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Fred and Marie, A Case Study
Morning Friends, I’m on vacation this week spending time with my granddaughters so instead of answering a question, I’m going to give you a short 15-minute video to watch and then I’d like you to answer some questions. The video is in French (with subtitles) but a very powerful example of what emotional abuse looks like. Here’s what I want…Read More
How Do I Manage A Narcissist Through A Divorce
Morning friends, Thanks so much for your continued prayers. I’ve been feeling better and finally am starting to get some energy back. There are a lot of new things coming up that I wanted you to know about. Our two-session introduction to understanding CORE strength starts in a few weeks. The class is conducted entirely over the phone. If you…Read More
My Husband Was Abused – Now He Is Abusing Me
Morning friends, Please pray for me. I have been a bit overwhelmed with all that is on my plate and I’m working hard to juggle it well, but sometimes things fall off. There isn’t one thing that I’m doing that I want to let go of but there just aren’t enough hours in each day to do it all. Please…Read More
Do I Have To Have Sex With My Husband?
Morning friends, Don’t forget about tonight’s (Wednesday, January 20) free webinar with Pastor Chris Moles and me. We are talking about what it takes to wisely counsel an emotionally destructive person. If you know of a church leader, pastor, or counselor who could benefit from this class, please send them the link. They won’t be able to participate without signing…Read More
If I Leave I’m Afraid I Will Dishonor God
Morning friends, I hope you are getting some time this season to savor our Saviors coming to this planet to show us what God is like. I’ve always loved the first chapter of John, especially these verses, “So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. …… No one…Read More
Am I Enabling Or Being Godly Wife?
Morning friends, We’ve had some lively dialogue over the past few weeks and I’m going to continue our discussion about boundaries and consequences over the next few weeks. Next week I’m going to tackle the issue of how a diagnosis of mental illness impacts personal responsibility for wrongdoing. And, how or when we should implement consequences for destructive behaviors or…Read More
Does My Husband Always Have The Final Say?
Morning friends, Today’s question comes from your comments last week about the issue of headship and submission. A reader said, “My husband won’t let me work even though it’s a job I would love. His reasons are lame but I have no choice, I have to submit.” I won’t be able to cover everything around this important topic but I…Read More
How I Got Covered In Poison
Morning friends, Please pray for me. I am covered with poison ivy. I will get through this but for the moment it’s pretty miserable. Last week I went out to my front door, which I rarely do since we have a side entrance garage. I wanted to plant some geraniums in my two pots on my porch. I was shocked.…Read More
One Woman’s Bravery. One Woman Wakes Up To Her Own Power
Morning friends, I recently became aware of a tragic story that I want you to know about. Karen and Jordan Root were missionaries when she discovered that her husband was viewing child pornography. She was devastated, yet took the appropriate action, disclosed it to her mission board and church, where they promptly brought them home for an evaluation. Jordan repented,…Read More