And no doubt there are moments you are stressed, worried, feeling unloved and unlovely.
Marriage is not easy and takes so much constant work. But worth every moment.
Let's take 40 days together to focus on our marriages.
Do as little or as much as you are able. Don't feel overwhelmed, burdened or stressed by it. Every little bit is helpful. It will work like this:
1. Watch the movie "Fireproof" (Trailer with Love Dare info below)
It's free on Netflix!!!
2. Order "The Love Dare" book (or borrow from your library)
(the second one is the Kindle version)
3. On Monday August 20th we will start with Day 1
4. Share your thoughts
But please share your thoughts!!!! Don't underestimate the impact you could make on someone else's marriage by sharing a challenge, success or revelation you had in your own. Good discussion will make this so much better.
I especially encourage those who are in a tough place in their marriage to join in and participate. It may feel like loving on your husband a little more is the last thing you want to do. I encourage you to watch the movie and think about it. You will have so much support in this fire wife community. There are many other online groups who have done The Love Dare. Here is just one comment I found in one of those groups:"My dh and I have been going through some really rough times in our marriages and I feel like i no longer should be the one to do these dares. Is that selfish of me? to summarize our issues we will jsut say he had a date with a girl, which I found their text messgaes, he was fired from his job, and now he is on probation and is now going through treatment for substance abuse. im so lost and feel so drug through the mud I feel like i should be the one to make nice and go through these dares... i need support i need guidance. "
Wow. That's a lot of hurt. I will be praying specifically for each of you as you decide on participating in this Love Dare.
Working with our creative fire life schedule:
If your husband is not with you.....away fighting fires, etc... or you are supposed to do something for him on a day he's on duty....DO NOT LET THAT GET IN THE WAY! There is so much goodness here. Let's support each other as fire wives and find creative ways around it. And by the way, if you do Day 3 actually on Day 4, you won't be kicked out
We are not excluding you. If you'd like to participate, you are more than welcome to do so here at the blog and at the Facebook page.
Are you in?
For some more reading
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