Day 7- Forget the Housework

Kate says . . .

If you are anything like me, you look around your house and see all that needs done. You realize the last time you dusted, well you don’t actually know when that was. Keeping a house is hard work and with kids around keeping a clean house is like brushing your teeth while eating Oreos!

We need our houses to feel in order, so that we can in turn feel like life is in order. I get it! I challenge you to take a good hard look at how much time you put into having the kitchen clean, the toy room picked up, the floor all vacuumed and anything else that is nagging you before bed. These things are important, but not more important than your hubby and your time together. 10-Day-Challenge-day-7

The mess WILL still be there tomorrow, girl. But will the precious time to nurture your marriage? Don’t pass up that time for housework. Show your hubby that he means more to you then all that stuff.

If he sees that you leave the dishes undone to romp around in bed with him, I bet he will feel very valued and maybe even step up and do those dishes (hint, hint husbands)!

Prayer Point

Pray that God would help you keep time together a priority, not only this week but moving forward too!

Washing in the Word

Excerpts from Song of Solomon 6 (NLT)

Wife (to husband) My lover has gone down to his garden,
to his spice beds, to browse in the gardens
and gather the lilies. I am my lover’s, and my lover is mine.
He browses among the lilies.

Husbnad (to wife) You are beautiful, my darling,
like the lovely city of Tirzah.
Yes, as beautiful as Jerusalem,
as majestic as an army with billowing banners.
Turn your eyes away, for they overpower me.
Your hair falls in waves,
like a flock of goats winding down the slopes of Gilead.
Your teeth are as white as sheep that are freshly washed.
Your smile is flawless, each tooth matched with its twin.
Your cheeks are like rosy pomegranates behind your veil.

10 Day Challenge – Day 7 Giveaway!

We have 2 awesome books for the winner of today’s challenge. Pursuit of Passion: Discovering True Intimacy in Your Marriage by Julie and Randall Seibert’s & The Unveiled Wife: Embracing Intimacy with God and Your Husband by Jennifer Smith

Julie is a dear friend and fellow marriage blogger at Intimacy in Marriage. She is an amazing writer with a passion to share God’s wonderful plan for sex and intimacy.

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10 Responses to Day 7- Forget the Housework

  1. I don’t do many things well, but this time this one we did. Well, actually, it was all God. Earlier this week, I made it a point to start a chore chart for my little kids, and hung it on the wall in a frame, and every night this week, we have persistently done our jobs so that the dishes and most of the housework is all done every night before we even start bedtime. This was not me, but was definitely God seeing that I needed these goals accomplished in order to make our marriage a priority during the sex challenge. If you have little kids, I urge you to try the same. It is so worth it!

  2. my wife made a list of things that need done on paper and when it is done they can sign there name and get some money for doing them. what a great week thus far…

  3. Thankfully we have this handled. We don’t have littles anymore…our youngest is almost 12. Everyone helps clean up dinner, does their own laundry and chores. If you do have littles,train them well.

  4. I do almost all the housework. My husband does much of the outside work. I help him do the outside work many times. Since we farm, it’s takes cooperation from both of us to get it all done.

  5. my wife and I work together to get the house work and out side work done so we can have more time to have fun,