REVIVE OUR HEARTS
"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)
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 consideration. 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.
*Charlie is very good at knowing when to be tender and when to be tough. He is the best husband I know at helping me out and not complaining, although sometimes he does complain a little! lol. He is always very kind and considerate. I often times find it hard to express my gratitude towards him instead of nagging him to do it my way. It's a very hard habit to break but I am trying! I know and I praise God that I have such a wonderful loving husband!
If you are not already doing this challenge; please join us, it will change your marriage!