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40 DAY JOURNEY

40 symbolize the death with oneself and the spiritual rebirth.


When a couple has spent most of their lives together with complete "unconditional" love for one another; it is a known fact that when one spouse dies - the other passes over shortly after from a broken heart. Neither one of the couple's can live one day without the other. Can you even begin to imagine this kind of love?

I can - and so will you - in time.

It is the true love of God placed in each of their hearts. It is a love that cannot find fault in either one. It is a love form from the very existence of God with Divine purity. A love that is undying and lives on through eternity. Even after death!

And now - I am going to challenge each of you men on a journey that will last 40 days. This challenge will bring out the truth within your own heart - it will reveal just how strong your love is for you wife. Or should I say: if "The Power Of Love" in your heart is stronger than you are.... And if that power is weak - then you will not make it through this journey. If your love is strong then you will restore your marriage and bring your wife into a glory unknown to man but only to God. If you are successful on this journey then you will Glorify God on every level of your marriage. This includes yourself; your wife; and your children.

40-Day Devotional Guide

At the end of each day there is a link to click on that will bring up a new window with more information, scriptures, and added challenges. This devotional guide is intended to lead you on your own spiritual journey through God's Word, prayer, and worship. Through this journey you are about to know Christ more intimately, He is faithful to respond. I suggest you spend some time asking God the following questions throughout the next 40 days and carefully listen for His voice. I am with you all the way!

Courageous Questions for Your Journey with God:
  • Am I in the center of Your will in every area of my life? In my marriage?
  • What is Your vision and purpose for my life?
  • What is hindering me from living out my purpose for You and my marriage?
  • Here is a list of my fears and concerns, Lord. How do you want to transform these fears that paralyze my faith, into fears that mobilize my faith?
  • Am I willingly participating in Your methods of refinement as well as Your Divine time line for this process?
  • Is there an area in which I need to be broken? If so, reveal Your desire and process of healing for me in this area.
  • What's next on our Journey, Lord? Am I ready for You to take me there? What do I still lack?
During each of the forty days, I have suggested a scripture verse or passage for you to read, followed by some ideas and questions to consider. One simple suggestion I would like to make is that you incorporate keeping a spiritual journal during this time. In the journal, RECORD the ways in which the selected Bible verses RELATE to your life journey with God and your marriage and how you might RESPOND in prayer to what God's Word says to you that day. The questions are intended to help guide you. I would also appreciate it if you would REMEMBER to pray for me as I minister to marriages in crisis during the next forty days. SO LET US BEGIN:

Day 1:

Today, hold your tongue. Refuse to say any unkind or unnecessary word to your wife. Do not criticize her for anything. It will be better if you do not say anything than to say something that will, or could hurt. In other words; if you have nothing nice and pleasant to say to her - then keep your mouth shut.

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Day 2:

In addition to continuing Challenge #1, add this today: Think of a "random act of kindness" that you could do for your wife. Do it without expecting anything in return. In this way, you will truly be demonstrating selfless love.

REMEMBER: If you concentrate every day on this journey and the reasons why that made you want to get married to your wife in the first place, it will then be the most incredible adventure you have ever experience.

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Day 3:

Write a short love note. Leave it someplace conspicuous for your wife to find.

As each day progresses it begins to show how serious you are to continue the effort in bringing restoration to your marriage. Your goal is that these things will become habits in the way you respect and honor your wife. So; continue with Challenges #1 & 2 daily without failure and ADD # 3:

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Day 4:

Make a list of 5 things you love and adore about your wife. Sometime today, face-to-face, share your list with her.

There may be a temptation at this point to assume that this is going to be too tough. Some may give up. But I hope that you can remember previous times in your life when you experienced victory. If you can, you know those times were tough along the way, but your ultimate victory was well-worth the effort. So keep it up! You know you'll be glad when the victory comes.

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Day 5:

Contact your wife sometime today during the business of the day. Carve out the time talking with her on the phone, email, Facebook or text. Have no agenda other than asking how she is doing and is there anything you could do for her.

