Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Day 11~ Love Chrishes

Ephesians 5:28-30

So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

* The problem within our culture is that marriage is more often treated in the wrong light. When your marriage experiences difficulty, you are urged by the world to dump your spouse for a "newer model"

* Our view must me that we have a significant bond in the marriage. As husband and wife you are part of one another.....you are now ONE unit. You would never cut off your hand if it was injured. Your hand is a part of who you are.
* When you mistreat your husband, you are also mistreating yourself. Your spouse cannot experience joy or pain, blessing or cursing, without it effecting you.
* Don't let the culture around you determine the worth of your marriage.

Today's Dare

What need does your spouse have that you could meet today? Can you run an errand? Give a back rub, or foot massage? Choose a gesture that says " I cherish you" and do it with a smile.


What did you choose to show that you cherish your husband?
What did you learn from this experience?


GraceFromHim said...

While in marriage counceling, this is one of the things that Pastor talked to us about. Instead of being on opposite sides, and bucking against one another....You must be a team. You are always looking for solutions TOGETHER, not gratifying self but submitting to the Lord to help you through.

Peggy said...

I decided to give my husband a footrub while he was working:) He really appreciated it. I could tell that it had been a while since I gave him a foot rub for no reason.