Love never fails. -- 1 Corinthians 13:8
Spend time in personal prayer, then write a letter of commitment and resolve to your spouse. Include why you are committing to this marriage until death, and that you have purposed to love them no matter what. Leave it in a place that your mate with find it.
What were some of the hesitations you had in writing this letter? How do you expect your spouse to respond to it? How did God help you in writing it, and what did the process teach you about yourself?
The chapter begins like this: Of all the things love dares to do, this is the ultimate. Though threatened, it keeps pursuing. Though challenged, it keeps moving forward. Though mistreated and rejected, it refuses to give up. Love never fails... Woah, that's powerful.
I didn't initially have any hesitations in writing the letter. I was actually really excited about it because I knew it was the perfect opportunity to communicate some things that I needed and wanted to say, but didn't want to just come out and say.
Communication is one of our greatest weaknesses because we are pretty much polar opposites in that area and we are both so stubborn that we think each other should change. Thanks to a conversation with my mentor, I realized that we are both going to have to come half way to make it work. So, I am doing my part.
Anyway, I did have some moments of hesitation while writing the letter. I could feel myself holding back, and I think that God helped me through those moments of fear. I asked him to help me make sure I said everything I needed to say and put it in a way that he would understand clearly.
My husband usually surprises me with his reactions. I pray that the letter will touch his heart and give him faith in me. I know that he may not respond in that manner. I told him in the letter that he may no believe what he is reading, but that was okay. I knew that I needed to prove myself to him. I just asked me to keep his eyes and heart open to receive my love.
I pray that this is the beginning of a new phase in our relationship.