Are You A Doormat if You Submit? Respect Dare Four

Woman Against Orange Wall

I stood next to the toaster in my kitchen. It was 5am. I was so angry I could spit. I also knew I was wrong. Needed to apologize-style wrong. But all I could focus on was how my husband's words had stung. Yes, my retort had not been filled with grace, but acid. Yes, my heart was as black as Continue Reading

15 Ways to Show Disrespect to Your Husband…

Tears clouded my eyes as I lay in bed staring at the ceiling. I wondered if this was all there was to marriage. To life. Nearly a decade into the relationship, I felt lost. Bitter. Resentful. What I didn't know was the ache in my soul that I desperately sought to fill with the guy I married Continue Reading

Wondering What Respect IS?

Ephesians 5:33b commands us to respect our husbands. Unconditionally. The culture teaches that respect must be earned. I remember the first time I realized the above, confused, frustrated, and a little angry, I wallowed in cognitive dissonance for several weeks. Something within me revolted at Continue Reading

Whose Side are You on Today?

I remember it as though it occurred yesterday. Having lain unsleeping for two hours, tossing and turning, 4am roused me out of the bed completely. I descended the stairs to the cold family room, pulled a blanket around me and started reading. It was early spring, so the resurrection called. I knew Continue Reading

15 Ways to Show Disrespect to Your Husband…

Tears clouded my eyes as I lay in bed staring at the ceiling. I wondered if this was all there was to marriage. To life. Nearly a decade into the relationship, I felt lost. Bitter. Resentful. What I didn't know was the ache in my soul that I desperately sought to fill with the guy I married Continue Reading

What are You Waiting For?

"I married a Christian man who promised me we'd spend time in the Word together every day when we got married. It's been 20 years and I'm still waiting." "I thought he was such a good Christian man, he wouldn't even pray with me before we got married, because he said that people told him that Continue Reading