Tuesday, October 9th


“Husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies," - Ephesians 5:28

Dear heavenly Father, you gave my spouse to me in order to complete me. Help me not to forget that she is as much a part of me as my right hand. When she is hurt give me the concern for her that I have for an injured limb.  Help me to cherish her and take care of her and to give her the best opportunity to shine. And thank you for giving her to me as a best friend.  Help me to remember that she is my friend when she gently reproves me for my mistakes that anyone close to me is bound to see. Help both of us to live in grace for one another and not in a plethora of little rules.  For all those who do not have spouses, give them one or two very close friends with whom they can share their deeper thoughts and emotions, dreams and challenges, fears and triumphs.  AMEN

"A spouse is not a family car that you replace when you get tired of it.  He/she is a integral part of your own body and soul the second you say 'I do.'"