Monday, May 24, 2010

Day Three - 30-Day Husband Challenge

Day Three - " suffers long and is kind..." 1 Corinthians 13:4
"And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19

Love indeed suffers long and is kind. As you consider your Encouragement Challenge, determine today that you will not say anything negative to or about your husband. Speak kindly to him with words of genuine encouragement.

If your husband is considerate of your needs, let him know that you have noticed. Thank him for his kindness and consideration. Thank the Lord that your husband knows how to be both tough and tender.

Sometimes it;s difficult for a man to be gentle, kind or tender - especially if he hasn't had role models in these areas. If he's not a considerate person, appeal to him for help without complaining. Let him know that it's hard for you to handle some things alone. Then, when he moves in to help, don't insist that he do it your way. Be glad that he is responding, and express your gratitude.

Ultimately, you can't expect your husband to make you feel more secure, loved, etc. Remember that only God can meet the deepest needs of your heart.        By Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Remember - don't say anything negative! Are you having an easy time with this? Or is it hard for you? Do you catch yourself biting your tongue as you are about ready to say something? I know I am! I notice I am holding my tongue  a LOT lately!! Better to say nothing than say something that he might think is negative!!

Thank you God that my husband is Tough and Tender at the same time. Thank you that he is considerate, gentle, kind and loving to me! I am truly blessed!

So how are you doing so far?? Let me know

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