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10 Things I Include in My Husband Journal

Hi friends! I’m glad you stopped by.

After the last post (3 Reasons to Write to Your Future Husband), I thought it fitting to share some specifics about my journal to “Mr. Right.”

I’ve gotten a couple requests to discuss how you can start your own Husband Journal, so I hope this post gives you a boost.

Note: I’m not including everything I write in this journal, (because this post would probably be a mile long if I did ;)), so if you still have questions after this, or just need more inspiration, feel free to contact me!

Now, here are 10 things I include in my journal…

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1) Prayers for him

I don’t know about you, but when someone says they’ve prayed for me, my whole day is transformed and I feel so blessed. I want my husband to not only be uplifted by my prayers now, but also blessed in the future.

–> In my next post, I’ll share ideas on what you should pray for your husband

2) Prayers for myself

No need to sit around and waste my high school and college years while I wait for my husband! There are so many things I should be doing to prepare for adulthood and marriage. I want to spend this time growing in Christ—my first love—and becoming the best woman I can be in order to complete the man God has for me.

–> Check out this post for tips on growing in the single season.

But I can’t accomplish these things without prayer. So, I jot down prayers for myself in this journal. Prayers for joy and patience during this season, prayers concerning my relationships, my preparation for marriage, and for my future role as a wife.

3) Prayers for us as a whole

My hope is that we both grow to know and love God as single individuals, but it’s never too early to pray for us as one!

I want to bathe my marriage in prayer before it even begins. In this journal, I ask God to help us build a strong foundation now, and for purity, unity, and Christlikeness in our future marriage. My hope is that these prayers will encourage both me and my husband down the road.

4) Scripture verses

I have a couple pages set aside for references that remind me to pray for him and our marriage. One page is for verses specifically for him and his spirit, and the other I use for verses on marriage and unity, etc.

5) Marriage quotes

Right now, anything marriage-related isn’t super applicable to me, but I’ve come across some really sweet quotes (through sermons, Pinterest, etc.) that I don’t wanna forget. So, I jot down any note-worthy quotes I stumble upon. Just some happy little bonuses 🙂

6) Marriage advice

This idea goes pretty hand-in-hand with the quotes.

Just like the memorable sayings, I’ve found fabulous pieces of advice for a healthy marriage. So, I set aside a few pages to record that advice from other couples, sermons, and Christian blogs.

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7) Advice for raising kids

Again, same concept applies here  😉

I have (basically) zero experience with raising kids, but I want to learn as much as I can before that time comes! The tid-bits I record are from the Bible, or from observing/talking with godly (and experienced) parents.

This journal is like a graffitti board of ideas and wisdom I gather up 🙂

8) Letters and love notes

Ever wished you were in a relationship so you could write love notes to your significant other? Good news! You don’t have to be 😉 You can just scribble your little dreamy ramblings in a journal to your future husband.

I write down my thoughts, encouragement, and letters assuring him of my love and prayers.

It’s so therapeutic to share my burdens and the lessons I’ve learned before we talk face-to-face.

9) Lists

I’m one of those list-obsessed people who lives on sticky notes and scrap paper. Writing lists is a great way to remember things, and that’s exactly what the ones in my husband journal are for.

I write down ideas of places I’d like to go, things I’d like to do with him, cute names I’ve discovered, and a few other things.

Even if my interests change, it’ll be fun to look back on the things I dreamed of doing with him together 🙂

10) Premarital vows

I want to live intentionally and not just do my own thing until I’m married. My purpose is to be fully committed to Christ, and then my husband.

God already knows who I’ll marry, and I’m committed to saving myself for him and faithfully loving him right now.

Why wait until our wedding day to vow my love and dedication to him?

In this journal, I’ve written vows promising to wait for him, and to live in purity, with Jesus’ help.

I plan on “renewing” my vows every year until we’re married, so I get to write some new ones pretty soon (I wrote my first vows to him last December).

This is my favorite part of the journal because it really helps me put my relationship with God and my husband into perspective, and understand the seriousness of the marriage commitment.

That’s about it!

I throw a few other odds-and-ins in there, but you get the idea 🙂

One last thing before you go…

Since we heard from my sister-in-law in the last post, I thought I’d close with a few thoughts from Kenan about his “Mr. Right” Journal from Brittney.

A note from Kenan…

unnamed-1My favorite thing about receiving the journal the day of our wedding, was just seeing how Brittney in a way had always loved me and always been looking forward to her wedding day. It was cool to see that she had prayed for me even when she didn’t know who I was. You read those posts (entries) and realize that God is sovereignly involved in all of the details of our life.unnamed

 

Have you started your own Husband Journal yet? Or at least considered it?

If not, I hope this inspired you to write one! It’s truly such a fun and encouraging habit to start  🙂

Until next time,

the other side (11)

 

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