I'm new to this forum. Our marriage counselor suggested the Love Dare. I've been following along with the suggestions for each day, as well as following all the other suggestions our counselor has given us. I'm tired, scared, and feeling like I have a hangover from all the effort with very little in return, although I am seeing a tiny tiny bit of improvement.
My husband decided several months ago he wasn't sure he wanted to continue in our marriage. He didn't share this with me, but slowly moved further and further away from me. We reached a critical point and I've been working very hard since then to correct things. We have both done some things wrong and we both have hurt and anger.
When I first read the postings out here they were too painful. It was so much like what I was going through and there was so much desperation. I've since changed my outlook in several ways. I want all of you to know I'm hoping for the best possible outcome for each of your relationships and even if that fails, this journey isn't a waste. If you are spiritual you will be closer to your God. You will grow in many ways you probably don't even think are possible. In either case, the exercises are worth the effort in my opinion.
Even though I feel lost and alone and very afraid sometimes I know I'm moving in the right direction and I appreciate the authors of this dare very much.
hello and welcome cmango. I started the love dare 2 weeks ago. Just know you are never alone. There are some very wise individuals commenting on the posts. Mostly pointing things out you may not have thought of or to hold you accountable for your actions (ie your will vs God's will). I have learned so many things I never realized before. It is sometimes a very hard pill to swallow.
Best wishes on your journey!
This dare is a journey. One that God will mold you in many ways and humble you. Through Christ you will see what love really is not the worlds impression that you have had for so many years. When you have a moment read in the appendix about leading the heart.