I'm reading the book 16 Day Love Challenge by Cherie Zack & Rebecca LeCompte.
I must say this book is challenging the way I see and think about things already, and I'm only on chapter 2! Now mind you I'm reading through this book with a group of ladies on Facebook. We are going through it slowly (and boy am I thankful for that!) reading two chapters a week. I think the slow pace gives the words, scriptures, and their own life stories time to sink in.
Give you time to get to thinking about yourself and your actions.
~~~Practical ways to help communicate/show love to your husband and others in your life even when they hurt you.
~~~Dive deep into God's Word and challenge yourself to:
- love deeper than ever before
- see your husband the way God sees him
- see others the way God sees them
- Fight for your relationships the right way - the way God designed
- Let go of un-forgiveness
- Live in freedom
- Match your words WITH actions
- And more...
We all *think* we know and live (admitting we do have some areas we struggle in...right???) the attributes of love mentioned in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. But have you ever really took the time and looked at these verses and live what they say?
Yes! You say?
Yeah, I thought I had too. Let me tell you something that has stuck out to me since I started this journey.
LOVE IS PATIENT. Yes, I wrote that, I said it too! And I'll say it again....LOVE IS PATIENT.
That's what these verses start out with! Patience.
Scary I know. I must admit I always stayed away from praying for patience, because only the good Lord knew what that would bring my way! I didn't want ANY part of that. Life can be hard enough at times, right?
Who knows....maybe that's why it sticks out to me more. Maybe patience is the foundation we need to build on to have all the rest of those verses work correctly in our lives?
If you haven't read this book, I encourage you to get it and take the challenge! You won't be sorry! :)
Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Day-Love-Challenge-Cherie-Zack-ebook/dp/B00E7VRCMC/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=8-1&qid=1389549194