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If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that follow-through is not my strong point. I’m one of those people who starts strong and finishes…well, sometimes not at all. Which is why, I was somewhat hesitant about starting a 31 day series. This series was pretty much a last minute decision, inspired in part by my friend Jillian from Olive Plants and Cornerstones. She posted about her own series and something clicked in me.
I believe that “something” was the nudging of the Holy Spirit. Because I have been changed by this challenge.
If you didn’t join in, or if you missed some challenges, it’s not too late. You can go back and start or finish them up now. Each day you will find a verse, short devotion, and challenge. The entire process has been such an amazing blessing to me, my husband, and our marriage.
Importance of Prayer
Throughout this challenge, I really learned the importance of attitude–and got a bit of a gentle attitude adjustment from the Holy Spirit working in my heart. One of the best ways we can experience a necessary heart change is through prayer. (<–Tweet This)
So, I am happy to introduce you all today to an amazing book from my friend Darby Dugger. It is called For the Love of Our Husbands. Isn’t the cover gorgeous? Yes, I am one of those people who judges books by their covers! lol.
However, this book is far more than just a great cover. What’s really important is what’s on the inside of it. 52 great devotions for wives who want to love their husbands better.
My intentional marriage challenge is a month long, but my prayer is that it will be a permanent heart change. Darby’s book helps this along. Instead of a short 31 devotionals, she has included 52 devotions, meant to be done weekly.
The greatest thing about her devotions and challenges is that they are centered on prayer. Each day includes a short devotion and challenge, but also a prayer for you to pray for yourself and your faith, and a separate prayer for your husband.
The challenges aren’t all specific to marriage or your husband. Instead, they remind us that the basis of any strong marriage is a foundation of Christ. They remind us that our relationship with our husband parallels that of Christ and His bride (the church), so many of the challenges focus on us as women, as Christians, and of course, as wives.
I have really enjoyed this book and challenges. Also, I would like to highly recommend Darby’s blog as one you should be following! Her posts are always inspiring, encouraging, and convicting–a perfect combination.
And, be sure to check out the book!