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Do I Have to Submit to My Husband?

By Leslie Vernick | August 4, 2008 |

Question: My husband constantly tells me I have to submit to him. There are times I seriously disagree with his decisions. What do I do? Joyce in Illinois Answer: It isn’t easy but submission is an important discipline in the spiritual life. It teaches us that we don’t have to have our own way and that some things are more…

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Handling a Messy Husband

By Leslie Vernick | April 3, 2008 |

Question: My husband doesn’t pick up after himself. This drives me crazy. I’m either nagging him or feeling like I’m his slave. I don’t want to resent him but how can I get him to care about my feelings and be neater? (Sherry in NC) Answer: Your dilemma is classic because it is often the minor irritants of married life…

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My Husband Makes Me Feel Like an Object

By Leslie Vernick | March 26, 2008 |

Question: I’ve been married for 25 years to an emotionally and verbally abusive man. I feel angry and bitter toward him for the way he treats me. Yet, he still expects me to be loving and affectionate with him, especially in bed. I can’t do it. What does God expect me to do? (Rita in MO) Answer: No one likes…

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