(You can read more details explaining how we are doing the dare here: The Love Dare with FirefighterWife)
Love is Not Jealous
Love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire.
Song of Solomon 8:6 NIV
Excerpt from The Love Dare Book:
“There are actually two forms: a legitimate jealousy based upon love, and anillegitimate jealousy based upon envy. Legitimate jealousy sparks when someone you love, who belongs to you, turns his or her heart away and replaces you with someone else. If a wife has an affair and gives herself to another person, her husband may have justified, jealous anger because of his love for her. He is longing to have back what is rightfully his.
With this established, we will shift our focus to the illegitimate kind of jealousy that is in opposition to love – the one that is rooted in selfishness.
When you were married, you were given the role of becoming your spouse’s biggest cheerleader and the captain of his or her fan club. Both of you become one and were to share in the enjoyment of the other. But if selfishness rules, any good thing happening to only one of you can be a catalyst for envy rather than congratulations.”
“Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. (Romans 12:15)“
Determine to become your spouse’s biggest fan and reject any thoughts of jealousy. To help set your heart on your spouse and focus on their achievements, take yesterday’s list of negative attributes and discreetly burn it. Then share with your spouse how glad you are about a success he or she recently enjoyed.
How are you doing? Has it been easy? Struggling?
Fun question for the fire wives…..would your husband freak out if he knew you were burning things???
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