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The Idol of Happiness

We tend to think that “idolatry” means someone bowing down to a statue and praying to it in a shrine. It’s really easy to dismiss that practice as not even remotely a temptation to us today in our culture and to discount everything the Bible says about idolatry as being irrelevant to us. Big mistake! […]

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Fear Fuels Our “Need” to Control

  FEAR is a major part of our motivation to grab for control as women. We are afraid we won’t be loved. We are afraid we aren’t secure in the relationship. We are afraid we will be rejected. We are afraid we aren’t good enough. We are afraid we aren’t beautiful enough. We are afraid […]

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How to Avoid Becoming a Controlling/Disrespectful Wife

A newlywed posed this question to me, “How can I avoid becoming a controlling/disrespectful wife?” Goodness, this topic could be a book in and of itself. I have many posts about respect that will be helpful. Spiritual Authority  – God’s design structure for spiritual authority in our lives in marriage, business, government and the church […]

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Walking in Faith Instead of Control – an Update

From the wife who gave up on her dream for her marriage  and who decided to stop pursuing her husband (in the wrong ways) – an update! ———————————- HASHING THROUGH GIVING UP CONTROLLING MY HUSBAND I was thinking this morning that it is hard for me to believe that if I am trying to honor God, […]

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Roots of Insecurity, Low Self Esteem, Sinful Jealousy and Desire to Control

Yesterday, we looked at how we as women desire security in our lives and in our relationships so desperately.  But we often look for it in all the wrong places instead of finding our security in Christ alone. I believe that the deep roots of a woman’s insecurity in her marriage, her “low self esteem,” her desire […]

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Allowing Good Things to Become Bad Idols…

From my wonderful friend and sister in Christ, Kayla: I’ve heard it said before that even good things can become bad things. For example – saying yes to too many fund-raising committees can spread you too thin to care for your own family. And – surprising your spouse with a really incredible present when there […]

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