What Submissive Wives are NOT…

In both Proverbs 25 and Proverbs 26, there is mention of the consequences of being “quarrelsome.” This is important. In marriage, being a “quarrelsome wife” results in your husband wanting to “live on the corner of the roof.” As a man, being “quarrelsome” feeds “strife” like wood to a fire. Being “disagreeable” or “quarrelsome” is […]

More than the Remote…Thoughts about Controlling Men…

And you will desire to control your husband, but he will rule over you.” Genesis 3:16 Today’s post is from a sharp woman named Jennifer. She blogs over at UnbrokenWoman.com. When it comes to respecting, she totally “gets it.” You should totally check her out! I am taking a small break this week, but will […]

Got a Difficult Marriage? Here’s Hope…

“Those are pretty flowers. Who are they for?” he asked. “Me. I had a horrible week and no one noticed, so I bought them for myself to cheer me up – they were the cheap ones at the grocery, so no worries, okay?” she responded. Silence. She knew he just didn’t know what to say. […]

Has He Changed?

After an exhausting and difficult week, and frankly getting ready to start the next one just as tired, God blessed me in one of my favorite ways. He reminded me of the work He is doing through The Respect Dare book. I have always said I don’t take any credit or responsibility for what He […]

Taken for Granted…?

Philippians 4:8  Finally, brothers, whatever is true… The first 20 minutes of this morning were spent being smacked upside the head with the obvious, which unfortunately, I’ve ignored too often. I woke to fresh ground brewed coffee that my husband made before he left for work.  I noticed he made more than what he would drink, […]

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 the notion of unconditionally respecting someone who didn’t “deserve it.” […]

I Need and Want a Strong Loving Man…You?

Yesterday, in one of my son’s high school PEP classes, the teacher discussed an ancient culture. When asked how this very old society viewed women, my son answered correctly, that the culture looked at men as superior because they were physically stronger. He didn’t say he agreed or disagreed with this position, he just simply stated […]