Love Dare Challenge

love-letterLove Dare – Day 39

Spend time in personal prayer, then write a letter of commitment and resolve to your spouse. Leave it in a place where your mate will find it.
I Corinthians 13:8 “Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.”

Love Dare – 40

Write out a renewal of your vows and place them in your home.

Ruth 1:16 “But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God.”

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Love Dare Challenge

praying-togetherLove Dare – 37

Ask your spouse if you can begin praying together.
Matthew 18:19  Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.”

Love Dare – 38

Ask yourself what your spouse would want if it was obtainable, then map out a plan for meeting some (if not all) of their desires.
Psalm 37:4  “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

Love Dare Challenge

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Squeezing The Most Out of Valentine’s Day!

Many of you are starting to think seriously about what to do on Valentine’s Day.  Here is a site with many creative ideas and links to even more that will help you squeeze the most out of this wonderful holiday!  Remember it’s not how much money you spend that makes a great memory, it’s how much you put yourself into what you planned.

Now for our Love Dare Challenges for today:

Love Dare – 35

Find a Christian marriage mentor. Ask God to direct your decisions and discernment.
Proverbs 15:22 “Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.”

Love Dare – 36

Commit to reading the bible every day. If your spouse is open to it, see if they will commit to reading with you.
Psalm 119:105  “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”

Love Dare Challenge

PE-094-0413Love Dare – 33

Tell your spouse that you desire to include them in your upcoming decisions, and that you need their perspective and counsel.
Ecclesiastes 4:11 “Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone?”

Love Dare – 34

Verbally commend your spouse about a recent time when they demonstrated Christian character in a noticeable way.
I Corinthians 13:6 “[love] …it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.”

Love Dare Challenge

red-rosesLove Dare – Day 31

Commit to God and your spouse to make your marriage the top priority over every other human relationship.
Genesis 2:24 “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”

Love Dare – Day 32

If at all possible, try to initiate sex with your spouse today (in a way that honors them).
I Corinthians 7:3 “The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband.”

Love Dare Challenge

reading-glassesLove Dare – 29

Before you see your spouse again today, pray for them by name and for their needs.
Ephesians 6:7 “rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man…”

Love Dare – 30

Ask the Lord to reveal anything in your own heart that is threatening oneness with your spouse and, if appropriate, discuss it openly and seek God for unity.
John 17:11And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one.”

Love Dare Challenge

man_thinkingLove Dare – Day 27

Think of one area where your spouse has told you you’re expecting too much, and tell them you’re sorry for being so hard on them about it.
Psalm 25:20 “Oh, guard my soul, and deliver me!  Let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.”

Love Dare – Day 28

Purpose to do what you can to meet the greatest need in your spouse’s life right now.
I John 3:16 “By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.”