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

Please join me on the journey:

Ever fail your kid?

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Tears rolled down my cheeks as I realized the truth. I said to her, "You are the woman I love most on this planet, how can I not help you?" I'd spent 30 minutes trying to put into words exactly what our ministry DOES. Women all over the country have been launching Daughters of Sarah classes, and Continue Reading

The Parenting Risk You Want to Take

3 Reasons We're Lousy At Loving God &(2)

I sat next to him while he drove. Wise teen-man-boy-something-awesome guy that emerges daily anew. Discussing priorities with him. You know, the ones where you try hard to create life balance out of the bazillion things you want/have/need to do? And I took a risk. Might seem small here, Continue Reading

You Won’t Believe What God Did This Morning…

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Last night, I went to the drive way and proceeded to pull my lemon tree back into the house. I forgot about the lip on the garage floor. So I had a whole conversation with myself (ever do that? :) ) I thought, "I've done this before, I can probably lift it... but my hands still hurt, so maybe Continue Reading

Are You Causing Problems in Your Marriage?

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To think that we might be causing some of the problems in our marriage should shake us to the core. Like I said to my two teenagers yesterday, "Both of you are contributing to this." I'm not off the hook, either. I know I am responsible for my share of the problems in my own relationships. Let's Continue Reading

Afraid Your Kids Will End up in Hell?

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  What parent doesn't lie awake at night sometimes wondering (or freaking out) about whether their kids will end up in hell? It's the last thing we want. It's the first thing we think of when our kids reach that "age of discernment" when they know about God, and we wonder if they Continue Reading

My Pastor Harpooned Me…

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I've never actually been whale-style harpooned, but God used my pastor last week to do something that felt close... And it was exactly what I needed. We sat in his office, my husband and I, working through a situation that had wounded us both. While I can be good at helping our kids navigate Continue Reading

Submissive Wife? Will it Save Her Marriage?

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A friend of mine tried everything to save her marriage. She is what any mature Christian woman would call a "submissive wife" - know there's a difference between that and being a doormat. More here if it's confusing. And no, I'm not talking about writing up a contract to allow some guy to whip Continue Reading

What You Want … 2014 Reader Survey Results

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We have the 2014 Reader Survey Results! And, if you keep reading til the end, you'll find a free copy of the Small Group Leader Guide for The Respect Dare (Thomas Nelson, 2012) AND an opportunity for YOU! :) In an effort to make sure I'm loving you the way you want to be loved here on the blog Continue Reading

2 Wise Women We Want to Be When We Grow Up…

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There's probably a ton more than 2 wise women we should attempt to be like. I don't know about you, but I have some wise women friends that just blow my mind with how mature they are. One of my friends is going through a hard time right now. Her husband did something awful. I'm not going to Continue Reading

Top 10 Ways to Destroy Your Marriage

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Few people probably Google "ways to destroy my marriage," but we all need to pay attention to some marriage-destroying communication behaviors. Sometimes we learn from knowing what NOT to do. :) Bear in mind, I'm not one given to sarcasm, and this post is literally dripping with it. I hope you Continue Reading