Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Love Dare

It's been an extremely long time since I've posted. I've been so busy, but I need to make the time for a new journey I'm taking to better my relationship with my husband. We're doing ok, don't get me wrong, but I really want to better things between us, we have gotten lost in the day to day grind and focus all our energy on our son, Aiden who we adore.

Have you seen the movie Fireproof? A friend of mine gave it to me to borrow and some of it really hit home. It is about a married couple getting lost in the day to day grind and they take each other for granted. Their marriage starts to really fall apart to where the wife wants a divorce. The man's father tells his son about the Love Dare book to give him 40 days to really try and make his marriage work - Lance and I are not thinking of divorce, we get along really well, but I want us to really appreciate each other and our marriage and not take each other or our days here for granted.

Well, a year has passed and I was at Border's and I came across that book "The Love Dare", in fact, it jumped off the shelf at me. Things are never coincidental! This is based off of the movie Fireproof. It's a 40 day challenge that gives you a different "Dare" every day to improve your marriage/relationship.

Day One:
Love is Patient:
Be completely humble and gentle, be patient, bearing with one another in love - Ephesians 4:2

Today's Dare:
"For day one, resolve to demonstrate patience and to say nothing negative to your spouse at all. If the temptation arises, choose not to say anything. It's better to hold your tongue than to say something you'll regret"

It then gives you a page to fill in notes about what happened that day to cause anger, etc, etc.

I'll keep you posted each day!


  1. Thank you sharing this! I will stay tuned!
    I love your belief statement above. Glad I came here!

  2. this sounds like a good read, thanks for sharing!

  3. Sounds like a great idea. I, too, love your belief statement, Jen.

  4. i saw the movie, too--just wish i could have gotten it a few years earlier, before my marriage broke...however, i also believe nothing happens unexpectedly (or, as our pastor puts it, God never says, Whoa, I didnt see THAT one coming!) so things will work out for the best.
    Have a great journey!!