There is one question that all married women should ask themselves every single morning, and Crystal Brothers challenges us to ask it.
What can I do to bless my husband today?
This question could change your marriage. Imagine how many marriages and lives would be changed if we woke up asking ourselves this one simple question.
Crystal Brothers has written Intentional Marriage, a month-long devotional full of marriage challenges that are centered around this concept.
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Each day’s devotional takes 1-2 minutes to read and then a little bit longer to implement. She creates challenges around every topic in marriage that you could think of, from giving him a pleasant greeting to forgiving him. Each challenge is rooted in a Biblical principal that wives (and all Christians) are called to exhibit, such as giving grace and pursuing peace.
Her devotional began as a series of challenges that she posted on the Serving Joyfully Facebook page every day for a month. I remember reading those challenges and each one caused me to think about my marriage and ways that I could creatively serve and love my husband on that particular day.
The only problem is that I don’t scroll through my Facebook feed all the time. I missed a lot of the challenges because I didn’t see them. And if I didn’t get on Facebook, then there was no way I could have seen them, though I would often visit her page just to see what I had missed lately.
So I was thrilled when I found out she was compiling them all into one devotional that anyone could read. I was especially happy to share this with you, my friends and readers, because I know that we all want stronger marriages. Good marriages take work, but sometimes it’s just a small amount of work each and every day that makes all the difference. The little things matter, don’t they?
Her challenges remind me of Philippians 2, which our pastor read to us on our wedding day. Here’s a small portion of it:
3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
Friends, if each of us did this in our marriages and in all of our relationships, Christ would be visible in our lives. Constantly.
Crystal Brothers’ devotional is designed to cause us to do just that–put our husband’s needs ahead of our own. In this devotional, each day’s task is a small one that will take very little time to implement, but the rewards are great.
When we love as Christ loved and serve as He served, hearts are changed. Marriages are strengthened. God is glorified.
Crystal’s book only costs $4.99, so for the price of a large cup of coffee at Starbucks, you could improve your marriage and your walk with God. She also includes a list of 101 Cheap & Easy Date Night ideas as well as a list of 101 Conversation Starters. It’s well worth the $4.99.
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And you can also win a copy of it here, just in time for Valentine’s day!