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

Weekend Round Up for Respect …

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It's Saturday night. I'm blogging. Jim's getting ready to pay taxes. Obviously it's not date night. But we had an awesome day celebrating with our Eagle Scout and family, and hundreds of other parents as their boys had their Eagle Court of Honor. #Privileged. I feel strongly about men Continue Reading

How to Destroy a Man…

"I just hate the world, Mommy…" she said. "What?? Why?" I inquired. "I weigh 20 pounds more than all my friends. A few of them are on diets. I don't think I'm fat, but I'm not sure. And I keep thinking I should be dieting, too," she replies. Yikes. "And did you know there's girls Continue Reading

The Secret of Submission…

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If you are an intellectual who needs proof that the Bible is a legitimately relevant document today… I'm happy to help you with that. And I'm excited to see your comments and thoughts today. We're just doing this arm-in-arm, aren't we? On the journey together? :) We are told in the Bible to Continue Reading

Real Conflict…What Do You Think?

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I have the privilege of a number of close relationships where the intimate details of interactions are shared with me, often over coffee. This is one of them. Consent's been given to share it with you. Discussion's ensued. I'm sure there will be more. Just so you know, this woman has been Continue Reading