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  • Would like thoughts from the community!

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    My husband‘s company picnic is tomorrow afternoon at a local amusement park. In the past, he and I have always gone together. The company pays for anyone living in your household. Then, they allow you to purchase extra tickets at a discount for...
  • 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...
  • Oh boy, now what???

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    Well I just thought things were getting better. DH told me on the way to bed tonight that he wants a divorce and that his mind is made up. He says he told his daughter 2 weeks ago. We chatted for a while, very calmly. He says that he gave it more time...
  • Day 31 My Number 1 Priority

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    Today was another difficult dare for me. As DH becomes more distant, it is increasingly difficult to do the dares. Neither one of us has issues with not leaving our parents. His are both deceased, as is my mom. I believe he has had issues leaving his...
  • 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...
  • Day 29 I'm living in awe

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    Well, I completed 2/3 of today's dare. I prayed for DH by name for a very long time this morning before I left for work. Oh how good it is to be able to lift him and our marriage to our Heavenly Father in prayer. I also was able to do something tangible...
  • R2D5 Couldn't complete the dare :(

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    Confession time. I couldn't bring myself to do the dare yesterday. I asked DH back before I started the dares what I did that irritated him. He told me a couple of things, and I have worked hard to stop doing them. I then asked him again during Round...
  • 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,...
  • Day 37 Prayer

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    Prayer. Nothing gives me more peace than spending time in prayer. I didn't have to be at work until a little later this morning, and I spent 3 hours in the word and in prayer. The Spirit led me to pray Psalm 119 this morning, among other things. I...
  • R2D1 The glass really is half full!!

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    Praises! Another great day! I don't know if it is a change in my DH or a change in me, or perhaps a change in both of us, but my DH seemed more like himself today. I got up and took the dog to the park for a long walk. The weather was wonderful, and...
  • R2D2 He said thank-you!

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    For today's dare, I chose laundry! My DH takes care of his own laundry, and I take care of mine. He put some clothes in to wash before leaving for work this morning, and made the comment that he didn't have anything clean to put on when he got...
  • Day 32 Shock and Awe

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    Well, I prayed that God would give me the courage to bring up the idea of sex tonight. It's been awhile, so I was very fearful of asking, given all the rejection lately. Ever since my DH told me that he wants a divorce, he has become so attached to...
  • 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...
  • R2D36 Clinging to God's word

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    My DH is not at a point that we can read the Bible together, but I am in the word every morning before work during the workweek, and on Sundays before church. I will have to admit, on Saturdays, every once in a while I will sleep in and I may or may not...
  • R2D37 An epic failure???

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    Well, Dare 37 of round 2, and I still can't do it. I can't ask him if we can pray together. I cannot seem to overcome my hesitation. I pray FOR him everyday. I would love to pray WITH him, but that isn't going to happen right now. If I asked...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • R2D40 What a "ride"

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    I hit the ground running this morning, and we just got home from my DH's company picnic at the amusement park. I met a lot of people that DH works with, and he introduced me to every single one of them that we ran into. I can't really ride the...
  • 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...
  • R2D34 More and more

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    Today's dare was to find a specific, recent example when my spouse demonstrated Christian character in a noticeable way, and commend him for it. Well, I didn't do too good with this one. I couldn't think of a recent example. Is it that there...
  • The value of wise counsel...

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    I have a dear friend at work that is a couple of years older than me, and is probably the most mature Christian woman that I have ever met. Her husband suffers from long-term severe depression, and so she definitely can relate to the struggle that I face...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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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