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 lunch.  We […]

What Do I Do if He Wants to and I Don’t??

You know what I mean… he’s touching you…has that smile on his face…THE LOOK… 🙂  and you’re touched out from dealing with kids, or exhausted from a long week of work, or just need some sleep because your teens have been keeping you up late and you’ve still had to get up early, or you’ve […]

If Mama Ain’t Happy…

“If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy…” Familiar saying? Unfortunately, it was that way at our house, too. Today’s interview with Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine talk through some of these things…dare you to listen in, and see what God will do! I know He totally overhauled my heart and my relationships in my family […]

I Rated My Marriage a 2 Out of 10

… 1 was “awful” and a 10 was “awesome.” From today’s FamilyLife Today interview (part 1 of 3) with Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine: Bob: Nina Roesner remembers a defining moment in her marriage. Nina: We were sitting around at small group, one night, and we were talking about our marriages. We’d been studying marriage; […]


You may have heard about “submission” of late in the media. A few weeks ago, I wrote about an author in Italy who is taking a ton of heat for writing about “Get Married and Be Submissive” and here in the states this week, we see this from Hollywood. Enjoy! We’ll have more on The […]

Is it Wrong to Long for MORE in Your Marriage?

I have a dear friend whose mother is mentally ill. The verbal assaults and criticisms my friend endures not only surprise but sadden me. When asked about it, however, my friend has an interesting response: “I know how she is. Her words don’t really hurt me, because she doesn’t know any better. Yes, I wish […]

Will You Join Me?

5:45am. She stood in the dark kitchen, penning a note to her husband. I mis-spoke last night. I’m sorry I snapped at you and pitched a fit over the issue. Please forgive me for not speaking respectfully and losing self-control. I was wrong. I will try to not do it again. Let’s talk more about […]