Day 17: Love promotes intimacy
He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. Proverbs 17:9
Are the secrets you know about your spouse, ones that you keep to shame them, or to draw you closer together? Do they make you feel safe, or scared?
“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear” 1 John 4:18
Determine to guard your mate’s secrets (unless they are dangerous to them or to you) and to pray for them. Talk with your spouse, and resolve to demonstrate love in spite of these issues. Really listen to them when they share personal thoughts and struggles with you. Make them feel safe.
The Love Dare is a 40-day challenge for husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love. You can do it as a couple, or if your marriage is in trouble, do it as an individual, for your marriage, out of obedience to Christ. Each day has a challenging lesson on love, followed by a ‘dare’ for the day, and space to journal how it went. For more information visit Fireproof My Marriage
I would ask for you all to pray for us as we embark on this journey, and let me know if I can pray for you as well. Click here to start from Day 1!
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