Day 9 - Love Makes Good Impressions

Today's Verse: Greet one another with a kiss of love. – 1 Peter 5:14


Today's Message:

There is a lot to this message. It has to do with first impressions (although you've known your spouse for years). It has to do with being supportive. Affirmation, self worth, and a whole lot of other things that can strengthen a relationship.

After being married for(ever) XX years, we take each other for granted. Sometimes that warm fuzzy feeling that you had when you were courting, turns into a hot and irritable feeling. Remembering things that you should have forgotten a long time ago on first sight… will have a different effect that thinking of how new and fun this new time that you are going to spend with each other. That is one of the points of this message.

Each time you see each other is a chance to talk about things that have happened, things you've experienced, and share. Don't start it out on a sour note. Start it out positive.

Today's Questions:

o Think about your greeting.

• Do you use it well?

• Does your spouse feel valued and appreciated?

• Do they feel loved?

Even when you’re not getting along too well, you can lessen the tension and give them value by the way you greet them.

Today's Dare:

Think of a specific way you’d like to greet your spouse today. Do it with a smile and with enthusiasm. Then determine to change your greeting to reflect your love for them

Results:

o When and where did you choose to do your special greeting?

• I chose a very simple approach of calling her Sweetheart, Shnog, and Honey every time I saw her, and chose to ask her if there was anything that I could do for her. The results were smiles all day.

o How will you change your greeting from this point on?

• Well, I've pretty much been doing this for a long time now, but I will try to do it with more enthusiasm. This definitely works. It puts you both of you in a positive mood from the minute you see each other.

For I have come to have much joy and comfort in your love. (Philemon 7)

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