The Respect Dare… for Non-Christians

Respect Research 101

Rationale for Respect Several years ago, I had a discussion with a woman who adamantly refused to demonstrate respect towards her husband. She felt he hadn’t done anything to deserve it. She’s not a Christian, and wouldn’t appreciate God’s point of view in the matter.  So, I took an academic approach. Research done at Washington State University […]

The Respect Dare … and His Blessings

Get ready for a life-changing journey

    Brilliant Light of God After a morning run, I rested near our garden pond and listened to the sounds of water cascading over rocks into water.  Glancing back toward the house, I caught an interesting reflection in the large bay windows.  I look at the reflection of a large stand of trees. As the breeze blew the branches […]

Why is My Marriage So Hard?

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

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 – […]

How Can I Fix My Marriage?

This afternoon, I asked my talented chef husband what he needed me to do for Easter dinner.  He told me to snap the asparagus and get it ready for cooking.  That was pretty much it, although I did help make the bread earlier in the day.  Knowing asparagus takes about 8 minutes,  I asked, “Do you […]

Angry & Married & Doing Something About It – with the smaller things…

Last night, when my husband came upstairs to go to bed, he woke me.  He didn’t mean to do so, but it happened.  Not because he’s inconsiderate, thoughtless and rude, but because he was half-asleep when he came into the bedroom (he’d fallen asleep on the couch).  After lying awake for about half an hour, […]

Why is My Marriage So Hard?

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

You are wondering: Why is my marriage so hard? Your struggle is one that is common to women in this culture.  I’m not going to talk about that here.  There’s a hundred reasons in the culture, our upbringing, etc., to blame for this, but the source of the struggle when we know the Truth is […]

the respect dare … and His blessings

After the morning run today, and after filling my head (and heart) with His Word, I rested near our garden pond and listened to the water cascading over the rocks into the water.  Glancing back toward the house, I caught an interesting reflection in the large bay windows.  The reflection of a large stand of trees […]

the respect dare… for non-Christians

So today, I had a discussion with someone at great length about how she can’t possibly respect her husband – he needs to earn it, he hasn’t done anything worthy of it…etc.  Problem is that she’s not a Christian, so I had to approach her from a different angle…she didn’t want to hear anything about […]