Saturday, December 6, 2008

Love Dare - Day 40: Love Is A Covenant

Let me start off by saying that it has been a pleasure to partake in this dare with you. And, thank you, for coming along on this ride with me!

Well, this is it. Day 40. The last day - at least the last OFFICIAL day. But the REAL dare is to keep going ...

"Where you go, I will go, and where you lodge, I will lodge. Your people will be my people, and your God, my God." - Ruth 1:16

We may have come to the last chapter of the book, but that does not mean the dare has to end. In fact, it is intended to never end - until death parts you from your spouse. I imagine that you started this dare because you love your spouse. Or, at least, you did at one time. I HOPE that you love them even more, now that you have discovered where true love comes from!

Marriage is meant to be a covenant. Now, there is a difference between a contract and a covenant, and to understand the kind of commitment that comes with a covenant, we have to understand the difference.

A contract is a written agreement, and usually based on a lack of trust between the parties involved. See, a contract is filled with legalese detailing what is to happen and when and what the consequences are to be if said contract is not fulfilled. In many cases the contract is actually written because it is expected that it will not be completed.

A covenant is more often a verbal agreement. It is based on the promises of those involved - the said parties putting their honor on the line. And a covenant is intended to NOT be broken. A covenant spells out what will be done. Period. It is a sacred promise - a vow.

Marriage is intended to be a covenant. It was created as a promise between to parties to love and honor each other no matter what. Your marriage vows were not "far as long as you do not aggravate me", "until disappointment do us part" or "with this ring, I'll see how it goes". No, your vows were for forever.

So, the question is, did you make a contract or a covenant?

In the Bible, God makes many covenants - with Noah, Moses, Abraham and, in the ultimate covenant of all, any who may believe. You see the cross is that covenant, fulfilled in the empty tomb. It is a covenant that is offered to anyone who will take Him at His word. And His word is eternal, everlasting, unbroken and forever. God says nothing that He does not mean. He makes no promise that He does not deliver on. If He says He will, He does. No matter what.

And, as we have learned, our marriages are meant to be based on the love that God has shown us. We love because He first loved us. We love completely the way that Christ loves His church. Everything that we do in love was taught to us by the love of God. And, because of that, our love - especially in our marriages - is meant to be eternal. As is our word.

If we make a promise, our word is our vow. No matter what. Even if it is not returned the way that we expect or desire... Even if it is not returned at all. We still love, because we promised we would. We still try because our word is true. We still stay, because it is where we belong. Where we promised we would be.

Now, I realize that it can get hard. I also realize that there are circumstances laid out in the Bible in which divorce is allowed. But, I also realize - more than ever, after this dare - that love is a choice that we make. A choice that is more important than emotions that waver and circumstances that change. Because loves is eternal.

That being said, if you are in a situation that is putting you, your spouse or your children in danger of any kind, you must do what needs to be done to protect yourself and your children. And, if that is the case I urge you to seek counsel from a strong Christian friend, a pastor or a Bible believing counselor. Do not go this route alone. Seek God's will in your life. He does not want you in danger, but He does not want you to just give up either. Lift your spouse up in prayer. Take every effort given and don't give up without a fight. But do not place yourself or your family in danger.

As for the rest of us, marriage is the strongest commitment that we will ever make. And, as we have learned in the last 40 days, we cannot fulfill this covenant of our own will. We need the strength of God to uphold our promise. Our word is our vow, and our vows are sacred. We need the help of God to help us keep the promise of a lifetime. We NEED Him in our marriages!

So, let Him in!

Write out a renewal of your vows and place them in your home. Perhaps, if appropriate, you could make arrangements to formally renew your wedding vows before a minister and with family present. Make it a living testament to the value of marriage in God's eyes and the high honor of being one with your mate.
Marriage is called to be an earthly example of God's Heavenly covenant with His church. It is intended to reveal God's glory and unconditional love to the world by Holy example. Let His love be a model for the love that you extend to the one you have chosen.

Now is the time to renew your covenant to the one that God has placed in your care. And love is too Holy a treasure to be taken lightly. Make your vow a covenant to the one that you have chosen, as well as to the One who has chosen you. And let love be forever!

I am praying for you. God Bless you and your chosen love!

Merry Tossmas!!

