In marriage, all that matters at the end of each day, is your faith in God and your love for each other. What I strive for is the ability to end each and every day with the knowledge that I treated my husband with kindness and respect, and that he knew, without a doubt, that he was loved...
Today I start a 40 day journey toward a better marriage, I hope that some of you will come along on this journey, there is always something that we can learn from each other.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

day 17 : love promotes intimacy

He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.

—Proverbs 17:9 NIV


Determine to guard your mate’s secrets (unless they are dangerous to them or to you) and to pray for them. Talk with your spouse, and resolve to demonstrate love in spite of these issues. Really listen to them when they share personal thoughts and struggles with you. Make them feel safe.


Recap: My brother and I were talking yesterday, agreeing that there have been several times when we just wanted to quit this whole Love Dare project. I think that when you start focusing on changing something, obstacles will almost always appear in front of you and make you want to give up. An argument, or resistance by your spouse. But it's so important to hang in there and keep the faith!
Just like in the movie, when Kirk Cameron's character got so frustrated when things didn't appear to be working the way, or as quickly, as he thought they should, he called his father and told him he was giving up. But his father would tell him to keep going with it, and that he wouldn't regret it in the end. Boy, isn't it funny how right our father's can be sometimes?
Same goes for God, always there, encouraging us to go on and not give up when things get a little tough!


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