And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Hebrews 10:24
I have a really good marriage…..because I have a really good husband. He really is the best person I know. So why did I decide to do Proverbs 31 Ministries Online Bible Study, The Husband Project (book by Kathi Lipp)???? I’m doing it because I want to be a better wife. He deserves it!
We are at a good place in our marriage and will celebrate our 34th anniversary next month. It’s not all roses, rainbows, and unicorns for sure! But I think two of the keys to our relationship are respect and communication. Neither of us are perfect at these all the time (In fact, oftentimes I am extremely stubborn!) but usually one of us, at least, is doing well in those areas! On the back cover of Lipp’s book, it says the book “shows you how, even in the midst of your busy schedule, you can take your marriage from ordinary to amazing in just 21 days.”
I’m a selfish person. It’s summer, a break from the school schedule. I have things I want to do. Books to read, closets to organize, books to read, a yard to work in, places to go, people to see, and did I say “books to read?”. Can I just think of myself for a while? I could. But, if I do The Husband Project, I think I will get a blessing and so will he!
Kathi breaks her book down into two sections. The first 10 chapters lay the foundation and the second section lists 21 projects for 21 days. I am not doing the projects in the order given in the book and will substitute some for ones I come up with myself. That’s one of the beauties of this book. I have a planning calendar and will try to plan ahead one week at a time. Projects are as simple as leaving a note for your husband to as unselfish as watching his choice of movie one night! This is going to be interesting!
So far, what I see is, I’m being intentional and thinking about what I can do to bless Rick. How I can make him smile, laugh, and feel loved. What a great way to rekindle and rejuvenate our relationship and both benefit from the love that spills over! One thing that I’m worried a bit about is not being able to give 100% for 21 days. That sounds pitiful! But so often I start off with great intentions and then fizzle out. So, we’ll see what happens. Stay tuned.
Join me in this venture. Let’s see what we learn about our relationships and about ourselves! If you want to do the study, check out proverbs31.org.