Read & Reflect

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.

John 13:34 (RSV)

How does this scripture apply to your marriage? Reflect on this when you and your spouse come together for prayer.

Pray Together

Lord, when You said this to Your disciples, You had just washed their feet. You showed Your love by serving, even when they should have served You. Then, only hours later, You gave Your life for them. The 'one another' of this new commandment includes each other, and we're to love them the way You love us. Love through us, Lord. We can’t do this on our own, but with You, all things are possible. Amen.

How Are Your Date Nights Going?

From Top 20 Stay-At-Home Date Night Ideas, by Dawn Weaver of Happy Wives Club

Here are three ideas for stay­-at-­home dates:

  1. Iron Chef Chocolate

         Make a meal with chocolate featured in every course. Who says chocolate can’t be served as a main course? You
         can either make a meal together or divide up the courses between each of you. Surprise the other with your sweet
         & savory creations.

              2. Make It a Theme Night!

         Choose a theme and center everything you do around it. For example, if you choose an Italian theme, you could eat
         spaghetti and gelato, then watch a movie like The Italian Job or Life is Beautiful. Some other fun theme ideas:
         Mexican, Asian, Christmas, Kid’s theme, 1950′s (or any decade), etc.

     3. Living Room Camp­-Out

         Get anything you have that makes you feel like you’re camping out and set it up in your living room (i.e. camping
         chairs, turn off the lights and use flashlights, blanket...). Make tin foil dinners in your oven for the dinner.

Today's Challenge

Thankful Thursday

What three things are you thankful for about your mate? Write them down and share your lists with each other. Then, during your prayer time, thank God for your spouse out loud so they can hear.

  • Pray for at least 5 minutes together as a couple.
  • Do something to bless your spouse today.
  • Share a 15-second kiss.