How to mess up your marriage…

be his best friend

A few people near and dear to me are getting married soon - and I wanted to encourage them (and us all) by sharing our "best advice" and those things that really can mess up your marriage. I'd love you to join in with your suggestions in the comments today. Remember, we don't give advice really, Continue Reading

YOU made something happen… :)


I will get to what you made happen in a few minutes – it will be worth the wait! But I want to give you some context though, share some things just a few people close to me know. My favorite story in The RESPECT Dare is about a young woman who imagines herself in Peter’s shoes. Continue Reading


Many minutia moments done well over time(1)

Friends, we are seeing glory revealed - and the load seems a little lighter because of YOU - THANK YOU!! You have been so so patient with me as I spend most of my time doing life and getting our team ready for Boot Camp. I promise we'll get back to marriage advice and the new dare journey when Continue Reading

Can I trouble you for a prayer?

Honestly, I am floored by how quickly the days are moving. I have so much to tell you, and little time - but I would bet you are also trying to figure out summer with kids, driving people around, dealing with your garden, and trying to keep first things first. I love this, with regard to Continue Reading

Psst… are you destroying yourself?

Dare 5 Are You Destroying Yourself? Shoulders hunched over, face in a scowl, the thoughts come… “I can’t.” “I’m so lousy at this…” “I wish I’d never started…” “I want to quit.” Or maybe, like the woman in the story in Matthew 9:21, she perseveres, knowing – no, believing – for Continue Reading

Can I trouble you to please pray?

get ready daughters coming

Friends, I humbly come to you today asking for prayer. My computer is toast and my new one arrives in a few weeks - in the mean time, I am using my son's Chromebook - it's covered with graffiti art - and it has no storage. At least I have internet. What this means is that the next step in Continue Reading

Where to Start When You’re Wounded…

Dare 4 Are You…You? I realize that’s a crazy sounding title. “Are you… you?” As in, am I harboring multiple personalities? Am I someone else? Huh? No… not what I mean. (and heads up - you may want to break this one into a few days! :) ) Here’s the thing: all of us are wounded; all of us Continue Reading

Who do you think you are?

Being self-aware results in respect for

Dare 3 Who Do You Think You Are? While you’ve been reading and responding in this dare, you’ve had hundreds of little thoughts running through your head. Some have been about yourself, some are about me, about guys, girls, your parents, your friends, what’s due at work or school tomorrow… the list Continue Reading

New Dare Journey Dare #2: Identity

When I wrap up my identity in how God(4)

How do we have such a healthy identity in Christ that we're able to respect ourselves? And teach our daughters to do the same? One of the things we’re going to talk a lot about in this journey (where we started here) is our relationship with ourselves. I know that sounds a little weird, Continue Reading

New Dare Journey – Got Expectations?


As promised, today we begin our new dare journey - it's for any woman, married or not, of any age. You can find the back story here. Invite friends. I can't wait to get started! :) I'm looking at this as "Respect 101 - Respecting God, Ourselves, and Others" Dare 1 Got Expectations? A gangly Continue Reading