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Day 12 – Love lets the Other win February 4, 2010

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As children we are taught to win. The purpose of playing a game is to win. We take on challenges, why? – so that we can win.  Nobody starts off a dare with the thought of walking away a loser.  So, from childhood right into adulthood our goals when facing any type of opposition are to win.  Do you see where I am going with this?  When we firmly believe that winning is the goal, we miss many learning opportunities.  Busy trying to get the prize we often lose sight of the real goal  This happens more often than not within our relationships.

Often times we are so busy defending our opinion that we don’t see our partner’s side of the situation.  We let our stubbornness dictate the direction of the disagreement and thus don’t really resolve anything. Jesus taught us willingness, how to let down our selfish pride and bow to the one’s that we love. He willingly gave up His earthly possession of life, so that we my have eternal life.  This is the same type of respect that we must have in our own relationships.  Of course we may find that our pride is often compromised, however, it is but a small price to pay to show our loved ones how much we value them.  It is our differences that bind us together, for we should not be exact mirrors of one another.  Love truly teaches us how to coöperate with our spouses and not fight against them – it is okay to be humble.  Don’t allow a stubbornness to be the guide, instead lead with your heart!

A few critical thoughts:
Stubbornness is detrimental to a relationship.  Choose to honor the one you love. Relationships need balance.

Biblical Verse(s):
Philippians 2:4 – Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.
James 3:17 – But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

Resources: The Love Dare by Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick

Challenge:
Demonstrate love by willingly choosing to give in to an area of disagreement between you and your spouse. Tell them you are putting their preference first.


Q: How hard is it for you to be humble and allow someone to win a disagreement – even if they are clearly wrong?

Have a blessed day, I love you!
Dawn

Day 11 – Love Cherishes February 2, 2010

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Would you cut off your hand because your fingers were hurting?  How about agreeing to just go blind instead of going to see an eye doctor?  Leave your house because the boiler broke or quit your job because they rearrange where you sit?  All of these situations seem a bit drastic; however, this is what we do when we abandon our relationships.  When the relationship hits some rough spot, which it will do from time to time, we bail.  The ship is sinking and in reactionary mode, we think, well gotta go before I drown.  It is important to remember that relationships tie us to one another.  When your partner is in trouble, you come to the rescue and do not allow them to suffer by themselves.

That is the awesome power of marriage, it binds ye to one another.  There should be a desire that drives you to cherish your partner during sickness and health.  You are joined as one and at all times should think not of each other as single entities, but as partners with a common purpose of doing well for one another. When you look in the mirror, you should see your mate.  At that time, be able to relate to their situation and instinctively want the best for them; treat them as you would treat yourself. That is how God treats us in our daily relationship with Him.  He is not selfish in His love for us for He cherishes the time that we spend in devotion with Him. It is quite reasonable to love Him with no boundaries. God would never break this significant bond with us, so neither should we with our mate.

We often let our culture dictate our relationships.  We live in a “right now” climate that demands that things occur “right now.”  No patience, no waiting, no pause for thought or consideration, just give it to me “right now.”  This in fact is not the face of love, and not the way to show consideration for the people in whom we profess to love.  This may be a difficult concept to some, but it most certainly is not unrealistic.  You can start to identify areas in your partner’s life where you lack the ability to show how much you cherish them.  It is never too late to reconnect possible rips in the fabric of our relationships.  It starts with love and ends with altering our behavior towards the people that we love.

A few critical thoughts:
Relationships are priceless.  When in a relationship, you are part of one another. Care about issues that affect one another in both body and soul. Marriage is a beautiful gift created by God. Love one another regardless…

Biblical Verse(s):
Ephesians 5:28-29

Resources: The Love Dare by Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick
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Challenge:
What need does your spouse have that you could meet today? Can you run an errand? Give a back rub or foot massage? Is there housework you could help with? Choose a gesture that says, “I cherish you!”


Q: When you mistreat people within your relationships, are you able to see that you are in fact mistreating yourself?

