My goal as father and husband is to build a beautiful family culture in my home. I like to keep things interesting and surprising, to keep love-in-action as an regular occurrence for my kids and my wife. So for this latest surprise, my son and I had a weekend home, while mommy and sissy traveled away for a cheering competition. My daughter's Celtics team brought home 1st place in 2 categories, so we made a little banner to welcome them home and celebrate their accomplishment.
My family returns home today from Tennessee and I have to work late. I want my wife to know I love her and to come home to no stress, so I have done a little cleaning. Acts of Service is a Love Language that speaks highly to some spouses. While my wife is not primarily an Acts of Service person, she does appreciate my service at times. I appreciate her "services" as well! Maybe soon, I'll get to enjoy those?!! :)
My recent studies in the Scripture concerning the Presence of God have lead me to revisit a Word our Church received in January concerning "Order." At this point, I am not completely clear on how order fits into a pursuit of the Presence of God, but I find it interesting that when the angel visited Zechariah with an announcement of a son, Zechariah was executing the Priest's office .... (you guessed it) in ORDER.. (Luke 1:8). When pondering order in the home specifically, I must know God's design for such. A knowledge of God's design for my home followed by my obedience to operate in the order that He has set forth in Scripture will align me to receive all God has for my family, and (I am hoping) to maintain a sweet environment of His Presence here with us! Is this not a goal for every home?
Today is my wife's birthday! On Monday, she was in Louisville, Ky for the NKOTB, Boys II Men, and 98 Degrees Concert with a couple of her friends as her "big" birthday gift! But on her actual birthday, I wanted to make her feel special with a simple gift that she would enjoy.. nothing major! Remember, she receives gifts as a sincere expression of my love for her. Here's what I came up with! Special thanks to God for creative ideas!
Would you have enjoyed this gift? Also, I could really use other creative ideas to say "I love you!" clearly to my wife. Comment or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know some cool ideas.. I appreciate it!
When love is not being actively expressed in the marriage relationship, due to life factors, e.g. busy schedules, hobbies or other focus, etc. or simply by not giving the marriage it's due priority, tension sometimes rises in the household. Left uncontrolled, these can spiral downward quickly toward the moment of explosion (you married folk know what I am talkin' about, and if you don't, I would like to meet you and have dinner). Someone in the relationship must stop the downward spiral by making a decision to love... actively love! This is love in ACTION!
This video is a documented effort to Love my wife... with ACTION!