Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Love Dare

Fireproof The Movie opened at theaters this weekend.
The back cover says. "Unconditional love is eagerly promised at weddings, but rarely practiced in real life. As a result, romantic hopes are often replaced with disappointment in the home, but it doesn't have to stay that way.

The Love Dare is a 40-day challenge for husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love. Whether your marriage is hanging by a thread or healthy and strong. The Love Dare is a journey you need to take. It's time to learn the keys to finding true intimacy and developing a dynamic marriage. Take the dare!"

We are starting this book today. But, we are not just reading as a couple we are reading it as a family. Experiencing unconditional love from my spouse is a wonderful thing but imagine if our children could learn to express unconditional love toward their siblings!!

After some dialog about patience vs. anger, the dare is introduced.

The first dare is-

"The first part of this dare is fairly simple. Although love is communicated 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 (brother or sister, mom or dad) 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."