The Dominant Wife-Passive Husband Combo — A Perfect Recipe for Disaster

  This is my profile pic as the PeacefulwifePhilippines. It captures my (ex) dominant personality and my husband’s passive personality. Although at the time of this pictorial with Brown Sugar Photography, I was already a surrendered wife. 🙂 I thinkDong was just acting here. Emote! Hehe. Wednesdays are going to be Nikka days here at Peacefulwife… Continue reading The Dominant Wife-Passive Husband Combo — A Perfect Recipe for Disaster

“I’ll MAKE Him Love Me!”

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. My children and I saw these wedding cake toppers at Wal-Mart.  They were labelled “humorous wedding cake toppers.” I don’t know if you can see it – but – on the second one, the grooms fingers are actually digging into the ground.  He is SO opposed… Continue reading “I’ll MAKE Him Love Me!”

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,… Continue reading Walking in Faith Instead of Control – an Update

Handling a Controlling Mother as a Team

From a wife who is learning so very much from God.  I love the way this wife is seeking her husband’s counsel and advice and taking it.  I love how she is placing herself under his covering, leadership and protection.  This is a much healthier way for her to handle situations with her husband, her… Continue reading Handling a Controlling Mother as a Team

“Why is the TV More Important to My Husband Than I am?????”

Do you ever get the feeling that the TV has first place in your husband’s heart? Ever wonder “why is the TV more important to my husband than I am?” This post is for you!

Learning to Respect and Give up Control is a Process

Nina Roesner is the author of The Respect Dare.  She gave me permission to post this article.  I think it will be EXTREMELY helpful for those of you who are starting on the respect journey and who are learning to allow your husband to lead instead of controlling things yourself.  This is a marathon kind… Continue reading Learning to Respect and Give up Control is a Process

Expectations – Part 4

We have been looking at our expectations and how they get us into trouble in our marriages this week.  (Click here for Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3) I love the quote, “Expectations are premeditated resentment.” This is particularly true of unrealistic or unbiblical expectations. The number of expectations I have had of my… Continue reading Expectations – Part 4

Expectations – Part 3

This is part 3 of a series on expectations we have about marriage vs. reality.  Click to read Part 1 and Part 2 if you missed them. One time in 7th grade, I was at a party.  I didn’t know that Cherry Coke had just come out.  And I took a sip of a soft… Continue reading Expectations – Part 3

Expectations – Part 2

Yesterday, we looked at some common expectations that wives often carry into marriage and how they can create resentment in us (For Part 1 of Expectations, please click here).  We also looked at reality vs. these expectations. Here are some more expectations that we often bring into marriage that sometimes create resentment that if I… Continue reading Expectations – Part 2

Expectations – Part 1

We all go into marriage with a lot of expectations.  (Click here for Part 2, Part 3, Part 4) And, as a reader of mine quoted last week, “Expectations are premeditated resentment.” Ladies, what are some expectations you have of your husband and marriage? Some expectations – I believe are valid.  I believe we should… Continue reading Expectations – Part 1