A dear dear friend and amazingly awesome Christian woman posted about this today so I thought I would check it out. After reading through it I thought I would give it a try. It's The Love Dare. Which is based on a book (which was featured in the movie Fireproof) but lucky for me [and you] K-Love Morning has blogged it! (aka you don't need to buy the book) I wasn't sure what The Love Dare was, so in a nutshell it is 40 days/ways to strengthen your marriage. It even says whether or not your marriage is hanging by a thread or stronger than it's ever been, it can't hurt to strengthen your marriage. I wanted to put an excerpt here for you to get the idea, but I'm not sure which one to pick...so here's two!
"THE SCRIPTURES SAY that God designed and created marriage as a good thing. It is a beautiful, priceless gift. He uses marriage to help us eliminate loneliness, multiply our effectiveness, establish families, raise children, enjoy life, and bless us with relational intimacy. But beyond this, marriage also shows us our need to grow and deal with our own issues and self-centeredness through the help of a lifelong partner. If we are teachable, we will learn to do the one thing that is most important in marriage—to love. This powerful union provides the path for you to learn how to love another imperfect person unconditionally. It is wonderful. It is difficult. It is life changing."
"The Love Dare journey is not a process of trying to change your spouse to be the person you want them to be. You’ve no doubt already discovered that efforts to change your husband or wife have ended in failure and frustration. Rather, this is a journey of exploring and demonstrating genuine love, even when your desire is dry and your motives are low. The truth is, love is a decision and not just a feeling. It is selfless, sacrificial, and transformational. And when love is truly demonstrated as it was intended, your relationship is more likely to change for the better."
If your interested in joining the DARE, here's the link.