Submissive Wife? Will it Save Her Marriage?

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 you. […]

Quick TIP! For Handling An Angry Husband…

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? He’s DEFENSIVE. He’s wired to be […]

The Four States of Our Hearts …and Respect Dare #34

Our girl Maxine and her husband from today’s dare certainly had a marriage changing interaction, yes? In reviewing the dare for this week, it made me think deeply about how important our hearts are to our entire existence. Old and New Testament writers certainly didn’t know the physiology around this vital organ, but they certainly […]

Do You Feel Invisible? and Dare 28…

They were in the store together, mother and daughter, and the tween girl says, “Did you just see that?” Her mom looks at her daughter’s smiling face and says, “See what?” “That boy. He totally thinks I’m something! He looked at me and smiled!” she beamed. “How does that make you feel?” inquired mom. “Special. […]

Six Ways to Overcome Your Husband’s Anger in the Midst of Conflict

Her husband is angry again. He paces back and forth in the bedroom, looking for his belt, his hand running through his hair. His face wears anxiety. Worry furrows his brow. “Can I help you with anything?” she asks. “I can’t tell you anything because you will think I’m telling you that you’re a bad […]

Dare 23 of The Respect Dare… and GIFTS

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, […]

When Your Husband Is …

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 sends us […]

Got Sorrows?

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 know what to say. How does one […]