How to Apologize Effectively and WW Linkup!

Apology in Marriage

I grew up in a home where apologies were rarely extended or witnessed. We were a loving bunch, but somehow this important practice of acknowledging our sins and apologizing to each other was never clearly present, at least not in my view. Unfortunately, that also became true for my marriage in the early days. Gary […]

Why won’t you give as much as me? Sloppy Joe Time Video

Love Forgives Wrongs

For this “Sloppy Joe Time” I’m talking about the common human temptation to keep a record of all the wrongs my mate does against me. Since I know that God’s word tells me not to keep a record of wrongs, then what’s a girl to do? Well, I’ll tell ya what this girl is trying […]

Why Confession is Worth the Risk! And WW Linkup!

Confession Breaks

I’m currently conducting a survey with men {or husbands in particular} that asks, What makes opening up and confessing to a mate or girlfriend so difficult? I only have a small number who’ve responded so far, but the answers to this one question have revealed a glaringly apparent fear of rejection. The sad fact is […]

How Mothers Touch Us

Mother's Day

I’m taking a short break from blogging or vlogging today to enjoy Mother’s Day, but thought you might enjoy this graphic . . .

Free Tribute Letter as Gift for Moms And WW Linkup!

Gift to Mom

It’s that time of year when we all think of ways to honor and give to the mothers in our lives, and that got me to thinking . . . What would I want as a gift from my sons? What would mean more to me than a physical gift?—although those are certainly nice and […]

Will you soothe my mood? SJT Video

Crooked Communication

Ever give yourself permission to vent with your spouse? Well, I certainly do and have! In my latest “Sloppy Joe Time” video, I share what I’m trying to get my spouse to do when I vent (yes, that means “messy manipulation” is present!). And I share the three positive strategies I’m using to turn that […]

4 Indicators that You Need a Date Night And WW Linkup

Greater Attention

Today we are honored to have a guest post from Cassie of True Agape, who is also our host for this fine Wedded Wednesday! To find out more about Cassie and her blog, check out her bio below.   If your life is anything like mine it can easily become very busy with to-do’s, events, […]

Status Focused – Guest post at Choose to Trust

I’m excited to be featured over at Scott Perkin’s blog – Choose to Trust, where my post, Status Focused is being featured this Monday. I’d love for you to check it out. And while you’re there, peruse Scott’s incredible blog that focuses on understanding your true identity in Christ as well. FYI – next week […]

Can ‘Not Apologizing’ Motivate My Mate? and WW Linkup!

Generous Apologies

Today I’m continuing my series on why I didn’t apologize to my mate, by tackling the third justification I mentioned two weeks ago. {To see that post click here.} “I believed that because his sins seemed so much worse and more glaring than mine, that by confessing, I would only be pacifying him. In doing […]

Did I make you mad? SJT Video

Backaway

In this “Sloppy Joe Time” video, I’m tackling the need for perspective whenever my spouse is irritated, grouchy, feeling bad or whatever, but it has nothing to do with me. In those times, I tend to get too close to the situation and try to take responsibility for what is my husband’s responsibility and problem. […]