Ya gotta watch all the way to the end!!

Yeah, call it what it is man ...


Friday, December 5, 2008

Hot For The Holidays - Finale!

Hot for the Holidays

Well, this is the last week of Hot For The Holidays, and I am a little bit sad.

For one thing, I am not "hot" yet ... (*sigh*)

And, for another thing, I really need the accountability! And the encouragement! And the comments from all sorts of people who tell me "good job" and "you can do it!" ...

Just keepin' it real!

Anyhoo, we were supposed to post before and after photos.




OK, I didn't KNOW we were gonna have to do them! Had I know, I would have taken "before" photos and would have set my alarm to give me enough time this morning to make myself purty for an after shot.

Oh, OK, I did know in time to do an after shot, but, as I said, I am not hot yet! So that will have to wait! But here is a preview of what I am going for ...

Yeah, like that will happen!

Anyway, here is the total ...

This week I lost 1 pound exactly! Which makes a total of 15.8 - we'll just call it 16!

Now, normally, I would be a little sad about only 16 pounds in 10 weeks. But, considering the breast cancer 3day 5 POUND GAIN, the food centered vacation and, hello - Thanksgiving, I will take what I can get!

So, thank you's to all of you encourager's out there! And, keep on me until I am HOT!

Love Dare - Day 39: Love Endures

Can you believe we are almost done? Wow! I hope that this has been as rewarding for you as it has for me! I know that the way I love my man has grown deeper and stronger - and I am sooooo Blessed by that! I hope you are being Blessed too.

"Love never fails." - 1Corinthians 13:8

Of all the things that love demonstrates, it's endurance is the most vital. Wen it is in danger, love does not run. When it is hurt, love does not turn away. When it is rejected, love does not give up.

Love does not fail.

We have looked at many aspect of love in the last 39 days - it's patience, kindness, strength, faithfulness, and desire to satisfy, among many others - but the biggest thing that we have learned is that it comes from God. He is our demonstration of everything that love is intended to be. And, that alone tells us that love is forever. HE is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, He was, is and will always be. FOREVER. And because He is, His love for us is forever too. And because it is through His example that we learn to love, our love is meant to be forever as well.

That being said, if you have promised and declared your love for your spouse, can one single circumstance (or even a string of them) change the way you feel? It shouldn't - not if your love is true. If love is real, it does not stop loving based on emotion, it CHOOSES to keep loving no matter what.

A few days ago we were dared to base our life and our marriage on the word of God. We were also called to develop a love that is patient, kind and understanding. A love the is based on Jesus' love for the church. A love that kept on loving even though His own disciples forsook Him in his very hour of need. The love that brought Him back - even after His death - to show them that they were forgiven.

This is the love that we are to base our marriages on. A love that does not end, even when it is not accepted the way we want or expect. A love that endures.

And that is the love that we are called to demonstrate to our spouse today ...

Spend time in personal prayer, then write a letter of commitment and resolve to your spouse. Include why you are committing to this marriage until death, and that you have purposed to love them no matter what. Leave it in a place that your mate will find it.

You are being dared to put your unfailing love into words. The most powerful and meaningful words that you can find to express your feelings. You have the chance to tell the one you married that, no matter what imperfections exist between you, you CHOOSE to love them no matter what. Forever.

Can you even imagine the power of these words to Bless your spouse's heart? I, personally, have a LOT to say to my man!

I am praying for you! See ya tomorrow!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

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I will be buying these batteries from now on ...

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Love Dare - Day 38: Love Fulfills Dreams

Thursdays are crazy 'round here, so I am just gonna dive in to today's dare ... is that OK?

"Delight yourself in The Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart." -Psalm 37:4

Is there something that your spouse would absolutely love to get? I mean really, REALLY love to get - or do? How often do you think about that? When was the last time you asked yourself that question?

Now, I realize that - especially in these times - we cannot realistically give our spouse everything that they might want. It is just not plausible. But what is holding you back? Is it your budget and the numbers in your account balance, or is it your lack of desire?

For instance, I know that I cannot give my man a re-do of our amazing honeymoon in Alaska. Oh, but I really wish that I could. However, what I CAN do is take the kids to a sitters house, pull out our funny glasses or mugs that we got on board the cruise ship, dim the lights, put on some music and make myself presentable to greet him at the door when he comes home. I can get a little creative and do something fun for him.

