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 […]

5 Reasons NOT to Quit Your Marriage

She sat in the field watching the sun set. Heart aching, arms empty, mouth dry from antidepressants, she wondered when/if things would get better. What if they didn’t? She felt alone.  Maybe you could relate to Lonely Wife last week. Maybe you want to quit your marriage. Maybe your heart has been aching for affection, […]

Maligning the Word…

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 give us […]

Dare Nineteen… The Respect Dare

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 […]

Is a Label Messing Up Your Marriage?

Right now, there are just two choices: Egalitarian and Complementarian. Here’s what they mean, according to their own writings: Egalitarian: We believe in the equality and essential dignity of men and women of all ethnicities, ages, and classes. We recognize that all persons are made in the image of God and are to reflect that […]

How Do You REALLY Feel? The Respect Dare Seventeen…

Today’s Dare always gives me pause. Truth is, when negative sentiment over-ride has created a place within a marriage, the wife often can’t translate what her husband actually DOES into a positive character trait. Often these folks are headed for separation or divorce and don’t even realize it. I’ve talked with too many wives who […]

Has the Phrase, “Not a Good Fit” Ever Applied?

“Why didn’t I get the promotion?” he asked, nails dirty, hands wringing his baseball cap. “I’m sorry, it just wasn’t a good fit,” came the response. “Why didn’t I get the job?” she inquired, voice wavering. “I’m sorry, it just wasn’t a good fit,” again, the human-resource-ese. Yesterday I blogged about what Monica Lewinsky and […]