Last blog for our strong Bananamen out there. Using the acronym, LOVERS to help you big-fruit:
R is for how you RESPOND to your Peachygirl and God.
Firstly, respond to her with patient grace and always gently. Her heart is bruised quickly. A soft, tender response is needed when she is annoying or disrespectful because she just does NOT understand this part of your fruity nature. And when her chatter is frustrating, or when she seems to be having a go at you and complaining, she is just downloading and getting things off her chest. This helps her let off steam. Responding by understanding is very useful here by paraphrasing what she has said. She’ll decide you are her best friend in the entire Gardenofeaten if you can crack this skill instead of allowing your frustration to erupt in anger.
People with understanding control their anger; a hot temper shows great foolishness.
Proverbs 14:29 NLT
The other R is to Respond to prayer by yourself, as well as with your Peachygirl. Firstly, your personal prayer time is critical for you to cool off with Him when Peachygirl is difficult. Just as important is your together prayer time because of its power, but it is one of the hardest things in the Gardenofeaten to accomplish for fruity couples. Why? There are lots of little and big demonweeds trying to stop you responding in any way to Father God. Because the weed of all weeds, satan, knows that those who pray together stay together!! Lead the way in this Bananaman—as the leader of your orchard. Your joint prayers can and will cause miracles!
I also tell you this: If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you. For where two or three gather together as my
followers, I am there among them.
Matthew 18:19-20 NLT
S is for SAYING SORRY—hard for a Bananaman but toughen up big boy, soften your approach and admit your mistakes. You don’t have to take the rap for all the wrongs and neither should Peachygirl take all the blame but both of you should own up to your part in any Fruity argument. Particularly those ones about your cute little Lemonades. Those little bubs can upset the apple cart can’t they just? And they know how to pit Mummypeach and Dadbanana against each other. Get on the same menu page Bananaman with Peachygirl before you sort the pith from the little darling Fruitloops. Then, if and when you mess up in this area or any other, sorry’s the word. It takes a big, big Bananaman to admit it when he’s wrong. God and your beautiful Peachygirl will honour your godly behaviour and attitude.
Well, that’s about it for the Gardenofeaten and our family of Bananaman, Peachygirl and the little darling Lemonades.
I hope you enjoyed this series.
Watch out for the workshop coming to a church or location near you very soon.
If you would like to book Peta Peachygirl to deliver this to your couples or hopefuls, in 2019, she would be fruitily and bountifully honoured.