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The Beauty of Not Rushing a Man

July 23, 2015 by

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A¬†guest post from a single sister in Christ in her 40s – thank you so much for sharing with all of us the treasures God has been showing you: I wanted to share some things I have been learning through my journey of liking a godly wonderful man and all of the precious lessons God […]

I Made My Boyfriend into an Idol – by Surrenderedgirl

July 10, 2015 by

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A guest post by Surrenderedgirl – I’m so thankful for the opportunity to share what God is doing in this dear sister’s life. May her post richly bless you, as well: After several months of dating, I had built up resentment towards my boyfriend. I don’t naturally talk about my feelings much, so I would […]

“I Won’t Let My Man Do Something I Think Is Dangerous”

June 25, 2015 by

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A lot of *girlfriends and wives have this viewpoint today. We try to forbid our men from doing the things our guys love to do that could possibly cause injury. We think we are doing this out of love and that we are “protecting our men.” But is this a wise approach? Will it draw […]

Thankfully, God Doesn’t Need “Space”

March 30, 2015 by

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This week, on my blog http://www.peacefulwife.com, we are examining a topic that is VERY difficult for many wives – giving space to their husbands. I think that is pretty counterintuitive to a lot of us as women, because many of us get married because we DON’T want to have space. We want constant emotional/spiritual/verbal connection. […]

Speaking to Men without Directives

March 18, 2015 by

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This is a handy bit of information that I think may bless your relationships with men at church, in your family, at work, and everywhere. There is a book that has a free download “Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood”¬†edited by John Piper and Wayne Grudem. Much of it is about marriage, but there is a […]

Do I Condone “BDSM” or “Christian Domestic Discipline”?

February 17, 2015 by

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Warning – if you have never heard about these topics before, they are often very dark perversions of God’s design for sexuality, femininity, masculinity, and marriage. I am going to purposely leave out as much detail as I can. Some may prefer not to read about these issues at all. I am talking about them […]

I Like to Be in Control

February 5, 2015 by

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    By a single sister in Christ. I’m so thankful for her willingness to share: WHO IS YOUR MASTER? For months this question has run through my mind daily and hourly. If I am being honest, sometimes it runs thru my mind much more than I care to admit. It is a reminder question, […]

Should I Ever Share My Concerns with My Man?

February 3, 2015 by

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Yep. (I write from a slant of having been a disrespectful, controlling, Type A, perfectionistic, outspoken, go-getter kind of woman. This post may best fit women who are approaching relationships from this same slant. My prayer is that it might be a blessing to everyone. AND, please keep in mind, I am assuming that you […]

Unlearning the Ungodly Example of a Controlling, Disrespectful Mother

January 23, 2015 by

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  Unfortunately, some of us learned to be controlling and disrespectful by the poor examples of our mothers. If we have witnessed a dominant, type-A, perfectionistic, manipulative, overly emotional, resentful, bitter, controlling, fearful, anxious, disrespectful wife and a passive, unplugged father for 20+ years – these dynamics can seem “normal” and “right.” These moms did […]

“Why Doesn’t My Man Appreciate My Helpful Suggestions?”

January 16, 2015 by

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  If a man has been feeling quite disrespected, he may be particularly sensitive to a woman’s unsolicited advice and suggestions. When a man feels truly respected, he is usually much more open to a woman’s ideas, but women may want to learn how to share their suggestions at the right time and in ways […]