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

When Your Husband Is …

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When your husband is what? I don't even know what to call it. In danger? At risk of dying? 6:30am. He's leaving for work. I watched him lift his uber-heavy computer backpack and cringed. How much does that weigh? Is it more than he's allowed to lift? Will that be the thing that 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

Maligning the Word…

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Lonely Wife appreciates the ton of comments from Monday and Tuesday's blog. She says she has much to think about, much to pray about.  One of her friends suggested she leave him - she doesn't feel called to do that, though, so she'll be praying through the comments here.  I fully believe God will Continue Reading

What Advice Would YOU Give Her?

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Once in a while I get an email that makes me cry, makes me wonder. In lieu of today's Respect Dare, #20, and the entire "love your husband well" thing, I wanted to share the below with you, as I'm at a complete loss. Got thoughts? Please feel free to share them in the comment section, Titus Continue Reading

Dare Nineteen… The Respect Dare

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Just an inside tidbit of debated truth in our house - it wasn't 17 frying pans. It was 27. And yes, gluttony rears its ugly head in multiple ways, at church picnics, and in keeping and acquiring. So now we have 8 pans we fry in. And while I'd love to be inspirational today, love to spur Continue Reading

What if Changing A Marriage Was Simple?

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One night, I said, "I can't believe what I'm hearing from you. I just don't even know what to do here." My teenager threw his hands up in the air, and stomped out of the room. I was left standing, seething. He probably felt the same thing. I was exasperating him (sin, btw), and he wasn’t Continue Reading

A Small Change to STOP Making Others Defensive

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I walked into the hallway and said to her, "Baby, you'll need to do the stairs, there's dog hair on them." This was after she'd already put the vacuum away, thinking she was done with her daily chore. I might have heard, "I know!!" from her lips. Might have received a complimentary eye-roll Continue Reading