Monday, March 18, 2013

Marriage Challenge-Day 5-Protect

DAY 5 CHALLENGE IS TWO-FOLD:
1. Each time the opportunity arises to say something negative about your husband to someone else — pause, pray, and ask God, to help you say something positive instead, or nothing at all. Ask Him for strength, to refrain from venting your anger, if that is what you normally do. Try to break the habit of dishonoring your husband to others, so that he will be well respected at the gate. Also ask God to help guard your thoughts, because the words of our lips, will flow from our hearts.
2. Each time the opportunity arises to criticize your husband to his face, ask God to help you think of something positive, or to simply bite your tongue. Even if he deserves the criticism, or a sarcastic response, it really only causes hurt, and conflict, to say it aloud. Sometimes, silence can be golden.

15 comments:

Bethe77 said...

What awesome advice you have given. What a blessing
Love and Prayers
Beth

elaine@ peace for the journey said...

You're doing an amazing job with your loving, Denise! Thank you for encouraging me along these lines.

peace`elaine

MyJourneyBack said...

Great wisdom. So true! Sorry I didn't come by over the weekend. Still having computer problems! Grr! Have a great week. BTW the shop is going pretty good. Sales are picking up a little!. Now if I can just get the computer fixed I'll be jamming!
Hugs,
S.

sweetvintageofmine said...

Hey Denise! Yes, we all can learn something from this....Hope you are feeling better...physically and emotionally! Missed my blogging sisters the last few weeks~~~my prayers are with you~~~Roxie

Sharon said...

I wish I had read this yesterday. I had a very crabby, critical spirit that God had to deal with. This is great advice, Denise.

Now to implement the things I need to do to nourish and nurture my marriage!

GOD BLESS!

Life and Breath and Everything Else said...

Such great advice! Thank you.

Lisa in Texas = ) said...

What great advice!
Lisa :O)

Jennifer Peterson said...

amen,so true, when stop being negative we can start seeing the good in them

Melanie said...

Very good advice, Denise! Showing love and respect to our husbands is so important!
Hope you're doing OK. :-)

een vrouw naar Gods hart said...

amen to that...thats thrue we do need God at all times..is the first time im married...and i love it! God is the head of the family then our husband ...i saw the life of my best friend how she treated her husband ...(he died now ) but was also a christian...and all the patiences she had and love..i can learn a lot of those examples..wow denise...thank you for sharing all this friend..blessings to you and your lovebug...

LeAnn said...

I always say it is wise to choose your battles. Amen to all your thoughts.
Blessings!

Ma said...

This is a great challenge.

Marian said...

Unidas en oración. ¡Feliz día de San José.Un abrazo.

RCUBEs said...

That is the key: to always ask for His grace in everything we say or do...May many be encouraged by the precious words you share. God bless and love to you sis.

Lea said...

words of wisdom!
Thank you Denise...