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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Day 4-Love is thoughtful

THE DARE:
"Contact your spouse sometime during the business of the day. Have no agenda other than asking how he or she is doing and if there is anything you could do for them."

I would have to say this one wasn't that different from any other day. Hubs and I talk throughout the course of the work day quite often anyway. It wouldn't be that out of the ordinary for me to call and see how his day is going. However, I don't always ask if there is anything I could do for him.

I made a point to do this, and he simply said, "No."

He didn't wonder why, because I guess I'm not a terrible wife, and it wasn't weird that I would do that. 

Something I am seeing with just this first round of tasks is that deliberately puting my husbands needs above my own is making a difference in me. In my attitude.

This day's chapter started out with two words.

"Love thinks."

I think I need some retraining in "thinking" about my husband. Not just about him, but his needs, how he feels about certain things. I need to make more of an effort to put myself in his shoes.

I guess the word I'm looking for is thoughtful! Duh! That is the day's title. Love is thoughtful.

I can see how puting thoughts of my marriage and my spouse first can really make a difference. It changes the dynamic of the day when I'm thinking of him, and not me.

Hmmm. Maybe the authors of this book are on to something?

A verse keeps coming to mind as I type this.

"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to to test and approve what God's will is-his good, pleasing, and perfect will." ~Romans 12:2

I think being truly thoughtful requires a renewing of my mind. A transformation. I'm not someone who always thinks of themselves. Really, I'm not. But, I do think it's human nature to think of ourselves. Day 3 talked about how selfishness is part of our human nature. We can't help it. We need to be transformed into the likeness of Christ to be able to love like He does.

That's what I want.


***Read about why I'm taking The Love Dare HERE. Wanna join me? Come back and comment with a link to your post. I'd love to hear about your journey! To read any of the other Love Dare posts just click on the label "The Love Dare" at the bottom of this post.

Take the Dare!










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3 Comments:

At January 25, 2011 at 9:29 AM , Blogger Braley Mama said...

Thanks for this, I need this reminder too :O)

 
At January 25, 2011 at 5:00 PM , Blogger Impulsive Addict said...

I love reading about your journey. =)

 
At January 25, 2011 at 6:31 PM , Blogger Dee said...

I really should do something like this too!

 

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