Monday, July 9, 2007

Honor Your Husband 30 Day Challenge- Week #3

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This week Christine is challenging us to make sure we are focusing on interdependence as opposed to independence in our marriages. She included this great quote on her post today:

Godliness is selflessness, and when a man and a woman marry, they are pledging to stop viewing themselves as individuals and start viewing themselves as a unit, as a couple. In marriage, I am no longer free to pursue whatever I want; I am no longer a single man [or woman]. I am part of a team, and my ambitions, dreams, and energies need to take that into account.
Gary Thomas, Sacred Marriage

I will continue to work on my goals that I set before. You can view them here and here.
I will also be adding some new goals this week.

  • As Christine challenged, I will focus on us as a couple instead of myself.
  • I really need to work on my attitude towards Rich. I am going to try to act lovingly and positively in the way that I speak and in my body language.
  • I am going to spend more time with Rich. In order to do that I am going to have to cut back on my blogging. (I can hear you gasping in disbelief.) As a blogaholic this will be difficult for me. One rule that I am making is- no more blogging on the weekends. Weekends will be for family time only. If you are looking for my Sunday Seven you will not find it anymore. Instead I am going to join the Thankful Thursday group. It's basically the same type of meme but I will be able to do it on Thursdays instead of Sundays. I will also cut back on my evening blogging. Usually once Hailey goes to bed I blog until I go to bed. From now on, no more blogging after 9pm. I will do my blogging during Hailey's nap times, after my chores are done. So, if it seems like you are seeing little less of me around here- it's because I'm busy focusing on my hubby!


blackpurl said...

I pray that God truly blesses you and your husband as you work on your goals this coming week!! said...

You are certainly putting first things first! God will Bless you for this!!

Debbie said...

Blogging is definitely addictive!! You're not the only one who has to prioritize. At least you are listening.....*smile*
Blessings to you!

Laura said...

Great advice! You are definitely showing how to honor God through your marriage.

Angel Mama said...

Great post Melanie. I think it is wonderful you are putting first things first. You will be blessed for doing so as Grams said. May the Lord bless you this week and always. Thanks for joining the carnival I was hosting this week . You are a gem.

I am so glad you are joining the TT group they are wonderful and Iris is great isn't she. I love her and the group. SO glad you are joining.

In his endless love,

Angel ( Angel Mama )

Refresh My Soul Blog said...

God will honor your efforts! You are sounding like a Proverbs 31 woman! You go girl! Lifting a prayer!

Christi said...

Praying that the Lord continues to bless your marriage!

Toknowhim said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I understand about the blogging thing. I hope your week goes wonderfully:)

Shionge said...

This is absolutely wonderful and thank you for sharing this reminder to all of us.

I am guilty too for spending too much time blogging and usually I don't blog that often during the for night time I just have to discipline myself too :D

Thank you Melanie, less of you is ok so long as we know you are concentrating on Hubby :D'

Take care my pal !

Denise said...

May your marriage be filled with sweet blessings.

eph2810 said...

You know, the body-language is a funny thing. I don't think that I have paid much attention before this past weekend - what an eye-opener.

I am so looking forward having your participate with Thankful Thursday :). I hope put stipulations on my blogging several months back as well. I only blog when my Sweetheart gets ready in the morning, during my lunch-break, before I make dinner. The weekends I try now to put together some scrapbook pages, while my Sweetheart is working on his computer :)
I hope that God will continue to guide you to archive your goals.

Javamama said...

From one blogoholic to another... good luck! Last week I was diconnected from the internet for 3 days in a row and I have to say that I was a little bit annoyed but also relieved, I enjoyed my time off and my family! Great Goal... I need to put a little more limits on my blog time as well. Have a great week! May God bless your efforts to honor your husband.

JOYfully in Him,

Christine said...

Cutting back on blogging is a great goal. I have done some of that myself!

Hope you have a wonderful week!