Friday, December 9, 2011

Romancing Your Spouse-Days 34-36: Protection

"4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails."
 --1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (from the NIV: New International
Version of the Bible)

Our Focus:
This weekend we begin our discussion of verse 7, "Love ... always protects."

Question for Reflection:
Is the love in your relationship protected?

Discussion: The passage of Scripture above states that "Love always protects," which is true if we don't allow outside influences to enter into our romantic lives.

Over the course of this weekend, think about the time you spend with your spouse. Make an honest assessment about your time commitment and determine if you need to carve out more.

Protect the time you spend with your spouse. Are there activities, or events that you could sacrifice in an effort to increase your quality time together? If so, make that sacrifice and thus, add protection to your romantic life.
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Have a blessed weekend!
--Steve Kendall