New Dare Journey – Got Expectations?

RESPECT 101

As promised, today we begin our new dare journey - it's for any woman, married or not, of any age. You can find the back story here. Invite friends. I can't wait to get started! :) I'm looking at this as "Respect 101 - Respecting God, Ourselves, and Others" Dare 1 Got Expectations? A gangly Continue Reading

The Parenting Risk You Want to Take

3 Reasons We're Lousy At Loving God &(2)

I sat next to him while he drove. Wise teen-man-boy-something-awesome guy that emerges daily anew. Discussing priorities with him. You know, the ones where you try hard to create life balance out of the bazillion things you want/have/need to do? And I took a risk. Might seem small here, Continue Reading

You Won’t Believe What God Did This Morning…

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Last night, I went to the drive way and proceeded to pull my lemon tree back into the house. I forgot about the lip on the garage floor. So I had a whole conversation with myself (ever do that? :) ) I thought, "I've done this before, I can probably lift it... but my hands still hurt, so maybe Continue Reading

What You Want … 2014 Reader Survey Results

get ready daughters coming

We have the 2014 Reader Survey Results! And, if you keep reading til the end, you'll find a free copy of the Small Group Leader Guide for The Respect Dare (Thomas Nelson, 2012) AND an opportunity for YOU! :) In an effort to make sure I'm loving you the way you want to be loved here on the blog Continue Reading

How to Be a Good Girlfriend…

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Yesterday I apologized to my 17 year old for coming unhitched at him over his lack of finish on a project. I had tried very hard to get him to do something. Very. Hard. Then I got distracted and busy, and saw he hadn't finished it yet. Still. And then I realized it might not get done. Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

How To Get Your Husband to Hear You…

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On a radio show several months ago, a male interviewer and pastor took me to task for one of the dares in the book entitled, "Initiate." "Isn't that pretty forward?" he asked. "Aren't you suggesting women lead in their marriages?" he continued. I said something like, "I suppose you could look at it Continue Reading