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Can a marriage emerge from emotional abuse to be healed--to feel whole and intimate? Last week was a depressing week on the blog. It really was a hard slog. I took an in-depth look at the book Love & Respect, and talked about how the Love & Respect enabled...read more
This has been a wild week on the blog as we have looked at Love & Respect by Emerson Eggerichs, one of the best selling Christian marriage books. I intended originally to write only a post about how the book approached sex, but the outcry was so immense...read more
So Love and Respect rocked the podcast this week. I was planning on continuing my series on how to live life to the fullest and get rid of time wasters, and then this week all the Love & Respect posts kind of took over. So even though I had another podcast...read more
This week we've been talking about how books like Love & Respect go so far off base. I started with showing how the view of sex in Love & Respect is very wrong. And then yesterday I showed how the concept of a wife giving a husband unconditional respect is...read more
Should you have unconditional respect for your husband, as Emerson Eggerichs claims in the book Love & Respect? I was overwhelmed by the response to my review of Love & Respect's sex chapter yesterday. Many of you asked for my take on the whole book, and...read more
What happens when a bestselling Christian marriage book, like Love and Respect, treats sex as if it's just for the husband? Sometimes I get overwhelmed by the emails and comments on this blog from desperate people. I've been trying to address these things...read more
When I was a teenager I had a curfew of 11:00. I don’t know why I complied, and I’m not quite sure what my mother would have done if I hadn’t (I don’t think she’s sure, either). Yet while I may have grumbled about it, I was always home by 11. I think it...read more
Today the first episode of the To Love, Honor and Vacuum podcast launches! Listen in here: Each week on the podcast I plan to have about 4 sections: A main segment where I elaborate on the month's theme and say things I don't have room to say in my...read more
There's a search for a "lightness of the soul" among my generation. It's Rebecca (Sheila's daughter) here on the blog today, and I want to continue our theme this month about how sometimes our habits and attitudes may be holding us back from...read more
What did God show you about marriage in 2018? 2018 got billed by many as a “bad” year. And maybe, for you, that’s true. Maybe you were desperate to turn the calendar to January so you could see the fresh start. Or maybe 2018 was bliss and you’re concerned...read more