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Calling All Moms! Apply “respect talk” to your sons.

Calling All Moms! Apply “respect talk” to your sons.

I’m so excited about Dr. Emerson Eggerichs’s latest book, Mother and Son! Our whole team loves Emerson’s work. Enjoy his guest blog post below: I have a favor to ask of mothers who have sons. The #1 application of the Love and Respect message beyond marriage is by moms who apply to their sons what they learned from our book or at our conference….read more →

4 Ways To Keep Your Temper When You Want to Blow

4 Ways To Keep Your Temper When You Want to Blow

While doing some research for my next book, I realized something important: when we are angry, most of us handle it wrong! Here are four ways to keep ourselves from (forgive the Marvel reference) turning into a big green rage monster when we otherwise would really want to! 1. In advance, realize: “venting” only makes things worse!  Most of us…read more →

A sincere plea from someone who doesn’t want to see Kardashian’s nude selfie but isn’t a “slut shamer”

A sincere plea from someone who doesn’t want to see Kardashian’s nude selfie but isn’t a “slut shamer”

Unless you’ve been under a rock, you’ve heard about Kim Kardashian’s nude selfie.  Yes, that’s the kind of culture we live in now: the kind in which you know that Kim Kardashian apparently had “nothing to wear.” The kind in which, as Bette Midler pointed out, the only way Kardashian could show us anything we hadn’t seen would be for her…read more →

3 Lies You Can’t Let Your Son Believe About Himself

3 Lies You Can’t Let Your Son Believe About Himself

As both a social researcher who has interviewed and surveyed thousands of boys and a mom of a son, I’ve seen three common – and very harmful –things boys tend to believe about themselves.  Mom and Dad, keep an eye out, so you can knock down this nonsense whenever it rears its ugly head! 1. “I’m stupid.”   They may not…read more →

Why not take the test drive? – Part 2 (More on cohabitation, getting engaged, and getting committed)

Why not take the test drive? – Part 2 (More on cohabitation, getting engaged, and getting committed)

Last week, I posted an article, “Why not take the test drive? The case against cohabitation,” on the unseen dangers of cohabitation before marriage. (As a recap: research shows that couples who live together without being engaged have a greater chance of divorce if they do get married; cohabitation increases the chances of ignoring red flags and “sliding” into marriage as…read more →

Why not take the test drive? The case against cohabitation

Why not take the test drive? The case against cohabitation

Dear Shaunti,   I’m a pastor who works with young couples.  As you know, most people live together before they get married and I can’t figure out how to talk to them about it.  I know from scripture that it’s a bad idea, but couples always ask “But why?”  To them, it just seems logical to try out a live-in…read more →

Women: Three phrases to never say to your husband

Women: Three phrases to never say to your husband

Ladies, if there were a reality TV show like “What NOT to Wear,” but for relationships, these three things would be at the top of the list for “What NOT to say to your man.”  Now, don’t get me wrong; I’ve actually said all these things at one point!  You’ve probably said them, too.    And you probably also saw the…read more →