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Day Thirty-Five – The Love Dare: One Wife’s Journey

Back in October 2008...The scripture verse that touched me in particular today is –

Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. Proverbs 15:22

Love is accountable…

I am so glad I had my Grandparents as marriage role models. And I’m glad to have my Aunt as a wife mentor. I would like to have solid “couple” friends who live for Christ, though. But I must admit that I’m just as happy to be accountable to God in this area.

That was then, this is now…

Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. Proverbs 15:22

It is important to be accountable for your actions. We don’t know everything, but we know Someone Who does! And that Someone can bring others into your life to provide advice and counsel.

My first and foremost accountability partner has been Jesus ever since I gave my life to Him! After Him, there are various individuals who hold me accountable in different areas. I know a woman who has had similar issues with her husband as I’ve had with mine, and her advice has helped me – not to change my behavior because I was already taking the steps she suggested – but rather to know I wasn’t alone in struggling with such a thing. It is important that our accountability partners are not gossips, so choose wisely. It is important that they possess a level of maturity or god-given understanding or they will not give wise and godly counsel. These people are difficult to find. When you do find one, don’t stifle them, but don’t let them go, either.

Lord, thank You for my accountability partners. Thank You especially for my husband who knows me better than anyone but You, and loves me enough to confront me when I’m not doing what I’ve promised. I pray that You will bring additional people into our lives who will hold us to our promises to You and each other. And I pray that any individuals we currently know but keep at a distance because of the venom they spout would be touched by Your Holy Spirit and sweetened from the inside out. Restore those broken relationships and make them positive influences for us and us for them. In Christ’s name. Amen.


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