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The Respect Dare
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Are you causing conflicts by accident?
What if you are causing conflicts by accident? He’s complaining and you want to help him, want to encourage him, give him a different point of view… and everything goes south? Wondering what happened? I can’t tell you how many times I see this. And I understand completely – you want to help others see …
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Without this, your marriage won’t change…
Without this, your marriage won’t change. I experienced the benefits of what I’m about to say over the weekend. Bear with me for a moment as I share with you what happened, and the small but BIG benefit that comes! The garden Tears began to fill my eyes as I walked my husband around my …
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The First Pillar of Respect
The First Pillar of Mutual Respect – To the extent my identity is wrapped up in my relationship with God, I respect myself and as a result, others respect me too. Last week I started a conversation about respect. I have seen disrespectful behavior destroy marriages, bust apart business partnerships, and tear families to pieces. …
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The Respect Dare for Parents
Recent Blog Posts
Does Your Family Have Free Time?
Reading through an assignment for her small group on Tuesday morning, Alison was surprised at the emotion she was feeling. It had been years since her kids were that young. In fact, all her children were in college now. But, oh, how she would have done things differently! She wished she had created time to stain […]
Does My Teen Really Need Me Anymore?
Several years ago, as a Human Resource Manager for a large engineering firm, one of my jobs was to interview employees who decided to leave the company. At the time, I was pregnant with my first, so I didn’t fully grasp the concept of total commitment to parenting. As this employee told me that she […]
He Wants a Tattoo? Don’t Panic.
“Mom, can I get a tattoo? It’s a really big deal. All the guys on the squad have one.” Oh my, the dreaded words. As the mother of four with this one being my oldest, a 17 year old son, it was a big deal! I wanted to scream at him, “No way!” Typical parent […]