Today is Day Two of “The Respect Dare” and we are challenged to evaluate how our childhood and examples of marriage have affected us.
Pray and ask the Lord to reveal a key experience that has impacted how you currently walk in your marriage. Then, answer the questions in the book.
Today is a hard challenge for me. I had several experiences come to mind when I prayed. The biggest experience that has affected my marriage though is the fact that I was sexually abused as a child.
This has warped my view of sexual intimacy and Godly male love. The Lord has been gracious to walk me through this over the years and heal the areas that still bring pain or questions over time. But, because of this and other influences, I viewed sex as a duty and obligation that was dirty and it has taken a lot to work through those views to see how God really sees married sexual intimacy.
Jesus, I pray that you would show us areas of our past that are still affecting our views of marriage and our husbands today. Let us learn from our past and move forward in ways that honor You and bless our husbands. I pray that we would not be bound by destructive views any longer, but be set free by a fresh vision of Your plans for our future.
Father, please touch the ladies who are doing this study. Show them that they can be released from unhealthy habits and attitudes that were born of past events. Reveal to each of us the Truth and give us wisdom. Thank You for the courage to believe for better!
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:
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DAY 2 STUDY LEADERS’ LINKS
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Godspeed… ~ Tiffani