14 DAY RELATIONSHIP CHALLENGE DAY 2
CHALLENGE: HIDE A NOTE – WRITE 5 NOTES OF ENCOURAGEMENT TO YOUR SPOUSE AND HIDE THEM FOR HIM|HER TO FIND.
Some things never get old; like receiving compliments or words of encouragement. Who doesn’t like to be told they look nice? Who doesn’t like to be told things will be alright? I find that sometimes in marriage we fall into comfort levels where we become lax and we’re not as generous with our compliments and encouragement as we once were. We have periods where it’s easier to extend kindness to strangers than it is our own spouse. In times like this, if we don’t recognize the signs, we can easily fall into what I call the “roommate trap” (which I talk about in this video, this one and finally this one) where you’re essentially renting a room in a house with someone you married. This prompt is designed not only to make your spouse feel good, but to also remind you of all the wonderful things you already knew about your spouse, but needed to remember and acknowledge.
Dear God, help me to remember all the reasons that I married my spouse. Help me to make time to recognize him for all the goodness they add to my life. God, help me not to allow the chores of the day to cloud my priorities and purpose which is to be a helpmate to my husband, to love him, honor him, obey him and respect him. Amen.
I was really happy with how this challenge turned out, never mind the fact that he only found 1 note. LOL It meant so much to me to see is heartfelt reaction to finding the note he found. The note said, “I pray that Julia and Jayde marry men like you!” Apparently, it was the word of encouragement he needed at that moment. Mission accomplished in my book ya’ll.
How to join? That’s up to you! It’s completely your choice how you participate in this challenge. Truly, what matters to me is that you are putting these prompts into action prayerfully and intentionally. I want you to see the fruits of your labor when it’s all said and done. Here’s how you can follow along: (1) Check back here to find the daily prompt along with my encouragement, prayer and observations from the previous day. (2) Check out my Instagram where you’ll also see the daily prompts and can engage other participants. (3) Watch the live Periscope episodes over the course of these 14 days where you’ll find me talking about my observations in addition to tackling a Marriage Conversations Topic. Finally, (4) you’ll find a video dedicated to this challenge, with all the details and each day spelled out for you. This is in case you’re catching this on the 15th day and you really want to participate. The beauty is there’s no such thing as a late start. Anytime is a great time to start doing these things in your relationships. #MARRIAGECONVERSATIONS