Tag Archives: Respect

Be Completely Humble and Gentle…

I’m a bit more active on the blogging in this season for several reasons: 1) to see how things progress in this difficult time; 2) to check in with my sanity; 3) and hopefully, to show some progress out of … Continue reading

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Be the Leader She Needs

We possibly can agree upon the characteristics of good leadership: Authoritative Capable Decisive Logical Planner Ability to motivate Clear statements of intentions Consideration of needs and interests Listening skills Trustworthy (evokes trust) Fair Delegates (i.e., uses the strengths of others … Continue reading

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Men and Communication

Words. Women are good at them.  We use lots of them. Men might prefer to accomplish most things with a minimum of words.  You won’t catch a man yacking on the phone to his buddy for an hour.  Economy of … Continue reading

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Marriage: The Need to Be Partners

[A series of posts based on a letter to SJ from 18 months ago] I am a wordy person… whether it’s in writing or speaking.  I struggle with an economy of words. SJ is a man of fewer words.  He … Continue reading

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Lead me with Strong Hands

Did God place this man over me as my protector-leader, and I his partner-helpmeet? Is there ever going to be a dominant husband in my life, or is this just a cruel fiction? There are times in a marriage when … Continue reading

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Seduce Him

  When I wrote “Seduce Her” I promised to take a flip to the other side of the coin. What seduces him? Go onto the internet, or pick up a women’s or men’s magazine, and learn all the myriad ways … Continue reading

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The Little Things

    Five years into our marriage I would have told you that it might have been a sad mistake, but there were three little beings involved and we loved them very much.  After ten years I would have had … Continue reading

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Passion

  Back on a very hot day in July, SJ and I got to attend a rally on the National Mall called “Together 2016.”  It was described as a “once in a generation millennial-focused prayer and worship gathering.” They were … Continue reading

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Communication

When I began this blog, I was coming off of 3 years of having a pretty troubled  marriage turning better.  I had learned a lot of lessons.  I thought I’d be able to write about these lessons sagely, as though … Continue reading

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Holding Hands

  My absence from writing in all forms is beginning to take its toll on me.  Barely a day could go by that I didn’t need to be engaged in some form of writing.  Events of the past several months … Continue reading

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