Sometimes love needs to throw caution to the wind and just be extravagant. It needs to go all out, set aside the rules and just bless the other person. But, if the checkbook says you can't it doesn't mean all hope is lost. There has got to be SOMETHING you can do to make a wish come true for your love.

Men, you can't hire a maid? But can you "be one" - just for the day? Girls, you can't offer him a shopping spree at his fave store, but can you get him something small from there at least? Or a gift card now and then that can add up to something BIG!?!?! Find something doable and DO IT!

Put your heart into it. Offer up a level of love that WANTS to fulfill the dreams of your spouse.

I mean, think about it, hasn't God fulfilled dreams for you that may have seemed impossible at one time or another? Weren't you living under a cloud of guilt that He just washed away? Didn't He let you close when you felt that you only deserved to be sent away? And, if there is anything that we have learned from this series of dares, isn't it that His love is what we are to pattern our own marriages after? And if He can do the extravagant for you, can't you reach for the stars for the one that you love?

And, if right now, you look at your mate and don't see someone worthy of showering with favor, look further. Look all the way back to your wedding day if you have to. Because, let's admit, it is not our behavior that makes God want to pour put His love on us. It is His love for us.

I pray that you have found, re-found, uncovered, or finally discovered a love like that for your mate. A love that wants to see their desires fulfilled - even if we cannot shower them with gifts right now. We can, at the very least, shower them with a love that shows them that, if we could, we would give them the world!

I am sure that not everything that your love wants comes with a hefty price tag. I mean, I can make my man a batch of blueberry muffins right now and he would smile. He could snuggle on the couch with me and let me choose the movie and I would be happy. There is a way to make your Honey feel loved and not have to spend a fortune. You just gotta be a little creative!

You can do it!

Ask yourself what your mate would want if it was obtainable. Commit this to prayer and start mapping out a plan for meeting some (if not all) of their desires, to whatever level you possibly can.

Dreams and desires come in many different shapes and sizes. And love learns to see them all! Love causes you to listen to their desires. Love reminds you of the things that are special about your love, and give you pleasure to see them happy! Love shows you how to give just a little bit more than you thought possible. And love leads you to think about what they want so often and so much that their dreams become yours as well!

What is something that your spouse would really, REALLY love?

And how can you start living out the answer to that question?

I'm praying for you! See ya tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Love Dare - Day 37: Love Agrees In Prayer

Um, have I mentioned how this dare, combined with the Beth Moore and Max Lucado studies I am also doing, is a big time experience in Spiritual conviction?! 'Cause, yeah, it is. They are. It is a good thing - a GREAT thing - but Oh. My. Golly! It is kinda tough at the same time!

Yesterday we talked about how we need to be spending time in the Word. And, I do. But, really, I need it more. I have used my quiet time to do homework more than just exploring and enjoying God's love letter to me. I need to be better about that. I need to just let God love on me, and really return the favor, with not so much of an agenda.


But, ya know, I needed that.

Today we will be talking about prayer. Prayer time shared as a couple specifically, but also time spent in prayer FOR your spouse. Big, important stuff, my friends. Yesiree!

"If two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by my Father." - Matthew 18:19

If I told you that by changing just one factor of your marriage you could increase the unity you share as a couple, as well as the chances of your marriage surviving, would you do it? Wouldn't you, at the very least, want to know what that one factor is? I know I sure would!

Well, there IS one change to be made that WILL do all of that. It is a little thing called prayer.
I realize that there are people that would roll their eyes and walk away at that suggestion. But, ya see, I figure if you have stuck around for 37 days of this dare, you not only have a deep desire to see your marriage thrive, but also have at least a mild interest in Spiritual things like prayer. Am I right? I hope so!
There is a powerful connection to be found when we pray as a couple. In prayer we open ourselves up emotionally and spiritually. And, in doing so as a couple, we increase the unity of our bond. When you married your spouse, you were given the gift of a permanent prayer partner. And, truly, it is meant to be one of the most unifying aspects of your marriage.
It is difficult to be angry with someone that you pray for and with. It is hard to not be softened and moved by someone who is humbly crying out to God. If there is any point of disagreement within your marriage, may I suggest that you take it to your knees in prayer. I would hope that you can pray as a couple, but if not, at least cry out to God in your spouse's favor.
If you do not already do so, may I suggest that you begin a habit of prayer time with your spouse. Or, at the very least, FOR your spouse. Not only will it Bless your marriage, but it will Bless God's heart to see you humbly laying your heart, your marriage and your spouse before the throne. He wants so desperately to Bless you and your family. Won't you please let Him?
Ask your spouse if you can begin praying together. Talk about the best time to do this, whether it is in the morning, your lunch hour, or before bedtime. Use this time to commit your concerns, disagreements, and needs before the Lord. Don't forget to thank Him for His provision and Blessing. Even if your spouse refuses to do this, resolve to spend this daily time in prayer yourself.

