Friday, April 15, 2011
Love Believes the Best
Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. - 1 Corinthians 13:7
Picture your heart as having deep and private corridors. There are two rooms in these corridors, an Appreciation Room and a Depreciation Room.
The Appreciation Room is where our thoughts go when we encounter positive and encouraging things about our husband. These may include thoughts like hones, intelligent, diligent worker, wonderful cook, beautiful eyes, etc. When you think about these thoughts your appreciation for your husband increases.
The Depreciation Room is where your negative thoughts are stored. These thoughts includes weaknesses, failures, bad habits, hurtful words, poor decisions, etc. If you stay in this room long enough, you will get depressed and angry and start having thoughts like "My husband is so selfish", "My husband can be such a jerk.", or "I think I married the wrong person."
Spending time in the Depreciatin Room kills marriages. It doesn't matter if these things are true, so are the things in the Appreciation Room!
Settle into the Appreciation Room and make it your home. Meditate on the positives and you will learn many more wonderful qualities of your husband.
You must develop a habit of reigning in your negative thoughts and focus on the positive attributes of your husband! This is a decision you should make, whether they deserve it or not.
Task: Get two pieces of paper. On one sheet write all the negative things you can think of regarding your husband. On the second sheet write all the positive things you can think of regarding your husband. Place both sheets in your private journal. We have a purpose for each later on.
Purpose: At some point during the remainder of the day, pick a positive attribute from the list you created and thank your husband for having this characteristic.