It’s week 4 of the Fierce 5💍 Marriage Series and this week’s feature has me bouncing in my seat! Yaaaasssss! Tia Glenn, is giving me life with these words of wisdom! Married for 13 years, check out what she has to say about what it takes to build a strong marriage, the importance of plugging into the “Source”, and how to live your “best life” while waiting on God!
1. How many years have you been married,
and what has being married for xx years taught you?
I have been married for almost 13 years (will celebrate in July of this year). Every year our relationship and love for one another grows deeper and stronger.
By nature, we can be selfish. Many of us want what we want, how we want it, and when we want it. Marriage shows you who you really are on the inside. I was very selfish in the beginning of our marriage and often focused on what I was getting or not getting from the marriage. As we began to grow as one and I began to release the emotional baggage from past hurts, failures, and relationships, I learned how to truly love and be loved.
Marriage is unconditional, never failing, unwavering love for one another.
A strong marriage takes commitment, patience, sacrifice, dedication, and a passion to please your spouse.
2. You are definitely a “woman of purpose” how have you navigated that space of being a help-mate for your husband, and a woman with a purpose/platform/ministry? What challenges have you had to overcome and how?
As women, we have many roles. We are business owners, leaders, wives, mothers, daughters, friends, serving our husbands, families, and in our communities and churches. My most cherished role is being a wife and a mother. My family always remains my number one priority. I absolutely enjoy supporting my husband in every way and helping him be his best. As a woman wearing many hats, it is easy to focus on serving others and to forget to take care of ourselves, mentally, physically, and spiritually. If you constantly pour out into others and never take the time to refuel, you will be empty. So as dynamic and powerful ladies, we must continuously plug into our power source, the Holy Spirit. We must never become so busy that we don’t take that daily personal and intimate time with God to hear His voice, His guidance and direction for our lives. When our plans intertwine with His plans, there is complete peace of mind, clarity, and balance.
3. What word of advice/wisdom do you have for the young wife who is struggling with “submission”?
Ladies, the struggle is over! The word submission is defined as “to submit” or “to yield oneself to the authority of another”. To submit simply means to place yourself under the authority of your husband. Submission is not a sign of weakness…When you have a Godly husband who loves and submits to the Lord, it is easy to submit because you are submitting to his love, protection, guidance, and his leadership. Submission is not accomplished by force, but it is a choice. God does not force us to do anything. He loves us so much, that he gives us the power of choice. Submission requires humility and prayer.
4. What about the singles who want to be married, and feel like they’ve been waiting FOREVER? What does it truly mean to “wait on God” as a single woman waiting to be found? Is it just a cliche?
Enjoy your singleness. Every season of our lives is a gift and has something special to offer. Live, laugh, and love God and yourself while you wait! Live your best life while you wait for the one God has for you. When you have a personal relationship with God you TRUST and KNOW that the one He brings in your life will be worth the wait, and specifically designed for you. During your wait, guard your heart and your mind. #watchyourthoughts. The mind is so powerful! The Word says, “as a man thinketh, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7). We can literally think things in or out of our lives. What you believe and think will manifest itself in your life! Don’t you doubt, get discouraged, or give up!
Often times we pray and ask God for our wish list of the “type” of man we want and make plain all the things we “don’t want” in a man. If your heart’s desire is to be married, God will grant you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4). Focus on your relationship with God and with yourself. You must first love God and yourself before you can love anyone else.
5. Anything else/advice/wisdom you feel led to share?
Marriage is not for our individual pleasure, although this is a benefit of the covenant relationship. God’s desire and design for marriage is for it to be a physical depiction of God’s love for us and to bring Him glory. When we focus on first pleasing God in every area of our lives and loving others as Christ loves us, then everything in your life will fall into place. There is no doubt that when your plans align with God plans, this ignites supernatural power in your life and you can and will LIVE your BEST life!
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