Wisdom in Relationships, Prayer and Witnessing to Others (Take Five)

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Wisdom in Relationships, Prayer and Witnessing to Others (Take Five)

Every week, it’s so inspiring to see the wealth of wisdom and knowledge that is shared using the Internet every day. So, every Friday we round up a few of our favorite items – photos, videos, articles, quotes and blog-posts – in the hopes that you will be as encouraged and inspired by them as we are.

This week, we’re looking at wisdom – wisdom in our marriage relationships, our parenting decisions, our prayer life, our communities and our witness to non-believers. How is God teaching you wisdom this week? How have you grown in wisdom as you follow His leading?

The Sexy Wife I Can’t Be

Writer and friend to Trochia, Mary DeMuth, writes about wisdom, grace and relationship in the wake of abuse and difficulty.  Can you identify with her story?

“And through it all, I honestly have to cry out to Jesus to give me a healthy view of sex. It absolutely does not come naturally to me.” Read the rest of the post here. 

Live Life: Pray

Prayer is essential to living wisely – we need to be in communication with God in order to hear His wisdom – but it can be difficult. This post has some easy action items to help if you struggle in this area, and some great encouragement:

“Prayer is a mysterious endeavor. It’s a continuous conversation with our Creator. It takes silence and stillness to hear God’s voice. It takes faith to believe our prayers are being heard.  It takes humility to follow and trust God’s will instead of our own. It can be difficult, and there’s no reason to be shy about it.” Finish reading here. 

It’s important to use wisdom as we communicate with others – you never know who you may impact for Christ, or why God sends a certain person into your path.

Community as Sacrament

If we are wise in our churches and communities, how can we impact others for Christ?

If the Body of Christ (given the name “Church” over the course of Christian tradition) is embodied in our faith communities, then they are to be a sign of what God has in mind for the world.  They are to be living reflections of restored and reconciled relationships and the embodiment of Good News in the world.  At its best, Christian community is a sacrament (sign) of God’s dream and at its worst, it is a hurdle to a world in need of the hope, restoration and reconciliation found in Jesus.” Read the rest of the post here. 

Thou Shalt Go Make Babies

In this wise post, Jen Pollock Michel defends large families and small budgets, and the ways that we should live and love our families and children as followers of Jesus.

“Regardless if yours is a small family or a big one, we need to ask ourselves: Do we continue to allow culture to shape our vision of the good life? Does the state of our bank account take priority over all things?” Finish reading here.

About The Author
Dani Nichols
Dani Nichols
Hi, I'm Dani. As managing editor of Trochia, my job is to edit all of our pieces and give our writers guidance with excellence, Biblical truth and gracious storytelling in mind. I love our mission and community here at Trochia and am so honored to work with this incredible team. I'm married to Adam and have beautiful baby girl, Adelay. We live in Oregon and enjoy kayaking, hiking, snowshoeing and sharing good food with friends and family.
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  • Jenpmichel
    March 1, 2013 at 8:12 am

    @Trochia @MaryDeMuth @worldvisionacts @RedLetterXians @CTmagazine @Jenpmichel Thanks for featuring this piece!

  • Joyce Stevens
    March 1, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    A MUST Read.

  • Felisa Sarino Asis
    March 1, 2013 at 4:00 pm


  • Sahil Ahmad
    March 2, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Their is only allah not god

  • Sujit Biswas
    March 3, 2013 at 5:26 pm


  • Patty StGermaine
    August 16, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Salt is not good for you 🙂 🙂

  • Patrick Baker
    August 16, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Long time ago!

  • Patrick Baker
    August 16, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    No but salt adds flavor to life

  • Linda Dixon
    August 16, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    When people will just close you out – because of their own fears and failures are afraid to listen for some reason or another – I believe this is one of the hardest things to deal with when they just won’t allow you to share with them what you KNOW IS THE WORD OF GOD – and they really need to “hear” as the Bible calls it. However, we never give up on anyone – at a place such as this I find peace in continuing to pray for them to open their hearts to the truth of ALL of God’s Word – and find comfort in knowing that God “hears” all of our prayers . I continue to ask the Lord to send the Holy Spirit to “water the seeds” that have been planted in their hearts – and I continue to remember scriptures of comfort the Lord has shown me about the power of prayer in Jesus’ Name. I may not see what I would like to see in some peoples lives coming to the Lord before I am gone (Rapture) . . . but the Bible says there will be a multitude to great to count that will come out of the Great Tribulation . . . who have “overcome” the MARK OF THE BEAST. Maybe (hopefully) if anyone I know, and love are still here during that time (The Great Tribulation) . . . they will “OVERCOME” remembering seeds that were planted in them from God’s Holy Word. – – – Revelation 7: 9-15 … “A multitude to great to count” – – – and in Revelation 13: 1-18 … “The Mark of the Beast” – – – May everyone open their hearts and listen to God’s Holy Word

  • Judy Miller
    August 16, 2013 at 5:25 pm


  • Linda Dixon
    August 16, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    P.S. – salt makes us thirsty – likewise we are to try to show people the beauty of God’s Word (His Love) so they will “thirst” for more – – and finally receive the “Living Water” only Jesus can give. – – – “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life … no man comes unto The Father (God) except through Me.” … John 14:6-7

  • Clifford Stepp
    August 16, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Linda – that is a good way to go about it. Thank you!


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