I Hurt A Sweet Woman…

Tuesday, I blogged about Dare 26, a reader’s experience with her husband when he was acting angry, and the battle that rages in our hearts toward each other in marriage. The big “A-Ha!” findings from Shaunti Feldhahn’s new book, Highly Happy Marriages, is that couples that are actually happy are doing these things: Paying attention to the “little […]

Six Ways to Overcome Your Husband’s Anger in the Midst of Conflict

Her husband is angry again. He paces back and forth in the bedroom, looking for his belt, his hand running through his hair. His face wears anxiety. Worry furrows his brow. “Can I help you with anything?” she asks. “I can’t tell you anything because you will think I’m telling you that you’re a bad […]

Who Should Leave in YOUR Marriage?

This morning I had the privilege of participating in a conference call with a group of women learning to respect their husbands. The ministry that sponsored the call is the Annointed Wives Ministry and they hail from Chicago. They are awesome. You should totally check them out above. During the call, (and OH IT WAS EARLY… […]

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 […]

3 Quick Ways to Save Your Marriage Today…

Dr. John Gottman has spent his life studying what REALLY works in marriage. He’s made a number of astounding discoveries, not the least of which is the reason counseling only works in turning around a marriage about 25% of the time: much of what we have been taught was not designed for a marriage application, […]

Dare Six… and Why MANY Conflicts Occur…

I spent the weekend doing a leadership retreat an awesome group of FUN leaders – at one point we all burst into a kids’ song, “Encourage one another, and build each other up… build each other up… build each other UP!” ( 🙂 Sorry!) Somehow most of us were familiar with the song, and the […]

When A Child is Hurt… Dare Five of The Respect Dare Journey

Of all the dares in the book, Dare 5 strikes the most nerves. A child is injured. Mom saw it coming. She chose to stay out of His way, and God showed up to teach her husband something. But what if it had been worse? Could you have trusted God’s goodness if it hadn’t gone […]

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 […]