30 Day Wife Encouragement Challenge: Day 5

Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry. Ephesians 4:26 (NIV)

Even during these 30 days when you, and hopefully your wife, are both working to build up and encourage one other, you might find yourselves in a debate, a discussion, or an all-out battle that leaves one or both of you angry and upset.

Charles Schultz, the creator of the Peanuts cartoon, once said that “Love is never having to say you’re sorry.” That philosophy might work with puppies, but it certainly doesn’t work in marriage.

The inability to say you’re sorry often stems from pride, pride that keeps you from saying you were wrong and that you just might have to change your thoughts or actions in that particular area.

Think over the events of the day, the week, or even past weeks and honestly consider if there is something for which you need to say “I’m sorry.”

If you or your spouse are angry about something that happened today, do not go to sleep tonight until the issue has been put out in the open and discussed. You may not be able to resolve it all tonight, but neither should you let the sun go down while you are angry in hopes of the issue resolving itself while you sleep.

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Romans 12:18 (NIV)

If you missed any of the previous days, click here or on 30 Day Wife Encouragement Challenge in the sidebar to catch up.

Also, the 30 Day Wife Encouragement Challenge is now available in pdf format. If you would like a pdf of the entire 30 Day Wife Encouragement Challenge, email me at claudia @ theanniversaryshop.com (be sure to remove the extra spaces around @ intended to fool spammers).

Yours for the celebration of marriage,


P.S. If you are working on this challenge, leave a comment to let me know how it’s going.


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