Marriage Mondays 4-13-09
Lyrics | Steven Curtis Chapman Lyrics | I Will Be Here Lyrics
It’s Monday and that means it’s time for Marriage Mondays. Today’s encouragement for couples comes from Renee Bartkowski’s Prayers For Married Couples. It’s called Couple’s Prayer. I hope you enjoy it.
We often tend to forget that we are two unique individuals with two different personalities and two very different ways of coping with life.
As a result, we sometimes get impatient with each other’s method of doing things and stubbornly insist on handling things our own way.
At times, we are even tempted to believe that our way is the only right way.
Help us to be more tolerant of the way our partner chooses to cope with life. Teach us how to always be open-minded enough to consider alternate ways of doing things…honest enough to admit when our way is not best…fair enough to realize when it really doesn’t matter which way things are done…and kind enough to occasionally give into our partner’s way of handling things.
Let us learn, Lord, not only how to use the art of compromise wisely and efficiently but to always temper it with a generous dose of understanding and love.
A couple more notes today. First, in two weeks we’ll be inviting C. J. Rapp over to talk a little about her book I Am Says You Are. That will be on April 27. So along with Marriage Monday, the ladies will get a great little bonus. I’ll be reviewing the book sometime next week so be on the lookout for that.
Finally, we didn’t have too much success with our last contest, so we’re gonna try again. We here at One Man Revival will be giving away a pair of CD’s to one lucky reader with next week’s edition of Marriage Mondays. The winner will be chosen from respondents to blogs over the next week from any of the areas that One Man Revival is read. That means you just need to respond to one of the blogs at one of four locations to qualify (Blogspot, MySpace, Shoutlife or Livejournal), one entry per person. You can respond all you want, but you only get entered once.
So Frank, what do I win? Glad you asked. The winner will receive a copy of Group 1 Crew’s self-titled CD and Mandisa’s True Beauty. So enter this week by commenting on the blogs.
I love you guys!