Looking to find the perfect gift for any occasion that shows love, care, and concern for your spouse without breaking the bank? Consider the gift of prayer.
Yes, we know what you’re thinking, that’s not a gift. But, believe us, it is the most valuable, powerful, life changing, marriage restoring, intimate gift; you can give one another! It’s hard enough coming up with a great gift idea when you’re getting along, let alone trying to come up with a gift when you’re at odds with each other.
So we thought we would share a marriage changing gift we gave ourselves. Our marriage wasn’t always as loving, and bliss as it is today. In fact, the first 5 years of our marriage was so strenuous, we were considering divorce until we began to seek Godly counsel and decided to pick up two powerful books: The Power of A Praying Wife and The Power of A Praying Husband.
We have to admit; we didn’t get the book at the same time. Timberley picked up the book on her own, reading it honestly in hopes of changing Andre. Truth be told, she was in for a surprise when she read on page 31…”nothing in me wants to pray for this man.”
At first, she was thinking, oh yes this is what I’m talking about. A book that gets me, Lord change him! Wrong, as the prayer and book continued she realized it was about changing herself and praying for her husband. Then and only then, will there be a change in the marriage.
It was Timberley’s example of reading the book, and choosing to work on herself then before you knew it, Andre picked up the book for himself and began to work on himself while praying for his wife.
Conflict will never be eliminated in a marriage, but conflict can lead to a deeper level of intimacy if handled properly through fighting fair ground rules, and prayer.
If you find yourself searching for the perfect gift for your spouse, consider purchasing these books. It will be the best investment in your marriage, with a return greater than the stock market!
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~ André and Timberley Gray