Why is My Marriage So Hard?

how our relationships with others reflects our relationship with God...

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You are wondering: Why is my marriage so hard? (I’m going to get to this in a second, and you’ll need to hang with me here. I know that if your marriage is so hard you are grasping at anything, you’re going to want to read this AND stick it out to the bottom – […]

Dare Fourteen of The Respect Dare…

When I read Dare 14 from The Respect Dare this morning again, I saw a number of things that I hadn’t seen in it before. The comments about the husband’s emotional responses, subtle as they were, stood out to me. What’s really interesting is I’m also currently studying horse communication.  I spent about half an […]

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, […]

Weekend Round Up for Respect …

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 being encouraged to be men. Boy […]

She Did What She Could Do…

Ten years ago, he broke their covenant… with another woman. He seemed repentant. He apologized. He said it was over. And a few months ago, she started wondering again. She confronted him, Matthew 18-style. He denied it. But he seemed secretive. And distant. So she confronted him again. He assured her nothing was going on…accused […]

Have You Suffered?

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It started when I was eight years old. I remember making fun of a boy in my class. He and his friends followed me from school that day. I only made it half-way home before they grabbed me. The pack of three of them took turns pushing and spinning me between them. Dizzy, I stumbled. […]

I’ve Tried Respect & it Hasn’t Worked…

First of all, I fully understand your situation.  You’ve applied respect for a while, maybe even a couple of years and “nothing has changed.”  To encourage you this morning, I will share what we’ve seen in the hundreds of marriages from the wives who have taken Daughters of Sarah® or done The Respect Dare.   Bear in […]