Have a blessed day, I love you!
Dawn

Day 10 – Love is Unconditional January 28, 2010

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The world has become a place of endless boundaries and conditions.  I will only do my best if I am receiving recognition. We will not help her with her project unless she makes the phone call to you know who. He is not allowed at our house unless he spends more time with his wife. I am not going to marry him unless he buys me that 3 carat ring – from Tiffanys. The list goes on and on and on and on.  Just like a Duracell battery.

My point is that we base our love on conditions also known as cause and effect.  Because he brought in the groceries, I will cook him dinner. This is not the type of love that God feels for His children – the agape love which is mentioned throughout the Bible.  It is a self-sacrificing and unconditional love based on feelings and not attributes.  To love your spouse for the things that they do, for how they look and for where they work are all superficial reasons.  I know you are thinking, “Well, I ain’t loving nobody that doesn’t bring anything to the table.” It is this thinking that corrupts so many relationships. Not saying that anyone should carry 100% of the relationship, just suggesting that you love in the same fashion as God loves you.  He asked for nothing in return except we give our hearts to Him.  When we do this, we in turn will have no other choice but to extend ourselves to one another in an unconditional loving fashion.

If her looks fade and the grey hair begins to show around the outer edges, it won’t matter because the love that you feel for her is in your heart.  If he is no longer able to climb on the roof and do the yearly repairs, your love for him will not deteriorate. Your daughter is unable to contribute to the household funds because she has lost her executive position at a major 500 company, you will not turn your back on her, your love is not attached to material things. If you find yourself falling out of love, then maybe you didn’t really have that committed love in the first place.  Love establishes a solid foundation, and it is this foundation that holds your relationship in place when the levees of the world are crumbling down.

A few critical thoughts:
God does not make us prove our love to him. God’s love must be allowed to grow within you. Unconditional love is not determined by the one being loved but the one choosing to love!

Biblical Verse(s):
Romans 5:8 – but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
I John 4:10 – This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
Corinthians 13:7 – It [love] bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Resources: The Love Dare by Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick
Featured Bloggist: A Safe Relationship by Harry L. “Justin” Kirk

Challenge:
Do something out of the ordinary today for your spouse—something that proves (to you and to them) that your love is based on your choice and nothing else.


Q: If you removed all the conditions that keep you bound in your relationships, what would that relationship look like?

Have a blessed day, I love you!
Dawn

Day Nine – Love Makes Good Impressions January 27, 2010

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Oh how easy it is to be nice when everything is going great in your life.  Children are doing fabulous in school, no calls to the principal’s office.  You are being challenged at work and you are simply loving it – because it allows you to really shine and show your stuff.  Home life just couldn’t get any better, your partner is actively participating in the relationship and god knows this is what you have been praying for, so greeting them with a warm smile and big kiss every day is not a problem. Lets be honest, you actually look forward to waking up to them.  Basically, all is well in the wonderful land of Oz.  Hey, Oz is only a fictional tale and unfortunately every day is not like this. As a matter of fact you can’t remember the last time you were able to make it through a day when your spouse did not get on your last nerve. Come on – mama said it’d be days like this…

What exactly is going on when you rise to the sun with such a nasty disposition?  You went to bed upset and rose even more upset, as though the devil chased you all night long.  It is during these times of turmoil, when one our greatest asset should be the behavior that guides our attitude. Making a good impression on the person whom we love the most should be a key priority. Smiling when we are not feeling our best may induce feelings of love and gratitude from our mate.  They may be going through their own personal hell and our greeting of love just snaps them right out of that “funky” mode.

We often make good impressions on those that we know nothing about, or co-workers and neighbors whom we only share a small part of our daily lives.  We greet them cordially, speak words of endearment and even go so far as to offer them friendly conversation.  But then we get home and bark at those that we love.  Jesus teaches us to be humble and courteous!  Just as the Parable of the Prodigal Son teaches us to forgive, it also shows us how we can greet those we love in a different manner. No matter how far the son traveled, and no matter what he did – the father still greeted him with open arms and love. We are capable of extending our selves to allow love to overflow from us onto those whom we share intimate and personal relations.  Put all of your energy into greeting those that you love – a smile goes a long way in this economy.  I dare you to try it!

