I was angry at my husband. REALLY angry. For no particular reason, either. There had been no fight. No unkind words. In fact, he’d been texting and Face-Timing me on a daily basis during the week we’d been apart. I was in Northern Wisconsin for two weeks while my son visited a nearby university. So much … Continue reading She’s Angry… Watch out!
A deep sigh pushed through her mouth as Alma considered the word “hope.” She wasn’t sure there was any hope left for her marriage. Where had they gone wrong? Something in their union had died . . . or at least needed serious lifesaving intervention. At dinner Marco and Alma sat alone at the kitchen … Continue reading Negative or Positive?
Last week I was interviewed by Amanda Davison for her blog featuring wives who are striving to improve their marriages. I had a great time doing the interview, and found the question about communication particularly meaningful this week! You can read it at http://www.amandadavison.com/interviews-with-wives-tammy-oberg-de-la-garza/
Let's Go Maxine halted when she saw Samuwel standing in the hallway with hands on hips, looking directly at her. The scowl on his face left no questions about his feelings, “Where have you been all afternoon?” he shouted at Maxine, instantly silencing the cheerful sounds from their kids in the kitchen. “Shopping with the … Continue reading Wanna Fight?
Joyce Joyce was solid and reliable. She had been the cashier at Register 5 for more than a decade. Today, a woman in her 20s was purchasing a small, heart-shaped birthday cake, a bottle of champagne, raw oysters, and condoms. Joyce fought to keep her eyebrows from arching high in response to the young woman’s low-cut … Continue reading Don’t Let the SIZZLE Fizzle!
Sometimes it takes a lot of courage to try something new… especially when it involves our husbands. A few years ago, I did a study on “The Respect Dare,” a book of 40 dares to deepen wives’ connection to God and their husbands. I practiced new ways of showing respect to my husband, which at times felt … Continue reading Do You Dare?
Anne read the words of Dare #7 and felt convicted. “Oh crap. I mean, darn. I mean shucks. I mean bummer.” Dare #7 opened with a vignette of married friends talking about their husbands, and the conversation was not flattering. She thought how the example given was a pretty accurate portrayal of the conversations she’d … Continue reading A little “husband-bashing” can’t hurt, right?
TWO MORE Book Reviews were published today!!! Yesterday I asked God to take DARE TO RESPECT where He wanted it to go. My dream is that this novel will be turned into a movie (think - Steel Magnolias, or League of Their Own), but perhaps His plan is that it help one specific wife find hope and … Continue reading No coincidence…
The first book review of DARE TO RESPECT went live yesterday on the "My Beloved is Mine!" blog. Check out what Tiffani thought!
Three years ago I joined a small group of Christian wives who were committed to strengthening their marriages. My 17-year marriage to Rey was good, but we’d experienced a few rocky patches that had unbalanced me and I was yearning for greater stability in our relationship. Our small group began a book study of Nina Roesner's … Continue reading Dare to Follow God’s Leading