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100 Days To My Anniversary 2012

100 Days To My Anniversary 2012

Earning And Building Trust

Ever heard the phrase, “Respect must be earned”? Well — it’s a false statement — at least in Biblical terms as it relates to husbands and wives! “However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.” Ephesians 5:33 Hmmm. . . not a suggestion. Not a multiple choice option. Pretty much a command. Yep!

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100 Days To My Anniversary 2012

Expose The Deeds Of Darkness

Do you live with the shame of a deep dark secret? Is it just a little whitish secret that you fear will come out and embarrass you? Or is it another person’s deed of darkness? Is it something that makes you secretly ashamed of the man you are supposed to honor and respect? Is the hypocrisy of it all eating away at you like a festering sore?

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100 Days To My Anniversary 2012

Forgive The Deeds Of Darkness

If you are struggling with issues of darkness in your marriage, then you know what it is like to desire more, but be pulled back. You know what it is like to experience conflict and pain in your heart as your own flesh is drawn toward the pit in another body, while you are seeking to escape the slime.

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The Promise Overshadows The Present

Do not look at the miserable mess of today and mistakenly think it marks the future. Do not allow a temporary mess to dictate your feelings about a fabulous future. Do not throw up your hands in despair and become a part of the misery. Keep going. Keep building the future. Just like it is with diapers and drooling babies, it is the same with the messes of marriage — growth will produce change, maturity will lead to a better day! I learned that, too!

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100 Days To My Anniversary 2012

You Make Me So Mad — er Joyful!

It is in maintaining self-control in conflict, choosing to react in a loving manner, that allows you to grow and mature into perfection. It is pure joy when you learn this! And it relieves a lot of unneeded stress in the meantime. Plus, one other benefit — it allows the person at fault to take responsibility for their own actions, since they can’t place any blame for wrong-doing on you; it keeps you from being dragged into the conflict and blame and guilt.

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