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  • On a side note....

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    On DH's way to bed he took the dog with him rather than put her outside for the evening. I went back there to get her. She didn’t want to leave and peed all over the comforter and sheets. I had to strip the bed, put the sheets into wash, try...
  • R2D29 Crickets

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    Today was a difficult dare because I never tell DH that I love him anymore. That is so sad to me. Up until 3 months ago, I told him all the time. So, I told DH that I love him and that I hoped he was having a wonderful day. Nothing like hearing crickets...
  • R2D28 I really wish I knew what he needs

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    Love meets needs through sacrifice. I had a hard time with this in Round 1. I had prayed that God would open my eyes to a need that I could meet, and finally at bedtime, I was able to share a piece of fruit with DH. Well, this morning, I prayed the same...
  • R2D27 Totally Unrealistic!

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    Unrealistic expectations. I brought a ton of them into our marriage 3 1/2 years ago. I spent time today really reflecting upon the unrealistic expectations that I had for DH. I expected that he would be neat, but he has never been neat! I expected that...
  • R2D26 Responsibility

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    Responsibility. There's a question in the book that reads " Can your spouse say that you have wronged or wounded them in any way and never made it right?" The answer to this question at this point in Round 1 was an absolute "yes"...
  • R2D25 Forgiveness and a box of candy

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    I really don't think that there is anything that my DH has done that I haven't forgiven. Other than jump up out of the blue and announce he wants a divorce, I really can't even think of much that I have ever really needed to forgive him for...
  • R2D24 Lust isn't what I thought

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    I had never really considered myself to be a "lustful" person until Dare 24 of Round 1 of the Love Dare. I was especially convicted by the suggestion in the book that when we say "If only I had __________", we are exhibiting a lustful...
  • R2D23 Love protects

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    Dare 23 - love always protects. It is interesting that this dare fell today in light of my Bible study last night. Our study leader said that there are two sides to God's love, nurture and protection. The nurturing side includes His compassion, mercy...
  • R2D22. Why can't I do it??

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    For two days I have tried to say "I love you" to DH, and I can't get the words to come out of my mouth. I was able to say it to him during round 1, and I can write it to him, but I haven't been able to say it to him. I didn't want...
  • Why do I second guess myself constantly??!!!

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    I hope that I just did the right thing. My husband mentioned to me before he left for work this morning that his company has reinstated the company picnic. Up until last year, the company had always done a picnic at a local amusement park. They provided...
  • R2D21 Love is satisfied in God

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    Today's dare says to be intentional about making time to pray and read my Bible. This is something that I do everyday. Doing so speaks truth into my life to combat the lies that Satan tries to put into my head. It also draws me into God's presence...
  • R2D20 Jesus loves me, this I know

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    Dare 20. Half way through round 2. This journey is teaching me and giving me just a taste of what it is like for God to love us in spite of our rejection. Phil 2:5-8 says "Make your attitude that of Christ Jesus, who existing in the form of God,...
  • R2D19 God makes all things possible

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    Love truly is impossible without God. Oh, I thought that I "loved" DH, but it was my own interpretation of the word, and not God's interpretation as revealed in His word. The biggest revelation that I have learned on this journey so far...
  • R2D18 Photos.....

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    I praise God for helping me to come up with ideas for the dares and for giving me the courage to do them. God is an ever-present help. As I read over the dare this morning, I just didn't know quite how I would do it this evening. I cook dinner for...
  • R2D17 Secrets vs Sisters

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    Dare 17 has made for a challenging day. I have not been good at guarding DH's secrets. He is an extremely private person, which has made it difficult for me. For example, last year, he didn't want me to tell anyone that he had a stroke. He hadn't...
  • R2D16 Love intercedes

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    Love intercedes. Jesus is at the right hand of God, interceding for us. In His unconditional love for me, He is interceding on my behalf. This is my example. In my attempt to love DH unconditionally, I must intercede on his behalf. As part of today's...
  • R2D15 A humble heart is one that honors

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    I don't feel that I did very good with this dare today. I remember feeling the same way during Round 1. I think that instead of being something that you do for just a day, it is rather an ongoing attitude of respect. The only way that I knew of to...
  • R2D14 Grateful, Hopeful, and Fearful

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    Well, today has been a day of ups and downs. I have to start with last night. As I was walking through the den headed for the back room, my husband said that he was fixing to watch a movie on Netflix and asked if I wanted to watch it too. So I put my...
  • R2D13 All's fair in love and war!

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    My mother used to say "All's fair in love and war." I am not even sure what she meant by that, but I happened to think of that as I was working on today's dare! I sure do miss my mom, but I am so glad that I will be reunited with her...
  • R2D12 Let him win?? Help!

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    My husband and I don't have many disagreements at all, especially right now that we aren't really talking about anything substantive. However, there is one thing that in the past has been a major sticking point with me. We did wills before we...
  • R2D11 I tried.....

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    My attempt at the dare today was pretty lame! The dare for day 11 differs between what is online and what is in the book, even though they are both about cherishing our spouses. The book suggests giving your spouse a touch that says you cherish them,...
  • R2D10 Buying cookies for God

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    I had a hard time figuring out what to do for today's dare. I help with his laundry from time to time so I didn't feel that was anything very special. I really had a hard time coming up with something out of the ordinary. I finally decided to...
  • R2D9 Dare completed in a "sweet" way!

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    Well, I decided that when I got home from work this evening, I would greet DH with a term that I haven't used in a couple of months - Sweetie. He has seemed anything but sweet the past couple of months. So when I got home, I said "Hi, Sweetie...
  • R2D9 Anxious about the "greeting" tomorrow

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    As I read over tomorrow's dare tonight (I read them at bedtime for the next day), I feel confused and anxious. Every night as I head to bed, I tell my DH goodnight. And every night, he just silently lifts his hand and kinda waves it at me, never even...
  • R2D8 Love is not jealous, even of the dog!

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    I was more than happy to dispose of the "negative" list today. During Round 1, even though I didn't mind burning the list, I read it over a few extra times before I did. I am glad that I can't even remember what was on it now. I did...
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