A few critical thoughts:
A loving greeting can bless your spouse.  A good greeting puts wind in your sails.  Use a positive and warm greeting in the morning, during the day and at night.  Love is a choice, so choose to change your greeting.

Biblical Verse(s):
1 Peter 5:14 – Greet one another with a loving kiss. Peace be to all of you who are in the Messiah!
Luke 15:20 – So he got up and went to his father.
“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.

Resources: The Love Dare by Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick
Featured Bloggist: Dare to Take Risks by Robin Easton

Challenge:
Think of a specific way you’d like to greet your spouse today. Do it with a smile and with enthusiasm. Then determine to change your greeting to reflect your love for them.


Q: When was the last time you had an opportunity to greet someone with love whom you had not seen in a while, but choose not to?  Why didn’t you and how did you feel after the moment had passed?

Have a blessed day, I love you!
Dawn

Day Eight – Love isn’t Jealous January 27, 2010

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Sing with me…

Oh, I don’t wanna share you with
nothing else–I gotta have you to myself
Oh–I can’t help it–I’m so in love–
I just can’t get you close enough, no

[Chorus:]
When the sun’s on your skin–
I can’t hold it in

And I know it’s a sin–
but I’m jealous of the sun

As I sway back and forth to this Shania Twain song, “I’m Jealous” and attempt to recite these lyrics (see I am vocally challenged), I think about situations where many of us find ourselves in, due to our jealous nature.  I must confess that in those moments, I really don’t realize that I am acting out of jealousy.  Maybe because the behavior has just become so second nature. I’m not speaking about acts of jealousy that are sparked due to someone attempting to steal or covet our partner’s heart.  It is fair to say that you have a justifiable right to be angry if someone is seeking the attention of your better half.  This is the same type of jealousy that is experienced by God when we as His children do not recognize Him as our first priority.  For He is a jealous God who loves us deeply.  No, this is not the type of jealousy that I am referencing.

I am speaking of what the book illustrates as an envious type of jealousy.  The feelings that are expressed when a co-worker is promoted ahead of you.  Instead of being happy for them, for they deserved it just as much as you did – you’re a little sore about it and may even complain of the “non-evidence” unfairness of the promotion.  Jealousy erupts when we believe that we have been upstaged in some sort of way and that only leads to selfish behaviors.  It is quite easy to get caught up in acts of jealousy if we loose sight of what is really important in our lives.  Being envious of others when we don’t get what we want sets up poison within our relationships.  We plot, plan and devise schemes to get back at the people who we feel have wronged us.  This most certainly in not love, for love teaches humility and is born in the heart.  If we are not very, very careful, jealousy can lead to serious actions that have long-lasting repercussions such as murder (the death of Cain), abandonment (Joseph being sold away by his brothers), and death (crucifixion of Jesus).

We should never be jealous of anyone, and especially those who we hold near and dear in our relationships.  When they are successful, we are to lift them up and join in their celebration.  It is wise to realize that jealous acts in our relationships are like poisonous vipers!

A few critical thoughts:
Become your spouses biggest cheerleader.  Love puts others first.  Love completes not competes.  Jealousy of others is rooted in selfishness.

Biblical Verse(s):
Song of Solomon 8:6 – Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm. For love is as strong as death, its jealousy as enduring as the grave. Love flashes like fire, the brightest kind of flame.
James 3:16 – For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing.
Proverbs 27:4 – Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?

Resources: The Love Dare by Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick
Online Resources: How to Overcome Jealousy in a Relationship by Ron Zvagelsky

Challenge:
Determine to become your spouse’s biggest fan and to reject any thoughts of jealousy.


Q: Is it hard not to be jealous of those who are doing so much better than you?

