Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Fireproof- week 1

Major Hunk and I just began a bible study called "Fireproof Your Marriage".  It is based on the movie Fireproof.  I hope you have seen the movie, but if you haven't...you should.  My favorite line from the movie is when Caleb's friend tells him that fireproof doesn't mean that fires won't come, but that when fires do come, it doesn't bring destruction.  Yes.  I am ready to live in a marriage that is fireproofed.  Because anyone who is married knows that fires come.

Week 1 was based on Ephesians 5:21-33.  This scripture gives us instructions for treating each other as husband and wife.  At the core of it, we learned that women need to feel loved and men need to feel respected.  I was challenged to find ways in which I can show my husband respect this week.

Here are some scriptures that spoke to me:
  • Ephesians 4:29
Do not let any unwholesome talk come our of your mouth- only that which benefits the listener.
  • 1 Peter 3:1b-2
That they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence in your life.

Apparently there is a theme in my life: I talk too much.  And the things I say are not always uplifting.  If you remember during the Priscilla Schirer study I did, the Lord spent many a weeks with me about my tongue and the words that I speak.  Boy, I am slow learner.  Thankfully, the Lord is so faithful, that He will keep bringing me back to it.

So, my goals for this week are:
  • Do things that make my husband feel respected by me.
  • Use words that build him up- when I speak to him and about him.
I hope you will join us in finding ways to fireproof your relationship as we work through this 6 week study.


Amazing Racer said...

Fireproof Rocks.

The work is HARD. But GOOD.

Much like most things in life I guess...