(You can read more details explaining how we are doing the dare here: https://firefighterwife.com/fireproof-your-marriage/)
Love Brings Unity
Father, keep them in Your name, the name which You have given Me, that they may be one even as We are. – John 17:11
Excerpt from The Love Dare Book
“Wife – What would happen if you made it your mission to do everything possible to promote togetherness of heart with your husband? What if every threat to your unity was treated as a poison, a cancer, an enemy to be eliminated by love, humility, and selflessness? What would your marriage become if you were never again willing to see your oneness torn apart?
The unity of the Trinity, as seen beyond the reaches of history past and continuing into the future, is evidence of the power of oneness. It is unbreakable. It is unending. And it is this same spiritual reality that disguises itself as your home and mailing address. Though painted in the colors of work schedules and doctor visits and trips to the grocery, oneness is the eternal thread that runs through the daily experience of what you call “your marriage,” giving it a purpose to be defended for life.
Therefore, love this one who is as much a part of your body as you are. Serve this one whose needs cannot be separated from your own. Honor this one who, when raised upon the pedestal of your love, raises you up too in the eyes of God, all at the same time.“
What if every threat to your unity was treated as a poison, a cancer, an enemy to be eliminated by love, humility, and selflessness?
What a perspective! Every disagreement about parenting, money, political opinions. Schedules and activities that pull you apart too often. This one will take some reflecting…..
KLove Radio Station did The Love Dare and has a daily post (with copyright approval from the publisher). You can find it here (especially if your book has not arrived yet!)
How are you doing? Has it been easy? Struggling?
Big question for the fire wives…..also being discussed in our private group, In what ways can the fire service cause divisiveness in your marriage?
(note: if you have a very private topic to discuss, you can always reach me at contact at firefighterwife dot com)
A Community of Men - Honor Guard
Men, we applaud you for the intentional steps you are taking here to focus on your marriage. Join other men who are devoted to the fire service and their marriage as well in The Honor Guard.
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