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Day 1: Love is Patient

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  • Today was not an easy day, especially not for a sarcastic human such as myself. I didn't realize until today how often my love was not patient. After keeping in my head all day today that love is patient everytime I got annoyed or started to say something rude, It really hit me how many times a day I was just out and out mean because I thought the crime fit the punishment. Sometimes it just takes a little extra patience, a virtue that I do not have an overwhelming amount of. My husband does not know that I am doing the infamous "love dare" but he did notice how well we worked as a team yesterday when working on our home. At this time last week, I had told him that I wanted a divorce. Not being something that I necessiarily actually wanted but something that I felt was inevitable due to our differences and that we aren't able to work together as a unit very well. But instead I went to God and prayed, then I went to the book store and was instantly pulled to the Christian living section. Now I am going through this 40 day dare, praying it will save my marriage and teach me to love even as Christ loved the church.

    The only love I know to be true to me is the love my savior has, which is part of the reason I have so much hate inside me. I pray that through this journey I will continue to grow as a woman, grow as a wife and grow as a sinner saved by Grace. my faith will keep me strong, My faith in God and myself will help me complete this journey. Faith is such a hard thing to stay strong to but I have full intentions of keeping my faith strong.

    "Faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not yet seen."

  • So, in one dare out of 40 you have seen how you, not your husband, have hurt the marriage, by you not showing love through patience.  Can you imagine how much better you will work together if you do all 40 dares?  

    Welcome to this site.  Try next time posting, or even copy and paste this entry in The Love Dare Journal section.  It is under the Community tab.  If youhave trouble finding how to do that, I can give you directions how to find that section.  That section of this site will get you more replies that this section.

    This will be a journey between you and Christ, not you and your husband.  He will be used as a tool to mold you to love as Christ loves.  Do a dare a day, no more no less.  Do the dares as they are intended to be done.  Do not read ahead in the book, other than the appendix, especially about leading the heart.  When doing the dares have no expectations of him.  

    Do not tell him you are doing the dares. Becuase he will look at it as you doing a step by step guide to manipulate him vs a journey to grow in Christ.

    You were called by God to do the dares.  So, do them.  

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