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“I Won’t Give up My Bitterness!”

We Have All Been Hurt by Others: Sin against us HURTS. Deeply.  Sin is always wrong. God always hates sin. He hates every sin people commit against us – whether it is in thought, motive, word, or deed. He hates the sin people commit against Him. He hates our sin, too – even the ones […]

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The Dirty Garage Epiphany

  From a wife who has experienced great difficulties in her marriage and has continued to abide in Christ: You know, I was cleaning out our garage today (part of me working on my own habits), and it taught me some lessons. One was on that question that always pops up… “How do I respect […]

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Am I Really Justified?

Well, my husband did X, so – it’s ok if I do Y. Some fictional examples: My husband cussed me out, so I yelled and screamed and told him he is the worst father on the planet in front of our kids and told them they don’t have to listen to their dad anymore. My […]

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Why Do I Have to Change First?

Greg and me on our wedding day – May 28, 1994 We are continuing the series of FAQs that I hear from wives.  This has to be one of the most common questions I hear. He’s the one who is being so unloving!  He’s the one who is far from God.  He should have to […]

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A Wake Up Call for Wives

We all hear in the news about cyberbullying and how many teenagers commit suicide over being bullied online as well as in person at school.   I know that all of us want to see bullying stopped and all of us want to see all suicides and suicide attempts stopped.  We don’t ever want anyone […]

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“Chicken One Day, Feathers the Next”

From the wife who wrote the post about being the bride of Christ: That phrase is a “backwoods” euphemism I heard more times than I can count growing up from my grandmother who very much tended to concentrate on the negative side of life. Often she had a scowl on her face resulting from the blows […]

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The Respect Dare, Day 17 – Life-Giving Words

Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.  Proverbs 16:24 We all need genuine affirmation and words of encouragement. Nina Roesner shares a beautiful story in today’s dare about a wife who was going to The Daughters of Sarah classes that Nina Roesner leads.  This wife was thinking about […]

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The Wash Cloth Incident

An email I received from a wife – thank you to this wife for allowing me to share! Hello April… Wanted to share something funny. Our bathroom has been torn up for over a year now. So, I have bathroom stuff in 3 rooms (the kitchen, my bedroom and the tiny spare bath). I already […]

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