The Respect Dare, Day 6 – A Servant's Heart

Do everything without complaining or arguing.  Philippians 2:14 I really love today’s challenge in The Respect Dare.  Nina Roesner asks us to continue to be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry – and she asks us to do “one act of kindness or a chore for your husband that you […]

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The Respect Dare, Day 5 – Slow to Anger

My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.  James 1:19 In the Respect Dare, Nina Roesner shares a story on Dare #5 about how a wife applies this verse and avoids a serious argument with her husband.  The awesome thing is, he […]

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The Respect Dare, Day 1 – Expectations

  Ladies, I am THRILLED to be on this adventure with you as we begin a 40 day walk through The Respect Dare by Nina Roesner.! If you don’t have a copy of the book yet, you can certainly get one – either version.  If you can’t get the book, that is ok – we […]

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Sending Emails to Your Husband

Ladies, It is so easy to assume that our husbands enjoy lots of long, romantic, detailed emails from us because most of us would love to have a lot of emails like that from our husbands.   But, husbands tend not to be nearly as verbal as wives are.  (There are some men who really […]

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“My Husband Didn’t Get Me Anything for Our Anniversary – and I am SO HAPPY TO BE MARRIED TO HIM!”

From the archives – Here are the ways that two wives handle the “My Husband Forgot Our Anniversary” situation in respectful, God-honoring, husband-honoring, marriage building ways! WIFE #1 Since my hubby’s and my birthdays are only one day apart, he never forgets my birthday! Pretty sneaky, huh?  Seriously, in my first marriage I received tons […]

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Honoring Christ, Our Husbands and Our Marriages in Conflict

My beautiful and precious sisters in Christ, You have every right to ask him for what you would like, what you want and what you desire politely, pleasantly and respectfully (probably just once is plenty –  in most cases) of your husband. Your husband has every right to decide to answer “no” if he thinks […]

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A Husband Answers My Questions about Emotions

This is a continuation of a series about How Husbands Process Emotions.  I believe that this husband articulates the feelings of a number of husbands – Christian and non-Christian.  It is easy for us to assume that our husbands don’t have feelings if they often don’t verbalize them.  Sometimes, they can be deeply wounded for […]

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Why Pressuring Your Man to Talk NOW Can be a Problem

I asked some husbands about how they feel about trying to have an important discussion with their wives”on the fly.”  Here is one husband’s answer.   I appreciate his willingness to share with us.  As we study how men think, process, feel and see the world – my prayer is that we might have a […]

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“My Secret Idol”

  Today’s guest post is by Robyn.  Check out her blog at www.upwithmarriage.wordpress.com First I’d like to say thank you to April for the opportunity to share on this subject of how we make idols in our lives; even the good things. It was a good and righteous prayer; an honest prayer.  “God please save […]

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An Abandoned Wife’s Journal

This is from a wife who has faced many struggles in her marriage.  I don’t know what God’s plans are for anyone.  But I do know that He honors faith in Him.  I do know that He honors obedience to His Word.  And I do know that prayer is powerful and that when we pray […]

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