Friday, May 22, 2009

Love Dare~Day 26

"Love is Responsible"

"When you judge another, you condemn yourself, since you, the judge, do the same things." -Romans 2:1

A few notes from today's reading:

~Love doesn't pass the blame so easily or justify selfish motives. Love is not nearly as concerned with its own performance as with others' needs. When love takes responsibility for its actions, it's not to prove how noble you've been but rather to admit how much further you have to go.
~Pride is very resistant to responsibility, but humility and honesty before God and your spouse is crucial for a healthy relationship.

Today's Dare:

Take time to pray through your areas of wrongdoing. Ask for God's forgiveness, then humble yourself enough to admit them to your spouse. Do it sincerely and truthfully. Ask your spouse for forgiveness as well. No matter how they respond, make sure you cover your responsibility in love. Even if they respond with criticism, accept it by receiving it as counsel.

To Journal:

~What does your mate need to see in order to believe that your confession was more than just words?
~Were you able to complete today's dare?

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