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4 Ways to Spark More Romance in Your Relationship

4 Ways to Spark More Romance in Your Relationship

Ladies, have you been wishing your husband were more Prince Charming and a little less Homer Simpson lately? Been daydreaming that someday he would plan a special evening for just the two of you? But then is your next thought, “He doesn’t even care”? Well, you might be surprised to learn that he does care -and he deeply wants to…read more →

New Zealand Adventures, Part 2

New Zealand Adventures, Part 2

Enjoy this round-up from our New Zealand adventures these past few days! Day 2, Continued… The afternoon of our Day 2 in New Zealand, we continued the beach theme (see previous blog post!) but this time we had to hike 90 minutes round trip to get there! The world-famous Cathedral Cove is a fairly active hike up and down through…read more →

Sex and Men’s True Hidden Desire

Sex and Men’s True Hidden Desire

Wives, does your husband want sex…again? It’s not just a physical need — it’s also about emotions. Here are three things he’s not saying out loud when he comes to you for sex: 1. “I need to feel desirable.”  We women may think sex is just a physical need for a guy, but that’s not most of what is going on….read more →

2 Reasons You Should NOT Be Independent

2 Reasons You Should NOT Be Independent

You might look at that title and raise an eyebrow. Isn’t independence what we are going for? Well, yes, we are going for it: and it is one of the main reasons we have so much stress in our lives. In part because of my Life Ready Woman book and Bible Study, I hear from people all the time who feel…read more →

The road goes ever on and on …

The road goes ever on and on …

Our family is having a BLAST on our New Zealand/Australia adventure! What a joy to combine speaking engagements with touring beautiful sites. Here are a few of the highlights so far:            

4 Tricks to Control Your Temper When You Want to Explode

4 Tricks to Control Your Temper When You Want to Explode

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 really want to! 1. In advance, realize: “venting” only makes things worse! Most of us have bought…read more →

The Guaranteed Cure for “Grumpy Guy” Syndrome

The Guaranteed Cure for “Grumpy Guy” Syndrome

He’s an involved dad. He’s respected at church. People come to him for advice. He’s an all-around great guy but more and more often he seems to transform into “Mister Grumpy” when he gets home. Either small things seem to upset him, or he easily becomes withdrawn – or both. Wish there was a prescription that would turn your husband…read more →

4 Things That Will Strengthen Your Long-Distance Relationship

4 Things That Will Strengthen Your Long-Distance Relationship

Today’s article is a guest post from my Digital Content Manager, Caroline Niziol. Caroline has been on my team since 2014 and works primarily on blogs, social media, and lots of other projects. I hope everyone involved in long-distance relationships finds her article encouraging. These points are great to keep in mind whether or not you’re currently doing the 30-Day…read more →

4 Powerful Ways to Help Your Husband Feel Amazing

4 Powerful Ways to Help Your Husband Feel Amazing

Ladies, do you know how to support your normal, visually-wired husband in this abnormal culture? It’s tough out there in the modern world for your man. Here are four actions that matter. Keep reading to learn more! 1. Show him you’re someone he can talk to about it. Regardless of where your man lands on the visual temptation spectrum, a…read more →

Two Practical Ways to Encourage Your Sons

Two Practical Ways to Encourage Your Sons

Many boys these days go through challenging times that are not of their making, and yet they affect how our sons view themselves. Every day, boys experience challenges at school that make them feel stupid, especially since our sit-still-and-listen school processes are not necessarily optimally designed for how boys’ brains learn! Perhaps even more toxic to how our sons view…read more →