Friday, May 1, 2009

Love Dare~Day 5

I hope everyone had a great day yesterday! I completed the dare!! And I hope you were able to complete it also :) Here we go with Day 5:

"Love is not rude"

"He who blesses his friend with a loud voice early in the morning, it will be reckoned a curse to him." -Proverbs 27:14

A few notes from today's reading:

~Rudeness is unnecessarily saying or doing things that are unpleasant for another person to be around. To be rude is to act unbecoming, embarassing, or irritating.
~If the wife desires to love her husband, she purposefully avoids things that frustrate him or cause him discomfort.
~"It is better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife." -Proverbs 25:24
~There are two main reasons why people are rude: ignorance & selfishness
~Test yourself with these questions:
-How does your spouse feel about the way you speak and act around them?
-How does your behavior affect your mate's sense of worth and self-esteem?
-Would your husband or wife say you're a blessing, or that you're condescending and embarassing?
~Here are 3 guiding principles when it comes to practicing etiquette in your marriage:
1)Guard the Golden Rule- Treat your mate the same way you want to be treated.
2)No double standards- Be as considerate to your spouse as you are to strangers and coworkers.
3)Honor requests- Consider what your husband or wife already asked you to do or not to do. If in doubt, then ask.

Today's Dare:

Ask your spouse to tell you three things that cause him/her to be uncomfortable or irritated with you. You must do this without attacking them or justifying your behavior. This is from their perspective only.

To Journal:

~What things did your spouse point out about you the need your attention?
~How did you handle hearing it?
~What do you plan to do to improve these areas?
~Were you able to complete today's dare?

Well, I'm off today, and we're going to spend the day in Jackson! So, I gotta run....but I hope everyone has a blessed day!! love yall :)

sometimes ignorant & selfish,

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