When Your Husband Is …

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When your husband is what? I don't even know what to call it. In danger? At risk of dying? 6:30am. He's leaving for work. I watched him lift his uber-heavy computer backpack and cringed. How much does that weigh? Is it more than he's allowed to lift? Will that be the thing that Continue Reading

Got Sorrows?

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Throat tight, fiercely pounding heart throbs in my ears. Eyes wet. And that smell. Why do hospitals always have that smell? We walked silently to the elevator together after meeting with the doctor. I wasn't sure I'd make it. My legs felt funny. Weak. Wobbly. I literally didn't Continue Reading

Inside One Man’s Head… from Kyle Hargrove

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Alex and Blake had spent most of the day deer hunting, deep in the woods, and after a long, unfruitful hunt, were conversing in the semi-darkness around the campfire. Alex asked, "Blake, do you ever wonder why women take everything we say so personally?" Blake replied, "Yep, I do." Alex 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

It’s a New Day…

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A few years ago, I had a rather heated discussion with someone about whether or not a good God allowed bad things to happen. I believe He does. If He doesn't, then He's pretty small. I need to believe that the Creator of the Universe loves me enough to teach me things - sometimes the hard way Continue Reading

Need “Permission” to Take Care of Yourself?

In the Respect Dare E-Course recently, a wife told the story of how she continued doing things that she found enjoyable throughout her marriage. She joined her husband in his interests, but then she also made time to pursue her own. She felt fulfilled. I found her extremely smart. So Continue Reading

Don’t Worry, Be Happy…Yeah, RIGHT.

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Unfortunately, "Where's MY happy ending?" is a question too women are asking these days. And it starts really young. I met with a 17 year old girl recently who told me she found the question, "What is love?" really confusing. "Disney's told me one thing, the church has told me another, and I Continue Reading

Got Help?

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There were three periods in my life where I prayed consistently for patience for several weeks at a time. I don't know about you, but I can be a little slow in learning. It took me nearly six years to figure out that every time I prayed for patience, I got pregnant. I stopped asking. Three Continue Reading

Do You Feel “Less-Than?”

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You'll hopefully be relieved to know I'm not going to talk about Genesis 1.1 again today. But we are still in chapter 1. Hope you are okay with that. And you should know that Leah and I worked it out, and I'm still leaning toward the Monday-Wednesday-sometimes Friday thing, unless God has Continue Reading