Thursday, August 2, 2012

Day 26: Love Is Responsible

Today's pages are about taking personal responsibility. It is easy to place the blame on others or to think that our views are the only ones that are correct. But Love doesn't make excuses. Instead of worrying about getting back at your mate should be the last thing on your mind. Maybe you should stop and listen. "Love is responsible and is willing to admit and correct its faults and errors up front," the Day 26 tells us.

Boy let me tell you reading all this was a hard pill to swallow because I while I am quick to admit my faults I am also quick to see his too. I am quick tempered and if he says something ill I am just as easy to smart off and land us into a bigger fight. I think that all to often I get frustrated because I don't think Chris is giving it all he has...or isn't helping me enough on that same note I am also quick to say no when he wants me to do something. Which is something I have actually tried to work on since starting this whole Love Dare thing. It hasn't been easy and sometimes I just want to throw my hands up and give it all up.

Days like today stop me in my tracks of thinking like that. Because there isn't snide remarks and I get the smiles I live for and I actually feel like his girl rather then this person he just deals with. I thought yesterday that he was just being fake because of his daughter being around but today was alright. I could live for a lot more of them. But that is how it goes in this relationship...it's like fishing reel ya in then throw ya back just to put a new lure more attractive and reel ya back in again. But we don't walk away because we love each other even if there are moments where we greatly dislike each other.


Today’s Dare
Take time to pray through your areas of wrongdoing. 
As for God’s forgiveness, 
then humble yourself enough to admit them to your spouse. 
Do it sincerely and truthfully. 
Ask your spouse for forgiveness as well. 
No matter how they respond, 
make sure you cover your responsibility in love. 
Even if they respond with criticism, 
accept it by receiving it as counsel.