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Today, we talk about Acting to Defend OUR Marriages.

Here are some help from Dr. Randy Carlson’s book Starved For Affection:  PRAY: Lord, I ask that you help me during times of difficulty in my marriage to remember:

To stay focused on what truly matters.

To pray for my spouse.

That being the right person in more important than being right.

That having a relationship with another human being is a precious gift to be handles with love and respect.

That the greatest thing I can give to another person is the gift of myself-even with all my frailty and hurt.

That true forgiveness and reconciliation begins with me, and will spring from a humble spirit and a contrite heart.

That after I have given all I can to reconcile a broken relationship, I must trust you with the outcome and refuse to react bitterly or vengefully if I have to let that relationship go.

 

Your Love Dare for today: End it now. Identify any obsession or object of lust in your life and let it go. Expose any lie you’ve swallowed in pursuing forbidden pleasure and reject it. Lust cannot be allowed to live in a back closet. It must be killed and destroyed today. Focus on thanking God the He and what He provides can satisfy you and meet all your needs.

 

Your Respect Dare today:  Pray wholeheartedly that God shows you how this concept of allowing your husband to be CEO of your famiy impacts your marriage. Ask Him to help you be teachable and pray that you learn. Ask Him to give you and your husband a united

 

Your Respect Dare today: Practice active listening. Hear your husband out today without interrupting. When he’s finished sharing whatever is on his mind, reflect back what you heard from him. A good reflective statement can start with something like “I think I hear you saying that _____________. Is that right?”

Your Love Dare Today: Get RID of something that stands in the way of being the Godly husband you’re called to be. What is the ONE THING (you likely know what it is…addiction, pornography, to much time with another, t.v.) if it’s stopping your from your call as a Godly leader….today you DARE is to eliminate it. Get it out…TODAY!