Welcome to The Respect Dare Blog

Maybe you've done Daughters of Sarah or The Respect Dare and are looking to keep growing. Maybe you want to have a healthy relationship with God, yourself, and others and are having trouble discerning what the Truth is from all the messages out there.

Do you wonder about submission, or having healthy boundaries? Join us. We're following the One Who has the answers (and it's not me, BTW! LOL!).

I am so glad you are here!

Love to you,
-Nina

Married? Miss THIS and you miss a LOT…

The Respect Dare

Maybe you've got this little secret-to-helping-your-marriage gem down solid-style, but if you don't, if you miss this, you miss a LOT. Been here? 4:30pm. Kids running through the house, chasing each other, squealing like pigs. Dog barking. Phone ringing. Pot boiling. And he'll be home Continue Reading

Is he right about submission?

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Am interested in hearing your response here - seriously would like to know what YOU think about this guy and if he's right about submission! :) My husband insists that I 'obey' him. He says that 'submit' is exactly the same as obedience and that I am sinning by not doing everything he says without Continue Reading

Got Friends? Dare 6 of the new dare journey…

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Dare 6 - Got Friends? You could take one look at me as an 11 year-old and feel my pain. I often stood at the fence outside the school, dreading another day of torturous interaction with my classmates. My gangly arms and legs and too big tortoise-shell glasses framed my small genderless face, and I Continue Reading

How to mess up your marriage…

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A few people near and dear to me are getting married soon - and I wanted to encourage them (and us all) by sharing our "best advice" and those things that really can mess up your marriage. I'd love you to join in with your suggestions in the comments today. Remember, we don't give advice really, Continue Reading

YOU made something happen… :)

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I will get to what you made happen in a few minutes – it will be worth the wait! But I want to give you some context though, share some things just a few people close to me know. My favorite story in The RESPECT Dare is about a young woman who imagines herself in Peter’s shoes. Continue Reading

THANK YOU. :)

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Friends, we are seeing glory revealed - and the load seems a little lighter because of YOU - THANK YOU!! You have been so so patient with me as I spend most of my time doing life and getting our team ready for Boot Camp. I promise we'll get back to marriage advice and the new dare journey when Continue Reading

Can I trouble you for a prayer?

Honestly, I am floored by how quickly the days are moving. I have so much to tell you, and little time - but I would bet you are also trying to figure out summer with kids, driving people around, dealing with your garden, and trying to keep first things first. I love this, with regard to Continue Reading

Psst… are you destroying yourself?

Dare 5 Are You Destroying Yourself? Shoulders hunched over, face in a scowl, the thoughts come… “I can’t.” “I’m so lousy at this…” “I wish I’d never started…” “I want to quit.” Or maybe, like the woman in the story in Matthew 9:21, she perseveres, knowing – no, believing – for Continue Reading

Can I trouble you to please pray?

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Friends, I humbly come to you today asking for prayer. My computer is toast and my new one arrives in a few weeks - in the mean time, I am using my son's Chromebook - it's covered with graffiti art - and it has no storage. At least I have internet. What this means is that the next step in Continue Reading

Where to Start When You’re Wounded…

Dare 4 Are You…You? I realize that’s a crazy sounding title. “Are you… you?” As in, am I harboring multiple personalities? Am I someone else? Huh? No… not what I mean. (and heads up - you may want to break this one into a few days! :) ) Here’s the thing: all of us are wounded; all of us Continue Reading