What does it mean to submit to your husband?

Have you ever wondered, “What does it mean to submit to your husband?” Or do you just kind of skim over those verses in the Bible, like I used to do, back in the dark ages, when we were first married? I’ve written on this topic a number of times, and I know it often […]

A Small Change to STOP Making Others Defensive

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 for no […]

Tough Questions… Dare you to Consider Them…

Over 20 years ago, standing with my husband in the library, I looked at the books on the shelf. “The Gospel of Mary,” and several other books bared their titles at me. I pondered. “The gospel of Adam.” Why weren’t these in the Bible? I didn’t know what I didn’t know, at the time, and […]

Are You A Doormat if You Submit? Respect Dare Four

I stood next to the toaster in my kitchen. It was 5am. I was so angry I could spit. I also knew I was wrong. Needed to apologize-style wrong. But all I could focus on was how my husband’s words had stung. Yes, my retort had not been filled with grace, but acid. Yes, my […]

Are You Destroying Your Marriage?

“You don’t understand, if I don’t do it, it won’t get done.” “He doesn’t lead at home at all.  He doesn’t even participate.” “Why should I submit or respect? I’m the one doing everything in our family.” My heart aches for those statements, and the women who make them. And unfortunately, I understand, because I […]

Weekend Round Up…

We are blogging our way through The Respect Dare. So each week, Leah,  Debbie, and I will each take up the topic of the dare.  And we’ll be getting input from some of our favorite bloggers along the way. Grab your copy of the book and join in the journey. Please share with us what you are […]

Wife, SUBMIT! Seriously?

Republican Steve Pearce (R-NM) has written a memoir entitled, “Just Fly the Plane, Stupid!” that has stirred up a ton of controversy. Guess what he talks about in one of the chapters? Submission. As in wife-to-husband style submission. The Washington Post reported on January 22, 2014, that Peace writes, citing the Bible, “The husband’s part […]