6 Steps to Effective Boundary Conversations

Today I will be continuing in our series on forgiveness, addressing what is needed to communicate clear and effective boundaries when rebuilding a wounded relationship. Step 1 Determine if you both are ready for the boundary conversation. Look for clear evidence of a heart change in the other {not perfection, mind you!} before you make […]

I Feel Like a Broken Record!

… And sadly, I’m old enough to remember what that looked like! Ha! I feel like I am just falling farther and farther behind in life lately. Most recently, I’m having to add 7 hours of travel and treatment time for chronic pain/numbness {that I’ve struggled with for the past year or more} to my […]

The Support Needed to Trust Again

Reconciliation is about rebuilding trust because … [Tweet “Trust cannot be given like love or forgiveness. Trust must be earned. “] And trust is earned and established through respect and compliance with healthy boundaries and new ways of relating. So the first job for the two parties is to … Determine what you should require […]

How to Prepare for Reconciliation

Most broken relationships don’t have one offender and one victim who never swap roles. Most broken relationships involve two flawed and sinful humans who’ve hurt each other, sometimes deeply and often continuously. This is often especially true in marriage. And don’t forget that typically the people involved can’t see the extent to which they’ve hurt […]

Are You Your Husband’s Helper or Hindrance?

I’m excited to share a guest post from my sweet friend Sheila, who blogs over at Longings End. Sheila is a regular at our Wedded Wednesday linkup and today she’s hosting, so I can have a much-needed break! {Isn’t she sweet?!} Sheila is the author of Heart Cry: 40 Reflections for a Woman’s Soul (2013) and has […]

Review of Darby Dugger’s Devotional

 Today I’m excited to share my book review of For the Love of Our Husbands, 52 Devotions for Wives and Prayers for the Men They Love by blogger and author, Darby Dugger. We’re also offering a giveaway of this devotional, with details on how to enter below. I love Darby’s book and the concept she […]

The Stages of a Fight

Have you ever stopped to consider the many stages you go through in an argument with your spouse? If you’ve been married for any length of time, you’ve probably “felt” the stages of an argument creeping steadily toward you. It’s almost like the foreboding music that signals something bad is about to happen on your […]

A Door I’d Rather Not Walk Through . . .

Has God ever taken you through a door that, if you were writing the story, would not be part of your preferred plotline? I trust God knows what He’s doing in my life. In fact, I think God has a plan for this “door” that I’m now being asked to walk through. I’m not saying […]

When Your Spouse is Depressed

Written by MM Team Member (and my hubby!) – Gary Steffaniak     If you’ve never been depressed, you cannot understand how depression feels or how hard it is to overcome. And I’m not talking about just having a bad day here and there. One friend who struggles with depression told me that when he’s […]

Guest Post at “The Overflow”

  Today I’m excited to invite you over to Alicia Bruxvoort’s blog, The Overflow and her Inspire series where I’m sharing, 5 Tips to Pray More Effectively for Your Spouse. Alicia has been such an inspiring writer and blogging friend. I love her perspective since she shares everything from that down-to-earth mom’s point of view. […]