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

How do We Live?

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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

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

Got Sorrows?

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Throat tight, fiercely pounding heart throbs in my ears. Eyes wet. And that smell. Why do hospitals always have that smell? We walked silently to the elevator together after meeting with the doctor. I wasn't sure I'd make it. My legs felt funny. Weak. Wobbly. I literally didn't Continue Reading

What Advice Would YOU Give Her?

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Once in a while I get an email that makes me cry, makes me wonder. In lieu of today's Respect Dare, #20, and the entire "love your husband well" thing, I wanted to share the below with you, as I'm at a complete loss. Got thoughts? Please feel free to share them in the comment section, Titus Continue Reading

Dare Nineteen… The Respect Dare

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Just an inside tidbit of debated truth in our house - it wasn't 17 frying pans. It was 27. And yes, gluttony rears its ugly head in multiple ways, at church picnics, and in keeping and acquiring. So now we have 8 pans we fry in. And while I'd love to be inspirational today, love to spur Continue Reading

Prayers Appreciated…

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Last night, the daily dark thoughts that I've been turning over to God moment-to-moment style took hold of my subconscious. I wasn't worrying, but I wrestled all day...Someone really close to me with a life-threatening illness and too-long wait for the next doctor's appointment, a friend's son Continue Reading

STOP Doing it All…

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I felt his hand on my hip and stirred awake. Glancing at the clock, I sighed. 5:33am. Too early. No wonder I hurt everywhere. Joints stiff and sore, I shifted for a more comfortable position.  Remnants of drowsiness rapidly escaped as the pain shot through my body.  Not off to a good Continue Reading