Day 9

(You can read more details explaining how we are doing the dare here:  https://firefighterwife.com/fireproof-your-marriage/)

Love Makes Good Impressions

Greet one another with a kiss of love.  – 1 Peter 5:14

Excerpt from The Love Dare Book:

“It’s probably something you don’t think about very often – the first thing you say to him or to her when you wake up in the morning, the look on your face when you get in the car, the energy in your voice when you speak on the telephone.  But here’s something else you probably don’t stop to consider – the difference it would make in your spouse’s day if everything about you expressed the fact that you were really, really glad to see them.

When someone communicates that they are glad to see you, your personal sense of self-worth increases.  You feel more important and valued.  That’s because a good greeting sets the stage for positive and healthy interaction. Like love, it puts wind in your sails.

I have to admit.  There are days that are extra chaotic and I know he comes in and I don’t crack a smile.  We hug and kiss as always but the look on my face is plain ugly.  Full of stress or exhaustion. Or my mind is heavy on something else.  Just too spent to lighten up for him.   I can also remember when the kids were little and I felt like we’d go the whole with them hearing me only say “No” or correct them and not remembering to laugh and have fun soon enough.

So today’s dare is a great reminder and so easy to do.  Glad I now have this one on my mind today.

For I have come to have much joy and comfort in your love.  (Philemon 7)

Today’s Dare

Think of a specific way you’d like to greet your spouse today. Do it with a smile and with enthusiasm.  Then determine to change your greeting to reflect your love for them.

KLove Radio Station did The Love Dare and has a daily post (with copyright approval from the publisher).  You can find it here (especially if your book has not arrived yet!)

How are you doing?  Has it been easy?  Struggling?

Big question for the fire wives…..how are you doing the dares creatively while he is at the fire house?

 

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On a mission to be and inspire us all to be better humans, to strengthen fire families & marriages, to nurture and encourage fire wives, do "good business" in all areas of my life and of course, love on my 4 kids.