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A Husband and Wife’s Authority in Marriage

I’m sharing a bit from a marriage class Greg and I took 2 years ago at our church. ————————————————————- There are two types of authority in marriage: 1. Positional authority is authority that is delegated to a person by someone in authority over them.     This is the type of authority that God gives […]

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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 […]

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My Worry Insults My Husband

Fear fuels worry. Fear motivates me to try to control other people and God. Fear cannot cause peace. Fear does not know how BIG God is or see God clearly. Fear leaves God and His sovereignty out of the picture. Fear causes me to doubt God and be a “double minded” person who is blown and […]

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Humility is Beautiful

A HUGE key to a successful and intimate relationship with God or with my husband is my own humility.  My sinful and arrogant pride (thinking I know best, I know better than God, I know better than my husband, I have greater wisdom than anyone else) repels my husband, God and everyone else around me! […]

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The Respect Dare, Day 38 – Taking Initiative Sexually in Marriage

You’ve had a taste of God. Now, like infants at the breast, drink deep of God’s pure kindness. Then you’ll grow up mature and whole in God. I Peter 2:2-3 MSG Today, Nina Roesner – author of The Respect Dare – talks about how God truly knows best for us and is kind to us. […]

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The Respect Dare, Day 35 – Live with Him in an Understanding Way

A fool finds no pleasure in understanding, but delights in airing his own opinions.  Proverbs 18:2 OUCH! I remember when I was learning about respect and really began seeking with all my heart to honor God and become the godly woman He wanted me to be – and it hit me that I was often […]

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The Respect Dare, Day 31 – “Watch Me!”

Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.  Proverbs 21:9 YIKES! I don’t think that any of us want to be labelled a “quarrelsome wife”  – but I have to admit that I sure was one at times in those first 15 years of our marriage. […]

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The Respect Dare, Day 31 – "Watch Me!"

Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.  Proverbs 21:9 YIKES! I don’t think that any of us want to be labelled a “quarrelsome wife”  – but I have to admit that I sure was one at times in those first 15 years of our marriage. […]

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The Respect Dare, Day 29 – Extending Grace, Finding a Renewed Connection

But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. Hebrews 3:13 My husband and I have seen a really horrible and devastatingly destructive cycle in many marriages: The husband has an addiction to porn or uses porn sporadically The wife finds […]

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The Respect Dare, Day 25 – Responding as a Godly Wife

Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.   I Peter 3:8-9 Sometimes, I really love to take a […]

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