I’m so excited to get to share with you about a new resource that will be launching six weeks from today: a podcast about sex, just for Christian wives.

Sex Chat for Christian Wives is a biblically-based podcast brought to you by Bonny Burns (Bonny’s OysterBed7), Gaye Christmus (Calm.Healthy.Sexy.), J Parker (Hot, Holy & Humorous), and yours truly.

A new podcast for Christian wives!

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I thank God for so much in my life. As I’ve  been juggling so much today (setting up the dining room table, peeling potatoes, coordinating the crockpots, roaster, and oven so our food is all ready at the same time, and refereeing a family political discussion),  I have been so grateful for  food, for family, and mostly for my husband. He made a last-minute trip to the store for butter and has managed the last bit of cleaning. He comes and hugs me to remind me that I am loved and that even in my ponytail and messed-up apron, he finds me beautiful.

What are you thankful for today?

Is untreated depression affecting the sexual intimacy in your marriage?

Several factors influenced my resistance to sex over so many years of our marriage. My sexual and emotional baggage and my responses to relational hurt were at the top of the list.

One more factor played a major role: depression. Read More →

It's my blog-versary!

Today is my blog-versary. It began three years ago with The Pit of Refusal.  When I started this blog, I wasn’t sure I’d even make it past three months, so making it to the ripe old age of 3 feels like quite an accomplishment! Read More →

Bless your husband with your desire for him.

Has your husband ever said he would like you to initiate sex more?

Mine has. It used to be that when he would say that, I would tell him that since he was the one who wanted sex so much, he needed to initiate it. It made absolutely no sense to me that I would initiate something I didn’t even want to do.

The closest I ever came to initiating sex in those days was to say, “I suppose you want to have sex, so let’s get it over with.” Read More →

Are you waiting for someday to tend to your marriage?

We’ve just about wrapped up the necessary work on the house we’ve lived in for almost 15 years. I recently mowed our old lawn for what was probably the last time.

I’d waited too long to mow, so the grass was long and it took me a while to get the work done. I had plenty of time to reminisce—and regret. Read More →

Are you interested in a live chat related to marriage or sexual intimacy?

So there I was this morning, thinking about how fun it would be to meet some of the women who read The Forgiven Wife. I even thought about trying to have some meet-ups within driving distance of my home.

Then I realized that although it would be a blast for me to meet some readers, it might not do a whole lot in the way of ministry. After all, we ll know it isn’t so easy to talk about sexual intimacy face-to-face with total strangers, right?

As I was pondering the possibility of trying to do some kind of online meet-up, I received a message on my Facebook page:

Do you ever do something like an online chat time with women who have questions?

God’s funny that way, isn’t he?

I’m going to spend some time praying and thinking about whether some kind of live chat options would be a helpful addition to the ministry that happens here.

Meanwhile, I thought I’d ask you all what you think.

I’ve put together a short (only three questions) survey.  Ladies only, please.

Click here to take the survey.

 

 

Intimacy means that I never feel alone.

For many years, I felt alone in my marriage.

When I needed support, emotional or otherwise, I never knew if my husband would be there in a way that I needed. I didn’t count on him because I didn’t know if he would be there. Read More →

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