Love Does + a Contest

January 1, 2013

in the generous life

affiliate: Love DoesI’m currently reading Love Does by Bob Goff. My husband thinks I’m a loon.

I can’t stop laughing and, well, the book is totally wrecking me …

…  and I hope I never recover.

The author shares story after story of how a Jesus-kind-of-love impacted him and changed his way of looking at God and … everything. (The laughter is because he is an hysterically funny author. I may have wet my pants reading chapter 2.)

I know it’s not a marriage book, but it is a life book and a relationship book and a book about the best kind of Love.

At $1.99, for the Kindle version, it’s a great deal. So, read the book, get wrecked and have an amazing Love-filled life (with lots of God adventures).

And because we need a contest in the new year, please share “something you love about your husband” as a comment to this post. I will randomly pick a comment on January 21st and give the winner a copy of Love Does (in the format of their choice ~ if they already have a copy of Love Does (cause I know y’all can’t wait to get a copy), they can pick a book from the Marriage Book Library instead).

… love is never stationary … love does.  Bob Goff

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{ 50 comments… read them below or add one }

Sylvia January 2, 2013 at 6:50 pm

I love that as I type this my husband is reading to our children, something he does every night and has for years!

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Faith Nunn January 2, 2013 at 7:10 pm

I love how my husband still looks at me the same way he did when we got married!

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Karen January 2, 2013 at 8:34 pm

I love that my husband is a man of integrity. A godly man who inspires me more each day.

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Melissa January 2, 2013 at 9:54 pm

I love that my husband is so introverted. It’s forced me to sometimes be still and quiet, which helps me “be still and know that I am God!”

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Sherrie Buckridge January 3, 2013 at 12:04 am

I love the way my husband loves Jesus.

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Deborah January 3, 2013 at 7:13 am

I love that my husband is still my best friend. Over the course of soon to be 37 years of marriage, our friendship has grown. I believe that it is through time lived that relationships develope into lives mirroring goals, likes, desires and interests that support and nourish each others. Perfect we are not, but that is what friendships are for. Helping the other through the rough spots or challenges we face in living.

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Carissa January 3, 2013 at 8:23 am

One of the qualities that I have come to love and appreciate the most in my husband is his determination to be my protector. The pastor mentioned the concept of this at our wedding (how the husband is to give himself for the wife just as Christ gave Himself for the church)& my husband has taken this very seriously. Perhaps a little too seriously at times.

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Michelle January 3, 2013 at 10:39 am

I love my husband’s laugh, and that he thinks I’m funny.

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Geneva Nunez January 3, 2013 at 12:23 pm

I love my husband’s sense of humor…I am the more serious one in the marriage and he can usually make me see the funny in everyday things. I am a “stesser” and a “worrier” and he isn’t. He helps me to not be so uptight about things.

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valerie j January 4, 2013 at 5:06 am

What do I love about my husband? There are many things. He’s usally generous and shares, except when it comes to desserts. When I tell him that I’ll have a bite if his, rather than get my own, he’s quick to remind me I eat more than a bite. If I want some I need to get my own…. lol :D He’s funny and truthful. Now a days, he gets enough for me to have a “bite” or two. I am one blessed gal!

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Gerri January 4, 2013 at 5:50 am

I love that my husband is an awesome cook and loves to make me meals. He has sooo many things I love about him, it is hard to pick just one! But through the holiday season, he has cooked more then normal and I have worked more then normal. It is so nice to wake up from my sleep to a meal to take to work with me!

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Wanda January 4, 2013 at 8:32 am

Gosh, what do I love about him? Just about everything!

1) He does any job that I loathe. And never complains!
2) He’s available. Our kids can call on him ANYTIME and he makes it happen.
3) He never misses a chance to tell me HOW GORGEOUS, AMAZING & HOT I am!
4) He works hard to provide for our family.
5) He’s generous. Gifts are one of his love languages.
6) He’s never shocked or weird about any “girl needs” moments. We have 2 daughters who know they can call dad for help with an accident.
7) He is generous with his love for our kids (3 young adults). They know it.
8) He is creative and makes things happen.
9) HE IS SO SMART!
10) He loves Jesus and has taught our kids to do the same. I love the results.

I have to stop…but I could totally keep going. I have the BEST HUBBY ever!

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Amanda January 4, 2013 at 12:25 pm

I love how my husband can make me laugh

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Jacquelyn January 6, 2013 at 10:24 pm

I love how my husband can always make me laugh…especially when I don’t feel like it.

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Rachel January 6, 2013 at 10:54 pm

I am going to be married in July 2013 – this year!! Can I still enter? :)
I love my fiance because he is following the Lord’s will for his life… and somehow, that will led us together, and he pursued me with his whole heart, even when I was unsure and reluctant =D

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Whitney Lundquist January 6, 2013 at 11:09 pm

I love how great of a friend my husband is, and how funny he is, and how funny he thinks I am. (That was my best attempt at picking one thing I love about him.)

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Beth January 7, 2013 at 4:24 am

This sounds ironic since this blog is about generosity, but I love his generosity. He is forever giving to those in need. I would do well to learn from him!

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eunice b January 7, 2013 at 4:58 am

I love my dear husband’s sense of humor and love for God & me!

