2 ways to help turn kids into grown-ups

AKA they don't live with you when they are 35...

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Part of our job as parents is to help our kids mature, so here’s 2 ways to help turn a kid into a grown-up. Do you have that moment when you look forward to  your kids moving out? You know, the feeling that comes after a sarcastic comment or a wildly emotional issue? The answer […]

How to avoid feeling shame …

Cast blame, shame, and condemnation OUT!!RESPECT yourself& others (2)

Ever have someone shame you? It’s an awful feeling, don’t you think? The face-flushing, guilty-headache, hot-cheeked, where’s-the-door-right-Now? feeling that stinks like no other. And you may not consider yourself someone who dumps shame on others – I certainly didn’t think of myself that way – but if we’ve ever begun a sentence with, “How could […]

Is perfectionism destroying you or your family?

The characterflaws we ignore in ourselvesinevitably show up in our kids.Be brave.Confess. Apologize. Repent.God is in the transformationbusiness. ninaroesner.com

Is perfectionism destroying you or your family? I have several people in my life who are battling anxiety. In a discussion with one of them recently, my friend let me know that she feels “robbed” by the anxiety, as though it actually steals something from her. Another friend’s therapist recently labeled her negative thinking as perfectionism […]

When Girls Demonstrate Self Respect …

When Girls Demonstrate Self Respect … As raw and risky as it is to admit, there’s a small part of me eagerly waiting for the day about a decade or more from now when I notice that my daughter and I are just friends. And I say, “just friends,” because the carpooling to play practices, voice lessons, […]

Self Respect WHILE Respecting Others

Something is missing from our viral lists of 101 Ways to Respect Your Husband, and 101 Ways to Love Your Wife – it’s a list of 101 Ways to Respect Yourself. We shy away from this topic in Christiandom because we think it breeds selfishness – and it might – but to ignore it breeds […]

Ever wonder why you are on the planet?

Have you ever wondered why you breathe? Have you ever had that depressed, discouraged, “Oh, why am I even bothering?” hopeless-style response to life’s circumstances? If you have served Him in ministry for a while, struggle with depression, or worse, both, you know what I’m talking about. I have talked with a LOT of Christian […]

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 in an hour. To this chaos. The messy Now you […]

Got Friends? Dare 6 of the new dare journey…

No matter what the media tells you, we

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 stood […]

New Dare Journey – Got Expectations?

RESPECT 101

As promised, today we begin our new dare journey – it’s for any woman, married or not, of any age. You can find the back story here. Invite friends. I can’t wait to get started! 🙂 I’m looking at this as “Respect 101 – Respecting God, Ourselves, and Others” Dare 1 Got Expectations? A gangly […]