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    1. Thanks for the recommendation. Although I’ve read and enjoyed a couple of Sheila’s earlier books (before she went back and revised them to reflect her evolving beliefs), I have not yet read either of the ones you mentioned nor do I regularly listen to her podcast.

      I must admit I’m concerned about the direction her content has taken of late. It seems to me that she has started putting far more stock in her own Internet surveys than in the Word of God. Despite her assurances about the groundbreaking and scientific nature of her “evidence-based research,” this is not solid footing.

      I’m a big believer in eating the meat and spitting out the bones, and I understand there are a lot of women who’ve found helpful information in Sheila’s books, blog, and podcast.

      I’m not trying to diminish or cancel any of that — which is more than can be said about Sheila’s ongoing crusade against other popular marriage writers.

      However, I would urge readers to be cautious and examine everything she teaches in light of Scripture, as indeed we should do with everything we read or hear or think (including what you find in my own books, blogs, and podcast).

      I’m not the only one to have noticed Sheila’s troubling tendency to ignore Scripture. Sadly, she has turned such concerns into an opportunity to attack those who voice them, as she did this weekend in an Instagram post dedicated to that topic.

      In it, she insinuates anyone who questions her methods or disagrees with her conclusions is guilty of objectifying women, marginalizing their needs, or justifying domestic abuse. Her straw-man argument is both offensive and absurd and typifies the outrage-fueled tone that seems to characterizes so much of her content these days.

  1. Hi Jennifer,
    I’m new to your blog, but enjoying it thoroughly and looking forward to checking out many of your books, especially 25 Ways to Communicate Respect.
    I also wanted to recommend a blog to you called Deep Roots at Home. The blogger’s name is Jacqueline and she is a lovely sister in Christ.
    May God continue to bless you and your family. Thoroughly enjoy those grandchildren, I’m finding they grow up twice as fast (at least it seems so!)

    1. Thanks for the recommendation, Doree. I was familiar with Deep Roots at Home, but it’s been awhile since I’ve visited. Went back this morning and read a couple of really helpful articles on raising boys.

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