The Respect Dare: 40 Days to a Deeper Connection with God and Your Husband
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“A long and happy marriage.” It sounds like the end of a fairy tale—an illusion that modern times have exposed.
And it is, if marriage depends on a constant stream of romantic emotion, or even on copious amounts of time or money. Thank the Lord, none of those are necessary. Two thousand years ago, Paul gave women the key to a successful marriage, and it can be summed up in two words: unconditional respect. It’s not popular. It doesn’t sound fair. It can be hard to imagine.
But it works.
Nina Roesner has led countless women through this practical and life-changing journey, and in The Respect Dare she offers you the hope that so many others have found. Day by day, true stories and thought-provoking questions will help you apply biblical wisdom to the most important relationship in your life. The book is filled with stories of struggle and success, and many practical applications of respect that have dramatically impacted marriages.
Give it forty days. Experience the intimacy God intended and discover what he can do in your heart and in your marriage when you choose to show respect his way.
online or directly in your Bible the topic of God’s anger. Make a list of what you find. Remember that the Bible says, “In your anger do not sin” (Eph. 4:26 NIV). It does not say to never be angry. Recognize there is frequently a difference between the things we deem worthy of anger and those that God does. Much of what makes us angry doesn’t come close to measuring up to the righteous anger of God. Today, think also of the compassion that Christ showed to the many people who were
praiseworthy, and noble—and it will change your attitude and make you more successful in the way you communicate with others! SO WHAT ABOUT YOU? 1. List three of your achievements. List things you have worked hard to accomplish, over time, and have (whether known to you at the time or not) received God’s help in accomplishing. Some examples might include finishing your degree after having kids, raising a child, or finishing your first quilt. If you have difficulty in coming up with three, ask
experience resentment or disappointment due to your husband’s reaction or lack of reaction, consider those feelings cues of expectations for you. Choose in those moments to change your attitude, loving without expectation, as God did through Jesus Christ. Pray for God’s help in doing this. WHERE’S YOUR TREASURE? Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” —Hebrews 13:5 NIV
Thanks for being there for me when I needed you.” Edna felt privileged to have walked through their trial by her husband’s side. She had sensed all along that God was using her to turn her husband back to God for strength and comfort. She knew she would never regret the lack of sleep nor the intimacy she felt being with him and God in the middle of those nights. BOTTOM LINE: Carry your husband’s burdens and walk alongside him during troubles, praying your way through it together. Two bound
change how alone you feel? Or how much peace and joy you have in your life? This is a book about what works. After listening to literally thousands of stories by hundreds of women of struggles overcome and successes won from women in the Daughters of Sarah program, we have a great deal of evidence. A connection exists between the relationship a wife has with her God, her husband, and her strengths. This book is a glimpse into the lives of these women, what they have done to turn around their