Thursday, October 23, 2008

Love Dare - Day 5: Love Is Not Rude

Sooooo, how ya doin'? Did you find a way to let your Honey know you were thinking of him/her through the day? What was the reaction? I wanna know!

As for us, I sent Hubbs a text message - something I never do, because he does not have free texting on his phone. But we call each other through the day everyday anyway, so I had to come up with something new. And I figured the 25 cent fee was worth it, by golly!!! So I threw caution to the wind and let my fingers (well, OK, my thumbs!!!) do the talking. He, on the other hand, sent me an email - a very sweet email, I might add!!! He usually doesn't do that from work, but it was super sweet because in the beginning of our relationship that is how we did a great deal of our communication, so it was a sweet flashback! I love that guy:)

OK, on to today ...

"He who blesses his friend with a loud voice early in the morning, it will be reckoned a curse to him." - Proverbs27:14

So, today just might be where this thing gets hard ...

Nobody likes to be around a rude person. That just seems like a given, doesn't it? So, are you rude? Naturally, our first response would be a resounding "NO", but what would your spouse say?

Do you have annoying little habits that grate on his/her nerves? Have they asked you to do - or not to do - something repeatedly? And have you?

The people closest to us are the ones who get the raw deal where are behavior is concerned. They see us sit around in PJ's with unkempt appearance, scratching places others should never know we scratch. We say things around them that maybe should not be said. In general, home is where we let ourselves go. But what about our spouse? How does that make him/her feel?

Hmmm, makes ya think doesn't it? I , for one, know that I NEVER would have let hubbs see me in all my morning hair, sleepy eyed, bad breath glory when we were dating! And I seem to remember, on multiple occasions, sneaking out of bed to brush my teeth and check the mirror before he woke up, once we WERE married!!! So, why is now any different? The answer is the same thing that tripped us up yesterday ... LIFE!!!!

It would just be too tiring to keep up that facade for the rest of our lives! But, maybe we can at least try to get rid of some of the biggies.

Today's Dare
Ask you spouse to tell you three things that cause him or her to be uncomfortable or irritated with you. You must do so without attacking them or justifying your behavior. This is from their perspective only.

And, please, try to take the suggestions with love. You want to be the spouse that they are needing. You WANT a strong marriage, I know you do. If you didn't, you would not be doing this dare. I am praying for you, your spouse and your marriage.

Good luck and see ya tomorrow!

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