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Day 6:

Make and give your wife a "coupon" that must be redeemed this weekend - preferably today or tonight. It could be for a back rub, a foot massage, shampooing her hair, etc.

Now that you're under a little less stress, the weekend is the "perfect" time to show your love to your wife. Make plans now to make church attendance a central point in your weekend plans. Nothing will substitute for growing together spiritually. When you give yourself, the gesture lasts longer than a purchased gift.

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Day 7:

Write a short, serious poem about your love for your wife. It can even be a "roses are red, violets are blue" beginning. Express your true and sincere feelings. Buy your wife her favorite bouquet of flower or roses - and friend - do not be cheap about it either.

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Day 8:

Pray with and for your wife today. In your prayer, thank God for her, and ask God to bless her in a "specific" way.

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Day 9:

You need to do some talking with your spouse today. Talk about this next challenge together.

Identify and speak your wife's love language in specific ways today. Talk to your wife about this and be sure you are speaking the same language.

1. Words of Affirmation: Sharing encouraging, kind and humble words. "The Tongue has the power of life and death."
2. Gift Giving / Receiving: "Give the gift of time to your wife today."
3. Quality Time: "The central aspect of quality time is togetherness. Not proximity... togetherness has to do with focused attention."
4. Physical Touch: "Your touch can communicate love or hate"; hold your wife today with no expectation.
5. Acts of Service: "What you did prior to getting married (a/k/a: your hook) must continue after marriage. Requests give direction to love, but demands stop the flow of love."

From this day forward continue with challenge #8: Pray with and for your wife today. In your prayer, thank God for her, and ask God to bless her in a "specific" way. And make each day "specifics" different daily.

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Day 10:

Take a leisurely walk together. Perhaps you could do this at the grocery store, Wal-mart, the Mall or your neighborhood. Hold hands at least some of the time. Stop along the way and kiss your beloved wife very tenderly.

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Day 11:

Today, set aside some time for you and your wife to Dream together. Dream about your future, or about a vacation. Set some goals and dream about accomplishing them and what it would be like. In dreaming, don't let negative thoughts of "it can't be done", steal the moment.

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Day 12:

This challenge takes a different turn from your previous challenges... It focuses on you. Because in order to have healthy marriage relationships, YOU must first be healthy. So, today, what do YOU need to change about yourself? Tell your wife today what you want to work on making changes about YOURSELF. Ask your wife to help and encourage you.

You are going to make a difference in your marriage! Don't give up, but rather dig in deeper! Now is the time to shake off all the things that weigh you down and stay committed to your Challenge.

NOTE: This is not future ammunition, but rather loving encouragement to make the needed changes!

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Day 13:

Purposefully neglect an activity you would normally do so you can spend quality time with your wife. Do something, or work together on a project, that your wife would love to do. Then, in doing it, ask yourself: What new thing did you learn (or relearn) about her?

One of the most important things you should learn in this journey is that you SHOULD NOT follow your heart. You need to LEAD your heart. You will not always feel like loving. Remember: if you are irritable, it is because you choose to be. Your attitude is your choice! Today's challenge may be directing you to a real change of heart. It is your responsibility to relearn what you LOVE about your wife.

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Day 14:

Today you get to be creative! Chose something (whether it's something you do or something you say) that convinces your wife that you "CHERISH" her. Be sure to ask her later if you got the message across. Buy your wife a sentimental gift that she would greatly appreciate.

We are now going into the 3rd week. And prayerfully you are encourage - but again, discouragement can, and will birth as you are being challenged so pause and think: If someone asked you why you love your wife, what would be your answer? Personality? Looks? Consistent character? Hard worker? Ect. Okay, but what if over the years of your marriage your wife stopped having theses characteristics? Would you stop loving her? The only way love can last a lifetime is if it's unconditional. The Truth . . . Love is not determined by the one being loved but rather by the one choosing to love. Romans 5:8, "God put His love on the line for us by offering His Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to Him." Is your Love for your wife based on feelings and/or circumstances rather than commitment? "Love puts up with anything, trusts God always, always looks for the best, never looks back, but keeps going to the end." 1 Corinthians 13:7

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Day 15:

Do something "out of the ordinary" for your wife ~ something that proves (to you and to her) that your love is based upon your choice and nothing else! Demonstrate LOVE to her for the sheer joy of being her partner in marriage.