~eunice b

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De-An January 7, 2013 at 4:59 am

I love that my husband loves to serve not only his country but his community by being a military veteran and now a volunteer firefighter for our local community.

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Lynn January 7, 2013 at 7:25 am

I love that my husband is strong and can keep going.

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Gabrielle Spada January 7, 2013 at 7:25 am

I love that my husband is faithful.

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Michele ºÜº January 7, 2013 at 7:57 am

I love that if I’m feeling a bit down, all I have to do is tell my husband and he will do something goofy to make me laugh and come out of the fog that I was in.

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Cami January 7, 2013 at 8:34 am

I love how my husband continually fights for our marriage, even though things have been really difficult for awhile. He is sticking to the commitment we made, and that means everything to me!

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Becky January 7, 2013 at 9:15 am

I love that my husband cares so much about being an excellent husband and loving me well. I am so incredibly blessed by him all the time.

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Sarah January 7, 2013 at 9:28 am

My husband is a high school teacher. He tackles that calling with a lot of enthusiasm, and he has a great rapport with the kids that he teaches. I love these things about him.

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Jennie January 7, 2013 at 9:40 am

My husband works very hard for our family. He never gives up even when things are one step forward and two steps back. He says “You have to just keep plugging a long, things will get better again.”

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Sara Catherine January 7, 2013 at 10:47 am

I love my husband’s silliness – he can make me smile in any circumstance, and I never doubt his love for me.

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Kathleen January 7, 2013 at 11:23 am

I love that my husband will at first balk at something, to show that he doesn’t know about something, then he will give in, realizing that it’s the right/smart/fun thing to do. ;)

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Destiny January 7, 2013 at 1:38 pm

I love that my husband makes me and our marriage a priority in life!

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Ashley January 7, 2013 at 2:43 pm

I love that my husband is very open and accepting. He never comes across as judgmental or condescending!

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Karie Harty January 7, 2013 at 8:48 pm

What I love the most about my husband is that he makes my heart smile even on the worst of days!

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Kiarra January 8, 2013 at 1:16 am

I love my Husband’s passion for Christ and how he allows God to use him in so many ways. He takes care of his family without complaints as I continue to be a stay-at-home mom. And he loves ME!!!

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Vicky January 8, 2013 at 9:09 am

I love my husband because he loves God. That’s enough. Yes, he’s a wonderfully handsome Italian, yes he’s a great father, yes, he’s kind and generous and so much fun with the kids…. But none of it would be enough if he didn’t love God. Being able to share my faith with him is the best thing of all :)

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Albree January 16, 2013 at 2:34 pm

I love watching my husband play the guitar in the church praise team. I think it is very sexy.

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Alicia January 18, 2013 at 4:59 am

I love my husband’s work ethic and his integrity. Even through years of very hard times he kept on plugging along day by day and now he has the job he has today because of his integrity and God’s great blessings. <3

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Melody January 18, 2013 at 5:41 am

He’s a servant . Always willing to help and share time and resources!

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Karie January 18, 2013 at 7:12 am

There are many things that I love about my husband – his work ethic, his passion for the Lord, his love for children, his desire to serve, his love & commitment to me. But the thing that I love the most about my husband is that even in the worst of circumstances and we’ve had our share (5 miscarriages) he has managed to make my heart smile on the darkest of days. He is my hero!

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Traci Mullins January 18, 2013 at 7:16 am

I appreciate how he is always thinking of improvementsin ways to keep care of us and our family :)

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kj January 18, 2013 at 7:57 am

I love the way my husband loves our children <3

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Ashley English January 18, 2013 at 8:12 am

I love how he put his family before himself.

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Teresa January 18, 2013 at 8:35 am

I love how my husband picks flowers from the yard and surprises me.

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Brittany January 18, 2013 at 11:31 am

I love that my husband loves my cooking. He has never made me feel silly for trying something new, he has never criticized when things have flopped, and he always says he loves to stay home and eat my food rather than eating out all the time.

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Rene January 18, 2013 at 11:42 am

I love that my husband is a true leader, that loves God and his family.

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Kristi D January 18, 2013 at 12:14 pm

I love that my husband can always make me laugh. He has an amazing ability to brighten my day.

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Tisha January 18, 2013 at 12:19 pm

I love that my husband it’s ALWAYS willing to help people.

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Felina January 18, 2013 at 2:07 pm

I love my husband’s smile and laugh as well as many other things. His smile can light up the room and that laugh makes all days brighter :)

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Jasmine Woods January 18, 2013 at 2:20 pm

I love my husband steadfast nature, the fact that he doesn’t get swayed by anything and so is always dependable and reliable.

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Becky January 18, 2013 at 2:23 pm

My husband is super helpful around the house. Love that!

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Deborah January 19, 2013 at 4:42 am

I love that he is committed to God’s word! I love how he loves me – through thick & thin! I love how he loves his family! I love that he is still a kid at heart and will throw on his hockey skates or baseball glove to go play with the kids! I guess I just love HIM!!

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Bobbi January 19, 2013 at 10:34 pm

I love the unconditional love my husband has for me even when I am grouchy and not very lovable. He truly is a gem and loves God and never misses an opportunity to tell others about our wonderful Lord and Savior. He is truly a romantic and always anxious for a kiss.

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