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Day 15 – To Give You My Best
A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones. (Proverbs 12:4, NIV)
Today’s Marriage Vow – To Pray for Our Marriage
You often hear couples say that the other has changed. Maybe you have? Maybe you stopped caring as much as you used to. Maybe you stopped putting him first like you used to.
If you want your marriage to flourish, put in the effort it takes to give him your best.
When Michael and I were dating, we spent every hour we could together. We watched movies, went for long walks, had picnics in the park, and hung out at the mall. We made time for each other by putting our relationship first.
I know there are various seasons in life, and some of those seasons, can drain us of energy and take up our time. But, it doesn’t take much to show him you care. Michael and I go for a drive every morning. It’s not much. We just pick up a coffee at a drive through, and then we come home, but the thing is we’re spending the first part of our day doing something together.
Our actions will always depend on the things that we treasure the most, and so, the more that we treasure our husbands the more our actions will follow.
How do we treasure our husbands? By learning to love them, and yes, love can be learned. We learn it from watching our Savior and following His example of love. We learn it from reading, and being transformed by God’s Word. We learn it from the Holy Spirit Who guides us, convicts us, and teaches us to walk in God’s truth.
Excerpt from The Ultimate Marriage Vow – Day 15 (affiliate link)
Put in the effort it takes to give him your best.
Appreciate the Little Things
At the close of each day, jot down some appreciation, gratitude, or admiration. For example, you might want to record something that you appreciate about your husband: maybe there’s something you’re grateful for, or perhaps he went out of his way to do something special. Doing this exercise at the end of each day will help you to gain a deeper appreciation of the blessings at hand.
Let’s Not Forget Prayer
The best plan of attack starts with a morning prayer. God helps us formulate a plan, and He helps us to achieve it.
David once wrote, “My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.” (Psalm 5:3, KJV)
David knew what it took to slay a giant. He knew that his wisdom and strength rested on the power of God, and he drew on it daily.
And so I want to remind you to bring your marriage to prayer. Bring your husband to prayer. Bring your home to prayer. And, if you have children bring them to prayer. Lay them down at the feet of our Savior each and every morning asking God to bless and protect them. You won’t find better protection for your marriage, than that which only God can provide!
The Ultimate Marriage Vow, available at Amazon.com (affiliate link)
Surrender Your Marriage to God…
Too many couples give up. They part ways before they experience the joy of growing together God’s way.
I’ve been there. I’ve smelled the stench of death in my own marriage. We’ve been to rock bottom where all hope was seemingly lost. But that wasn’t the end—something incredible happened when we surrendered our marriage to God. Winter turned to Spring, Spring turned into Summer, and here we are decades later thanking God for His life-saving grace.
And so, I’m asking, will you give me 21 days? That’s all I’m asking you for—3 weeks, 10 minutes a day, and a gentle heart that’s willing to yield. Give me 21 days to show you what God can do for your marriage. 21 days to remind you that marriage is a gift worth fighting for. 21 days to love on and pray for your husband. 21 days to a life filled with love, joy, and peace. 21 days to a life-long commitment.
About the Author
DARLENE SCHACHT is an award-winning and NYT best-selling author. She is the founder of Time-Warp Wife Ministries, an online publication that encourages women to live Christ-centered lives.
Her passion for scripture and hunger for truth is the driving force behind a unique ministry that offers Bible studies and daily marriage prayers. Darlene is joined by her husband Michael on the daily podcast “5-Minute Marriage.”
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