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, etc.) says to her? […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]