Any new habit can be awkward and difficult at first, but if you keep at it, the Blessings will be bountiful. I promise! You will look back on this and see how this one simple thing changed everything! And you will be so glad that you began. You may even wonder why you didn't do it sooner.

May I suggest that you very carefully pick the time of day that you choose to set for your regular prayer time. Hubby and I began our marriage with a bedtime prayer routine. This was NOT a good choice. We are not really night owls. AT ALL! I need time before bed to unwind and then I like to go to bed just as I am really ready to sleep. Any interference in that routine will keep me up for hours! Hubby has a "tilt factor" - meaning that once tilted beyond a certain angle he falls asleep nearly instantly. So, we would try to pray, he would fall asleep and I would lie awake, stewing about it, for quite a while! OR, I would fall asleep and he would get frustrates, wake me up and the fall asleep himself, leaving me awake ... Not the best possible scenario, you must agree!

However, we have since discovered (sadly, after quite a long time where we prayed together at meals and in specific instances, and that was just about it) that mornings are a good time for us to pray together. Usually we come before God together before the first one leaves the house in the morning. And, I cannot tell you how that has Blessed our days ever since.

Did I mention, you will not be sorry?!

See ya tomorrow!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Love Dare - Day 36: Love Is God's Word

So, did you think about having a mentor? Did ya choose one? I must admit that I have not yet. It was a very stressful day here in B Manor. We have some tough choices to make and, sadly, we are letting the situation make us grumbly. Not so much with each other, but at the world in general. We need a serious word from God ...

Which leads me to today's topic.

"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." - Psalm 119:105

(Ummm, does anyone else hear Amy Grant singing in their head?)

Some people find the Bible to be a confusing puzzle. It is big and deep and hard to understand and apply. They do not even know where to begin! But, as Christians, we are given the guidance of the Holy Spirit. He helps us to know where to begin, to comprehend the words and to apply it to our lives.

There is so much wisdom in the words of the Book. So much to teach, lead and grow us within it's pages. But, before it can do any of the things that it was created to do, we must commit to letting it in to our hearts. Here are a few ways to start:

Be In It - If you do not do so already, may I suggest that you establish a routine of daily Bible readings. You can start in Proverbs - there are 31 Proverbs, one for every day of even the longest month! Or, if you want to read story style, you can start in Genesis - there are some pretty cool stories there - Creation, Adam & Eve, Noah, etc... Or, you can start with the Gospels - John is usually recommended as the easiest to read. Or, you can start with something like Romans or Hebrews that have great lessons on faith and salvation in their texts. Whatever you do, do NOT start in Revelations. That is a hard one for even the most educated of Biblical scholars! Whatever you decide, just let God's word in! People who do, find a hunger for Truth. They also find that it effects their lives in amazing ways - they start looking at life in a new, eternal, light!

Stay Under It - The Bible IS deep, it can be challenging and confusing. This is why you need to be in a Bible believing church, where the word is expounded upon, explained and taught in life applicable ways. Plus, the fellowship you can find in a Bible based church is unmatchable in it's Blessings!

Live It - Most books are written to be read and digested, but the Bible is meant to be lived. It's words have as much life today as they did when they were written. There are lessons to be applied in whatever place of life you may be in. No matter what your personal situation or issue, there is a lesson within the pages of the Bible to help you through! I promise, you will not be let down if you TRULY apply the words to your life!

