Control Girls and Family Christmas – by Shannon Popkin

A guest post by author Shannon Popkin: I’d like to call a pre-Christmas huddle. Calling all the women in the family please. Can we huddle up for a moment? I’m calling this meeting because I think there are some hurting women among us. There are some mothers of adult children and mother-in-laws who feel unloved […]

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I Resented Making Lunch for My Husband

  I used to resent making my husband’s lunches – even though I was the one who offered to do it and Greg never really asked me to do this for him.  I made a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for him on the days he worked, sometimes with an apple, too  – which was […]

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The Pendulum Effect

These are some observations I have made on this journey to become a godly wife that I pray might be a blessing to you. 🙂 TWO SINFUL EXTREMES: With almost every aspect of the Christian life, I  picture a number line.  In one direction is one extreme and in the other direction is another extreme. […]

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Ambition and Being “Driven” Can Be Good – If…

Nothing is wrong with a woman being ambitious and driven – provided that she is ambitious and driven in obeying God, submitting to Him and living in His power for His glory. If a woman is ambitious and driven to do things HER way, not God’s way and disobeys God’s commands for her as a […]

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If You Insist on Being “in Charge” – He Figures You Can Protect Yourself

Many wives want to know why their husbands don’t protect them from his family or other extended family during conflicts. I know every situation is different, and I can’t begin to address every possible scenario and there can be many very complex factors involved.  So I will only be able to speak in generalities here […]

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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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Do We Try to Control Our Husbands’ Jobs?

  Nikka and Dong     1. FROM AN ANONYMOUS WIFE who had been very upset her husband had been working six 12 hour days a week (at a very labor-intensive job) for over two months and wanted more time with him: The craziest thing just happened!! My husband just walk in and said he […]

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