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 Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

Weekend Round Up for Respect …

eagle court of honor

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 Continue Reading

Christmas Morning… and Divorced…

If you've been divorced, or are considering it, this post from Katy will blow you away. She's a new blogger, one we are humbled to walk with. She feels called to minister to others on this journey. Thanking Him for all of you today... Dare you to see the blessings in the midst of the NOW Continue Reading

Beaten Down and Broken Hearted?


I often receive testimonials from women who complete The Respect Dare book. I'm always blown away by what I read. Nothing convinces me more that God was the one to write it than their stories. This weekend, I received another one that blew me away. This woman's walk of faith is like few I've Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

Have You Suffered?


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. Fell. There Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading