Tag: respect

Respect for men… and women.

Respect for men… and women.

I started of my Surrendered journey realising that women can be really disrespectful to men – in the way they talk to them and in the way they talk about them.  So I started watching my language when I spoke to him and also when […]

Turning the table on bullies

Turning the table on bullies

We were lucky enough to watch some interesting animal behaviour on a recent trip to Chestnut Park an otter sanctuary in the Peak District. The story was that a female otter was being re-introduced to a cage she’d shared with her sister and father. Unfortunately […]

When queens ride by

When queens ride by

By Agnes Slight Turnball, 1888. Jennie Musgrave woke at the shrill rasp of the alarm clock as she always woke—with the shuddering start and a heavy realization that the brief respite of the night’s oblivion was over. She had only time to glance through the […]

My body, my teacher

My body, my teacher

I was talking to a poorly friend the other day and was reminded of the poem I wrote a few years ago where the different parts of my body were talking to my Self and giving it a good telling off for the abuse that […]

Zero Tolerance for Surrendered Oppression

Zero Tolerance for Surrendered Oppression

The concept of Surrender is almost like a loaded gun!  Some (misinformed) people think that to be a Surrendered Wife means to be a submissive woman who has no voice, someone who bows down to her husband at his every command, even though it may […]

Setting boundaries and ruffling feathers

Setting boundaries and ruffling feathers

When you decide to make some lemonade with the lemons you have been given, you will undoubtedly ruffle up some feathers.  You may start putting yourself first, taking steps to getting your needs met… and those around you may not like it.  Or you may […]

He beats me up, but he does love me.

He beats me up, but he does love me.

Dear Abused & Oppressed Sister, You do know that your husband doesn’t love you, don’t you? He wouldn’t punch you in the face, if he loved you. And now that he has beaten you up and is feeling sorry for you with your black eye […]

Staying Safe

Staying Safe

Dear Readers, Greetings of peace and happiness!  I am really happy to share that we have completed all the familiarization we needed to do for my son’s third son’s 11+.  MashaAllah and Alhamdolillah!  Which means that I am learning how to breathe again.  Yes, I […]

Dealing directly with indirect communication

Dealing directly with indirect communication

Indirect communication is all too common, springing from a desire to be polite, to avoid offending or imposing on others or a fear of expressing your own desires and having them rejected. If your beloved, respected husband asks for something indirectly it can be confusing, […]

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