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  • R2 Day 25 Love Forgives- Done

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    After work I went to my bi-weekly Bible study and didn't get home until 9:00. I always leave that study feeling refreshed and ready to face anything in the world. When I got home my 10 year old was waiting for me and ended up going to bed with me...
  • R2 Day 24 Love vs. Lust- Done

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    I have given up every lustful thing in my life. I made a list during the first round. I identified the problems and I have been able to resist the devil since then. I mean really resist. I haven't given into one of my lustful urges. Even though my...
  • R2 Day 23 Love Always Protects- Done

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    I got a text around noon from my wife that our son was not at school. Here's the text: Her: Nick didn't go to school Trinity says he wants to kill himself. The best thing we can do is go get him and take him to Highland (a mental hospital) or...
  • R2 Day 22 Love is Faithful- Done

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    My life just keeps getting more complicated. I did text my wife yesterday and told her, as the dare said, that I choose to love her. Period. Even if she doesn't return the love. Dare done. Then the devil started working. I got a call at work from...
  • R2 Day 21 Day Love is Satisfied in God- Done

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    I read through Proverbs in the first round so I decided to start on the Psalms this time. I spent a lot of time on the 1st Psalm and some on the 2nd. The first Psalm was really tough on me because it talks so strongly about staying away from the wicked...
  • R2 Day 20 Love is Jesus Christ- Done

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    I live my life everyday for Jesus. My problem is that the flesh takes over far too often. I don't yell or get physical or angry, which I would have done a couple years ago, but I say things that come out as negative although I don't intend them...
  • R2 Day 19 Love is Impossible- Done

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    This whole process has seemed impossible. 1-1/2 times through the Love Dare and my wife is still the same. When I started I wanted her back so bad. Now 59 days later I still want her back but it is more for my children and for the overall testimony for...
  • R2 Day 18 Love Seeks to Understand- Done

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    My wife beat me home for the first time in forever. I started to make dinner when I got there but she said she would so I let her. She made chef salad and left it on the counter for everyone to get their own. I was starting to feel sick so I didn't...
  • R2 Day 17 Love Promotes Intimacy- Done

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    I don't believe in coincidences. I believe everything happens for a reason. Yesterday I got a text from the church that services were canceled. My first though was "How is God going to work on my wife like I thought He was?" I doubted God...
  • R2 Day 16 Love Intercedes- Done

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    What seemed like a short day ended up packed full of things to talk about. I read the dare early in the morning and prayed about it all day. I prayed for my wife's heart, both physically and spiritually. She has had three heart surgeries so she will...
  • R2 Day 15 Love is Honorable- Done

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    Yesterday I asked my wife if she wanted to watch a basketball game with me and our oldest son and if she wanted to watch a movie with me tomorrow. She didn't respond about the game but said I should let the kids pick the movie and told me that's...
  • R2 Day 14 Love Takes Delight- Done

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    My wife didn't come home last night. She said she was going to stay at her parents house because the weather was terrible and her patients lived closer to them, making it easier and safer. The first thing I did this morning was text my wife that I...
  • R2 Day 13 Love Fights Fair- Done

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    My wife went to work this morning. She says this is the last weekend she will have to work since she took that new job. Hopefully she will now make it a priority to attend church regularly with the family since she should have every weekend off. Before...
  • R2 Day 12 Love Lets the Other Win- Done

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    I told my wife earlier in the day that I wanted to watch a family movie because we haven't done that in a long time. But I told her that we could do anything she wants, that her preference is first. She agreed to watch a movie even when I insisted...
  • R2 Day 11 Love Cherishes

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    My wife was sick all day and in bed with flu symptoms. She called off work which is very hard for her to do. I believe she puts work above everything- above family, above God, everything. (Again, that's just my opinion due to what I see) I did buy...
  • R2 Day 10 Love is Unconditional

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    I didn't have time to do much yesterday. I got home from work and talked to the kids a little about their day then got ready for church. My wife said she was not feeling well and wasn't going to go to church. It seems she may be coming down with...
  • R2 Day 9 Love Makes Good Impressions

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    After rereading this dare I realized that I have slacked off on this from the first round. I don't typically greet my wife at all. I don't talk to her at all unless I'm responding to a question. I just have a great fear that anything I say...
  • Greetings to All Whom I Love

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    I love you all and I tell you there IS hope. There is ALWAYS hope. NEVER give up on love. I want to share my story to show that there is hope for everyone. You, your spouse, everyone. When you are as far away from God as possible you are still only ONE...
  • R2 Day 8 Love is not Jealous

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    I burnt that negative list last night and said good riddance. That stuff is in the past. Then I texted my wife and told her that the life she has built with me, even though it is rocky right now, is a great accomplishment. I told her that if we are both...
  • R2 Day 7 Love Believes the Best- Done

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    I took my old list of positive things and added to it. I'm sure I could continue to add and add. It's pretty easy to think of positive things about the person you married. I did forget to contact her and tell her about one of the positive things...
  • R2 Day 6 Love is not Irritable- Done

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    I had to think and think about this one, this time. What I have done in the past few months is read and read, including a lot of the Bible. I'm getting overwhelmed with the different books I have so I decided to slow down on the reading and focus...
  • R2 Day 5 Love is Not Rude- Done

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    My wife called me yesterday evening as she was finishing up at work. She discussed her weekend plans because she has to work her second job and the weather is bad. She asked me what I thought about her plans and told me if I needed help with the kids...
  • R2 Day 4 Love is Thoughtful- Done

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    I have been so nervous all morning thinking about calling my own wife. How silly! I resolved to only ask how she was doing and if there was anything I could do for her. Nothing more / nothing less. So I called and she answered. I asked how her day was...
  • My Love is Unconditional

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    My wife called me this afternoon and said that after they cancelled her patient up the bad road they added two more for her to see. She said she would try her best to make it to church this evening. I hope that something in church someday touches her...
  • R2 Day 3 Love is Not Selfish- Done

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    After getting the car ready for my wife to use today I started to think she had changed her mind. Then on my lunch she called me and said she would stop by my work and get it. So for todays dare, after praying and thinking what I could get for her (I...
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