Today is Day Eighteen of “The Respect Dare” and we are going to address loving communication.

“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” ~ Proverbs 15:1 NIV

If you had asked me three weeks ago if I was a respectful wife, I would have said yes. This study has opened my eyes to areas that I obviously still need to work on – some known and others that I never expected. Today’s dare is a rough one for me.

I have a very dear friend that has a hanging on her wall that resonates with me right now. It says, “Lord please keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand across my mouth.”

I need to listen more. I need for what other people have to say to me to be more important than what I think I need to say to them.

How about you? Has your husband ever asked you a tough question that you knew he would not like your honest answer to? How did you handle it?

Lord, I long with all of my being to be a pleasing servant for you. I know that you fashioned me and know my innermost being. Sometimes I fear the things you are asking me to change as if it will change who You have made me to be. But, I trust You fully and continue to pray that You would direct my steps each and every day.

In Jesus’ Name… Amen!

If you are just joining us, I am doing “The Respect Dare” 40 day challenge along with the ladies at Unbroken Woman and others.

I pray each of you have a great day and also make sure you are visiting The Unbroken Woman to enter to win gifts and be entered to win the Kindle Fire. Check out the following two links specifically:

I Dare You!

and

What to Expect When You Are Respecting: The Respect Dare Bible Study

Also, please check out the author’s blog at http://ninaroesner.com

DAY 18 STUDY LEADERS’ LINKS

Unbroken Woman

Peaceful Wife

Forgiven Wife

Broken But Not Forgotten

Marriage Is Your First Ministry

Feel free to email me if you have any questions or private prayer requests.

Godspeed… ~ Tiffani

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