This week the verb phrase is: Love is Not Jealous.
Love is not Jealous – The verb tense of jealous is best explained in 2 parts.
- Envy -you have what I want.
- Covet -I hate that you have that and wish I had it and you did not.
- Paul is trying to get them to stop competing with each other.
- He wants them to be happy that there are so many gifts to help the body function well. (Philp 2:3; 1 Peter 5:5-6 & Gal 5:13-15)
Do you notice competition in your Marriage?
- He is quick to point out that I cannot park straight (I really can’t Y’all). He claims he is a parking expert compared to me.
I am also competitive with him… though I wouldn’t have admitted that until a few years ago.
- I want to be independent.
- Most of my life has been spent to prove my worth apart from “a man”.
Could you use help finding Hope and Joy in your Marriage?
How about a reminder of God’s way to live as Wives (in the Wifehood)?
I wrote this 10 Week Bible Study to share the tools I learned as I studied all The Bible had to say about Marriage.
(Our Pastor of Discipleship laughingly said “It should be titled the complete guide to marriage”. But that wouldn’t get anyone’s attention 😉
This is a 10 Week study on Biblical Wifehood where we will talk about:
- Desires Vs. Preferences
- My Mouth
- Appreciation & Admiration
- The Leader
- Understanding Men
- My Priorities
This class will include
- 10 video lessons
- You can watch live or when you have time
- 9 weeks of personal study
- 5 days each week that should take 10-15 minutes
- A private Facebook Group to discuss the homework and talk through the weekly challenges
- 45 Days of Prayer prompts
Classes begin January 9, 2018 – RSVP to hold your place (space is limited)
Fighting to be sure that Love is not jealous
And Y’all, it is a fight to choose to respond rather than react!
Pick 1 area to Admire and Appreciate your husband this week instead of competing jealously with him.
- Move from anger – ah his pointing out a weakness.
- To appreciations of his keen observation skills (try to do it with a straight face 😉 )
- And Admiration of his talent (maybe to park the car straight and all that must mean to him).
- Add a bit of sweet and sassy – to deflect the fight that is brewing in him.
And Y’all, this conversation (and many others like it) comes up repeatedly – so I get to practice and get better often!
Need some encouragement? Comment the areas you are going to pick and know that I will be praying for you throughout this series!