Question: Has your love in the past been based on your wife's attributes and behavior or your commitment? How can you continue to show love when it's not returned in a way that you hoped for? And the answer is "unconditionally". Give your love and expect nothing in return.

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Day 16:

Choose a way to show honor & respect to your wife ... that is above your normal routine. It may be holding the door open for her. It might be putting her clothes away for her. It may be the way you listen and speak in your communication. Show your wife, in specific ways, that she is highly esteemed in your eyes.

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Day 17:

Today, ask your wife to tell you ... from her perspective ... three things that frustrate her, or cause her to be uncomfortable with you. You must do so without attacking her or justifying your behavior.

When you are driven and motivated by "love", you intentionally behave in ways that make you more pleasant to be around. And, you purposefully avoid things that frustrate or cause discomfort for your wife.

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Day 18:

You can tell a lot about a couple's relationship by how they greet each other and how they speak to each other. From the first thing you say to one another when you first speak in the morning to what you say as you end the day each night. A sweet and loving greeting can set the tone of the day for your wife. A prayer together at the end of the day can help each other sleep in peace. Determine to begin this practice ... starting today.

When life is busy... be sure to establish margin in your life to continue investing into your marriage. Busy lives will be an enemy of a great marriage. A good rule of thumb for marriage - "The first 3 minutes with your spouse after having been apart for a period of time, or just getting up first thing in the morning, will set the tone for the rest of your time together".

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Day 19:

When you were dating, and first married, your list of positive things you appreciated about your wife would have been endless. Along the way in marriage, "life happens", and too often you pushed that list into the background and created a list of negative things about our wife. Today, take a few minutes and recreate a positive list of things you love and appreciate about your wife. Keep the list handy, and each day choose one characteristic from that list to thank God for that about your wife.

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Day 20:

So, today, over a special meal at home, or choose a time when the kids are in bed to ask questions. Questions that could spark the dialogue could be:
  • What's your favorite ... Color? Food? Activity?
  • What's the best movie you've ever seen?
  • If money was not an object, where would you like for us to be right now?
I believe God will show you what you need in order to love your wife more.

When a man or woman tries to win the heart of another, they study the person they want to win. They will learn their likes, dislikes, habits, hobbies, what makes them laugh, and what makes them cry. But, too often, after we win their heart and marry them, we stop learning about them. The mystery and challenge may seem less intriguing. We might even find the time we had previously spent learning about them has drifted to other areas. But . . . there are still hidden things to discover. Proverbs 13:15 reminds us, "Good understanding produces favor."

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Day 21:

The Apostle Paul wrote in Philippians 2:4, "Do not merely look out for your own interests, but also for the interests of others ["your wife" ... commentary added]." Being stubborn can be a good thing. But, remember: We can win the battle, and lose the war . . . We can win an argument, and lose our joy in marriage. Today: Demonstrate love by willingly choosing to give in to an area of disagreement between you and your wife. Buy your wife a dozen red roses showing your appreciation of her.

Today I want to share some timeless truth from the most trusted source for truth. God reminds us of the power of words - words can build and words can destroy!

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Day 22:

The Gospel According to Mark 3:25 reminds us that "A house divided against itself cannot stand". Everyone knows that conflict in marriage is inevitable. Since we said, "I Do", we have discovered one another's sinfulness & selfishness.
The deepest and most heart-breaking damage couples do to their marriage is in the heat of conflict.

Today's Challenge:

(1) Listen before speaking. James 1:9 warns: "Be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger."
(2) Deal with your own issues first. Remember Matthew 7:3? "Why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye (wife's eye'), but do not notice the log in your own eye?"
(3) Speak gently and keep your voice down. Proverbs 15:1 is so powerful. "A gentle answer turns away wrath, but harsh words stir up anger."


Your marriage should not be a fight ... but it should be worth fighting for!

