Wednesday, January 19, 2011

25 Days of Praise Challenge

Over at the Women Living Well Blog, Courtney is hosting a Marriage Challenge - the 25 Days of Praise!

I enjoy her challenges - they tend to be pretty simple and are really things we should be doing anyway! 

The Premise of this Challenge is as follows:
There are 25 days until Valentine's Day so it's time to implement the 25 Day Praise Plan.

Each week the challenge will be the same - to praise, encourage, inspire, admire, build up, thank and appreciate your husband. But each week I will give you different ways to express your praise. Feel free to tweak it for what you think is best for your husband. (Copied from her site - why re-state what is already stated so well!)

And the first challenge for this week is:
Week 1 starts TODAY! Look for ways to praise your husband verbally. Praise him in front of the kids, friends, family, co-workers, on facebook, tweet it - get praise out anyway you can! Try to mention something noteworthy he has done - in his role as provider, father, husband, lover, or friend. If the thought of trying to come up with one terrifies you, then pray right now that God will give you new eyes to see your husband as God does. Then open your mouth and say something kind and uplifting to your husband today and tomorrow and the next day until Valentine's Day arrives!(if you want a devotional to go along with this Nancy Leigh Demoss has an amazing Marriage Pdf here)
So often, I hear and see women - those I know and those I don't - who are quick to share their husband's shortcomings but aren't so quick to share the great things that they do!  I have a wonderful husband, I truly do - but I'm not sure how creative I always am in making sure he sees it!  We used to play a game a lot called "How much do you love me" and we would see who could be the most creative (i.e. I love you more than the number of hairballs both cats have spit up in their entire lives. - yes, I know it is gross but that is A LOT of love LOL)  I know it seems silly, but do you "Love him more than the number of dirty socks he's left on the floor" or "the number of times he's left the toilet seat up in the middle of the night" (I must say - my husband does NOT do that - he is very courteous!)  Or do you love reminding him of his failures more?  Just a thought!

So, join the challenge!  Check out Courtney's site by clicking the link above (that big blue button at the top of the post) for more details and to check out other sites that have linked up as well!

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