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!