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Day 23:

Love is a choice, not a feeling! It is an initiated action, not a knee-jerk reaction. Choose today to be committed to love and show love, even if your wife does not receive it. Say and do things today that convey: "I love you" (period). No strings attached.

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Day 24:

Every marriage has a lot of enemies. It's a battle each partner must be committed to fight - all the time. Be on guard for things that creep in and harm your marriage: Habits, Hobbies, Entertainment, Unhealthy relationships.

TODAY: Remove anything / anybody that is hindering your relationship with your wife. Including parents and siblings. If you are not one another's "best friend", something/someone has stolen that friendship from your relationship. Get it back!

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Day 25:

TODAY: Identify every object of lust in your life and remove it. Reject every lie you have believed. Lust cannot be allowed to live in a back room of your mind and heart. It must be killed and destroyed. Then, replace it with true, Biblical love.

Anything that captures your heart out of curiosity has the opportunity to entangle it - then you act on it - and the damage is done. Your heart can be captured by a lust for possessions, power, prideful ambitions, and people. You are deceived by thinking, "I could be happy if I only had _____." That's Lust, and lust is the opposite of Love. So, expose the lust as a misguided thirst for something that only appears to fulfill your real desires. Solomon urged: "Rejoice in the wife of your youth. Why should you be exhilarated with an adulteress [which is what any substitute for our wife would be called]?" (Proverbs 5:18-21)

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Day 26:

Whatever you haven't forgiven in your wife, forgive it today. Un-forgiveness keeps a marriage in prison. Get free.

In order to have the kind of marriages that bring joy and honor to God, this is most important. 1 Corinthians 13:5, "... love keeps no record when it has been wronged...".

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Day 27:

Take time today to examine where you fall short in demonstrating true, Biblical love toward your wife. Ask God to reveal the hidden areas to you - and He will. Commit to work to overcome them. And, if your wife responds with criticism, accept it by receiving it as counsel.

"When you judge another, you condemn yourself, since you, the judge, do the same thing." Romans 2:1.

Today is about personal responsibility . . . Something you want your wife to have, but struggle to maintain herself. Love doesn't pass blame, or justify selfish motives. Your goal is not to prove how good a husband you have been, but to admit how much further you have to go.

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Day 28:

Eliminate the unrealistic expectations in your marriage. Think of at least one area where your wife has told you that you are expecting too much. Start a new pattern today of loving "unconditionally". Stick a love note under her pillow of how much you truly love her.

Too often, we go through marriage expecting our wive's to fulfill our wishes and make us happy. Nearly always, giving our wife an impossible order to fill. And, the greater our expectations, the more likely your wife will fail you and cause you frustration.

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Day 29:

Look back over the past 4 weeks. Were there some challenges that seemed impossible? Did you miss one or wish you could do that "challenge" again? Take a challenge from the past 4 weeks and do that one today.

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Day 30:

Before you see your wife again today, pray for her and for a "specific" need in her life. And then when you do see her; Whether it comes easy for you, or not, say "I Love You", then express it in some tangible way. Afterwards, go to God again in prayer, thanking Him for giving you the privilege of showing unconditional love to this most special woman in your life.

Your wife will not always motivate your love. In fact, sometimes, she may not even receive it when you try to express it. Moods and emotions change. But, when God is your reason for loving, your ability to love is guaranteed. That's because, "love comes from Him"! "Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved [unconditionally] the church and gave Himself up for her." (Ephesians 5:25)

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Day 31:

Choose one area of division in your marriage and first ask God to reveal anything in your heart that caused the division. Then choose today as a new opportunity to make "oneness".

Nothing makes a marriage relationship sweeter than: Unity, Togetherness, Oneness. Remember at your wedding ceremony? The one who officiated said something such as: "And the two became one. And what God has joined together, let no man separate." (Mark 10:9).

Too often, we (man and woman) are guilty of "separating" our Oneness. What would happen if we did everything to promote oneness and make sure there was nothing "separating" us?

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Day 32:

Is there a "leaving" issue you haven't been brave enough to conquer? Confess it to your wife today, and let your wife be a part of you making it right. The oneness of your marriage is dependent on it. Every wife needs the assurance that she is the "Top" priority over every other human relationship.

