Take the 40 Day Love Dare Challenge

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.
Ephesians 4:2


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27 responses to “Take the 40 Day Love Dare Challenge

  1. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

    • Stellla

      This must be a very good help for marriage. I would imagine couples should do it prayerfully and trust God for best results. I and my husband are going to definitely going to try it.

  2. Thanks for the link. I bought the book for my husband and left it at home. (We traveled for Christmas)

  3. Mary Ellen

    Thanks so much for passing this on. I registered myself and my husband this afternoon. I’m looking forward to it.

  4. Marie Coombs

    If you And Scott will take this 40 day challenge and do each thing it says to do for the next 40 days it will be a step in the right direction and the results will be there for you two to celebrate on Valentine’s day. If you will each just do it and commit to it no matter how you feel inside it will enrich your married life and your walk with God. If nothing else it will be better than doing nothing. And at the end of the 40 days you will know that you have at least given it your best shot. Mom & I love you very much and only want the happiness and blessings to be experienced by you, Scott, Chloe and Jordan. I sincerely ask that you and Scott do this as a special favor to me. Love, Dad

  5. surendra

    good one to apply practically

  6. Adaobi

    After 7 years, my marriage is at the brink of collapse. i will do anything to make it work.

  7. Miles

    Love to apply it, thank God for the challenge!

  8. Imee

    i’d like to give it a try…to save our marriage….even if the action will just be on my side at the start…i know God will do the rest…thanks everyone

  9. thanks so much for sharing it,i want to move on from the past,co’z i knw my husband loves me so much and is very faithful,but i keep on remembering the pain..pls God help me to forget.


    hi there, please can you send me the entire 40 day challenge list? my husband has been out of work for a year, we have lost everything almost… and now getting to the point of loosing each other. i would have loved to buy the books, but, fincance are so tight!!!

    would you please be so kond and send me the required info or bible texts?

    kind regards
    a humble wife

  11. Cindy Erasmus

    I cant live in this marriage anymore but I dont want out. All I want is for him to love me

  12. i want my marriage to be stronger with lots of love for one another

  13. please can you send me the entire 40 day challenge list? my husband and i are having a lot of chanellages… and now getting to the point of loosing each other. i would have loved to buy the books, but, finance are so tight so any help would be necessary. thanks you

  14. denese

    My husband decided that he is starting the Love Dare today. Right now I have no desire to even go there. Our marriage (7mos, 2nd time for both) is teetering. We’re seeking help from our Pastor. Husband thinks it could use an extra push. I wonder…

    • Joe

      Suggest you watch Fireproof as well if you already haven’t. If he is willing to make the changes neccesary and become the Husband God desires him to be your marraige can be restored! Pray for restoration and do what Jesus commands us to do “forgive”. Easier said than done i know, but it’s not a suggestion. I could go on and on but i wont. May prayers are with you and all whos marriages are struggling.

  15. Teresa

    My husband has filed for divorce. I have rededicated my life to God. He has backed farther away. We do not live together as he is living with someone else. Will this work for us and how do I make it work? I do not want to divorce, I love my husband immensely.


  17. Toni

    I need the love dare in my life but am unable to afford the book or anything is there anyway you can send me anything???

  18. mmateem

    beauty love n friendship,

  19. Sonja

    Please can you send me the entire 40 day challenge list? Trying to find my way back.

  20. mike marshall

    I want to get my relationship better to where she loves me again. But I can not afford the love dare book i used to have it but we had a fire and everything got burned up. so if you can help me i would appreciate it if you could send me the book or an ebook if you got it i rather have a book where i can take it everywhere thanks and god bless you mike

  21. Goldy

    I would love to start the Love dare challenge to improve my marriage.

  22. tnx for sharing this kind of thoughts….god bless all:-)

  23. krystal

    I’m willing to do anything to save my marriage but, how do I apply these 40 steps if he’s not here. He’s staying at his dads, I tried sending texts & taking over dinner & a thoughtful gift, he got angry & said to stop texting and coming by….I’m desperate?

  24. Remi

    would really love to look into this this is my first marraige and my husbands second he is quite a bit older than i am. we are very faithful to each other but the stress is building up as well as the anger and we are getting to the point where it would be better just be seperated then together. if someone could send a copy of this 40 day challenge just to try it ive spoken with god but things still arent looking up.. maybe hes saying that i need to fix things on my end. Thank You so very much

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