Have a blessed day, I love you!
Dawn

 

Day Seven – Love Believes the Best January 26, 2010

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You may as well get your non-fat mocha latte, or your black with only sugar coffee, or your diet coke, or bottled water cause I got a lot to say on this subject…

I need to know – is there a room in your house that is locked and you only visit it during times of pressure, depression, frustration and/or confrontation?  The room that you sneak off to when you don’t think anyone is looking.  You know what I’m talking about, the room of under-appreciation.  When things simply are not going your way in the relationship, you hide-away in this room where you have written awful things about the people who you love.  In this room you reflect on what an awful husband you have because he does not appreciate you.  You are able to sit in your high and mighty chair and review the many failures of your wife.  Here in this comfortable place you are able to clearly see the weaknesses of all of your friends.  Now you know the room that I am referencing, sure you do – we all have one that we retreat to during times of turmoil, heartache and hurt.

Maybe it is time that we relabeled and remodeled that room.  Pull down those drab curtains and put up some new mini-blinds in an extra bright color to match the sun.  Lets call this the appreciation room – where we spend time remembering and cultivating only positive thoughts about people whom we are sharing relationships. When your mate does hateful things, instead of retaliating with harmful words, show them love.  Don’t allow their bitterness to overtake the love that you know they share for you – even if they are not exhibiting it at that time.  It is emotional fallout that destroys relationships and consequently ends marriages.  After years of being together, this is not how you really want the relationship to end, therefore, you must sit in this room when things are a bit rocky on the outside.

Realize that we all fail at some point and that it is not love when we devalue those that we love. It is only our selfish pride that insists we are not at fault and that everything we do is good, honest and upstanding. Don’t be a hypocrite and say you love a person, but then rush to the “depreciation room” every time you are confronted with a negative situation and then bad mouth your spouse.  No one is perfect except God!  Today you can start thinking differently about how you show respect for your spouse.  Choose today to not put all of your relationships under a microscope and pick out only the negative aspects.  Love can believe the best all that it wants, it is up to you to put those words into action!

A few critical thoughts:
Love focuses on the positive.  You are able to reign in your negative thoughts and to let love lead those thoughts.  If you visit the depreciation room – write the word love on its wall. Meditate on positive thoughts.

Biblical Verse(s):
I Corinthians 13:7 – Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

Resources: The Love Dare by Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick

Challenge:
For today’s dare, get two sheets of paper. On the first one, spend a few minutes writing out positive things about your spouse. Then do the same with negative things on the second sheet.


Q: How do you cope with people in your relationships who continue to downplay their own negative behavior?  Are you this person and if so, what can you do differently now that you know better?

Have a blessed day, I love you!
Dawn

Day Six – Love is not Irritable January 25, 2010

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Oh how many times within a given day has just about everyone within your inner space just really pissed you off?  You’re already experiencing a bad day, and nobody is doing anything right.  It seems that you are carrying the burdens of the world, and nobody, and I do mean nobody understands just how much you do for everybody.  You are clearly frustrated, but just don’t know how to bring your mannerisms down a few notches.  You are walking around with the chip of irritation on your shoulder.

Stop, breathe, consult God and then re-focus.  It is important to remember that love is slow to show anger and quick to forgive.  When we are upset, expressing our emotions in a negative capacity will not help the situation.  You must exercise self-control all of the time and at all cost.  Flying off the handle because your partner has not lived up to your expectations isn’t showing love.  Neither is over reacting to minor problems just because you are on edge the way to show love.

Examine why you are irritable and you will find there is an explanation at the root of the problem(s).  First, there is stress.  Stress weighs you down and causes you to act in irrational ways.  It is tandem with bitterness.  Bitterness towards the ones you love may also cause you to be irritable.  And lastly, over extending yourself and taking on more responsibility than you can handle.  This is a sure cause for one to be irritable.  Within our relationships it is wise to figure out exactly why we are irritable with those whom we profess to love so much.  We can’t continue to justify our behavior by blaming others for the way we constantly react to situations.

Take some time today and just allow yourself to rest from all the pressures and stresses of the day.  Don’t be so quick to take your anger out on your mate, they should not be the punching bag for your emotions.  Be grateful for the companionship that you have, for the friends that surround you with love and the people who just smile at you for no reason at all.  Love teaches us to prioritize things in our lives, so that we are able to live fulfilling lives.  Simply, love responds to irritable situations with kindness and patience.  I realize that it can be very hard to forgive those who seem to have wronged us; however, that is only pride speaking and not love.  Stand up to irritable situations and people by demonstrating love.  The Higher Spirit is constantly loving us no matter what we do, so we must constantly love those around us – CONSTANTLY!

