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It’s Love & Respect Dare Day 15!

Today’s Respect Dare: Think about how fortunate we are in America, materially speaking.  Just doing a quick online search on poverty will reveal the kinds of conditions so many people around the world live in.  So today’s dare is to simply be content.  Thank your husband for the way he provides for your family, whether that’s through his job or in other ways, like helping out around the house!  Then prayerfully thank God for giving you what you have.

Today’s Love Dare:  LISTEN!  Honor your wife by listening more attentively and respectfully.  Honor her by giving greater weight to her words and requests.

 

This morning we shared two Father’s Day short stories from the book Dad in my Heart by Joe L. Wheeler. Shannyn read What My Daughter Taught Me About Love by Robert Fulghum and Peter read The Snob by Morley Callaghan- The book was released on Tyndale Press.

Your Respect Dare of the Day: Think about one area of your home of life which desperately need to be decluttered and organized. If nothing comes to mind-pray for the Lord to reveal something to you which needs to be put in order and then DO IT! Don’t try to tackle a huge project in one day…this is about a 15 minute dare: GO!

Your Love Dare of the Day:  Demonstrate your love by willingly choosing to give in to an area of disagreement between you and your spouse. Tell them you are putting their preference first!

 

Have a blessed weekend! We appreciate you!

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Recipe!

Shannyn crosses her heart-it’s DELISH! Try it with the kiddo’s and see if it doesn’t pass! (from OhSheGlows.com)

Ingredients:

  • 240 grams yellow-skinned cooked potatoes, peeled (approx. 1 & 1/3 cups cooked potato)
  • 6-7 tbsp pure maple syrup*, or to taste
  • 3 tbsp cashew nut butter*
  • 1/2 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp fine grain sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/4-1/3 cups dark chocolate chips

 

1. Peel and roughly chop the potatoes. Cook the potatoes in a pot of water on the stove-top until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain.

2. In a food processor, immediately add the cooked potatoes (still hot), nut butter, vanilla, and maple syrup. Do not use cold potatoes or the texture will be like mashed potatoes instead of a silky dip. Process until smooth for at least a couple minutes, stopping to scrape down the bowl as necessary. Make sure no clumps remain. You want it super smooth. Adjust sweetness if necessary and add salt to taste.

3. Place mixture in the fridge for a minimum of 30 minutes (preferably an hour) to chill and then stir in the chocolate chips just before serving. Serve the dip with graham crackers, fresh fruit, cookies, cinnamon sugar pita chips, or my favourite way, a spoon.

 

YOUR RESPECT DARE FOR TODAY:

Just for today, your dare is to say nothing negative at all. If you can’t think of a kind way to say what’s on your mind, vow-just for today-to say nothing.

YOUR LOVE DARE FOR TODAY:

Look for opportunities to bring warmth to the coldness in his or her life. If possible, give them an unexpected, tender touch. Choose a gesture that says, “I cherish you.” and do it with sincerity.

 

It’s Love and Respect Dare Day 10

What achievements have you accomplished with God’s help?  Whatever we pay attention to grows.  God tells us in Philippians 4:8 what we are to think about.

Your RESPECT DARE today is to pray for God to enable you to see life through the lens of the Holy Spirit; To give you the ability to see what is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, or praiseworthy.  Then pray for his strength to accomplish this.

Today’s LOVE DARE:  Do something out of the ordinary for your spouse – something that proves (to both of you) that your love is based on your choice and nothing else.  Examples could include: Wash her car; Clean the kitchen; Fold the laundry (Bonus points for putting it away).  Demonstrate love to them for the sheer joy of being their partner in marriage.

Remember to tell us you’re taking the LOVE/RESPECT DARE by signing up for the 30 day challenge on our home page.

It’s Love and Respect Dare Day 9

Your RESPECT DARE today is based on Luke 6:37 ~ “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”

Think about whether your husband confides in you more now than when you were first married.  Then, ask if he considers you a good confidante?  Are you a safe person to take his challenges to?

 

Your LOVE DARE today: Think of a specific way you’d like to greet your spouse today.  Do it with a smile – with enthusiasm.  Then determine to do that EVERY day, to reflect more love for them.

Remember to tell us you’re taking the LOVE/RESPECT DARE by signing up for the 30 day challenge on our home page.