101 Things A Husband Can DO to Show Love to His Wife

“Hey, I just want to tell you something,” he said, motioning me to come closer. I noticed he had tears in his eyes. My heart started to pound. I barely knew this man. He was the wife of a friend. Not a good friend, mind you, but a friend. And I was a little nervous. […]

7 Steps to Stop Being Defeated by Conflicts …

Interested in trying a social experiment with me in your home? This might get weird, but work with me here… A little background first… Fact: I have spent over 20 years teaching others to overcome the fear of public speaking, using a method that works literally 100% of the time in building confidence for literally anyone […]

If Happy Marriages Have 5 Positives to Each Negative… ??

What do you actually DO? I mean, are we supposed to just run around giving compliments like crazy? In research done by Dr. John Gottman, we learn that marriages that are considered “happy” have a number of things in common.  Here’s just a few: A complete absence of contempt 5 “positive” interactions to each “negative” […]

Submission? Trouble? Divorce? His Anger? What Scares You?

Running with my golden retriever two years ago became increasingly dangerous every Monday morning…Her literal terror of garbage cans and lids near the road or sidewalk resulted in spontaneous airborne leaps and jerks that sometimes left me stumbling, or at worst, falling. Given that we live in a neighborhood, there were a lot of garbage […]

Are You Destroying Your Marriage?

“You don’t understand, if I don’t do it, it won’t get done.” “He doesn’t lead at home at all.  He doesn’t even participate.” “Why should I submit or respect? I’m the one doing everything in our family.” My heart aches for those statements, and the women who make them. And unfortunately, I understand, because I […]

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 […]

How to Calm Down an Angry Husband

Your husband says to you, “You never…” or “You always…” or whatever.  Your natural reaction is to be what?  How about ticked? Or hurt. Or worse yet, scared. But yes, probably angry.  Unless you are scared.  Or don’t know what to do.  And that usually results in being a doormat.  Which doesn’t work, either. So […]

Want to Improve Your Relationships?

…with your kids? Or your husband? Or your parents? Here’s some Truth today: 2 Timothy 1:7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but rather gives us power, love, and self-discipline. Know someone who could use that Word? Feel free to share it with them. His Word brings life and light […]

What I Wish Women Knew about The Respect Dare…

The title of this blog cracked me up, because I’m really no one who should have that much enthusiasm attached to her name. 🙂 I just want to remind everyone that any good you see in me is His Spirit within. Thank you so much for the prayers, too. My son is healing nicely, although […]

When The Respect Dare Doesn’t Work…

A while back, I posted about a woman wrote to me about doing The Respect Dare book. Having completed all the assignments, she found herself stuck on the last one, where she was to talk about what she had learned as a result of completing the dares. When I wrote about her circumstances originally, I […]