The Respect Dare, Day 34 – Can His Heart Safely Trust Me?

Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.  Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.  Ephesians 4:31-32 I love the Proverbs 31 passage about the virtuous wife.  One of the most stirring parts of this chapter, […]

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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 14 – “Treat Him Like a Man”

I usually create my own titles, but, Nina’s title on this dare (in The Respect Dare) is SO KEY that I just had to quote her! Something I definitely noticed as I studied respect, godly femininity, biblical submission and being a godly wife was that there is not a lot of respect for husbands in […]

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The Respect Dare, Day 9 – Overlooking Insults

A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.  Proverbs 12:16 Nina Roesner has a great story to share in Dare 9 of The Respect Dare.  I hope you get to read it! Many times, when people insult us, there is a lot of pain, hurt, anger and mess going […]

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Peri-Menopause and Menopause – Part 2

Yesterday, we looked at a fellow sister-in-Christ’s experience with peri-menopause and menopause and gleaned wisdom from her journey. Today, I am going to talk about some medical ideas you can talk with your doctor about and some spiritual ideas for handling this phase of life.  Some women start peri-menopause as early as in their 30s. […]

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But, I’m a GOOD Person!

Yesterday, we looked at the wisdom of our culture, “Are Women Morally and Spiritually Superior to Men?” We examined God’s perspective and His holy judgment of ALL people as being evil.  He says there is no one that is good (Romans 3)  He says that our best attempts to be good look like “filthy, bloody […]

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Confronting Your Husband’s Sin

DISCLAIMER: This is a HUGE topic.  There are MANY situations and issues that I cannot address in detail here.  I cannot possibly fit all of what scripture says in one post like this.  So this is a small taste on this topic, but it is not remotely exhaustive.  Please be sure to seek godly counsel […]

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Living in God's Spirit and Power

Thankfully, Jesus can save us from our slavery to our sinful nature and empower us by His Spirit to walk in holiness – that we might please God and be free to honor Him!  What wonderful news!  He can give us the power to respond to evil and sin with blessing and good.  This is […]

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Living in God’s Spirit and Power

Thankfully, Jesus can save us from our slavery to our sinful nature and empower us by His Spirit to walk in holiness – that we might please God and be free to honor Him!  What wonderful news!  He can give us the power to respond to evil and sin with blessing and good.  This is […]

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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 […]

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