Questions Wounded Wives Ask

Renee, you've been telling us about the WIFEBOAT Online Support Groups.  What sort of topics will you cover in this program? The WIFEBOAT Online Support Group will be 2 hours a week for 12 weeks.  After we take some time to share our stories, each session will have a short teaching on subjects relevant to their recovery--boundaries, wounded femininity, children and family issues--then we'll have a group discussion on how this issue is affecting each one. I even have a special guest facilitator planned--my husband Joe will be on hand for a Continue Reading

Expectant Waiting

We are the people of instant gratification.  We put things in the microwave and they’re cooked within seconds, we get food out of windows within two minutes of ordering, have information instantly available at the touch of our fingertips and travel at speeds unheard of in previous generations.  So having to wait for something important can seem unreasonable; even cruel at times. It’s hard to wait for a job after months of interviews, for a relationship to heal, or for a long illness to be over.  In all our waiting, we may wonder if God’s Continue Reading

Live Boldly in Tough Times

“We must meet our reverses boldly…. And not suffer them to frighten us. We shall act the play out, and live misfortune down” -David Copperfield I’m always looking for words or phrases that seem to grab my heart and articulate how I feel about a particular subject; for me, this line from the book David Copperfield seems to encapsulate the idea of perseverance.  When you read the story of David Copperfield (which is more or less an autobiography of Charles Dickens with the names changed) you’ll see setback after setback being matched by Continue Reading

Ten Steps to Help When You Face Difficult Situations

The WifeBoat "Just for Today" List The New Year is rife with examples of resolutions and "to-do" lists, but many times, weeks after they are made, there is nothing to show for them.  This year I hope you'll use of The WifeBoat "Just for Today" List to help as you work through the difficult situation you may be facing--I've linked to a pdf version at the end of this article for you to print out for your own personal use. God's blesssing and Happy New Year. -R  1. I will let his recovery be his, not mine. If he wants to change, he’ll do what’s Continue Reading