Our goal at Purposeful and Meaningful is to help women, moms and families just as ours find encouragement in your faith journey.
My name is Ifeoma Samuel. I am wife to my sweet heart Obi and mom to one busy girl. It is incredible how God uses ordinary everyday life experiences to teach us about His immense love for us and draw us closer to Him. And that’s what I write about mostly. But these days I prefer to call myself a Bible Study and devotional blogger. You will often find me with a book, reading or writing when not in a teaching or training session with both small and large groups. If you like African Christian Fictions, come Visit me on FaithPen
purely from God and For God”.
Betty Predmore is an author, speaker, blogger, and ministry leader. Betty has dedicated her life to sharing God’s Word in an inspiring way, sprinkled with honesty, humour, and encouragement, and reflecting the love of Jesus to all she meets. Visit Betty at website at BettyPredmore.com and on the Facebook page or in her Facebook group Mom-Sense Betty has authored two devotional books: Pondering Virtue and Whispered Grace . Both Available on Amazon
Twitter: @BettyPredmore Instagram: bettypredmore
Amanda Brandon. I am a daughter of the King of Kings and a wife and a mother and a sister and a friend. I’ve been married to Warren for 12 years and we have three beautiful children – Reagan Leigh (8, almost 9); Logan (4) and Anna Catherine (3).
I call my marriage a testimony because I believe with my whole heart that marriage is a path of redemption for so many of God’s children. The sacrifices that must occur and the daily dying to self are soul purifying. I believe this relationship is the closest to the relationship we’ll have with Christ this side of Heaven. So much of my brokenness has been redeemed through the blessing of my beloved husband’s impact on my life. I’ve witnessed the miracles of God when I hand my beloved over to Him. I see breakthroughs and a changed heart. I see tenderness and strength growing where I thought weakness would always rule. I’ve seen the light of Christ shine in a person who knows me to my soul level. That’s a testimony.
In Marriage Matters, you’ll hear real stories about this redemptive process. I’ll share the good, the bad and the hope that springs eternal because of God’s grace. I believe that marriage matters. That’s why I’m calling this column Marriage Matters. You matter and your relationship matters.
I don’t claim to be a marriage expert, but I am a proponent of marriage. I believe it can be training ground for holiness. I believe in people growing together and not giving up. I will say that it’s important to look at your marriage through the eyes of the Lord. And that means that you know your spouse is not your Savior. Jesus is.
God created marriage. It was the last thing He did in Creation. It’s His institution and He ordains it. He blesses it. He takes it very seriously. However, I will offer a note of concern. If you find yourself in a marriage that’s dangerous, abusive, controlling or damaging in any way, YOU need to get out and get help. There is help available for you. With that in mind, I’m looking forward to diving in and talking about the lovely, the lonely and the lost places we find in marriage. Thank you for reading and I’m so excited to be part of something Purposeful and Meaningful. Praying you will be encouraged and encounter Christ every step of the way. Visit Amanda on her Blog, Facebook , Twitter, Instagram