i LOVE love...

seriously, i do...i love every single thing about loving and being loved...from the romance to the comfort and support a spouse offers.  i love waking up beside him each morning and laying down beside him each night.  i love that he is my best friend and knows me inside and out.  i love when we can share a look or a word that no one else would understand but WE know what it means.  i love how he can make me laugh more than anyone else.  and i love that he "gets" me.   

the Lord has really laid it on my heart lately to work on my marriage and work on myself as a wife.  i was kinda searching around for a devotional for married couples and none were jumping out at me...then i came across this book...the love dare (featured in the movie fireproof). 

there are some things that i really struggle with as a wife.  one of them is being submissive as a wife.  in Ephesians 5 it says "wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord".  i really WANT to be that wife but...it's so hard for me to give up MY power and MY dominance...even when i know the Lord wants me to.  i'm praying the love dare helps me with that...and helps me become THAT christian wife that i want to be...my heart is open and i'm ready to change.

i'm sure in the future i will be sharing little tidbits from the book here and there...and maybe the Lord will use my marriage and my struggles as a wife to help others...

Ephesians 4:2 - Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

1 Corinthians 13:7-8 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.

out for now