Are you familiar with Genesis 2:24? "A man shall leave his father and mother, and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh."

That's God's blueprint for how marriage must be to work God's way. It involves tearing away, and gluing together. Couples who do not "practice exactly" the leaving and cleaving will reap the consequences at some point ... and the problems are difficult to repair after someone has been hurt.

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Day 33:

If at all possible, try to initiate making love with your wife today. Do this in a way that honors what your wife had told you about what she need from you in your relationship. Before hand, ask God to make this enjoyable for both of you, and a path to greater intimacy.

The Bible has much to say about the blessing making love can be to both a husband and a wife. God created it. He says to celebrate it ... inside your marriage, only. In so doing, you join yours, and your wife's hearts to each other in an expression that no conversation can match.

But, when this legitimate need goes unmet, or is treated selfishly or demanding, your hearts are drawn away and tempted to fulfill this longing somewhere else, and in some other way. Sex is not something to be used as a bargaining chip, or something God allows us to withhold ... without consequence. To protect this from happening, God set standards, saying, "The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does; and likewise also the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does." (1 Corinthians 7:4).

You are the one person called and designated by God to meet your wife's sexual needs. Don't allow a distance to grow between you. But the path to getting there must not be by sulking, guilt trips, arguing, or demanding. Love is the only way to ignite the union between a husband and a wife.

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Day 34:

Recognize how much your wife means to you. Let her know that you realize that importance. Assure her that you value her wisdom and counsel in decision making ... whether it directly affects her, or not. If, in the past, you have ignored her insight and wisdom, admit you know you were wrong and ask her to forgive you.

There is an eye-opening verse in Ecclesiastes 4:11, "If two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm alone?"

Love can function on its own if there is no other way ... but there is a "more excellent way" (1 Corinthians 12:31). God so designed you that your wife "completes" you. You are made for each other. Your temperaments compliment each other and provide a balanced relationship. One is strong in the area of the other's weakness.

Scripture says, "Two are better than one ... for if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But, woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him (her) up." Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

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Day 35:

Think of a recent specific example when your wife demonstrated Christian character and commend her for it at some point today. Add today: Read 1 Corinthians 13 in the New Testament.

We can learn much about how to treat your wife from 1 Corinthians 13. And, verse 6 reminds us: "Love does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth." From the moment you close your Bible after reading each morning, nearly everything else will be luring you away from the truth. Opinions of people, media, websites, will all work overtime to slant your view of "real life". Stop the lure! Instead, review what makes you most proud of your wife. You are the most influential person in your wife's life. So . . .

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Day 36:

Commit to reading the Bible every day. Find a devotional book that will give you some guidance. Begin submitting each area of your life to its guidance and start building your marriage on the solid rock of Christ and His Word.

Psalm 119:105 tells us, "Thy Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path". If it is not already a habit in your life, now is the time to begin reading a portion of it everyday. Why? David said in Psalm 119:11, "Your Word have I treasured in my heart that I might not sin against You." In the Bible, we find the right plan for everything ... marriage included. Wise couples build theirs lives on truths found in God's Word. Then, you can sustain life's storms - no matter how serious they become.

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Day 37:

Ask your wife if you can begin praying together. Talk about the best time to do this. Even if your wife refuses to do this, resolve to pray daily for your marriage and for your wife.

If someone told you that by changing one thing about your marriage, you could guarantee with near 100% assurance that your life together would significantly improve, you would at least want to know what it was. Well ... for many couples, that one thing would be the daily practice of praying together.

To tell someone that praying together is a key ingredient to marital longevity and leads to heightened sense of sexual intimacy might seem strange. But the unity that grows between a husband and wife when they pray together regularly form an intense bond and stimulates every area of marriage.

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Day 38:

Find a mentor for your marriage. Find someone that will be honest and loving enough to tell you the truth. Approach this person and establish an open door with them to talk real and authentic with you about your marriage. Seek advice within your same gender and someone that has been down the path you are walking.

