New Year’s resolutions…it’s amazing how three simple words can cause us to shrug and roll our eyes; maybe even cringe a little at something so seemingly futile and yet so powerfully guilt-producing.

calendar pageWe’ve all been there, resolving to lose weight, cook more, eat less, save money, start exercising; volunteer, etc. There’s not a goal we haven’t claimed as our own.

Even though we’re obsessive multi-taskers, hectic schedules still leave us little time to waste. Women must select their commitments wisely. You’ve already signed on to purposely pamper your husband for 21 days – why not take it up a notch?

I challenge you to pray for your husband every day. I mean, pray specifically; about the issues he’s facing, decisions he’s weighing, his friendships, his faith, his job, for favor, for joy, for peace, for confidence, for renewed purpose (in all kinds of areas). The list is truly endless. The opportunity is there for you, everyday, to bless him just that much more.

Guest blogger Teresa Drake is editor of The Husband Project. She and her husband of 14 years live in northern California with their three children. www.teresadrake.com

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Kathi Lipp is the author of 17 books including Overwhelmed, Clutter Free, The Get Yourself Organized Project, The Husband Project, Happy Habits for Every Couple, and I Need Some Help Here – Hope for When Your Kids Don’t Go According to Plan. She is the host of Clutter Free Academy the Podcast! with Kathi Lipp and speaks at conferences across the US. Kathi is published with Revell Publishers and Harvest House Publishers.

She and her husband Roger are the parents of four young adults in San Jose, CA. When she’s not dating her husband or hanging out with her puggle Jake, Kathi is speaking at retreats, conferences and women’s events across the US.