Nurturing Love in Marriage

Aletha HinthornNancy was surprised to receive a rod and reel, hunting boots and fishing waders the first Christmas she and her husband were married. She had never expressed a desire for those things and wasn't sure she'd ever need them.

But her husband took her out to the lake, patiently baited her hook, untangled her line and taught her the art of fishing. Then when deer season arrived, he got her up in the wee hours of the morning, helped her find her way through the woods in the dark, and left her to freeze on a deer stand.

Instead of immediately deciding that was not "her thing," she chose to stick it out. To her amazement she found that hunting was one of the most rewarding experiences she'd ever had. Not only did she find a new dimension of life to enjoy, but she realized her husband was sharing part of himself with her.

Thank You, Lord, for providing grace to be willing to do what we would not choose if it will promote harmony.

A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies" (Proverbs 31:10).
"A wife of noble character is her husband's crown" (Proverbs 12:4).
"Love is patient" (1 Corinthians 13:4).

 Memory Verse for March  "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit" (Romans 15:13). 

Prayer Request
Please pray for Beth Coppedge, Come to the Fire's much loved speaker, and her husband Al, as they minister in Hungary and Africa.