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… […]

If You Can’t Say Something Nice… Dare Seven of The Respect Dare

Having children is called a blessing in the Bible. It can also ruin your marriage. And not surprisingly, research actually supports this – marital satisfaction declines after children are born, and increases when they are all gone. For me, having kids ages 18, 15, and 12 right now has proven as emotionally exhausting as it […]

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? […]

Want Some Gasoline with Your Fire?

“I don’t know what to do,” I whined to my mom. “She keeps going ‘thbbbbbpppt’ in my face and spraying me with spit. I just hate it.” “Slap her,” she said. Shocked at this suggestion, I winced at the thought. “You must slap this girl. Full across the face. HARD. She will keep doing this […]

How to Change Your Husband…

“You won’t believe this,” she says. “Oh?” I ask. “Last night, he asked me questions! He actually tried to understand my point of view!” she exclaimed. “This is a good thing,” I smiled. “I’ve been at this for 7 years, and I’m finally starting to see something this side of heaven,” she replied. My friend, […]

Pass the Condemnation Please…

Perhaps the most common complaint I hear from a wife doing “The Respect Dare,” occurs after her husband does something nice for her. She will discount the gift, act of service, or kind words, usually because there’s something imperfect about it. “He’s just doing that because he has to.” “He doesn’t really feel that way.” […]