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Establishing Verbal Boundaries
Morning friend, I’m still in Chicago helping with my stepmom’s care. It’s brutal some days, precious other days. Death is always ugly whether it’s the death of a loved one, the death of a dream, the death of a marriage or other significant relationship. I’d appreciate your continued prayers. Today’s Question: Someone close to me severely wronged me and my…Read More
I’m Stuck, Afraid And Don’t Know What To Do
Morning friends, What a great discussion you had this week with one another. So many of you offer such value and support to one another. Just to clarify, I do personally write all my own blogs and blog titles. I have a few assistants who do lots of things but they don’t create content for me. One thing that…Read More
My Parents Need Money, My Husband Doesn’t Care. I’m Stuck!
Morning friends, Happy Thanksgiving, including our Canadian and international friends. I am thankful for all of you. This is such a warm and generous community and I am so blessed to have you here. I hope to meet all you someday. Put it on your calendar now. We are having our second CONQUER Conference in October 2018. Be Brave: Grow…Read More
Arise, Beloved [Guest Post]
Morning friends It warmed my heart to read through the discussion last week. One of my passions for women in destructive marriages is to understand how important it is to do their own work. It is so tempting for you to focus all your energies on understanding, and trying to change your destructive partner, that you lose all perspective on…Read More
Is It Possible That Spouses Who Manipulate Are Unaware They Are Being Manipulative ?
Morning friends, One of the things that sets this blog apart from some other blogs that I read is that I welcome people to share different points of view. I think healthy dialogue, including a variety of thoughts and perspectives, can sharpen us all. Two elements that make up destructive relationships are isolation and control. Therefore, I do not think…Read More
I Have To Control Finances. Does That Mean I’m Abusive?
Morning friends, My new book, The Emotionally Destructive Marriage, has been doing very well. Thanks for getting the word out to people who need to hear. Keep up the good buzz because word of mouth is the best way to market a new book. If you tweet, I can email you some key phrases to tweet if you’d like.…Read More
More About Boundaries and Consequences
Today’s Question: Since you’ve been talking about boundaries, I have a question related to waiting/holding my boundaries in an emotional destructive relationship. After about a year and a half of counseling, studying, praying, learning and with the accountability of several strong prayer partners . . . . I began confronting some things about my relationship with my Mom –…Read More
Raising Good Sons
Good morning friends, I’m in sunny California celebrating my granddaughter’s third birthday. She is such a joy to watch growing up. She wanted to be a princess, so here are some pictures of her in her princess dress as well as pictures of her two sisters enjoying her birthday party. In light of the tragic incident in Steubenville, Ohio,…Read More
My Daughter In-Law Won’t Speak to Me
Morning friends, My new website is up and our blog will be permanently moved over to the website in the near future. If you haven’t already signed up to receive it, go there and sign up to get my free webinar, Does God Want Me To be Happy? You will also receive my newsletter and on the website I have…Read More