Day 11 - Love Cherishes


Today's Verse:
 Husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. – Ephesians 5:28
Today's Message:
When you get married, you should take on the responsibility for your spouse's well being. This doesn't mean in a 'selective' way. You have to take on the whole package. Just because you don't like the way that they chew their food, doesn't mean you don't have to eat with them. You do have to eat with them. You made that decision when you said " I do." For better, or for worse….that's the person you've decided to become one with.
You wouldn't take a hammer and hit yourself in the foot with it. So why take abusive actions and hit your spouse with them.
So something nice for her/him today. That's the message.
Today's Questions:
  • Are included in the dare.
Today's Dare:
What need does your spouse have that could meet today? Can you run an errand? Give a back rub or foot massage? Is there housework you could help with? Choose a gesture that says, "I cherish you" and do it with a smile.
Results:
  • What did you choose to show that you cherish your mate?
    • I met a client at Starbucks. When I got ready to leave, I stopped and got her a cheese danish. When I got to her work place, she made a statement that let me know she didn't have any coffee. So I went back to the truck, got her my coffee…and gave that to her.
  • What did you learn from this experience?
    • It's just coffee. There's more of it in the world. That small gesture made me feel good about not being so possessive about everything.
Answering him, Jesus said, "What do you want Me to do for you?" (Mark 10:51)

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