Spouse….. Take The Challenge!

Ever feel challenged to do something that you don’t necessarily feel like doing?.

Maybe it’s talking with someone who you know  needs some love, or cleaning out that hallway closet you’ve been putting off for months.  OR ….. serving our spouse the way God intended us to.  Meaning, serving them with the right attitude!

You may have picked up too many socks, put down too many toilet seats or have to re-organize that shelf again.  But this is your spouse – the gift God gave you to be with.

All too often, I hear about wives and husbands complaining about their spouse, rather than getting their eyes off themselves, and serving them out of love. I’m not talking about turning into a maid, or a butler, but working together as a team to meet each others needs.

Romans 12 : 10, 11 reads   ‘ Love each other with genuine affection,[a] and take delight in honoring each other.11 Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically.’

We should be taking delight in our spouses and honoring them!  Another version actually said “outdo one another”. Wow!  this should give us something to think about.

love note

So, I thought we could take a challenge!   A ‘SERVE YOUR SPOUSE WITH JOY’  challenge!

Here are a few ideas:

  • Do something nice for your spouse, when they are LEAST expecting it.
  • Get up early one morning and make coffee and breakfast for them.  It’s always better when someone else makes the food.
  • Pick up those socks!  ….. sometimes you’ve just gotta do what you need to do!
  • socks
  • Make time for your spouse, planning one on one times. Dates, walks or coffee on the porch are much needed for couples to connect.
  • Make them their favorite meal or dessert. (For my husband, that’s extra meat and lots of chocolate!!)
  • Listen to your spouse.  It doesn’t take much, sometimes all you need to do is give your undivided attention!.
  • Give them an extra hug, kiss or touch. Make your children blush!
  • SMILE and enjoy your spouse
  • ASK your spouse what  ways you can serve him/her better.  Whenever you are stuck, just ask.

Serving the one you love can be the most satisfying and rewarding thing you do. What ever way you serve your spouse, make sure it’s done with a joyful attitude.

Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. 4 Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. Phil 2 : 3 – 4

What are some of the ways YOU serve your spouse?.

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8 thoughts on “Spouse….. Take The Challenge!

  1. Love this! Those are great ideas. 😀 My husband enjoys when I share with him about what our children have been doing (you know, cute little things he missed while at work) – I try to make sure I remember to take note of things to share with him.

  2. I love this so much! Your tips are spot on! I know when I get up to make my husband breakfast that it makes his day…I need to be more intentional about doing this for him. He’s a fireman and works long hours, so I used to make him baked goods to take along with him…I haven’t done this in a long time. I think I need to change that!

    Thanks for you great post!

  3. Totally loved this!
    I love my husband so much and I feel like he is the one who does so much more for me!
    I feel really challenged to do something super wondefrul for him daily!
    Shhh… don’t tell him but tomorrow I’m going to surprise him and clean his half of the bedroom (tee hee).
    Next day will be a treat and coffee at work.
    Next day a fab dinner –
    and so on.
    Thanks sweet Kait!
    Love Marce

  4. Great post. My husband appreciates quiet and not having to talk when getting up on day shift. I can appreciate not wanting to feel like having to chat at 3:30 a.m. All the other suggestions are things I could try to do more of though.
    Oh and when I was a child I used to die of embarrassment when my parents held hands in public. My friends however all loved it. They did not see that kind of affection in their parents relationships. I am glad now to have had that example. Still….I am uncomfortable holding hands in public 🙂

  5. I love this post Kait! Thanks so much for sharing – great ideas! I especially feel challenged from the quote, “outdo one another”.

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