Week 6: The Power of a Woman in Love

Your husband needs romance….just as much as you do!

Men view going out and doing things together as incredibly romantic. “Playing” with their wives makes husbands feel close, loving and intimate.

Weekly Challenge #6

It has been said that behind every great man is a great woman.  Every day look for a seed of greatness in your man and write it in the margin of your book.  Identify talents, skills, and abilities that you can affirm and ways you can support him.

Let’s memorize some scripture!  

Romans 8:37

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

Questions for Reflection

These are questions to encourage reflection and application.  Again, please do not feel limited to these questions.  Comment when and if you feel led and freely share what God is teaching you.  Most importantly, make sure you are respecting your man in your comments.

  • How can you make sure your husband is built up when he puts himself out there to do something romantic?
  • Do you make effort to “play” with your husband as you did when you were dating?
  • The changes in behavior and attitudes you have been trying to make do not become lifestyle patterns overnight.  What steps are you going to take to ensure that you do not slip back into earlier ways of thinking and acting?
  • Share the most important insight you have acquired this week.
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Week 5: Keeper of the Visual Rolodex

While most of us women realize that men are stimulated visually, did you know that it is an involuntary temptation against which they struggle daily?  Some of us-especially the rough 25 percent of women who indicate they are visually oriented- may have a sense for this. However, the majority of us haven’t even known what “being visual” means, much less had any sense for what an overwhelming life factor it is for our men in this culture.

Because men are visual, even happily married men struggle with being pulled toward live and recollected images of other women- and, at the same time, a man needs his wife to be wiling to make the effort to take care of herself for him.

Weekly Challenge #5

As you go about your day this week look for images that could be construed as “eye magnets” for a man. Make a mental note of what percentage of the women on television or in public might pose a constant challenge for a man who wants to honor his wife in his thought life. Evaluate your home environment for ways to help your husband in this effort.

Let’s memorize some scripture!  

1 Corinthians 13:6-7

Love finds no joy in unrighteousness, but rejoices in the truth, bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Questions for Reflection

These are questions to encourage reflection and application.  Again, please do not feel limited to these questions.  Comment when and if you feel led and freely share what God is teaching you.  Most importantly, make sure you are respecting your man in your comments.

  • You know your husband appreciates beautiful women. In what ways do you see this as a burden with which he struggles rather than something he enjoys? How can you help him carry this burden?
  • Learning about the different responses to visual temptation between a man and a woman, how have you been reassured this week to realize this is not about you?
  • How has this study changed your thinking of fashion and style and in what ways do you think your man may feel about your appearance? Do you think he would talk to you about his feelings? Why or Why not? What can you do to help him feel more comfortable about discussing this issue with you?
  • Share the most important insight you have acquired this week.

Week 4: Sex Changes Everything

Sex makes your husband feel loved – in fact, he cannot feel completely loved without it. Your sexual desire for your husband profoundly affects his sense of well-being and confidence in all areas of his life.

Weekly Challenge #4

Track the messages you may be sending your husband regarding your desire (or lack thereof) for him. In what ways can you make progress in understanding and meeting the needs of his heart through sexual intimacy?

Let’s memorize some scripture!  

1 Corinthians 7:4

A wife does not have authority over her own body, but her husband does.  Equally, a husband does not have authority over his own body, but his wife does.

Questions for Reflection

These are questions to encourage reflection and application.  Again, please do not feel limited to these questions.  Comment when and if you feel led and freely share what God is teaching you.  Most importantly, make sure you are respecting your man in your comments.

  • Share the most important insight you have acquired this week.
  • "What Shaunti Feldhahn’s research reveals about the inner lives of men will open women’s eyes to what the men in their life— boyfriends, brothers, husbands, and sons—are really thinking and feeling. Men want to be understood, but they’re afraid to “freak out” the women they love by confessing what is happening inside their heads."
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