Patience stands in the doorway where anger is clawing to burst in…-The Love Dare
Every Monday for the next 40 days, I will share with you a concept from Love Dare. Yes, this is a new year so why not start the year off with improving our marriage and our interactions with our spouse.
I did the Love Dare when it first came out. I must say I not only learned something about my spouse but I learned things about myself. We must remember that the things that are happening around us, we play apart in it. So when we can take a clear look at our actions we can improve the actions we do around others.
So I hope you will join us on this Love Dare journey for the next 40 days.
Day 1: Love is Patient
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.-Ephesians 4:2 NIV
We get married because we LOVE our potential spouse. We believe love will cure all things. Love will change a person, a situation, a relationship.
We must understand that love is action. Per the Love Dare, love is built on two pillars: patience and kindness.
Merriam Webster defines patient as not being hasty or impetuous. Being married and having to share our space with our spouse day in and day out, we must make sure we have a patient spirit. Just like us, our spouse is human and subject to make mistakes. We must make sure we are not “hot heads” and blow everything out of proportion.
We have very high exceptions for our spouse. When your spouse actions doesn’t align with our exceptions do you retaliate or respond with anger?
We all want a peaceful home and a loving marriage, so to get this one thing you must display is PATIENCE!
He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who is quick-tempered exalts folly”-Proverbs 14:29
This Week Dare:
The first part of this dare is fairly simple. Although love is communicated
in a number of ways, our words often reflect the condition of our heart.
For the next week, resolve to demonstrate patience and to say
nothing negative to your spouse at all. If the temptation
arises, choose not to say anything. It’s better to hold your
tongue than to say something you will regret.
Do you display patience with your spouse? Share some of the things you do to make sure you don’t overreact or respond negatively to your spouse.