot impart what you do not possess. We were told from the scripture to teach and talk to our children about the commandments of the Lord.  (Deuteronomy 6:6-9)

There will be a time you will have no opportunity to tell them what to do anymore because that season would’ve passed but this season you can do much more by taking your place as a co-builder with God.

So, here is some list of books on godly parenting I think will help you on this great adventure of raising generals for the Lord:


1. The Mission of Motherhood – Sally Clarkson

No calling is greater, nobler, or more fulfilling than that motherhood. Every day, as we nurture our children, mothers influence eternal destiny as no one else can. Tragically, today’s culture minimizes the vital importance of a mother’s role.

In The Mission of Motherhood, Sally Clarkson helps you rediscover the joy and fulfillment to be found in the strategic role to which God in all his wisdom has called you, for a purpose far greater than you can ever imagine.


2. The Ministry of Motherhood – Sally Clarkson

A mother’s day is packed with a multitude of tasks that require energy and time: preparing meals, washing clothes, straightening and cleaning the house, and caring for children. These jobs all are necessary and crucially important. But in the dailyness of providing for a child’ s physical, emotional, and social needs, vital opportunities for spiritual nurture and training can be overlooked.

Using biblical wisdom and practical teachings, Sally Clarkson shows how you can make a lasting difference in your child’s life by following the pattern Christ set with his own disciples–a model that will inspire and equip you to intentionally embrace the rewarding, desperately needed, and immeasurably valuable Ministry of Motherhood.


3. The 5 Love Languages of Children – Gary Chapman & Rose Campbell

In this book, Dr. Gary Chapman and Dr. Ross Campbell help you:

  • Discover your child’s love language
  • Assist your child in successful learning
  • Use the love languages to correct and discipline more effectively
  • Build a foundation of unconditional love for your child

Plus: Find dozens of tips for practical ways to speak your child’s love language. Discover your child’s primary language—then speak it—and you will be well on your way to a stronger relationship with your flourishing child.


4. Raising Your Kids to Love the Lord – Dave Stone

Raising Your Kids to Love the Lord is the first of three books in the Faithful Families series where Pastor Dave Stone applies a practical, conversational, and humorous approach to the challenge of building a strong spiritual foundation for the family. 

Topics include: Authenticity, Discipline, Modeling Godly Principles, Sharing the Load, and more. 


5. Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full – Gloria Furman

Motherhood is tough, and it often feels like the to-do list just gets longer and longer every day―making it hard to experience true joy in God, our children, and the gospel.

In this encouraging book for frazzled moms, Gloria Furman helps us reorient our vision of motherhood around what the Bible teaches.

Showing how to pursue a vibrant relationship with God―even when discouragement sets in and the laundry still needs to be washed―this book will help you treasure Christ more deeply no matter how busy you are.


6. Parenting – Paul Tripp

In this life-giving book, Paul Tripp offers parents much more than a to-do list. Instead, he presents us with a big-picture view of God’s plan for us as parents.

Outlining fourteen foundational principles centered on the gospel, he shows that we need more than the latest parenting strategy or list of techniques.

Rather, we need the rescuing grace of God―grace that has the power to shape how we view everything we do as parents.


7. The Lifegiving Parent – Clay & Sally Clarkson

In The Lifegiving Parent, respected authors and parents Clay and Sally Clarkson explore eight key principles―heartbeats of lifegiving parenting―to shed light on what it means to create a home where your children will experience the living God in your family.

This book will equip you with the tools and wisdom you need to give your children much more than just a good Christian life. You’ll give them the life of Christ.


8. Raising Champion Children for God – Pst. Billy Joe Daugherty

In this book, parents will realize that there is no higher calling than raising godly children, how to frame their children with God s Word, the importance of their words and actions matching up, restructuring their priorities to spend quality time and have fun with their kids, and more.

Parents will discover keys to developing lifelong relationships with their children and grounding them in God s Word, providing their kids a foundation to build their life on.

Billy Joe inspires parents that it may not always be easy to be proactive in raising godly children, but the rewards are immense and the Holy Spirit is always there to help.


9. Bible Match Flash Cards – Kemi Oyedepo

This is an amazing material by one of my mentors, Mrs Kemi Oyedepo and I am sure it will bless you and more importantly help your children learn the scriptures (the word of God) with ease.

Every parent who desires to raise champions with the word of God dwelling in them needs this!


10. The Power of a Praying Parent- Stormie Omartian

In this life changing book, Stormie shares how you can pray through each stage of your child’s life, from early childhood to adulthood. Learn how to put your child’s life in God’s loving hands in such areas as his or her

Safety walk with God , Success in school,, Friends, family relationships, Gifts and Talents

It’s never too late to discover the joy that comes from being a part of God’s work in your child’s life. You don’t have to be a perfect parent. But you do need to be a praying parent. And you can do that.


Raising giants and champions for God requires that you are equipped to do so.
You will not fail God. Amen.

I am sure these books will bless you and you will learn a lot. So, hope I made a good choice of picking out these books? What book have you read or currently reading as a mom? Please comment below, let’s learn from one another. Thank you.

Keep Flourishing!


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