Loving My Husband Intentionally: Love Dare Day 34

June 16, 2012 at 6:00 am Leave a comment

Love Dare Day 33: Love Completes Each Other

Today I must recognize that my spouse is integral to my future success. I must let Craig know today that I desire to include him in my upcoming decisions, and that I need his perspective and counsel. If I have ignored his input in the past, admit my oversight and ask him to forgive me.

What a FUN day celebrating our TIMOTHY turning 16!!! I was able to get a lot of work done AND play! We had a great time and Tim loved his gifts (and the donut cake) !!! It was nice having Craig home AND Stephen came home from being gone with the National Guard for 2 weeks….. so ALL FIVE kids are now sleeping under one roof. I am one happy mama 🙂

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TIM!

Honestly, I really value Craig’s opinion and I can’t think of a time when I didn’t consult him in making bigger decisions. He knows me better than I know myself most days and looks out for me in ways that I sometimes just don’t think about. I have also found that if I am nervous about talking to him about a decision I WANT to make, that typically means that I am about to make a move that really isn’t in my best interest.

God has shown me that we will be having some big decisions coming up that we are going to need to be 100% united on, so I am glad this was part of the Love Dare to really make us aware of how God wants this from our marriage. We need to be seeking the Lord and each other in order to make sound, Spirit-led decisions that we will not regret.

Oh, and in case you were wondering… neither Craig nor I had one stinking donut!!! Woot Woot!!! 🙂

Tim’s donut cake!

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Day 34: Love Celebrates Godliness

Today I need to find a specific, recent example when Craig demonstrated Christian character in a noticeable way. I will verbally commend him for this at some point today.

1 Corinthians 13:6

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
What makes me the proudest of Craig?
What overjoys me the most about Craig?
Have I been using my influence with him to lead him to honor God or to dishonor Him?
We are bombarded all day long with messages of this world telling us how we should be, how our husband and kids should be, and what we should all do…. but rarely does it all line up with the Word of God. The Kendrick brothers talk about how the meaning of “real life” changes dramatically when we understand that God’s Word is the ultimate expression of what real life is. The teachings it contains are not just good guesses at what should matter…. they are principles that reflect the way things really are, they way God created life to be. His ideals and instructions are the only pathways to real blessing, and when we see people following them in obedience to the Lord, it should cause us to rejoice.
THIS should be what energizes us most when we see it happening in our mate… more than when they put dishes away without us asking… more than when they get a promotion at work…. Sometimes by accepting modern culture’s take on what to applaud in our husbands, we can even be guilty of encouraging them to sin…. perhaps by feeding their vanity or by letting “boys be boys.”
I must be happy for any success Craig enjoys, but I must save my heartiest congratulations for those times when they are honoring God with their worship and obedience.
 Lord, thank you for this day and I ask you to help me to dig deep when thinking about recent ways that Craig has shown Godly character. Lord help me when I talk to him to have my words come from my heart and speak to his soul. Lord, I ask that you help me not to take his Godly behaviors for granted, but to be so thankful for having such an incredible man of God as my life mate. Thank you for him, Lord, and help us all to have a super fun time today celebrating all of the wonderful people and occasions you have placed in our path. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.
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