No doubt if you are hanging around this site and in our groups, you are in LOVE with their spouse.
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 is truly 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)
You can also purchase the movie HERE!!!
2. Order "The Love Dare" book (or borrow from your library)
3. Follow along The Love Dare on your own or Sign Up to Receive a Daily Email.
There is a short excerpt posted for each day here in the blog.
4. Share your thoughts
You can read along. Skip a day. Do what works for you. Then share your thoughts and comments on the daily blog, on the facebook page, or in the private Facebook groups (Fire Wife Sisterhood for women or Honor Guard for men)
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 wife or 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 our communities. 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. I’m 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 spouse is not with you... away fighting fires, etc... or you are supposed to do something for them on a day they're on duty... DO NOT LET THAT GET IN THE WAY! There is so much goodness here. Let's support each other as fire families 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... 😉
Are You In?
Drop a short comment in any of the communities and let us know. Share as much or as little as you'd like. And don't forget to follow along in our private fire wife community with other fire wives who are experiencing similar circumstances.