Dear Barbara, how do I not resent my husband?

By Barbara Rainey | May 13, 2019 | 9 Comments

Dear Barbara, Your words were wonderful to read tonight as I just got into a fight with my husband because I feel he does not appreciate all that I do and gives no help at all with our daughter, while I am expecting a second child. After reading your post, I just realized that I […]

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Disappointed On Mother’s Day? 3 Tips For Helping Your Husband Win This Year

By Barbara Rainey | April 29, 2019 | 3 Comments

Ah, Mother’s Day! Images of rest, being waited on, gifts, sleeping in, a break from the daily duties … is that the way your Mom-holiday usually goes??? Maybe your husband forgot or ignored you on Mother’s Day last year? Maybe this wasn’t the first time either. What can you do besides feel sorry for yourself, […]

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Do We Give Our Husband Our Best Self?

By Angela Mills | April 4, 2019 | 8 Comments

  I’m excited to share this post because Angela writes about a struggle every wife deals with: being nicer to others than to our husbands. Have you done that too? Even though she’s written an entire book on this topic doesn’t mean she’s free from struggle with keeping a good attitude toward her guy. I […]

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Why Easter Matters to Marriage

By Barbara Rainey | March 25, 2019 | 30 Comments

One of my great faults, which shows up regularly in our marriage, is my first-born perfectionism turned on my husband as ‘helping’. Sometimes it happens when he’s telling a story and doesn’t get the details right as I remember them and I correct him. (btw, I do work hard not to correct publicly.) Other times […]

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Heart Identity Matters

By Barbara Rainey | February 4, 2019 | 27 Comments

Opening an old journal I read, “I really wanted to go to the meetings this morning, but here I am in our apartment being a mother. Mothering doesn’t stop. Children’s needs don’t stop. Sick kids can’t be delegated. So once again I’m isolated and he, my husband, is not.” My words sprawled over the pages, […]

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