A few critical thoughts:
Bible teaches to let love guide.  Lust means being ungrateful for what you have.  Love calms you down.  Life is a marathon, not a sprint. Loving people exercise self-control.

Biblical Verse(s):
Proverbs 16:32 – He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.
Matthew 12:24 – So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man.

Resources: The Love Dare by Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick
Online References: Activating Energy by Beki Rosenthal

Challenge:
Choose today to react to tough circumstances in your marriage in loving ways instead of with irritation. Begin by making a list below of areas where you need to add margin to your schedule. Then list any wrong motivations that you need to release from your life.


Q: Do you over-react to situations?  You know – make a mountain out of a molehill?  Share some of your experiences so that we can become better life partners.

Have a blessed day, I love you!
Dawn

Jack and Jill From my Perspective… January 24, 2010

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Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water, Jack fell down and broke his crown and Jill came tumbling after.  It is amazing how a simple grammar school rhyme can have such an eloquently hidden message.  If only the true meaning associated with Jack and Jill was discovered during adolescence. This is a rhyme about relationships…

No matter if you replace Jack with Jennifer or Jill with John, or leave as is – the message is still the same.  When one partner falls in a relationship, the other is sure to follow.  How did I get that from such a simple school yard chant? Let us analyze this together.

The two are a couple in a relationship of some sort and they start off together, thus Jack and Jill went. The hill is synonymous for everyday life occurences – bills, the kids, the job, in-laws and the list goes on, up a hill.  They are doing what it takes to keep up their household, to fetch a pail of water. One person in the relationship looses their balance – laid off, sickness, family crisis, and such, Jack fell down.  Whatever the material thing that was in his possession is now lost, destroyed, fractured and/or broken, and broke his crown. During this time of crisis, the partner that was following closely also is caught up in the landslide, and finally, and Jill came tumbling afterwards

Whatever happened to the happy couple that started up the hill of life together, merrily swinging their pail?  Did they get up and brush themselves off and regroup to head back up that hill to successfully get that water?  Is Jack still in search of his broken crown and thus had to abandon his relationship?  Maybe Jill climbed that hill by herself only to discover that no water even existed at the top.

I want to believe that Jack and Jill landed at the bottom and realized that they forgot to take the Holy Spirit with them on their journey.  They landed at the bottom on their knees and together they prayed for the right foot holes to make it back to the top of that hill.  They tossed the Bible in the pail so that when they were weak, they could read about how He is a provider during the midnight.  I want to believe that the couple made it back up that hill and once at the top they witnessed another who had also traveled the steep hillside.  There was Boo Peep helping Jesus attend his sheep for she too had some challenges in which she overcame.

I found a Jack and a couple of Jills’ who concurred to the testimony of love during our first five days of the Dare to Love Challenge.

Love is Patient:
Relationships only work and have longevity when one becomes disciplined and mature enough to take SELF out of the center. “Patrick”

Love Shows Kindness:
Sometimes the very people who are not kind to us, are the very people that we need to release from our inner circle. “Poetiscian”

Love is not Selfish:
I was being selfish to my own dreams…As woman we sometimes fail to see how much we sacrifice ourselves for many things. “California”

Love is Thoughtful:
I’ve resolved to say If someone can’t treat you right,love you back, and see your worth LET IT GO. “Walking on Faith”

Love is not Rude:
I really enjoy reading your words of wisdom and encouragement. “Shae”

I hope you are enjoying a very blessed Sunday and that you are keeping our Lord constant in all that you do and say!  I look forward to blogging with you tomorrow as we continue our 40-Day Challenge by Daring to Love.

I love You (unconditionally).
Dawn

Reflections of Love – Where is the Party? January 23, 2010

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Made it through five days of daring to love.  At first I wasn’t going to blog today, as it is Saturday, but then I realized that love does not take the weekend off – so neither shall I.  Instead of doing a day six, I decided to use the weekend as a period to reflect on the lessons of the week. 

