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

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

Is a Label Messing Up Your Marriage?

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Right now, there are just two choices: Egalitarian and Complementarian. Here's what they mean, according to their own writings: Egalitarian: We believe in the equality and essential dignity of men and women of all ethnicities, ages, and classes. We recognize that all persons are made in Continue Reading

When I Stumble…

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I'm sorry. It's been a week. Just know when I'm not blogging, the enemy is running rampant. I'm surprised and wiser now, hope to talk about it sooner, versus later. And, thanks to a technology glitch, we've of course had no access to our prayer team when we need them most. And the Continue Reading

Dare Six… and Why MANY Conflicts Occur…

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I spent the weekend doing a leadership retreat an awesome group of FUN leaders – at one point we all burst into a kids’ song, “Encourage one another, and build each other up… build each other up… build each other UP!” ( :) Sorry!) Somehow most of us were familiar with the song, and the CD – and Continue Reading