Today is the last day of Courtney's Completing Him Summer Challenge. And the question she is asking us today is, "How did it change you and how did it change your marriage?"
There're so many things that I learned... simply because I focused on learning.
I learned that I need to let go of unspoken and unrealistic expectations.
I was reminded that I must love him without reservation.
I was humbled by the fact that the Lord always hears my prayers for my husband.
I pushed myself to affirm and admire my husband with my words even though it is still out of my comfort zone.
I learned that I cannot allow the problem to be solved be more important than my husband.
I was reminded that no matter how difficult it may seem - I must always follow my husband's lead (I learned a lot of lessons that week).
And as I allowed myself to be open to the Lord's correction - it became easier for me to respect him not for the things he does or does not do - but for the leader that he is in my life.
The main thing is that it helped me refocus from all the things I want my husband to be and do for me - and focus instead on what my role is, where I fit in our relationship, what I can do to make it better.