Love does not ... delight in evil but rejoices in truth.
Take a moment to get real with yourself. In your journal, make a list of "things" you believe about yourself--good and bad. For example, I'm a hard worker or I'm fat.
Look through your list. Circle all the items that are true. What's left? Look at the lies. Why are they lies? What affect do the lies hold on you? How do the lies of this world hold you back and defeat you?
Pray for God to show you how you look to HIM so you will know the truth and be free to walk and enjoy in who you are in Christ.
FOR YOUR SPOUSE:
Play a game of True or False with you husband.
For each of these statements write True or False. If the answer is true, give examples to prove it!
1. I can name three of my spouse's closest friends.
2. I know my spouse's favorite TV show or movie.
3. I know what turns my spouse on sexually.
4. I know what has been stressing my spouse out lately.
5. I know a special time in my spouse's life.
6. I know my spouse's "love language"
7. I know how my spouse likes to spend his/her free time.
8. I know where my spouse would like to travel to.
9. I know my spouse's favorite meal.
10. I know three of my spouse's hopes, dreams, or goals.
Spend time chatting and learning about one another. It's a win-win game (but if you are the competitive type you can always wager foot rubs).
FOR YOUR KIDS:
Help your children know the truth--that God loves them for who they are! Affirm your children at least once today. Affirm a character quality (not external quality like "pretty" or "handsome").