Respect for your husband + Self-Respect helps your marriage…

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Did you know that respect for your husband + self-respect actually helps your marriage? Here’s a brief glance at what that can look like: So don’t be “wrong at the top of your voice,” as Emerson Eggerich puts it. If your husband is interested in growing your marriage, know he’ll hear the truth better from […]

Respect Your Husband 101

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Respect Your Husband 101* *oh, and can we add a bit of self-respect this year, also? It’s a new year, and we’re starting a new round of respect here on the blog. On Facebook, you may have seen the below: Expectations are important. The first dare deals with these because there are MANY things to […]

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 […]

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, sure does after the fact.  Seemed […]

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 […]

What You Want … 2014 Reader Survey Results

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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 […]

Dare Twelve… and A Secret to Not Being a Doormat…

Wasted home-cooked meal on the counter. Over night. Some people just don’t get it. I confess I’ve been one of them. And I can RIGHT NOW relate to the woman in Dare 12. She’s got 101 things to do, she’s exhausted, she asked for help, and delivery was mediocre. Mind you, when I do my […]

I Flunked the Biblical Wife Assessment for The Respect Dare… Dare Three

This morning, after rising too late, starting a load of laundry, making copious amounts of cappuccino for DH and myself, I sat down to “do the dare.” Oh. “Biblical Wife Assessment.” Yep. That stinks. Excuse me while I feel small and crawl in my closet. Or go back to bed. I went through each category, […]

How to Be a Good Girlfriend…

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 […]

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 […]