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‘Husband Confessions’ healed our marriage | Letters

It so disturbs me when I read articles pertaining to divorced couples.

I hear or see interviews of people who have separated and what they are saying about their mate is not positive at all. They are complaining and pointing out all the faults of their mate.

I understand why people do this. They haven’t been taught anything differently. They think it is the honest thing to do.

The problem is that what you say is what you get and if you continue to say what’s wrong with your mate, you will continue to see that manifested.

I had a similar problem many, many years ago. I was complaining about my husband, Bob, and I clearly heard a voice within me say, “Talk about your husband the way I do.”

What? I knew it was God prompting me to speak His words over my husband rather than my complaints. I went to the Bible and typed up the “Husband Confessions” below on 3x5 cards and posted it on the mirror in the bathroom, on the window over the kitchen sink and kept one in my purse.

I read these words out loud many, many times:

My husband is a believer.

I am yoked to a believing husband.

My husband is rooted in the Word of God.

My husband is blessed by God out of God’s riches in Christ Jesus.

My husband loves, nurtures, and encourages me.

My husband loves me like Christ loves the church.

My husband and I are sensitive to God’s direction and move together in that direction.

My husband and I are working toward the same goals; we are in unity.

My husband blesses me.

I respect and reverence my husband. I notice him, regard him, honor him, prefer him, praise him, and love and admire him exceedingly. (Ephesians 5:33)

I conduct myself in a pure and modest way.  I have reverence for my husband which includes: honor, esteem, appreciation, prize, admire, praise, devoted to, deeply love, and enjoy my husband. (1 Peter 3:2)

My husband is God’s gift to me and I highly prize His gifts.

Did it work? I think so! We will celebrate our 60th wedding anniversary on June 1.

Here’s a clue: The Word of God works if you work the Word of God. What you say is powerful. Say what He says and enjoy the blessings.

Charlotte Jennings, Federal Way

 

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