Got a struggling husband?

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I have a struggling husband and… I have no idea how to help him.  Now and again, we get an inquiry like the above – a wife interested in helping her husband who’s having a rotten time at work. Men who are NOT struggling need fairly simple and consistent things from their wives. Men who […]

An Open Letter to Husbands…

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An Open Letter to Husbands … You know the feeling, the heart-pounding, tight-chested, palm-sweating moment filled with dread. “OH NO. This can’t possibly end well,” you might think, as you watch her crying, listening to her complaining that she doesn’t feel loved. The adrenalin has kicked in and you feel close to panic. All you want to do is […]

One Way to Deeply Impact Your Marriage

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If there was just ONE thing you could do that would deeply impact your marriage, would you do it? It’s something women are wired to do easily. When my daughter was four years old, she had a friend whose kitten died. When she found out about it from the little girl’s mom, she told me, […]

4 Thoughts to Take Captive

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Sara stirred awake, hearing the baby’s whimpering through the monitor. Eyes barely open, she glanced at the clock. The red digital display said 3:23. Whimpering turned to fussing, then crying, and Sara knew the three week old’s tummy was waking him. She sighed.  She pushed back the covers, sat up and eased out of the […]

Four Things To Remember to Change Your Life…

Peace about my husband’s heart condition surrounded me like a warm blanket for days before, during, and after our retreat this weekend. But this morning, I felt the familiar flame of fear’s sharp tongue licking around the edges of my spirit. Instead of starting my day with Him, life interrupted, discussion ensued, and I found […]

Dare 23 of The Respect Dare… and GIFTS

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Is “receiving gifts” your husband’s love language? God knew I didn’t have time to think this week because of the first ever Daughters of Sarah Boot Camp – please pray for us all as we do this NEW next thing! 🙂 Our pilot groups are starting this summer – we’re so very excited!! 🙂 Anyway, […]

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 know what to say. How does one […]

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 […]

3 Things You Need to Accept to Change Your Marriage

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“I don’t know what I should say if he asks me what God thinks about him,” she shared. “And he’s waiting for his partner to ask him to marry him – and I don’t know if I should go to the wedding.” My friend is a Christian and works along side a man who is […]