UPDATE: I wrote this blog post three years ago and it continues to be the number one read post on my blog. If you are truly interested in making your marriage work…you may want to read this recent post — http://bethlambdin.net/2011/12/21/love-for-a-lifetime/
Just got this in my email inbox today (thanks Carrie!) and thought it was worth passing along to others –
Starting today, FamilyLife Ministry is challenging couples to “love like you mean it” by joining their 40-day Love Dare challenge. Based on the Love Dare book from the movie Fireproof, the challenge is a practical way for you to practice unconditional love and transform your marriage by applying simple, biblical principles to your everyday life.
Every day from January 5th to February 13th, they will give you a Love Dare for the day for you to put into practice and show love to your spouse. Then, at the end of the challenge, they encourage you to celebrate your spouse with a special Valentine’s Day date.
You can receive your daily Love Dare by – Registering at Familylife.com to receive your daily Love Dare via email each morning.
Let me encourage you to take advantage of this simple & easy way to improve your marriage – no matter what state it is in. If you have a great marriage – it will make it the best! If you have a good marriage – it will make it better. If you are struggling in your marriage or perhaps even ready to call it quits – why not give it a try?
The bonus of getting it in your email inbox every morning is AWESOME. What a great daily reminder to work at our marriages! I signed myself up and I signed up my husband (knowing that while his intentions would be good – he just might not ever get around to actually going to the website and signing up – love you sweetheart!).
Todays Love Dare –
Resolve to say nothing negative about your spouse today.