New Dare Journey – Got Expectations?

RESPECT 101

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

You Won’t Believe What God Did This Morning…

Dare you to stop building walls in your

Last night, I went to the drive way and proceeded to pull my lemon tree back into the house. I forgot about the lip on the garage floor. So I had a whole conversation with myself (ever do that? :) ) I thought, "I've done this before, I can probably lift it... but my hands still hurt, so maybe Continue Reading

My Pastor Harpooned Me…

Dare you to stop building walls in your

I've never actually been whale-style harpooned, but God used my pastor last week to do something that felt close... And it was exactly what I needed. We sat in his office, my husband and I, working through a situation that had wounded us both. While I can be good at helping our kids navigate Continue Reading

Submissive Wife? Will it Save Her Marriage?

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A friend of mine tried everything to save her marriage. She is what any mature Christian woman would call a "submissive wife" - know there's a difference between that and being a doormat. More here if it's confusing. And no, I'm not talking about writing up a contract to allow some guy to whip Continue Reading

What You Want … 2014 Reader Survey Results

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We have the 2014 Reader Survey Results! And, if you keep reading til the end, you'll find a free copy of the Small Group Leader Guide for The Respect Dare (Thomas Nelson, 2012) AND an opportunity for YOU! :) In an effort to make sure I'm loving you the way you want to be loved here on the blog Continue Reading

What’s Going on With Daughters of Sarah?

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In the middle of a challenging week waiting on doctors to return phone calls and too many things to do, I still have this labor of love to talk about, to answer the question, "What's going on with Daughters of Sarah?" A lot is going on. 7 years of hard work has been going on... with God leading, Continue Reading

Quick TIP! For Handling An Angry Husband…

Defensiveness is the manifestation of

Got an angry husband? You know that heart-pounding-freaking-out feeling that you hate? That moment where he's suddenly upset and you are surprised and then your own flight or fight response kicks in? One thing that might help is simply this: create safety for him. Know why he looks angry? Continue Reading