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Love is not irritable

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Irritable doesn't even scratch the surface of how I've been the last few months. Between leaving my job before having another one, moving, extra monumental expenses, adjusting to third shift, not sleeping, eating or exercising right and worrying about him not taking care of himself. But that is all in the past now. All I can do from this point is leave it all in God's hands. As for my part, I'm going to continue with my daily devotions, the love dare and praying. As of tomorrow, I am going to seek out a church home. And I am going to take better care of myself. I was reviewing the previous days dares and realized that there were a few I hadn't yet accomplished. One was the unexpected gesture of kindness. I sent him a text this morning prior to this to invite him to the Star Wars movie with my daughter and I tomorrow night and offered to pick him up because he has no heat in his truck. He is a huge Star Wars fan. I still need to contact him to ask about his day and see if there is anything I can do for him. Since I've attempted to contact him two days in a row when he has made it clear that he is not ready to talk, I think it is best to wait a day or so. I don't want to push too much and have him think that I have ulterior motives or that I'm trying to invade his space and thoughts. He needs to know that I really do respect him and his wishes.

  • Really keep to a dare a day. If you miss a dare, don't go back to it.  Just do that days dare. A dare a day, no more, no less.  If you want to do a dare you missed, then do it in the next round of dares.  

  • I wasn't intentionally trying to do an extra dare. I felt prompted to invite him prior to me rereading the dares. I was rereading them strictly for reflection purposes. I wrote him an email to let him know that I wasn't trying to ignore his wishes him and to let him know that any future correspondence would only be when instructed to contact him by a dare. I also told him that I am praying for him, that I honestly want to see him happy and that I know that I realize nothing I can say or do will fix us, that it is strictly up to God.

  • Sorry, i often misinterpret what people are saying.

    It's great to want him happy long term, but right now, if he is unhappy that is good, because he is feeling convicted and may realize that going against God's will is making him happy.  But, as you grow, he will see the joy in Christ that you have.  And God's joy far outweighs the world's happiness.

  • Definitely find a church home and go as often as the doors are open. Give your husband space. Contact only if necessary for your daughter or for the dares and work on yourself, physically and spiritually.

    "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;  7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."

    Philippians 4:6-7

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