“Giving” Him Sex…

I had a number of really interesting conversations with people online about the suggestions from yesterday for women who are having a hard time getting help around the house from the people they live with.  We talked specifically about kids and husbands. What was of particular interest to me was the topic of sex as […]

Tired of Having to Do it ALL in Your Family?

Last night I spoke to a group of women who were starting a Respect Dare group. Before they launched into the book, they wanted to know what to expect… We don’t have enough time to cover all that this morning, but suffice it to say, what I told them wasn’t on their radars. These women […]

Driving Under the Influence of Anger…

I apologized to my husband for driving into the side of the garage. Acting childishly, and furious at him over something stupid (and not the point of this blog, so I won’t go into it), I hastily pulled away, paying no attention to the enormous dwelling next to the vehicle, clipping the brick and nailing […]

the respect dare – and a lack of respect

Picking up Christmas wrapping on my hands and knees, marveling at the lack of effort from anyone else in my family, I seethed with anger and resentment.  Masters degree, fabulous part-time career (that could have been full time if I had wanted it) three great kids, house in the suburbs,  and I felt like all my […]

the respect dare … where are the men?

Being originally from Montana, the rugged camp environment spoke volumes to my soul and love of the outdoors.  I eagerly addressed a group of camp counselors at a well-known, highly rated Christian summer camp in “the lodge.”  As I watched the group trickle in from an activity where they had climbed to the top of […]