Pssst… What Do YOU Think?

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Yesterday I asked women what they think of the marriage TIPS emails they receive from us. From the survey results so far, it seems like women generally love them and are helped by them, AND they are aching for more information about what to do with three major situations.  Maybe you've dealt with Continue Reading

You may not know this, but…

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I have failed at being good at being married. Hundreds of times, failed. What does that look like? I think you might know. So because God wired me to not take "failure" as an end result of much of anything, I literally have a few hundred books on marriage. And I've read them Continue Reading

I Want To ADD One Thing to Dare Twenty-Seven…

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The paper glowed red, smoke spun spiral wisps up into the air, and black charred bits flaked off and fell to the ground. Was this it?  All the years of hurt, the pain, the sorrow, the silent tears cried alone at night... Gone? The dare said to list all the ways he's wronged her in the past, Continue Reading

I Hurt A Sweet Woman…

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Tuesday, I blogged about Dare 26, a reader's experience with her husband when he was acting angry, and the battle that rages in our hearts toward each other in marriage. The big "A-Ha!" findings from Shaunti Feldhahn's new book, Highly Happy Marriages, is that couples that are actually happy are Continue Reading

4 Thoughts to Take Captive

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Sara stirred awake, hearing the baby's whimpering through the monitor. Eyes barely open, she glanced at the clock. The red digital display said 3:23. Whimpering turned to fussing, then crying, and Sara knew the three week old's tummy was waking him. She sighed.  She pushed back the covers, Continue Reading

Four Things To Remember to Change Your Life…

Peace about my husband's heart condition surrounded me like a warm blanket for days before, during, and after our retreat this weekend. But this morning, I felt the familiar flame of fear's sharp tongue licking around the edges of my spirit. Instead of starting my day with Him, life Continue Reading

Confession: I am a Crazy Woman

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Saturday night, I carried boxes of supplies to my van and set them in the trunk.  I leaned against the vehicle, feeling exhausted from months of preparation and two days of delivering the materials He had put together through me. I sat a moment, enjoying His presence and His pleasure with what He Continue Reading

Dare 23 of The Respect Dare… and GIFTS

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Is "receiving gifts" your husband's love language? God knew I didn't have time to think this week because of the first ever Daughters of Sarah Boot Camp - please pray for us all as we do this NEW next thing! :) Our pilot groups are starting this summer - we're so very excited!! :) Anyway, 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