5 Reasons NOT to Quit Your Marriage

She sat in the field watching the sun set. Heart aching, arms empty, mouth dry from antidepressants, she wondered when/if things would get better. What if they didn’t? She felt alone.  Maybe you could relate to Lonely Wife last week. Maybe you want to quit your marriage. Maybe your heart has been aching for affection, […]

Maligning the Word…

Lonely Wife appreciates the ton of comments from Monday and Tuesday’s blog. She says she has much to think about, much to pray about.  One of her friends suggested she leave him – she doesn’t feel called to do that, though, so she’ll be praying through the comments here.  I fully believe God will give us […]

Dare Nineteen… The Respect Dare

Just an inside tidbit of debated truth in our house – it wasn’t 17 frying pans. It was 27. And yes, gluttony rears its ugly head in multiple ways, at church picnics, and in keeping and acquiring. So now we have 8 pans we fry in. And while I’d love to be inspirational today, love […]

Is a Label Messing Up Your Marriage?

Right now, there are just two choices: Egalitarian and Complementarian. Here’s what they mean, according to their own writings: Egalitarian: We believe in the equality and essential dignity of men and women of all ethnicities, ages, and classes. We recognize that all persons are made in the image of God and are to reflect that […]

How Do You REALLY Feel? The Respect Dare Seventeen…

Today’s Dare always gives me pause. Truth is, when negative sentiment over-ride has created a place within a marriage, the wife often can’t translate what her husband actually DOES into a positive character trait. Often these folks are headed for separation or divorce and don’t even realize it. I’ve talked with too many wives who […]

Dare Sixteen of The Respect Dare…

The factory worker stood in front of me. Greasy hands wiped the front of his shirt. “What ARE you, anyway?” he asked me. My brow furrowed. I chewed my lip. I had no idea what he was talking about. “What do you mean?” I inquired. “You’re always so happy all the time. And whenever someone […]