Monday, April 5, 2010

30 Day Husband Encouragement Challenge - Day 3

Good morning Ladies!

I hope you had a wonderful Easter Weekend!

Welcome to Day 3 of our Husband Encouragement Challenge

"Love suffers long, and is kind" 1 Corinthians 13:4a

"My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus" Philippians 4:19
This verse speaks so much to me right now, after thinking of God giving us His only Son to die for our sins. I am overcome with emotion thinking of the sacrifice he made just for us!

Love indeed suffers long and is kind. As you consider this 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 considerations. 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 or loved. Remember that only God can meet the deepest needs of your heart.
This is so true. There are times that I feel hubby doesn't give me enough attention, and I have to catch myself and remember that he is not soley responsible for my happiness. As soon as I recognize this and turn it over to God, I feel so much better. I'm trying to get better at this - I'm still (and probably always will be) a work in progress : )

2 comments:

Kasey said...

I love the 30 day husbnd challenge. Even though i'm not married, i am still going to do this to my boyfriend of 2 1/2 years. thanks for this!

mjellis said...

Thank you Kasey, I'm loving it too! I think it's a wonderful idea, and I hope you and your boyfriend enjoy it! Let me know how it goes!