Got Boys? Or Men?

Today's post comes from a friend of mine, Rhonda Stopppe.  You may have heard of her. She teaches women to LIVE LIFE WITH NO REGRETS. Rhonda's book, Mom's Raising Boys to be Men, is selling like crazy, mentoring thousands of moms to guide sons toward a no regrets life. With over 20 years experience Continue Reading

Weekend Round Up for Respect …

eagle court of honor

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 Deal with Critical People…


What do I do when he criticizes me? I get literally gobs of questions from women every month, and at the core of them is the above question. What's a god-fearing girl to do when she's hurting because of something her husband (also insert, mother, sister, daughter, son, friend, neighbor, boss, Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

Dare Two… Childhood Scars…

focus on the family

Upon returning from a parenting conference, my husband and I sat down with our kids, and asked them about things we had done that had caused them to feel abandoned, unloved, or betrayed by us. It was part of the homework. My son, a seven year-old at the time we asked the question, relayed an Continue Reading

Weekend Round Up…

We are blogging our way through The Respect Dare. So each week, Leah,  Debbie, and I will each take up the topic of the dare.  And we'll be getting input from some of our favorite bloggers along the way. Grab your copy of the book and join in the journey. Please share with us what you are Continue Reading

Dare 1 of The RESPECT DARE…Expectations

Sitting next to each other in the church pew at a conference for young girls and their moms, my daughter and I smiled at each other. Standing and worshiping together, we clapped hands, waved our arms, and sang our hearts out. We took notes sitting side by side and ate Chick-Fil-A sandwiches for Continue Reading