Love Dare: Day 1 – Patience

I got my husband, well, my marriage really, The Love Dare for Christmas. If you haven’t heard of it, go rent Fireproof and then pick up a copy of the book for yourself!


The Love Dare is a 40-day challenge for husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love. You can do it as a couple, or if your marriage is in trouble, do it as an individual, for your marriage, out of obedience to Christ. Each day has a challenging lesson on love, followed by a ‘dare’ for the day, and space to journal how it went. For more information visit Fireproof My Marriage

Day 1: Love is patient

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned,but have not love, it profits me nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:1-3

Today’s Dare:

The first part of this dare is fairly simple. Although love is communicated in a number of ways, our words often reflect the condition of our heart. For the next day, resolve to demonstrate patience and to say nothing negative to your spouse at all. If the temptation arises, choose not to say anything. It’s better to hold your tongue than to say something you’ll regret.

I most likely won’t post our progress, since its personal…but I would ask for you all to pray for us as we embark on this journey, and let me know if I can pray for you as well. We have also decided to extend the ‘dare’ to our kids as well, so its more like a Family Love Dare!

Let the journey begin…

If you don’t have a blog, but would like to do an online journal, they provide one at The Love Dare

I would ask for you all to pray for us as we embark on this journey, and let me know if I can pray for you as well. Click here to start from Day 1!


  • welcome to our wonderland January 3, 2010 at 8:21 am

    what a great gift for you and your hubby! I wish you luck and will be thinking and praying for you.

  • Julie January 3, 2010 at 9:58 am

    I think this is a great idea! Me and my husband absolutely loved Fire Proof and think everybody could benefit from watching it. We have planned on doing Love Dare but haven't followed through yet but this post has motivated me! I will pray for your Love Dare Journey!

  • Amanda January 3, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    I wish you the best! This is a great book. The challenge for Day 1 took some work for me. Achieving that day alone changed our marriage!

  • Confessions of a Homeschooler January 3, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Thanks for the support! Yes, day 1 is already a challenge! I've had to bite my tongue already LOL! And even more so where my kids are involved!

  • Ticia January 3, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Another reason to not post the daily challenges: it goes through intensely personal stuff.I remember flipping through the book and being intimidated by some of the questions in it. I'll be praying it all goes well.

  • Mama to 4 January 4, 2010 at 5:03 am

    That's funny – my husband bought me this book for Christmas too! I have to start reading it. Thank you for the encouragement! :)Nicole

  • Muriel January 7, 2010 at 12:44 am

    I'm french and I don't know this book, but after read your post I'm very interesting by that. I'll search the book in french, cause read this book in english is a challenge for me! Thanks for your blog.Muriel


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