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. […]

How I was a Right-Fighter And WW Linkup!

Right and Wrong 2

I’m continuing to unpack why I didn’t confess my faults and sins to my husband in the early days of my marriage, focusing today on . . . Distortion Two – “If I’m right, I shouldn’t have to apologize!” It goes like this . . . If I’m saying the right things Or If I’m […]

Find God’s Redemptive View – Printable

What if Darkened

What would you add to my list here?   How have you seen “the unseen” of God play out in redemptive ways in your life as you look back?   If you’d like the printable of the graphic above or another one that has a slightly different design but the same message, please click on […]

3 Reasons I Did Not Confess to My Mate And WW Linkup!

Balm of Confession

There are many reasons why I didn’t confess my faults and sins to my husband in the early days of my marriage, but three of them stand out more than some of the others. I thought that confessing “I was wrong” about something to my husband was the equivalent of handing him the keys to […]

Why Can’t I Run to My Mom? SJT Video

Leave&Cleave

In today’s “Sloppy Joe Time” video, I’m talking about an unhealthy practice I had early in my marriage. I was still running to my mother’s arms, when I should’ve been running to God’s and never leaving my husband’s! Can you relate? I hope you’ll click on the video below to see what I discovered and […]

Are You Too Familiar with Your Spouse? And WW Linkup!

Gift of Confession

There’s something that’s sadly accurate about the old saying, “familiarity breeds contempt”—especially in marriage! When you live in close proximity to another human being for any length of time, you will inevitably feel friction and irritation at some point . . . especially if your spouse is abusive or insensitive in any way. But even […]

Beautifully Imperfect Video

Imperfect Love Story

Sometimes we take for granted those idiosyncrasies that make our marriage partners beautiful and special just to and for us. If you have allowed those to become points of frustration or irritation in your marriage, then I hope you’ll watch this poignant video to regain a bit of perspective.   What are some beautifully imperfect […]

An Inheritance from ‘Grandma Eve’ Plus Giveaway and WW Linkup!

Respect Your Husband

Today we welcome Lori of LoriHatcher.com who is sharing a post that will remind you of what you can do when faced with the temptation to disrespect your husband. Lori is also graciously offering a free Kindle copy of her latest book, Hungry for God. See below for details! Facetime: God, sometimes I’m stubborn and […]

Shouldn’t the kids come first? SJT Video

MomHood

In this “Sloppy Joe Time” video, I talk about the sloppy expectation I had when my husband and I began to have children. I thought that I could let the overwhelming love for my kids become the focus of my marriage. Click on the video below to find out what I learned, as well as, […]