Your Love Dare today: Write or rewrite your vows, either by hand or printed from your computer. Frame them and hang them where they can be seen by all.
Your Respect Dare today: Write YOUR story of the past 40 days of the dare-focusing on the one thing that stands out most as the FRUIT of your dare. Where were you when you could see this dare was working? Who was with you? What happened? Give God praise for what He is doing in your heart, mind and marriage!
Your Respect Dare Today: Today, do a word search in your Bible on forgiveness. After reading the scriptures which come up,play that the Lord will help you forgive. Pray that He helps you overcome any obstacles in the way of total forgiveness of yourself, your husband or someone else.
Your Love Dare Today: Ask a godly friend to be your marriage mentor, to give you insight and be an ear to hear you out, when you need to talk about marriage related topics.
Today’s Love Dare: Hopefully you know of something that your wife would LOVE…YOU clean, take her to a nice dinner or a little get-away trip. Today’s DARE is to make one of those wishes come true. Do it!
Today’s Respect Dare: Look back at the last few weeks and see what God has done and is doing. Today write down 2 or 3 positive effects of the respect dare and why they are important. Thank the Lord for progress!
Today, we talk about Acting to Defend OUR Marriages.
Here are some help from Dr. Randy Carlson’s book Starved For Affection: PRAY: Lord, I ask that you help me during times of difficulty in my marriage to remember:
To stay focused on what truly matters.
To pray for my spouse.
That being the right person in more important than being right.
That having a relationship with another human being is a precious gift to be handles with love and respect.
That the greatest thing I can give to another person is the gift of myself-even with all my frailty and hurt.
That true forgiveness and reconciliation begins with me, and will spring from a humble spirit and a contrite heart.
That after I have given all I can to reconcile a broken relationship, I must trust you with the outcome and refuse to react bitterly or vengefully if I have to let that relationship go.
Your Love Dare for today: End it now. Identify any obsession or object of lust in your life and let it go. Expose any lie you’ve swallowed in pursuing forbidden pleasure and reject it. Lust cannot be allowed to live in a back closet. It must be killed and destroyed today. Focus on thanking God the He and what He provides can satisfy you and meet all your needs.
Your Respect Dare today: Pray wholeheartedly that God shows you how this concept of allowing your husband to be CEO of your famiy impacts your marriage. Ask Him to help you be teachable and pray that you learn. Ask Him to give you and your husband a united
Your Respect Dare today: Practice active listening. Hear your husband out today without interrupting. When he’s finished sharing whatever is on his mind, reflect back what you heard from him. A good reflective statement can start with something like “I think I hear you saying that _____________. Is that right?”
Your Love Dare Today: Get RID of something that stands in the way of being the Godly husband you’re called to be. What is the ONE THING (you likely know what it is…addiction, pornography, to much time with another, t.v.) if it’s stopping your from your call as a Godly leader….today you DARE is to eliminate it. Get it out…TODAY!