Do you ever just get in a rut in your marriage relationship? I sometimes do. Not in a bad place but just kinda blah! When Courtney from Women Living Well posted she was issuing a “Be My Valentine” Marriage Challenge I thought fought with myself about whether or not I wanted to participate. Now I’ve learned that if I fight within myself about doing something it almost always means I NEED to do it.
I think I need to do this challenge. Deep down I don’t want to work on #1 from my post 35 Things I Learned in 35 Yrs of Marriage post. Not because I don’t love my husband but because I can sometimes get resentful that I’m the one who puts the creativity and energy into our marriage. Most times it feels really one sided. It feels like a LOT of work at times, know what I mean?
So I decided to ask God why I have to be the one to do this and He gently reminded me of two things.
1. I am the creative person in the relationship.
2. As Gary Smalley teaches, the woman has a built-in marriage manual and can almost always tell where things are off and how to fix them.
When I do this for our marriage I am using the gifts and talents God gave me plus I’m learning how to quiet the selfish part of me. So, I am going to be participating and wondered if you would like to join in with me.
Week 1 our focus will be looking for ways to praise your husband verbally.
OK, ready or not here we go! Let’s praise our husbands.
We’re working on #31 from my 35 things list:
31. Be your spouse’s publicist! Brag about your spouse whenever you can. Especially when they can hear you. They will secretly eat it up!
Will you be joining me in this challenge, I hope so?? If you are please leave me a comment.
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