Let me do a commercial break real quick:  I watched the Matrix today, and I just need to say this – I so don’t get it.  Lots of kung fu type fighting, heavy erotic scenes and people disappearing through brick walls. And the Oracle? If anyone understands this movie and I did watch all three, please just help a sista out. At the end of the trilogy, all I could muster was –  WTH.  I also watched Lovely Bones and it was simply awesome.  I have only cried twice while watching a movie, “Beaches,” (I have a best friend since six and I can not imagine my life without her), and “Imitation of Life,” (I understand the heart-breaking love of a mother trying to teach her daughter to just love herself). 

Break over:  So what did we learn about love this week and how did we do on the challenges? I’ve collected some words of wisdom and inspiration from my fellow bloggers.  Some of you guys never told us how you did on each challenge, please feel free to blog this weekend as I am very interested in your experiences!

Love is Patient:
Relationships are a partnership. And I don’t always mind not getting my way when I see that trying things my partner’s way will make him happy and feel supported. But its a two-way street. “Denene”

Love Shows Kindness:
When dealing with all my relationship I put kindness out in front. Hey, sometime it’s difficult. People will take you there but I’m responsible for my actions. “Darentiz

Love is not Selfish:
Whenever someone appreciates you , pls say thank you because they are not only admiring you but also admiring your creator. “Shawn”

Love is Thoughtful:
I will make it my duty to be more attentive to the things that people want to do for me in my life. “Cat”

Love is not Rude:
It really makes us as parents stop and think about how our children see us….We are suppose to set good examples for them… “Cynthia”

Please keep loving with me and remember that if we just Dare to Love each and everyone whom we come in contact with, oh what a mighty day.  Each of us is capable of challenging ourselves to a higher level of being.  The kind acts that that you do every day, no matter how small, will in fact, affect someone.  So, please never stop loving.  Until next week, I love you with all of my heart and soul!

Have an awesome weekend!
Dawn

Day Five – Love is not Rude January 22, 2010

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What are we teaching our children and younger people via our own behavior?  I’ve been pondering this question all week, and I do mean, all week.  We don’t like to be around rude people, yet we act in very rude ways.  Cursing out the grocery store attendant because they may not have given us back the correct change, in front of the toddler.  Someone cuts you off on the Dan Ryan and you chase them down just to give them the middle finger, while baby is strapped in the car seat. Your mate mistakenly purchased an item that can’t be returned and you just go off the deep end, at the dinner table with the kids at full attention.  When you are driven by love you act patiently, in all of your relationships.  Rudeness is spawned by both selfshness as well as ignorance.  A small child is born ignorant and is taught proper behavior; however, an adult already or at least should already know the difference between right and wrong.  We need to be more considerate of the behavior that we show our children for a child is somebody’s child, even if not our own.  I am learning to adjust my behavior so that my grandchildren learn the proper way to treat people around them.  I do not want them to grow up with such a foul mouth, like their grandmother.  Change is a coming!!!  Have you looked in the mirror today?

A few critical thoughts:
Love lifts you to a higher level of understanding.  Three principles that one should be aware of as to avoid rude behavior: (1) Guard the golden rule – do unto others as you would have them do unto you, (2) No double-standards and (3) honor requests. Give your best to those that you love. NOBODY enjoys a rude person!

Biblical Verse(s):
Proverbs 27:14 – If a man loudly blesses his neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse.
Ecclesiastes 10:12 Words spoken by the wise bring them favor, but the lips of fools consume them. (NRSV)

Resources: The Love Dare by Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick
Featured Bloggist: Kerri R. Smith – Daily Affirmation

Challenge:
Ask someone that you love to tell you three things that cause them to be uncomfortable or irritated with you. You must do so without attacking them or justifying your behavior. This is from their perspective only.


Q: Are you so self-centered as to think that every situation is about you and you fail to recognize when you are being rude and/or condensending in your relationships?

Have a blessed day, I love you!
Dawn