Monday, October 20, 2008

Love Dare - Love Is Patient

"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love." - Ephesians 4:2

We all know how hard it is to be around an impatient person. Do we want that for our spouse? I doubt it. Your opinion means the most to your spouse, so express it kindly. And remember what your mam always said, "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all!!!"

Today's Dare
"The first part of this dare is fairly simple. Although love is communicated in a number of ways, our words often reflect the condition of our heart. For the next day, resolve to demonstrate patience and to say nothing negative to your spouse at all. If the temptation arises, choose not to say anything. It's better to hold your tongue than to say something you'll regret."

Now, for us, we are more likely to say something negative about ourselves than each other. But we have discussed that that IS negative toward each other, so we have resolved to be careful about that as well. And remember, to remember MORE THAN JUST YOUR WORDS!!! Our attitudes and looks can make our spouse feel just as bad as a cutting remark!!!

Good luck, and have a GREAT day!!!! You can do this:)

See ya tomorrow!

2 of ya left some love:

Fran said...

On it!!!!

Thanks my friend. Hope you have a fabulous day! I'm about to go meet the treadmill. Argh.


Kelly said...

Thanks Becky for posting this. I am excited about this. All should see the movie!