Prepare a special dinner at home, just for the two of you. The dinner can be as nice as you prefer. Focus this time on getting to know your spouse better, perhaps in areas you’ve rarely talked about. Determine to make it an enjoyable evening for you and your mate.
While today is not Martin Luther King Jr. birthday today we as a nation can celebrate the things Martin Luther King Jr. has done for us. Our kids learned last year how we celebrated him and his works and teachings. Besides what they learned at school I shared with them from this site again because it was so helpful last year. There are many sites to look at though, so find what works for you. Remember what freedom he has brought us and what the loss of his life has meant to us as Americans. Join us as we celebrate him.
Read his speech here:
—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.
45 : married to Stephen
3 kids: Mac(9), Sarah(16), & Taylor(23)
Bible studying, basketball watching, memory preserving Mom
Welcome Amy and her Scripture Sunday interview. I was not one for reading and studying the Bible this past year until I seen the encouraging way Amy shared hers. The way she dove into the word and so lovingly shared what God spoke to her made me want to dive back in. I hope you enjoy her passion as much as I have.
—3 John 2
Begin praying today for your spouse’s heart. Pray for three specific areas where you desire for God to work in your spouse’s life and in your marriage.
—1 Peter 3:7
TODAY’S DARE :
Choose a way to show honor and respect to your spouse that is above your normal routine. It may be holding the door for her. It might be putting his clothes away for him. It may be the way you listen and speak in your communication. Show your mate that he or she is highly esteemed in your eyes.
Last year at this same time the girls hard worked paid off and they won.
Can they do it again? Will their hard work pay off?
Lets remember, they are nine and winning is not everything.
Day 14: Love takes delight
Enjoy life with the wife you love all the days of your fleeting life.—Ecclesiastes 9:9 HCSB
Purposefully neglect an activity you would normally do so you can spend quality time with your spouse. Do something he or she would love to do or a project they’d really like to work on. Just be together.