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Monday, September 13, 2010

Love Dare~Day 29~A Golden Nugget

Just wanted to share this little tidbit I read this morning from The Love Dare, Day 29. It's on unity in marriage:

Wife--What would happen if you made it your mission to do everything possible to promote togetherness of heart with your husband? What if every threat to your unity was treated as a poison, a cancer, an enemy to be eliminated by love, humility, and selflessness? What would your marriage become if you were never again willing to see your oneness torn apart?
Therefore, love this one who is as much a part of your body as you are. Serve this one whose needs cannot be separated from your own. Honor this one who, when raised upon the pedestal of your love, raises you up too in the eyes of God, all at the same time.
Isolate one area of division in your marriage, and look on today as a fresh opportunity to pray about it. Ask the Lord to reveal anything in your own heart that is threatening oneness with your spouse. Pray that he would do the same for them. And if appropriate, discuss the matter, openly, seeking God for unity.
 ~Did the Lord open your eyes to anything new that might be giving fuel to this point of disagreement? How do you intend to respond? What do you hope to see God do in your spouse as well?

Enjoy this little marriage nugget today! The Love Dare is available for you to use in your marriage. I love this book and continue each day to read and absorb the things that are shared.

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8 comments:

Cindy said...

Jennifer, I love the book "The Love Dare", I haven't read it in awhile, think I might grab it and reread it, as it's always wonderful to work on our marriage.

Great post.
Hope you have a blessed week.
Hugs!

Page said...

Hi Jennifer! I'm linking to you from Miscellany Monday. Wow...how convicting. Thank you for sharing! We too have this book, and I am now reminded how very much I need to revisit it!

Deb Chitwood said...

That’s a great thought! My husband and I enjoyed the movie Fireproof and thought Love Dare was a great idea. I haven’t read the book, but the excerpt is lovely. Glad to meet you through Mingle Monday! I’m your newest follower!

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Sharon Cohen said...

I'm working through The Respect Dare right now and hope to pick up The Love Dare next. I LOVED Fireproof.

I love the dare that you chose to highlight today. It is a tough one in every marriage - even the healthy ones.

Thanks for visiting on Marriage Monday. Sorry it took me so long to get here - I had jury duty today.

Hanna said...

Following back from Tues. Blog hop:)

Brandi said...

I definitely need to read this. Thanks for sharing!

Blessings!
Brandi

Kiva said...

We loved the movie and hubby and I have been talking about getting the book - thanks for the reminder.

Great post!!!

momstheword said...

Beautiful thought "What would your marriage become if you were never again willing to see your oneness torn apart?"

We can choose to build our marriage up or tear it down. Too many are tearing down today and it's sad!

Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!