Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Day #17 - Love Promotes Intimacy - Eric

A safe environment is the key to this Dare. It is the only way your spouse will ever be totally real with you. At times in my marriage I am not sure I have done a very good job of fostering a save place for Jennifer to share.

Sometimes I am just out there with my own stressful issues and that creates an unsafe table to sit at with me. When you think of the table that Christ prepared during His walk on earth I really feel like a jerk. Is that a deep theological statement or what? Yep!

No matter what He was faced with, He modeled this for us so well in His everyday walk. This Dare takes tons of intentionally for me, tons. I am going to really have to work on this Dare as Jennifer deserves this safe place, and it needs to be me who provides it for her.

Open sharing - A safe place - A trusted marriage

If you are not familiar with the ministry of TrueFaced (Bill Thrall, Bruce McNichol, John Lynch), you need to check them out - great stuff on this topic...

1 comment:

Stan Bush said...

Although I've only been reading your entries for a couple of days... I know we have walked similar trails. I wonder how many small things I've done that has caused mistrust.
But.. I'm not going to dwell on them, I'm going to keep moving forward!
http://thelovedarejournal.blogspot.com/2010/10/love-dare-day-17-love-promotes-intimacy.html