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How Disrespectful Was I?

I had a talk with Greg this past week and, out of curiosity, asked him if he would rank my level of disrespect earlier in our marriage on a 1-10 scale with 10 being the MOST DISRESPECTFUL wife he had ever seen. He said, “You were probably about a 4 or a 5.” I knew […]

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God Begins to Work in a Newlywed Wife’s Heart

From a precious sister in the Lord (with her permission): Dear Peacefulwife, From the bottom of my heart, I just want to say thank you. Three days ago, I came across your site from a specific internet search: “My husband doesn’t care,” because at that time I honestly thought that my husband no longer loved […]

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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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Some Signs Your Husband May Be Feeling Disrespected

This is an email from a precious friend of mine.  If your husband is saying things like this – it means he is probably feeling deeply wounded in your marriage.  Please keep in mind that husbands need respect like wives need love.  (Ephesians 5:22-33 and Love and Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs).  If a husband […]

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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 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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A Husband Shares His Perspective on the Importance of Respect

Here is a fresh perspective from a husband about the concepts of respect and disrespect.  I am extremely thankful for his willingness to take the time to lay out his thoughts so carefully.  I believe that his thoughts on these topics represent many other husband’s ideas, too. —————————————————————————————————– First a little explanation: for me, words […]

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My Disrespect and Controlling Behavior Don't Just Hurt My Husband!

My husband was watching a singing competition on TV recently.  There were many contestants auditioning.  Most of them got the same bad news.  “You’re not good enough.  You’re not going to make it to the next round.  It’s a ‘no’.”  Some people accepted that answer with sadness and humility.  Some people could not accept what […]

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