It was two years after they had gotten married, still kids, now with a kid of their own. As an anniversary gift, they were given a chance to go to a Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage video conference.
That night, she heard something that impressed her greatly. Pastor Mark Gungor said that on the day he got married, he asked God to make his wife his standard of beauty and that he continues to pray that every day.
She repeated this to her husband after the conference. He didn’t say much and she thought maybe it wasn’t as impactful to him as it had been to her.
A year later though, as she was waddling around pregnant with their next baby and lamenting some of her body changes from pregnancy, her husband told her that she would always be his standard of beauty and that he was making a conscious effort to make that true in all ways of how he thought about things.
She was taken aback. She was so thankful for his honesty and that, even though it took time, he had really heard the heart in her request. She prayed a quick thanksgiving.
If you are still following along, awesome. We’re on Dare 29 and I was going to do another vlog and when I opened the book and saw the topic was porn, well, let me just tell you something, I knew I had to link up quite a few articles so writing it is.
I’m not going to take a ton of time talking about how porn is detrimental to a man and his marriage. I don’t feel led to do that today. If this is something that you need information on To Love, Honor, and Vacuum has a ton of resources that are GREAT!
So you should see it coming that I am going to talk about porn affecting marriages through wives.
This shouldn’t be a surprise considering my recent post on 50 Shades of Grey. [And, for your reading pleasure, a few others I’ve quite enjoyed this week from my fellow bloggers, links at the bottom.]
Ladies, I’m going to implore you : what if you prayed that same prayer as the the husband prayed for his wife in the story? What if YOU, my dear girl, took 3 seconds every day to say “God, make my husband my standard of sexiness and ignite my passions for him and him only. Amen.”
Could you start doing that?
Do you think it would change your marriage?
I think it would.
Dare you to join me in praying this very prayer.
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From Authentic Intimacy:
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Jonathon Van Maren:
Matt Walsh Blog (this one might be my favorite):