Love Your Spouse More Deeply in 25 Days - Day 8
Open Yourself Up to Receive Your Spouse’s Love
Ephesians 5:25-33: Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. In the same way, husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church.
Sometimes through life’s curves, frustrations, and disappointments, we can begin to close ourselves off to our spouse and all the love that they have to offer us.
At times we can begin to talk to one another with our back turned to our spouse. We might rush by them quickly when we are heading out the door or cross our arms when we speak. We may even begin to slam the door on them holding or touching us. As we begin to shut ourselves off from their love they begin to withdraw more and more too. Sometimes this is a matter of self-preservation, but often it could be prevented. If we acknowledge the hurt and heartbreak.
To keep yourself open to your spouse’s love consider:
Greeting them with arms wide open when they come home.
Thanking them for loving you.
Kissing their cheek or forehead every once in a while.
Write them a small note and leave it in the front seat of their car or on their desk.
Ask them how you can help make their day just a bit better.
Most of all, always turn toward them and allow their love to dance in your heart.
Ya’ll have a beautiful day!
All My Love,
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