Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Loving your Spouse Intentionally

It's the month with one of the biggest commercial holidays in it and that comes with a lot of stress and strings sometimes.  Let's not get caught up in the roses, chocolates or dinners and forget about what really matters--our relationship with God and our relationship with our spouse.  Let's be intentional with our words, and actions this week and every week.  Let's love them unconditionally, let's pray with them and for them.  Let's respect our husbands and husbands loves your wives as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her.
Love:
  • We love because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19
  • Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Pray together:
  • For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.  Matthew 18:20
  • Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.  1 Thessalonians 5:11

For Husbands:
  •  However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.  Ephesians 5:33
  •  Great prayer ideas for your wife at Desiring God.

For Wives:
  •  However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.  Ephesians 5:33
  • Great prayer ideas for your husband at the Unveiled Wife.

Let's Pray:

Dear Lord, 
Thank you for my husband(wife) and all he does for our family.  Please help me to intentionally unconditionally love him in my actions.  I also ask you help me to respect him and pray with him more.  Thank you for our marriage, our family and for such a great adventure partner.
In Your name, Amen



(Recommended Reading:  Love and Respect)

3 comments:

  1. Hi! Stopping by from Mom Bloggers Club. Great blog!
    Have a nice day!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Veronica! Have a great night!

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  2. You are most welcome! So glad we connected!

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