Welcome back ladies!! It is officially ✨Week 5✨ of the Marriage Victory Challenge! If you’re looking for Weeks 1-4, you can check them out here!
As each week builds upon the next, I grow in excitement and anticipation for how the Lord is working and the transformation taking place. I often think of this challenge as a big garden- as the seeds are planted and roots are formed, we cannot see the work happening beneath the surface but we know that it’s there. We know that with consistent & continual care, eventually we’ll see it sprout above the surface! I just want to encourage anyone who may feel discouraged or at their wits end to keep watering, keep cultivating, and keep trusting Jesus for restoration and transformation in your marriage 🌱
This week’s challenge is:
Do something he’s been asking you to do/ try something new with him!!
Some of y’all may have read that and said huh?? Others may know the exact thing I’m talking about. Has he been asking you to try a new restaurant or watch a new show?? Or maybe he has a hobby that you don’t particularly enjoy, but you know it would mean a lot to him if you said that you wanted to join him.
The covenant of marriage is about dying to ourselves and our desires to better love and serve our husbands. This means sometimes ya gotta do things you don’t necessarily enjoy!! That said, your first covenant is between you and the Lord- so if he’s asking you to engage in sinful behavior or do something that is dishonoring God, I am NOT advocating for that. But let’s say he’s really into golf and you find it boring. Ask if you two can go together next time! My point is go out of your way to demonstrate that what’s important to him is important to you too. Marriage is full of sacrifice- some great and others seemingly small, yet we are told in God’s word that love is selfless. Maybe he’s been asking to have a certain cuisine for dinner, but you’re not necessarily “in the mood” for that. Sacrifice!!
This Week’s Marriage Victory Challenge
As y’all know by now… I’m gonna point you to the word for this challenge –
“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
– 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
As I’ve said several times throughout this challenge- you know your husband better than anyone. Utilize what you know about him to better love and support him!! I feel like there can be an unhealthy and, quite frankly, unbiblical tendency to make our husbands feel like they need to “earn” or “deserve” our love, our time, etc. when truthfully your marriage vows promised to do that unconditionally.
Have FUN with your husband this week!! Do what he enjoys doing and be a delight to him in the process.
That’s all I’ve got this week- I’ll be back next Friday! Please continue to be in prayer for your marriage because as we reach the end of this challenge, I have something big in store ☁️
Be blessed, sisters 🤎