Jesus talked about the difference between a house built on sand an one built on the rock. No matter how beautiful and fun the one on the sand is, it will be washed away. The sand cannot withstand the storms, it WILL be washed away. The rock however, is solid and strong. The Rock will hold up to any storm, and the house, built on it's foundation, will stand as well.

Our lives - and our marriages - are the same way. If we build them on something unstable and soft, they will give way. But if we build our lives and our homes on God's word and His ROCK SOLID promises, they will stand. His word is our firm foundation.

Commit to reading the Bible every day. Find a devotional book or other resource that will give you some guidance. If your spouse is open to it, see if they will commit to daily Bible reading with you. Begin submitting each area of your life to it's guidance and start building on the Rock!

Every aspect of your life that you hand over to God's principles will grow stronger and will last. But any area - including your marriage - that you withhold from Him, choosing instead to try and "do it yourself", will grow weak and eventually crumble. Build your life, your home and your marriage on the Rock and you will withstand even the fiercest of storms!

Words, that I sooooo need to apply to a specific area in my own life right now!

I am praying for you! See ya tomorrow!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Picture Perfect Monday - The Wedding

So, I was hoping that if I waited long enough to post these, the newlyweds would have sent GOOD pictures to post!

I was wrong ...

So, all I have for you are these, taken with our camera, that has been dropped too many times, in a dimly lit room.

I soooooo wish I had had the camera handy at the actual wedding. I had such a sweet view of Mindy, over Steven's shoulder, gazing at him with her beautiful, teary eyes! THOSE pics would have been sah-weet!

Instead you get these:

The Grand Entrance (to the Star Wars Imperial March theme!!)

This is totally blurry (stinkin' camera) but it is so sweet of the Groom lovin' on his baby sister!
Trinity Joy (age 8) caught the bouquet!
My little Bro, Danny, dancing with his sweet niece Hattie Grace.
Savannah Rose - she is in those tween years where she just wants us all to go away!
The cake - yes, they were polite (Thank You Lord!)
My beautimous sister in love, Andrea - Danny's wife, Trinity's mom)
Hattie and Chocolate - a match made in Heaven!
Son #2, Chris (AKA Kissy) and his lovely girlfriend Shannon (She's a sweetheart!)
Puttin' the backsides in for the Hokey Pokey!

And, there ya have it ... I am ashamed.

Stinky camera!


Love Dare - Day 35: Love Is Accountable

It's nap time here in B manor ... but just for one so far. Miss Belle joined us for the day and she is soundly sleeping (and I think I even heard a tiny snore - don't tell her ultra feminine and oh so very cute mommy!!), Hattie does not nap unless she's on death's doorstep, Hubbs has today off (which is not necessarily a good thing, but I am reaping the benefits! What the enemy intended for bad ... and all that!) and he took Sophie for her shots - Bless BOTH of their hearts! - so it is quiet here for a minute! And a quiet minute, I will take anytime! That being said, I am gonna jump on in for today's Love Dare ...

"Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed." - Prov. 15:22

Have you ever been to Sequoia National park - I have not, but I have seen pictures. Anyhoo, these trees are some of the most resilient trees in the world. They survive all manner of storm, lightening and fires and live on. They get their strength from their root system. I recently learned (from the Love Dare book!) that these trees share their roots with other sequoia trees. Beneath the ground the roots of several individual trees join together to form a strong and lasting system of sustenance. The trees, it would seem, are all accountable for each other.

There is a lot to learn from these trees - a lot that can be applied to our marriages. A couple facing a problem on their own can grow weak and eventually the root of their marriage can become compromised. But a couple with a network of other married couples can often find comfort, solace and support there. And, they can dramatically increase their chances of survival.

When Hubbs and I were dating, we sought solid counsel and accountability from strong Christian friends in healthy marriages. Their advice and love was such a Blessing to us and such a comfort in our young marriage. Sadly, when we moved here, we left many of those friends behind - we still have the friendships but the closeness, that is so helpful in an accountability partner, was left behind. We have made many wonderful friends here - that we would not trade for anything in the world! - but have yet to establish an accountability system. After reading the book today, I am reminded how very much we need that.

We are Blessed with a very strong marriage. Our lives and our bond together are rooted in Christ, and therefor we are on solid ground. However, when faced with a challenge (as we are now - details not necessary), even the best marriages can benefit from a support system!

