Sunday, March 8, 2009

Love Dare - Day 14-17

In the absence of time I am going to give a brief synopsis of the Love Dare for days 14-17 in one post. Things have been progressing rather well on this journey. I have been enlightened to things that I have enjoyed, as well as things that made me feel uncomfortable. Nonetheless, I am persevering and pressing through. I made my mind up that regardless of how easy, difficult or how much I had to reach out of my comfort zone I would follow through with each dare presented before me. My Husband & my marriage are far more important to me than my comfort level.



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ay 14 - Love Takes Delight


Ecclesiastes 9:9 "Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour which thou takest under the sun."

Today's Dare: Purposely neglect an activity you would normally do so you can spend quality time with your spouse. Do something he or she would love to do or a project they'd really like to work on. Just be together.



Day 15 - Love Is Honorable

I Peter 3:7 "Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered."
Today's Dare: Choose a way to show honor and respect to your spouse that is above your normal routine. Show your spouse that he or she is highly esteemed in your eyes.



Day 16 - Love Intercedes

3 John 2 "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth."

Today's Dare: Begin praying today for your spouse's heart. Pray for three specific areas where you desire for GOD to work in your spouse's life and in your marriage.



Day 17 - Love Promotes Intimacy

Proverbs 17:9 "He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends."

Today's Dare: Determine to guard your spouse's secrets (unless they are dangerous to them or to you) and to pray for them. Talk with your spouse & resolve to demonstrate love in spite of these issues. Really listen to them when they share personal thoughts and struggles with you. Make them feel safe.

3 comments:

This Country Girl said...

I love these. I really should buy the book.

Tammy

Evening Shade Morning Latte said...

Tammy,

I am so glad that you are enjoying the Love Dare journey. It is a great book. I highly recommend it.

Blessed Beyond said...

I love the dares and I love how you share them with us. I agree my marriage is more important to me than a comfort zone! You are going to be even more blessed for doing this!
Hugs and Blessings!