Friday, September 17, 2010

I'm signing in for "The Love Dare"

My beloved sister, Audrey Escarzaga has made the decision to take "The Love Dare", which is a book she discovered that takes the reader through 40 days of challenges to strengthen one's marriage (this book comes from the Christian movie "Fireproof".)  She's been blogging about her experience.  I am intrigued and I want to try it also.  So I will spend the next 40 days taking 'The Love Dare".

The reason is clear and simple.  I am married to a lovely, deserving and honorable man.  He's not perfect, but then again, I'm far from perfect myself.  The greatest blessing in my life began the day I met Ron.  I want to see him happy and I want to be happy myself. 

Like my sister, I'm going to take this opportunity to utilize this blog to chronicle my experience and lessons learned.  I hope you are amused and that I don't muddle about being silly.

Dare 1

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.

James 1:19-20

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.

For the wrath of man worketh no the righteousness of God

What a perfect place to start.  Just the challenge of keeping my mouth shut will be exercise enough!  I thought I might start today, but I only made it until early afternoon before my sharp tongue got the best of me (sigh).  So tomorrow will be my first day to make it through an entire dare.  I will let you know how it goes!

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