Everyone needs wise counsel through life, and the wise people are the ones who seek it out. I mean, think about it, why go through life making mistake after mistake when you can learn form others who have been there, done that? Makes sense to me! We would have to be fools to not seek advice, and even bigger fools to ignore help when it is offered. We do have to be careful, though, of where we get that counsel. Which is another reason that having a support system in place BEFORE the trouble starts is wise. The guy at work with all of the advice may seem to know a whole lot, but where is he getting his knowledge? We need to really KNOW the people who we are letting in on our most intimate of relationships.

I pray that you have a strong union and that, if you don't already have one, you can find a strong Bible believing mentor to look to (or a few people to trust in). However, if your marriage is in trouble, may I encourage you to seek help from a pastor, a strong Christian friend or a Bible based counselor as soon as possible. Isn't your marriage worth every effort it takes? I believe it is!

Find a marriage mentor - someone who is a strong Christian and who will be honest and loving with you. If you feel that counseling is needed, then take the first step to set up an appointment. During this process, ask God to direct your decisions and discernment.

Note that it said to find someone who will be "honest and loving" with you. A "yes man" is NOT what you need. This is gonna take someone who will give it to you straight and keep you in line, not someone who is gonna give you an excuse to give up. Be strong, and find a strong mentor. I am praying for you!!!

See ya tomorrow!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Love Dare - Day 34: Love Celebrates Godliness

Can you believe that we only have 6 more days? I know, you're thinking that if we had not taken so many days off for the election, my traveling, weddings, etc.. , we would be DONE BY NOW! I am feeling a bit guilty over all of that still, but I have repented and seen the errors of my ways - why else would I have gotten up at the miserable hour of 5:30 just so I could get this out there before church?

By the way, can someone PLEASE tell me WHY we signed up for coffee ministry FIRST SERVICE?!?!?! That is just wrong and cruel on soooooooooo many levels. Because not only do we have to get up, but we have to get our children up before they are ready. Note to self ... second service is your friend!

Anyway, on to today ....

"(Love) does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the Truth." -1Corinthians 13:6

What makes you the most proud when you look at your spouse? Is it the fact that he has trophies in bowling and golf, or the fact that he gets up at 5:30AM to serve coffee at church without grumbling? Is it that she can serve a home cooked meal, perfectly timed for your arrival from work, after spending a day caring for children and their every need, or the fact that she does it all knowing that she will not even get a bite until after her Women's Ministry meeting at church? Do you take pride in what they do for the world's eyes, or in what they do for God's heart?

When our spouse is close to God it leads us closer still as well. And, not just us, but our family tool. I watch my hubby pray with and over our children and, seriously, he is never more attractive to me. I hear him pray for all of us before he leaves for work in the morning and it honestly makes my day go smoother - because I know that our safety and well being has been layed at the alter. I love my man for many reasons, but his love for God is the biggest reason of all.

We were lucky in that we found each other a little later in life (I was 34, he was 44 when we got married). Lucky, because we were both firmly based in our faith and that allowed us to bring that firm foundation into our marriage. He was not as lucky the first time. And early on in our relationship, I asked him how, after being so badly hurt before, he knew he could trust again. He answered that he knew my heart and believed my faith would never let me do that sort of thing. So, I am Blessed in knowing that MY love for God is one of the things that attracted him to me.

When we are one in our faith and in our walk, it is like a triangle (I sooooo wish I had a picture for this ...) -


Husband .................. Wife

The closer we each grow to God, the closer we grow to each other. I wish I could put arrows in there to show you what I mean ... use your imagination. Just growing in our faith, grows us as a couple... How amazingly beautiful is that?!?

The Bible says that we should "rejoice" in what pleases God. And what pleases Him more than the faith of His children and the love for others that is shown through that faith? I believe that it causes Him to smile and sing over our lives. And when our faith in Him is strong it gives us strength to face any trial. We should be celebrating over every triumph in our spouse's life, but none more than the growth in their relationship - and the fruit of that relationship - with God.

Find a specific, recent example when your spouse demonstrated Christian Character in a noticeable way. Verbally commend them for this at some point today.

Be happy for any success your spouse enjoys. But rejoice even more so when they are worshiping God with their lives and actions.

I am praying for you!!! See ya tomorrow!