6 Ways Women Can Prevent Cancer

6 Ways Women Can Prevent Cancer

CancerStatistics say that about 1 in 3 of us will develop cancer during our lifetime, and about 1 in 5 of us will die from the disease. Simply ignoring the possibility is not smart, especially when the choices you make today can greatly impact which side of those statistics you end up on in the future. Much better than finding the appropriate treatment is taking steps to prevent cancer before it gets started.

The DNA in each of your body’s cells gets hit by a variety of insults every day. The damage that DNA receives is usually quickly repaired. But if that damage is prolonged, or the repair mechanisms are overworked or faulty, cancer is one possible result.

Knowing that helps you know many of the likely causes of cancer, and many of the ways you can prevent it as well. Whatever damages your body’s cells has the potential lead to cancer, and whatever is good for your body’s cells and their DNA will lessen your risk of cancer.

Here are six things you can do to help your body keep every cell’s DNA in good working order and limit cancer-causing damage:

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What is a Submissive Wife?

What is a Submissive Wife?

She is obviously struggling. As a young wife and mother she wants to do things God’s way. She wrote to me in big capital letters, “WHAT IS A SUBMISSIVE WIFE?”

This young lady is trying to follow what Paul said in Ephesians 5:22: “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.” But she’s having a hard time knowing how to do that.

Perhaps that’s you too. I’ve recorded my answer in this short video.

I hope this is helpful. And I’d really like to know if these short videos are something you find interesting. If so, would you let me know in the comments below. And if you would share this video by clicking on the Forward Arrow in the upper right of the video above (or here), that would mean so much.

One of my favorite things to do is answer your questions. If you have a question you’d like me to answer, send me a message. I’ll read it personally, and look forward to answering YOUR question in the near future.

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5 Keys to Great Intimacy After Menopause

5 Keys to Great Intimacy After Menopause

I’m so excited to be guest posting over at To Love, Honor, and Vacuum today! Thank You!!!! to Sheila Wray Gregoire for the privilege. I invite you to check out all the great resources Sheila has to offer.

Your first response may be, “Is there even such a thing as intimacy after menopause? And you’re telling me it can be great?”

As much as many women under 50 may try to ignore the fact, every single one of us will pass, is passing, or has already passed through the menopause transition. There’s a common stereotype going around that women who have gone through menopause are neither interested nor interesting when it comes to sex and sexuality. But that’s just not true.

I’m a member of the over-fifty club myself, and I can assure you I’m not old! And if you ask other fifty-plus-somethings, many of them would tell you the same thing. There’s a lot of truth to the adage, “You’re only as old as you feel,” especially when it comes to intimacy.

There’s no reason women cannot continue to enjoy great sex and satisfying intimacy during and after menopause, through your fifties and beyond.

But stereotypes usually come from somewhere. It is true that during and after menopause many women experience changes in libido, sexual arousal, and sexual satisfaction. Not all these changes are negative. So it’s helpful to be aware of how your current season of life affects you so that you can maximize the benefits and address the challenges.

Want to read the rest of the post, and find out 5 Keys to having great intimacy after menopause?

Join me over at To Love, Honor, and Vacuum today. I’ll see you there!

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5 Ways to Better Sleep When You’re Stressed

5 Ways to Better Sleep When You’re Stressed

Have you ever struggled to get a good night’s sleep? If so you’re not alone. And you may have contributed to the more than $30 billion dollars spent each year on sleep aids. But what you really need are ways to get better sleep that don’t break your bank account – or your health.

Most adults know they feel better when they get enough sleep. But more than that, getting 7-8 hours of sleep most nights will actually help you live longer, according to a consensus of 16 studies including more than 1 million participants.

Adequate sleep helps you handle stress better. Both your body and your mind need those hours to repair themselves physically and mentally. Regularly losing sleep impairs your judgment, makes you more susceptible to certain illnesses, and leaves you emotionally vulnerable. I seriously wonder about either the truthfulness or the mental health of those who say they need only three or four hours of sleep a night.

There are many things that may be contributing to your lack of sleep.

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What is a Healthy Christian Woman?

What is a Healthy Christian Woman?

What is a Healthy Christian Woman? What does she look like? How does she feel? How can you tell? Are you an example of a Healthy Christian Woman? Does it even matter?

Take a moment and imagine the ideal woman in your mind. (Or if you’re a guy, picture the ideal man. It’s just that I’m a woman, and many of my readers are women. So bear with me.) Oh, I know the popular media have idealized the skinny teenage body with idealized body parts. But let’s get real for a moment. Seriously try your best to get that Barbie picture out of your mind and imagine what a healthy woman would be. And picture a woman the age you are right now, since you can’t undo your birthdays.

Certainly your ideal woman wouldn’t be sick, but that would only be a start. I’m sure you picture her looking healthy in every way. She would have bright, clear eyes that sparkled when she looked at you. Her skin would be glowing, and her hair would look alive. She would be at a healthy weight. Her body would be strong, fully rested, and full of energy.

A woman can’t look that way physically on the outside without also being healthy on the inside.

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