Won Without Words
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Shari Popejoy


March 23, 2013

Day 4: How To Say I Do Every Day Of Your Life

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Say I do every day for a strong marriage at Won Without Words

Continue to say I do every day to each other, to build a solid marriage of commitment and love.

Practice these daily I Do’s

  •  I do forgive you.
  • I do want to spend the rest of my life with you.
  • I do think you are the most interesting man I know.
  • I do find you attractive.
  • I do choose you again and again.
  • I do keep myself only unto you.
  • For better or for worse, I do.

To every I do, there is an I don’t.

Some things you’ll have to say I don’t to:

  • I don’t choose to take offense.
  • I don’t want to say that hateful comment.
  • I don’t keep a record of your failures.
  • I don’t compare you to others.
  • I don’t fight for my rights.

To every I don’t, there’s an I do:

  • I don’t get to do whatever I want whenever I want. . . because I do get to spend time with you..
  • I don’t get to spend all the money how  I want. . . because I do want to help you succeed.
  • I don’t have any privacy . . . because I do enjoy sharing my most intimate moments with you.
  • I don’t get any time to myself. . . . because I do never want to be lonely again.

Always remember the power of I do; it’s all it takes to sustain a marriage, through the grace and favor of God’s covenant keeping power.

Whatever he happens to suggests today–surprise him by saying, I do!

  • Yes, I do want to go to the hardware store with you!
  • Yes, I do want to do yard work with you!
  • Yes, I do want to drop everything and run to town for a burger.
  • Yes, I do want to go fishing with you!
  • Yes, I do want to be with you!

And Marc, I still do!

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About the Author

Shari Popejoy
Shari Popejoy is the author of the book Won Without Words, and the blog Won Without Words, encouragement to wives. She writes the Livingstone Library, an adventure series for young people, and the blog Oh Joy!, (injoyinc.com/oh/) for busy moms. She is a frequent contributor to Christian print and online magazines, and writes from the quiet country of the Ozarks, where she lives with her husband, Marc, and their three children. You can find out all about her at sharipopejoy.com!


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