We had the Husband List, now it’s time for The Wife List!

The wife list

Last week we shared “The Husband List: 12 Non-Negotiables.” It was an amazing conversation about what it was to be a man of God and what qualities women should truly value, despite what society has to say. Of course, that meant we also had to share “The Wife List” so that guys could have some guidance too and ladies could have some encouragement on what qualities to grow. This comes from Kris Wolfe at GoodGuySwag.com.

Ultimately our goal here in sharing this is to promote what relationships are all about. Culture has stolen relationships and everything that goes along with them from God, and it’s time for Christians to step up and take them back. It’s up to us to not only teach what God expects and desires from relationships, but also to model it in our own lives. So check out the complete Wife List here. It also has a link to the Husband List if you want to check that out too.

In addition to chatting about the Wife List, we took a look at another one of Kris Wolfe’s articles. This one was “10 Ways to Win a Girl’s Heart.” It was a good reminder of what men daily need to do for their lady to truly win their heart. And ladies, don’t settle for less than you deserve. This list can also double as making sure you’re with a man who truly treats you as the one desire of his heart.

Celebrating Valentine’s Day with friends is fantastic! The Morning Thing 2/9/16


Valentine’s Day can be special even if you do not have a sweetheart. 
It is a great day to show your friends how special they are to you.
Click HERE to see a list of ideas on how to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your friend.

The Morning Thing also shared 15 reasons why your partner should be your best friend. Click HERE for some amazing insight into relationships.
We love the idea of focusing on building the friendship while dating. Having a strong friendship before walking down the aisle will strengthen any marriage.

Mark 10:9
“What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.”

“Be completely humble and gentle; Be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace.”– Ephesians 4:2-3

Here is the “love chapter”.

1 Corinthians 13 (NIV)

13 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecyand can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror;then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.


(Picture from https://sarahandstyle.wordpress.com/2014/02/11/how-every-single-lady-should-celebrate-valentines-day/)


21 Lost Gentleman Traditions That Still Apply Today – The Morning Thing 2/8/16

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Today, The Morning Thing shared 21 lost gentleman traditions that still apply today.

Note: This is an article about being a gentleman: honor, respect, courtesy, and manners. It’s for men, by a man.

We hope that chivalry is NOT dead. Click HERE to see the list.
It is our hope that men, young and old, will adopt some of these traditions in 2016.

Creative ways to ask someone out for Valentine’s Day – Ideas from The Morning Thing


Valentine’s Day is just days away! Looking for a creative way to find a date for the 2/14?

The Morning Thing is here to help! For our Fave 5 this week, we came up with 5 very creative ways to get that date on Valentine’s Day.

1. Aubrey Bailey has a great idea with hiding a note sharing details of the upcoming date. Food, roller skating and a movie are all great choices. Click HERE to hear Aubrey’s idea.

2. and 3. Click HERE to hear a real life idea of singing to your Valentine. It actually happened to Miriam Hayslett, WNZR Promotions Director. Wesley Boston also shares his ideas of how keeping things simple can be the perfect idea for surprising your Valentine. Listen as Wesley shares how a surprise for his girlfriend ended up as a search for Big Blue’s keys. (It is SO funny)!

4. Jenna Potts loves Pinterest. Click HERE to hear Jenna’s idea. It involves crafts and coffee!

5. Marcy Rinehart has a great idea, but it will take some time and planning. It involves homemade valentines, hiding them for your Valentine to find and ending the day with a special meeting place to reveal your LOVE! Click HERE to hear Marcy’s idea.

Do something special for your sweetheart this year. We hope our ideas help you be a little more romantic.

Spaulding and Sports – The Morning Thing 2/5/16

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The Morning Thing crew LOVES Fridays! 
On today’s show, we talked about the BIG GAME coming up on Sunday.
Yes, it is the Super Bowl, but did you know that those two words are under copyright restrictions? Click HERE to read more about who can and can not use these words.
Click HERE to find out about this year’s halftime show.
SPOILER ALERT – click HERE to see some of this year’s commercials. (Only if you want to see them now instead of on Sunday during the BIG GAME).

We found a fun quiz from The Washington Post that can add some fun to your party. Click HERE for a Fact or Fiction quiz about the BIG Game.
(Super Bowl 50 picture from http://www.nfl.com)

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We also talked with Dr. Henry Spaulding for the February MVNU Presidential Update.
Click HERE to hear our conversation about the changes in the MVNU calendar, the opening of the Mount Vernon Grand Hotel and his plans for Valentine’s Day.

Being Photogenic- Tips and Tricks to make your photos look better.


Even before the invention of the camera people were obsessed with looking their best in lasting images. Hence the extravagant oil paintings that over exaggerated the good qualities of the individual. Today, more than ever, we have the opportunity to have our photos taken and be seen by who knows how many people. Thank you internet for putting so much pressure on us to look good! (That’s sarcasm, internet. We’re not grateful.)

Well you can relax because we are here to take the pressure off of you. That’s right, we can help you naturally look more photogenic. How you ask? With some handy tips and tricks, of course! They are simple guidelines to follow to make sure that you always look your best. You can check out the entire list, with explanations as to why they work, here. As you can see above, angles, expressions, and more really can make a change. So try these tips out!

We also shared some tips not just for looking good, but also for staying warm. Yes, it is winter- despite yesterday’s 60 degree evidence to the contrary. With winter comes the challenge of keeping your house effectively sealed so that the cold air stays out and the warm air stays in. You can get the whole scoop here.

Prayer is powerful – in the War Room and in the search for your Valentine. The Morning Thing 2/3/16

Miss Clara in War RoomHave you seen the movie, War Room? In this movie, you meet the character Miss Clara.
In the film, Miss Clara has a closet in her home that she calls her War Room.  It’s where she wages battle on her knees in prayer. This movie gives us a true picture of the power of prayer.

We found a wonderful article from the Missional Women website (www.missionalwomen.com). Blogger Lyli Dunbar shares 9 powerful scriptures to post on your War Room wall. Click HERE to be inspired and encouraged.

About Lyli


Lyli Dunbar loves teaching.  For 17 years, she mentored teenagers in the Christian school setting, and now she has serves as Associate Director of Curriculum at Trinity International University Florida. Lyli married her Prince Charming in her 40’s and has a heart for encouraging young couples and singles in God’s waiting room.  She enjoys road trips with her husband, connecting with women through Bible study, and reading way too many books. Lyli writes about life lessons and faith on her personal blog. You may also connect with her on Facebook,Twitter, and Pinterest.
the husband list
We also shared a special article for the single ladies looking for their Valentine.
We found a wonderful website, www.SheisMore.com
The mission of She is More is to Reveal Identity, Radiate Confidence, and Reign with Purpose.

Click HERE to find The Husband List – the 12 non-negotiables in your search for a partner. This list is based on scripture and are fundamental traits that God wants to be non-negotiables for you.

The Husband List was written by Kristen Dalton Wolfe, SheisMore.com Founder & Editor. Speaker. Miss USA 2009. Author of Rise Up, Princess & Rise Up With God. Model. Married to Kris Wolfe, Founder of www.GoodGuySwag.com.