Monday, September 12, 2011

Marriage Monday and a Giveaway - Turn Your Thoughts To Him

How often during the day do your thoughts turn to your husband?  How often during the day to you lift up a prayer for him?  How often to you call/text him, not to complain but just to say you love him?

Our husbands need to know that we love them.  They need to know that we are praying for them and they need to know that they are more than just a paycheck to us.  How can they know if we don't tell them?

I have been doing The Husband Project and for today's project author Kathi Lipp encourages us to make reminders to turn our thoughts toward our husband and pray for them several times throughout the day.  She suggests setting the alarm on your cell phone, post a picture somewhere where you are sure to see it and pray for him, leave yourself a note, whatever it takes to think about him.  Then at some point call or text him just to let him know he was on your mind.  If you normally do call him throughout the day, make sure it is not to complain about the unending pile of laundry, stopped up toilet or disobedient kids, but only to tell him you love him and prayed for him.

Spend time thinking about your guy today and pray for God to touch him in a new and fresh way.  Be sure not to make your prayers selfish but simply that God would touch him.

Is praying for your husband something that comes easy to you or it is something you have to work at?  Please share with us in a comment below.

Didn't we mention a giveaway?

Today we are giving away three copies of The Husband Project to one fabulous woman!  Kathi encourages you to do the project with two accountability partners so that you can encourage one another and hold each other accountable, so we are giving the winner two extra copies to share with friends.  How can you win?  So glad you asked!  For each comment on the W2W blog this week you will receive an entry.  Each time you Facebook or Tweet about the giveaway come back and leave a separate comment for an additional entry.  For extra entries go to Facebook and "like" us, go to Twitter and follow us, and follow us on google friend finder at the bottom left of this page.  The winner will be announce next Marriage Monday (9/19).  In the meantime please check Kathi out here and here.  Kathi is a fun and down to earth author.  She has a way of making you feel like you are chatting with a girlfriend not reading a marriage book.  She will make you laugh, cry and encourage you to be the wife God wants you to be.  She also has some other fabulous books so be sure to check her out! 

Sweet Blessings~

20 comments:

  1. I used to find it very hard to pray for my husband. Then I let go of the notion that he had to be everything and I had to change him, praying was then easier. Another huge turning point in my marriage and prayer life was when I quit trying to be his holyspirit and his mother! Once I started viewing him through eyes that Jesus views him with it was much easier to pray for him!

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  2. I love praying for my hubby throughout the day, even if he is sleeping! I know that while he's working(and I'm sleeping), those prayers are much appreciated and needed for him to get through the long work hours! I just wrote him a note and stuck it in his wallet! Thanks for the reminder!

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  3. Just shared the link on FB in hopes of winning! What an awesome giveaway!

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  4. Praying for our husband should be praying FOR him and not praying that God would change him! I learned that a long time ago. There is nothing better than praying FOR him and having him come home and say that such & such went well, etc. and you know it is as a direct result of the prayers you prayed for him.

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  5. I love the idea of setting my phone as a reminder to pray for my husband, thanks!

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  6. I find myself praying for my husband more and more these days - AND in praying for him, it connects me to him and his needs more deeply. So glad you touched on this very important aspect of marriage today. Great post!

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  7. Hi Jenifer - when I do remember to pray for my husband, it definitely does change my attitude towards his work and his day and how blessed I am that he is my husband. Great post, Jenifer
    God bless
    Tracy

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  8. I actually love telling my husband I miss him or love him while he is at work. I very rarely call with complaints. But while I am good in that respect I do not pray enough for him. Like you said in a simple way. I need to take her advice and put a picture up and just simply remember to ask God to be with him and touch him. Thank you so much for this reminder I am not sure why I have never thought of this or frankly been taught this. I think I may have to check the book out if I am not a winner! :)

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  9. I am now following on twitter, not sure why I had not already done that! Oh well I was just meant to get another entry!!

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  10. I've heard good things about this book. Would love to win for me and my friends!
    Thanks,
    Laura

    Laurasu82 at yahoo.com

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  11. I would love to win this book. I am always praying for my husband, I have heard a lot about this and would love it! thanks
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  12. I have recently started hiding notes in my husband's socks to appreciate him, encourage him and tell him how much I love and respect him. Would love to learn more from this book.

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  13. Also 'liked' you on Facebook :)

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  15. i follow you via twitter
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  16. i like you on fb
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  17. i follow via gfc
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  18. Thanks for the opportunity!
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  19. I would love to win a copy of this!

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