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Church Lady with a Mohawk?

Last week, I got a haircut. A really edgy haircut. Less edgy, more ‘jump out of a plane” cut. First question from my stylist?  “What do you think your husband is going to say?” I didn’t know.  But I wasn’t worried. He's been encouraging (well at least accepting of) my unconventional looks for years. Throughout …

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What to Do When Your Husband is Mean

You’re riding along the path of wedded bliss and out of nowhere – WHAM – you get broadsided by an unwelcome or hurtful comment from your husband. Maybe it was a criticism or an accusation. He might have ridiculed you about a mistake you’d made in the past. Perhaps he portrayed you in an unflattering …

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One Final Word on Codependency

We’ve been exploring the painful condition of codependency for several weeks. I received so many messages from wives who need a little more encouragement in this area, I wanted to share once more. First – remember that you did not choose to be a codependent; it was a behavior learned in childhood. Second – identifying with …

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Angry or Recovering?

The past few weeks we’ve been tackling codependency, especially the destructive impact it has on marriages. Today we conclude the series by comparing the codependent who chooses to ignore her negative patterns, with one who is living in recovery. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you may have experienced some eye-opening moments… …

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