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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Working on loving my hubby bigger and better!


Giving him Credit and Props
I know that everyone likes to hear themselves praised. (Our sinful nature right?!)It is a feel-good booster but I think that it feels especially great when it comes from my hubster. He has done ALOT in the past 2 weeks to help me out with VBS prep-work & then with Kendall's party. (I normally take care of all the birthday party details but I was so sick that Ben had to do it this time.) I made sure to publicly praise him to my volunteer staff at VBS & to our friends who attended the party. I can't think of a better way to acknowledge all of his hard work! (Especially since most people assume that I did all of it!)
Keeping my mouth shut!
Oh that is a TALL ORDER sometimes! We were at the beach unloading party supplies at the pavilion. We decided to leave the kids in the a/c for as long as we could. Ben decided to unbuckle the kids. I piped up once to let him know that I didn't think it was a good idea but let him do his thing.....5 minutes later there was part of a can of Dr. Pepper on the front seat. I kept MY MOUTH SHUT!! It would have been so easy to retort a "I told you so." But it would have been a fight starter & that was not needed or necessary! I am learning to let him learn how to deal with the kiddos in his own way & not mine. Even if I have to BITE my lips shut sometimes!!
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Challenge: Pray For Your Husband Daily

Marriage Challenge Week #3

This week the hard work begins! If you do not yet own "The Power of a Praying Wife" by Stormie Omartian - get it! It is an excellent guide and a treasure to keep on your book shelf.

James 5:17 says "The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective."

Prayer changes things - do you believe that? Then let's get started! Here's a list of items you can begin to pray through for your husband (taken from Stormie's book):

1. His Wife -that's a good place to start right? lol!

2. His Work

3. His Finances

4. His Sexuality

5. His Affections

6. His Temptations

7. His Mind

8. His Fears

9. His Purpose

10. His Choices

11. His Health

12. His Protection

13. His Trials

14. His Integrity

15. His Reputation

16. His Priorities

17. His Relationships

18. His Fatherhood

19. His Past

20. His Attitude

21. His Marriage

22. His Emotions

23. His Walk

24. His Talk

25. His Repentance

26. His Deliverance

27. His Obedience

28. His Self-Image

29. His Faith

30. His Future

Challenge: Print this list out and pray through this list daily. Also, do not forget to ask your husband each morning for any specific prayer requests he has for the day. I do this regularly and my husband always answers with a detailed situation he is concerned about. It's a blessing to pray for him and watch God work and answer. Our intimacy has grown through this and he always knows he has a prayer warrior in me. If you don't pray daily for him - who will?


Like a string around your finger reminding you of something important, let your wedding ring be a reminder to pray this week. I want you to pray every time you look down and see your wedding ring. When you take your ring off to wash dishes or shower - say a sentence prayer for your husband. When you are sitting watching television, reading a book or typing on your computer and your ring flashes your way - say a sentence prayer for your husband. Make it a habit to pray for your husband.

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Andrea said...

Blessings,
andrea

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