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The Respect Dare
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Dare #18 of The Respect Dare… What should she do?
Psychologists will tell us that the “parent-child” or “mothering” style of relating is extremely unhealthy in marriage. What IS healthiest is “adult-adult.” Unfortunately, we don’t always do that. Both men and women can be “parental” or “mothering” in a relationship and “childish.” This manifests itself in ranges of varying levels of controlling behaviors to rebelliousness, […]
Dare #17 Journey – Is a Label Messing Up Your Marriage?
Right now, there are just two choices: Egalitarian and Complementarian. Here’s what they mean, according to their own writings: Egalitarian: We believe in the equality and essential dignity of men and women of all ethnicities, ages, and classes. And we recognize that all persons are made in the image of God and are to reflect […]
Dare #17 of The Respect Dare… How Do You REALLY Feel?
Today’s Dare always gives me pause. Truth is, when negative sentiment over-ride has created a place within a marriage, the wife often can’t translate what her husband actually DOES into a positive character trait. Often these folks are headed for separation or divorce and don’t even realize it. I’ve talked with too many wives who […]
The Respect Dare for Parents
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Are You Creating Conflict Triangles?
Sitting in a counselor’s office as an early 30-something, I remember the psychologist introducing me to the conflict triangle. It appeared that I had been part of one since childhood without even understanding how I was participating. What I discovered was that when the two people in my life were in conflict, I was the emotional support for […]
Who Gets the Blame in Your House?
Let’s face it, as moms we know our kids. We know what they are capable of and what they might do and most likely what they won’t do. Hopefully we understand their hearts and what motivates them. And we definitely know which of our kids is most likely to cause trouble in the family. I can’t tell […]
Parents, Are You Wearing Your Hot Pink Nails?
This week I dared to be different. You see, I spoke at an all women’s christian leadership retreat and wore hot pink nails. Now I know that some of you are saying, “So what? I do that all the time.” Others are saying, “You are kidding, right?” But let me explain further. I tend to […]