(You can read more details explaining how we are doing the dare here: The Love Dare with FirefighterWife)
Love Always Protects
[Love] always protects.
1 Corinthians 13:7 NIV
Excerpt from The Love Dare Book:
“Your marriage has enemies out there. They come in different forms and use different strategies, but nonetheless they will conspire to destroy your relationship unless you know how to ward them off.
Some are clever and seem attractive, only to undermine your love and appreciation for one another. Others try to lure your heart away from your spouse by feeding you unhealthy fantasies and unrealistic comparisons. It’s a battle you must wage to protect your marriage – when love puts on armor and picks up a sword to defend its own.
…harmful influences…..unhealthy relationships….shame…..parasites….
Wives – you have a role as protector in your marriage. You must guard your heart from being led away through novels, magazines, and other forms of entertainment that blur your perception of reality and put unfair expectations on your husband. Instead you must do your part in helping him feel strong, while also avoiding talk-show thinking that can lure your attention away from your family. “The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish tears it down with her own hands” (Proverbs 14:1).”
I encourage you strongly to read this full chapter of the book. You may be doing all you personally can but still be under attack in your marriage from the outside. Be on guard.
“You will be restored if you remove unrighteousness far from your tent. (Job 22:23)”
Remove anything that is hindering your relationship, any addiction or influence that’s stealing your affection and turning your heart away from your spouse.
How are you doing? Has it been easy? Struggling?
Big question for the fire wives…..How can you protect your marriage from the enemies at the station?
(note: this might be a very private topic for you. If so, you can always reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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