Marriage can be so fragile.

Here I go about my favorite book again...stay with me!

While doing our community group study at church we stumbled upon this treasure.

I cannot say it enough how different a man is from a woman. We need completely different things. It's like we speak Portuguese and our husband speaks Dutch. How can we expect marriage to be easy when we do not understand the other language.

Here are 6 things that men need:

Remember CHAIRS!

Which stands for: conquest, hierarchy, authority, insight, relationship, and sexuality.

Ladies, here's what we need:

Remember COUPLE!

This stands for: closeness, openness, understanding, peacemaking, loyalty, and esteem.

All of those look different from what our spouse needs. This book has impacted several marriages that were broken. What "Love and Respect" taught me was the method behind Fireproof and how the daily actions you take within the book show love and respect to your spouse. God will bless this, change hearts, and GIVE MIRACLES! Just when you think it can't happen, it will.

Here's a verse that I love: 1 Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. Phil 2: 1 - 4.

I just signed up at The 40 Day Love Dare to continue ensuring my marriage remains Fireproof. I encourage you to read "Love and Respect" or rent "Fireproof". When we make a promise - especially with our Creator - work to honor it!

Here's an amazing last thought!

I also just found out this movie will be out this year! YAY!

Dana D4 Comments