Saturday, March 28, 2009

Day 17~ Love Promotes Intimacy

Proverbs 17:9
He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth [very] friends.

Marriage is the most intimate of all human relationships. Each of us come into this world with an inborn hunger to be known, loved, and accepted.

Your mate should not feel pressured to be perfect in order to receive your approval. They should not walk on egg shells.

1 John 4:8
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

If these are areas you have failed in it may take awhile for your mate to gain trust again. You must begin to rebuild trust. The reality of intimacy always takes time to develop, especially after being compromised.

Today's Dare
Determine to guard your mated secrets unless they are dangerous to them or you. Talk with your spouse and resolve to demonstrate Love spite of these issues. Really listen to them when they share personal thought, and struggles with you. Make them feel safe.

How much of an effort is it for you to hold back from saying something, critical or otherwise? What have you learned about your spouse simply by listening?


BECKY said...

Hi Brandie! Thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet comments!

This is a great series of posts. We can all always inprove in these areas!!

I really like the tags on your other blog, too. I would like to put a couple on my blog, but wanted to make sure it was ok first. I didn't see any rules, but thought I'd double check.

I hope your Sunday is full of joy, praise, peace and rest!!

GraceFromHim said...

You bet Becky Snag away :)

Peggy said...

Ok, I am back and I am moving with this blog:) I REALLY need to get back in the dare as I have had a couple of hard weeks.

I don't really understand this dare, however, am I to talk to my husband about any secrets he has bottled up?

Unfortunately, I have not been holding back, I have been very critical these past couple of weeks. I feel terrible.