Replacing the “Tapes” in My Head

Greg and April in June of 2012 Before God radically changed my mind, heart and soul over the past 5 years, I would constantly have “tapes” playing in my head where I was always talking to myself about things – a running narrative of worry, fear, trying to figure out every possible “what if” scenario […]

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“My Wife Would Bless Me If…”

From a husband who reads my blog: 1.  My wife’s default response to a suggestion or request (I rarely make demands) would be to say “Sure, no problem” rather than being met with a litany of reasons why my request is unreasonable. 2. When I try to make things more efficient to lessen her load […]

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Respect Doesn’t Work on My Husband

We are looking at some FAQs that I receive in this series. This seems like more than I can handle (part 1) When do I get to the “peaceful” part? (part 1) I don’t want to lose my voice in my marriage. (part 2) I feel like I am losing myself. (part 2) I feel so lonely. […]

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When He Starts to Miss You

This post is for wives who were being controlling and trying to force their husbands to be with them, say certain things to them and who were trying to initiate physical intimacy and were getting rejected a good bit – and have tried to correct these things by backing away some and giving their husbands […]

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“I Don’t Know How to React…..”

From my wonderful friend, Kayla (at www.lessonsofmercy.wordpress.com),  who has been on this journey with me now since Sept of 2012.  She is the one who wrote the now-famous post on my site, “My Demon.”   Today’s post is amazing.   But for the wives who are struggling – this may be hard to read. Please keep […]

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The Night My Meatloaf and I Got “Stood Up”

I worked an extra two days this past week in the pharmacy.  My husband appreciates it when I work extra.  So – I try to do this as a gift to him whenever I can.  Monday night I made an extra big meatloaf so that Greg wouldn’t have to cook supper the next night since […]

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“We Need to Talk!”

This is a guest post by my precious sister in the Lord at www.thegoodwife121.blogspot.ca. ————————————– THE STRAIGHT PATH “Do you have any free time this evening?” I asked Husband, a couple of days ago. “Yeah, I think so..” He responded offhandedly. “Why?” “Because I’d like to talk.” “…talk? Talk about what?” I already could hear […]

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“Can I ‘Have It All’?”

From a wife and sister in the Lord, Veronica Alejar, from the Philippines – with her permission: I used to think that I “had it all”. I was a TV news anchor/mother of 3/wife/businesswoman-baker, etc. etc. People always stopped to ask how I could multi-task and well, have it all! I thought that I was […]

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“I MUST HAVE THAT HOUSE!”

This post is inspired by a real estate commercial that shows a wife attempting to pressure and force her husband into a quick decision about a house that the couple may not be able to responsibly afford. Some things to observe in this brief conversation: the wife’s facial expressions her tone of voice the husband’s […]

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Being Married to a Laid Back, Quiet Type – a Wife Shares about Her Marriage

A huge thank you to this wife for answering my questions about being married to a quiet man. 🙂 ——————————— 1. How has God shown you how best to bless your husband? Give him understanding when he needs “space” – that took me awhile to learn, because to me “space” meant avoidance. But what he […]

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