Loving Each Other

In the past few weeks, we have looked at God’s love for us, how we can show God we love Him, and facing our fears of loving each other.

Today I want to look at some practical ways of loving each other.

Loving Your Family

  • Learn to speak their love languages
  • Plan a family game night
  • Have a daily/weekly family devotion time.
  • Discipline your children.
  • Speak words of life to them.
  • Schedule date nights. Weekly date nights for spouses and monthly date nights with children.
  • Don’t over schedule.
  • Have a family movie night. Build a fort around the TV. Pile up the pillows and blankets. Pick your favorite family movies and enjoy.
  • Teach your children about Christ.
  • Pray for them.
  • Go camping.
  • Volunteer together.
  • Make memories.
  • Call your family that doesn’t live with you.

Loving Your Friends

  • Call them
  • Text them
  • Invite them to lunch
  • Send them cards just because
  • Remember their birthdays
  • Invite them for dinner
  • Forgive them
  • Celebrate with them
  • Cry with them
  • Speak life to them
  • Pray for them
  • Start a Bible study
  • Start a book club
  • Have a girls’ night out.
  • Be open with them.

Loving Your Neighbors

  • Go on a prayer walk.
  • Host a block party.
  • Have a swap night. Invite the neighbors to bring things that they don’t want anymore. They can trade and at the end of the night anything left over gets boxed up and donated to the local Goodwill or Salvation Army thrift store.
  • Host an outdoor movie night. Set up a projector, your computer and hang a white sheet on the back of the house. Have everybody bring their favorite finger foods.
  • Start a neighborhood Bible study.
  • Take a housewarming gift to new neighbors.
  • When you see someone in their yard, stop and say, “hi!”
  • Get involved with your local school district.
  • Make and send care packages to soldiers overseas.
  • Make care bags for the homeless. Keep them in your car at all times.
  • Sponsor a child through World Vision or Compassion.
  • Have a Sole Hope Party.
  • Become a mentor through your church or a program like Big Brothers, Big Sisters
  • Visit the senior citizens in your church and community
  • Leave a generous tip
  • Leave positive comments on blogs. Share their posts on your social media.
  • Bring donuts to work.
  • Offer to babysit for a single parent.
  • Cook a meal for a family in need.
  • Buy groceries for a family who can’t afford them.
  • Write “Thank You” notes
  • Donate blood
  • Make “sustenance baskets” for people in the hospital.
  • Read books at your local preschool.

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