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-Nina

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Want To Change Your Husband…??

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Want to change your husband? As in, put an end to the pain-style change him? Check out what this woman did... She's referring to this post, btw... I've been at this Respect Dare since last December. At times I've been greatly disappointed in myself-relapsing into old patterns of Continue Reading

One Way to Deeply Impact Your Marriage

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If there was just ONE thing you could do that would deeply impact your marriage, would you do it? It's something women are wired to do easily. When my daughter was four years old, she had a friend whose kitten died. When she found out about it from the little girl’s mom, she told me, “I have Continue Reading

How do We Live?

whatever we pay attention to grows kids

This morning I had a discussion with one of my kids who was surprised by an opportunity. It involved the child's gifting, so I said participation was non-negotiable. Why? Because I fully embrace the notion that this life is all about His glory - not mine. And I'm trying to help my kids learn Continue Reading

Is This Modest? Respect Dare 30…

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Is This Modest? Respect Dare 30 is titled, "Too Much Skin." But...Why should it matter? It's oppressive to tell women what is considered modest, right? I mean, the next thing you know, we'll all end up in burkas to protect our sinful brothers, right? I find it interesting that in a culture Continue Reading

Dare 29… Abuse and Persecution…

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A few days ago, I received this in reference to my post on dealing with someone who verbally assaults you: My husband has in the past referred to me as ‘a piece of skin that he uses for sex’. I was so hurt about this but still chose to extend grace to him and continued the relationship with all Continue Reading

What Do You Do When Verbally Assaulted?

There are many things you can do when you are verbally assaulted, and if you have an angry man you are married to, or you have regular disagreements with people, you are probably wanting to know how to disagree with them without feeling like a doormat. Or maybe you are still wondering if you are Continue Reading

Do You Feel Invisible? and Dare 28…

whatever we pay attention to grows kids

They were in the store together, mother and daughter, and the tween girl says, "Did you just see that?" Her mom looks at her daughter's smiling face and says, "See what?" "That boy. He totally thinks I'm something! He looked at me and smiled!" she beamed. "How does that make you feel?" Continue Reading

Pssst… What Do YOU Think?

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Yesterday I asked women what they think of the marriage TIPS emails they receive from us. From the survey results so far, it seems like women generally love them and are helped by them, AND they are aching for more information about what to do with three major situations.  Maybe you've dealt with Continue Reading

You may not know this, but…

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I have failed at being good at being married. Hundreds of times, failed. What does that look like? I think you might know. So because God wired me to not take "failure" as an end result of much of anything, I literally have a few hundred books on marriage. And I've read them Continue Reading

I Want To ADD One Thing to Dare Twenty-Seven…

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The paper glowed red, smoke spun spiral wisps up into the air, and black charred bits flaked off and fell to the ground. Was this it?  All the years of hurt, the pain, the sorrow, the silent tears cried alone at night... Gone? The dare said to list all the ways he's wronged her in the past, Continue Reading