Did you know May is “Date Your Mate” month? Of course, if a wife doesn’t treat her husband respectfully, and if her husband doesn’t act lovingly toward her, then neither of them will feel like spending much time together, date night or no. Love and respect are essential to the happiness and success of any marriage, as today’s coloring page reminds us.
It features the words of Ephesians 5:33. “Let each one of you love his wife as he loves himself. And let the wife see to it that she respects her husband.”
I hope you’ll meditate on these verses as you color today’s Bible verse. Consider the command. Evaluate the job you’re doing living by these words. In what areas are you already strong? Which areas could use some more improvement?
If you enjoy coloring, then come back again next week. I post a new coloring page every Sunday. (Look here to download any of the pages I’ve published in the past). Or, if you prefer bound collections, check out my line of coloring books for grown-ups.
Ideas for using these free printable coloring pages:
- If your younger children have a hard time sitting still through church, let them color these Scriptures during the Sunday sermon. Older kids might rather take notes with this printable.
- My children and I enjoy coloring these sheets together while my husband reads aloud to us in the evening. (For a special treat, I let them use my Prismacolor pencils — but only with supervision, as they are professional-grade and a little pricey.)
- I give these printables to my children during school time so they can color at the table while I work with their older siblings, and vice versa. (Since each of them has their own devotional journal, I’ll sometimes just assign pages out of that for them to fill in or color — that way, they get some handwriting practice, too!)
- I do one of several things with the pages once they’ve finished coloring them (and none of them wind up on our refrigerator): Sometimes we send them in letters to penpals. I might glue one into a child’s scrapbook or tack it on his bulletin board. Our littlest guys have even been known to frame them as a creative arts entry for the State Fair — there’s nothing like winning a ribbon and cash premium to motivate them to do their best job coloring future pages!