For Christmas Morocco gifted Husband and I a pre-order gift certificate of the Christian movie Fireproof. The movie came out on DVD at the end of January. With so much going on we had not gotten around to watch the movie until now.
So Sunday evening Husband and I settled down with two other couples to watch the movie. The acting was not all that great but the message was positive. The plot is about a married couple on the verge of divorce. The husband sought the advice of his father. Upon doing so the father gave a journal called The Love Dare to his son. The journal is a 40 day challenge for the husband to show unconditional love towards his wife.
Therefore the husband starts the challenge. The wife could have cared less about the changes in her husband. The husband called his father often saying he wanted to give up. The father persuaded the husband to keep fighting and continue the challenge.
I purchased The Love Dare and study guide for Husband and I to take the 40 day challenge. We are not having issues like the charachters in the movie but marriage is hard work! In my everyday battle for self improvement I/we need to work just as hard for our marriage.
Day 1 Love Is Patient
Be completely humble and gentle: Be patient bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2 NIV
In a number of ways our words often reflect the condition of our heart. For the next day, 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.
Even though The Love Dare focuses on married couples there are activities that can be applied to everyday life. I’m sure I’ll post more of the dares as I go through the 40 day challenge. I’m on day 3 now and I must say that I am so glad I decieded to take the challenge.
Everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger. James 1:19