My wife and I just returned home to MI from a 9 day retreat in AZ. The week was fantastic, but ended terribly. My wife went on my email and viewed an email I had responded to from my ex-wife regarding health insurance for my two children. In the response I shared some medical details of my own with my ex-wife and also told her of plans my wife and I were working on for our retirement. My wife felt that this was an inappropriate email and we ended up having an argument where as usual, I said some very regretful things.
When we returned home from our trip Sunday evening, she made it clear that she was done with any attempt at reconciliation. Since we have returned, she signed the divorce complaint and I am waiting to receive it in the mail. I am profoundly sad. I am trying to be strong, remain positive, etc., but it so hard not to sink into total despair.
I am focusing on the great times we had, the love that I feel for her and my choice, desire and wish to have her by my side until the day I die. I am praying for strength, praying for a change in her decision, and tomorrow I will start over again on day one. Please keep us in your prayers - AMDG
Sounds like you started the dare before. I must ask, how far did yu get, and did you stop?
Remember the dare is a Journey between you and Christ, not you and your wife, she is just a tool in this journey.
Hi Sean, I have started the Dare a few times before. Please note that I say "started". I have never made it all the way through. I plan on living the dare, so for me, I plan on it being a journey, not a destination.
I do try and remember that the Journey IS between me and Christ, I pray daily and I don't plan on stopping that either.
I just re-read your post and realized that I didn't answer your question completely. I did stop, but not consciously. When things were improving I noticed that I did stop. Ridiculous isn't it? I never intentionally stopped, and I still prayed daily, but I stopped opening the book. Seems like a pretty direct correlation doesn't it? :)
Anyway, I am sure you didn't send me a post for me to respond with a book :) Your post was nice to get. My wife is my best friend, and to be honest, I really do not have anyone else to talk to about things so it was nice to just respond to you.
Be well, Peace!