Even though I believe that I have done the "leaving" part, I do believe that I have put other human relationships before my husband in the past. Whether it be friends or other family memebers. I looked into this dare differently this time around. In the past I made the committment to God and myself to always keep my husband as the #1 human relationship in my life, but I did not admit that to my husband. I believe that God was leading towards telling my husband this. I chose to tell him the following, "In the past I have put other human relationships above you and I just want you to know that I am making a committment to you, God, and myself, that I will choose to always put you above all other human relationships." He said nothing and walked away. No response, but as always, it does't bother me! As long as I am please God I am happy!
I am going to pray for you. Girl you have some incredible inner strength. I pray for the day where I can feel as strong as you.
THANKS! I see that you are new here. I saw your journal. I will also pray for you and that your marriage will blossom into the marriage that God intended you to have. It took me a long time to get where I am, but trusting God and putting him first in my life has gotten me to this point. I have a long way to go. God will get you to where He needs you to be and once He starts growing in you, you can feel His power!
It's ironic that you posted on my post, because I had planned to sign on tonight and tell you how much I admire your perserverance. As I near day 40 with the papers sitting at the attorneys office waiting for both of us to sign, I am someone anxious about beginning the dares again... and you are on your 3rd time!!! I'll trust God to direct me when the time comes.
God is so good. He will work in our lives and our hearts as we need it, not as we want it. Patience is a virtue I'm lacking, but one I will work on!
WOW, I love reading posts like this one... This is what true fellowship is. As Christians we need to have this even in times of trouble and even in times of blessings.
Want to know something that is even cooler! Today I'm on Day 35, love is accountable. I continue to go to counseling every week, I have my best friend and prayer parter, I meet with my Pastor's wife once and awhile, Sean has been with me every step of the way, and now all these wonderful people are here encouraging me and backing me in every decision I make. When I read the dare today I thought to myself, I already have a lot of mentors, I don't think I need to ask anyone else. Now, look what happened, I came on this website and all of you are here! Prasie God! He truly knows what we need and when we need it!!!
And here is the funny part. Without the trials in your life, you would not be here. You would not be as close to Christ. You would not know true love still....