Thursday, February 14, 2013

Resources to Strengthen Your Domestic Discipline Marriage

NOTE: This entry is also available to read on our new site by clicking here.
Happy Valentines Day everyone! In honor of Valentines Day and our domestic discipline-versary (which was last weekend!!) we have put together a list of resources to help you improve your domestic discipline relationship.
In 2012 we posted one couples challenge per month on our original blog (Learning DD) in an effort to help strengthen domestic discipline relationships throughout the community. The Couples Challenges were (and still are) a huge hit with both beginners to the lifestyle, and those who are more experienced. Below we have listed the 12 couples challenges, and invite you to check them out.
January: Compliments
February: Addressing Faults
March: Appreciation
May: The Rules
August: Confessions
October: Spontaneity
November: Gratitude
December: Charity



Below are a list of books (both domestic discipline, and non domestic discipline) that we feel may really help you with domestic discipline, being an HOH, being a submissive wife, or with your marriage/relationship in general. Whether you're new to domestic discipline or have practiced for many years, we hope you find this list helpful.
  • Domestic Discipline Boot Camp for Beginners: This is our new eBook that is only available right now on a pre-release until February 28th. You can purchase it by clicking here, and every purchase enters you into our giveaway for a $100 Amazon giftcard. 
  • Domestic Discipline Boot Camp: This eBook is geared more towards experienced domestic discipline couples. Like the above book, it is available for purchase here and each purchase will also enter you into our giveaway.
  • The Love Dare We are big fans of Alex and Stephen Kendrick's book The Love Dare. The Love Dare is a 40-day journey to strengthening your marriage and although it does not specifically pertain to domestic discipline, a lot of the 40 day challenges will strengthen your core marital values which will transition over into domestic discipline. Whether you have been married 1 month or 50 years, we highly recommend The Love Dare which you can purchase (or read more about) by clicking here.
  • The Excellent Wife: Written by Martha Peace, The Excellent Wife is a scripture based book that focuses on improving your relationships with your husband, your children and God. You can purchase the book here, or if you have an Amazon Kindle email me (using the Contact Us page) and I'd be happy to give you my copy (directly to your Kindle) for free using the Kindle Lending/Sharing program.
  • The Surrendered Wife: Like The Excellent Wife, The Surrendered Wife (written by Laura Doyle) explores what it means to be a submissive wife, ways to strengthen your marriage, and teaches/walks through how to give up the unnecessary control (which is important in a domestic discipline marriage). Although there are some parts of the book that I don't agree with, overall it's worth reading if you're starting (or are experienced with) domestic discipline. You can purchase it here, or email me (by clicking the Contact Us page) if you have an Amazon Kindle and I will give you my copy for free directly to your Kindle.
  • Family Shepherds  Calling and Equipping Men to Lead Their Homes: If you're a Christian this book is great. It focuses on examining why being the Head of the Household is important, how to lead your family, and how to improve or strengthen your marriage. There's also quite a bit about parenting, and the Bible, in it so if those both apply to you it's definitely worth reading. You can purchase it here.
Websites/Other Resources
Below are a list of websites, articles, and other resources that may help you with your domestic discipline marriage. These are great if you don't have time to read a full book (like the ones above) or are just looking for a brief overview of certain domestic discipline topics.
If you have any website links, blog links, books, etc. that we missed, feel free to submit them to us! We would love to include them. You may do so by leaving it in the comments here, or by emailing us

Happy Valentines Day! We have an enormous amount of appreciation, love and respect for all of our readers. We hope that you have a wonderful Valentines Day!
-Clint & Chelsea

Thursday, February 7, 2013

5 Things: It Has Been Awhile

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Awhile back I started The Five Things series. It’s since been picked up (and modified) by a few other bloggers and those are really fun to read. :) I haven’t meant to totally abandon this idea though- life (and other Learning Domestic Discipline things!) just got really hectic. But, I vow to make more of an effort.
If you’re new to The Five Things series, here’s how it works:
  • Write about 2 domestic discipline related things
  • Write about 1 personal thing
  • Link one other DD blog
  • and link one website of the week (either DD or non-DD.. doesn't matter)
Those are my 5 things “rules” but a several people have adapted them to fit their own blogs and it’s awesome! If you want to join in the fun, send me an email at contact {at} (or use the Contact Us page) with your blog link so I can check it out. Eventually, when The DD Wives Club is up your 5 Things category will be added to that.
Usually the entire entry isn't this personal but that’s ok. Alright so let’s get started..
  1. I hit my 3-month challenge mark on February 1st. And while that’s super exciting and great-unfortunately I have to restart this month. Apparently the stresses of moving (and everything else like unpacking our new house, chasing around a super active little boy, and more) have gotten to me and so now I’m getting spanked (tonight actually. Wish me luck everyone, because I’m totally dreading it). By the way, I highly don’t recommend launching a book promotion on the same day that you move into your new house at the same time that you have numerous people (TV, internet, etc. companies) setting everything up, while unpacking, while chasing your son, while trying to find time to go to the grocery store, while having your phone ring off the hook, etc. Let’s just say this past week has been chaotic. We haven’t even lived in our new place a week yet (in fact, it will be one week tomorrow!!) and I’m so ready for things to settle down. I guess, in the middle of the chaos, my behavior fell off track. It’s a bummer that our implements didn’t get lost in the move, huh? But that’s the beauty of domestic discipline- get punished, slate is wiped clean, and we all move on. :) 
  2. Our DD Anniversary is in 2 days! Several years ago my husband and I embarked down the road of domestic discipline and haven’t looked back. It has done amazing things for our marriage, and it’s crazy to think how fast time flies. I’m still not sure yet what we will do to celebrate our DD-versary (or whatever the correct term for that is) but it’s exciting nonetheless. 
  3. Our son is a genius. No, seriously, he is. He has learned so many words in the past few weeks it’s not even funny. He can say Target (because that’s one of my favorite stores so, obviously, I had to teach him how to say that), kitchen, hold me, and snack- those are his latest words for the week. :) I’m a pretty proud mom. 
  4. This one isn’t technically a DD-blog link, but have any of you read The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace? I’ve heard from several people that it’s a great book and it’s on my Kindle (along with like 70 other unread books that I really need to get to at some point or another) but I haven’t gotten too far into it yet. In the upcoming weeks I’m planning on putting together a resource page for books that are helpful to DD wives (such as The Submissive Wife and The Excellent Wife). If anyone has any to add please let me know! Also, if you want to join in our book discussion on the forums, feel free! We would love to have you. :)
  5. Raspberry Chocolate Chip Pancakes are totally not the healthiest thing in the world, but tell me that these don’t look amazing for Valentines Day?