A great Proverb for marriage is found in Proverbs 15:22 "Refuse good advice and watch your plans fail; take good counsel and watch them succeed." All of us need wise counsel throughout our journey. It is the wise person who constantly seeks after it and embraces the wisdom. The opposite is a foolish person - they never ask for advice and when it is given, they ignore it.

Do you have an older couple or a friend of the same gender you can turn to for sound and wise advice?

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Day 39:

Ask yourself what your wife would want if it was obtainable. Commit it to prayer. Put your heart into it and map out a plan for meeting that desire at whatever level you possibly can. Finish by reading Psalm 37:4

What is something your wife would really, really love? And how often do you ask yourself that question? Common sense and budget restrictions tell us we can't give your wife everything she might like - but, love sometimes needs to be extravagant. And extravagance can often be obtained on a budget.

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Day 40:

Put your unfailing love in the most powerful and personal words you can. Declare that no matter what imperfections exist, your love is greater. Write a letter of commitment to your wife. Include why you are committed to your marriage until death, and that you promise to love her - no matter what. Give the letter to her as a love gift.

The greatest testimony about Biblical love is found in 1 Corinthians 13:8, "Love never fails". It refuses to give up, even when hurt, wounded, challenged, or mistreated - or even if your wife refuses to receive it. Real, Biblical love just keeps on loving.

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You have just completed the "40 Day Marriage Challenge". But, the challenge to improve your marriage never ends. Create your own LOVE CHALLENGES in the days to come so that you keep the emphasis on building your relationship and marriage... At the end of this 40 day challenge your marriage will be reconsolidated but do not let it end here. Live these 40 days one at a time for the rest of your life. It is entirely up to you - if your marriage conquers or fails.

For my conclusion - click HERE and get a greater understanding of FULL SURRENDER unto our Lord and Heavenly Father. Through this journey you have taken to save your marriage you should had also been on a greater Spiritual Journey with Jesus on helping you in saving your marriage. And now it is time for you to surrender it all to our Lord.

 
God's Love From Genesis Through The Revelation.

*Forty days after the birth, Jesus was presented to the Temple of Jerusalem for his legal purification, according to the established law.

*The 40 days of fast of Jesus in the desert.
(Mt 4,2)

*Forty days separate the Ascension of Jesus of his Resurrection.
(Act 1,3)

*The Flood of Noah lasted 40 days.
(Gn 7,4)

*Elijah walked 40 days and 40 nights before to reach the Horeb mount. He fasted during 40 days before to begin his public ministry and he remained 40 days on the Carmel mount.
(1 K 19,8)

*The priest Eli had been judge of Israel for 40 years.
(1 S 4,18)

*Moses was 40 years old when he was called by God and that he killed an Egyptian, and escaped in the desert of Midian. He kept the herd of Jethro during 40 years. He resided finally 40 days and 40 nights to the summit of the mount Sinai before to receive the Tables of the Law.
(Ex 24,18)

*During 40 day Goliath defied David.

*The children of Israel lived during 40 years in the constraint with the Philistines.
(Jg 13, 1)

*The Hebrews wandered 40 years in the desert.
(Nb 32,13)

*The reign of Joash lasted 40 years in Jerusalem.
(2 Ch 24,1)

*The people of Nineveh had to repent during 40 days. (Jon 3,4)

*Isaac was 40 years old when he married Rebekah. (Gn 25,20)

*The embalming of Jacob was prolonged during 40 days.
(Gn 50,3)

*The reign of David on Israel lasted 40 years, just as the reign of Solomon in Jerusalem.
(1 K 2,11 and 11,42; 2 Ch 9,30)

*Ezekiel supported the iniquity of the house of Juda during 40 days.

*The 40 emissaries of Canaan.

*The 40 years of repentance of Adam after his corrupt practice.

*Forty is the number of chapters of the book of the Exodus of the Old Testament.

*The number 40 is used 98 times in the Bible.

*The number 1 under its cardinal form is used 40 times in the Gospel of John.

*The term "city of David", designating Jerusalem, appears 40 times in the OT. The verb to adore is used 40 times in the NT and the verb to disavow, 40 times in the Bible.


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