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  • Day 35 Love is Accountable- Done

    I chose my preacher as my mentor. I've spoken to him a lot over this and he has shared personal things with me and assures me that I'm not the only one with marriage problems. He has a Godly marriage and I respect him tremendously. I asked him...
  • Day 34 Love Celebrates Godliness- Done

    Here's a couple of responses to Tim's recent responses to my posts: I don't tell her I love her often. I try to limit it to once or twice a day so she DOES know I do. I often add "unconditionally" of "no matter what you do"...
  • short phone call

    My wife called me on my lunch break at work. She wanted to tell me she was working on a few last minute Christmas presents and go over the plan to get them under the tree Sunday night. We were very pleasant with each other, which is not unusual. 50% of...
  • Day 33 Love Completes Each Other- Done

    I worked from 7AM to 5PM and had to take my daughter to therapy at 6PM. I took all the kids with me and took them out to eat afterwards. We did not get home until 9:30PM. My wife had put the Christmas tree up and I did manage to ask her if there were...
  • Just got served

    My wife told me that she was not going to have divorce papers served on me but I was just served. When I read over them it says she is asking for full custody of our six children and our house. She told me that she was going to ask for shared custody...
  • Day 32 Love Meets Sexual Needs- Done

    The day before yesterday my wife was upset about the kids not sleeping in their own beds and I told her that she should also be sleeping in her own bed. She said she was NOT sleeping with me. I know I should not have "told" her because that...
  • Day 31 Love and Marriage- Done

    WOW! What an exciting day. We started off having dinner as a family at 6:00. Some of the kids and my wife are angry at me for this because it is something we have only recently started doing. They are not used to it and they are fighting it. My wife thinks...
  • Day 30 Love Brings Unity- Done

    Wow what a journey so far. I have gone from just not wanting to my wife to leave but to a desire for God to be in her life like mine. God has shown me so much patience with my idiocy that that alone causes me to praise him more. (I copied and pasted this...
  • Ed Sheeran- Perfect

    Just a quick thought. A month or so ago I emailed my wife the Ed Sheeran video for his song Perfect. Since then my girls say that when it comes on in the car she turns the station. Conviction?
  • I'm So Confused

    My wife just called me and we talked for 8 minutes. She told me she got a job offer and explained all the details. I listened and offered advice. I suggested she pray about it and told her God would somehow send her an answer. I asked her what she wanted...
  • Day 29 Love's Motivation- Done

    In response to Tim's comment yesterday about talking to my wife instead of handing her a note. I would love to but I have this unnecessary fear that she is going to say something to hurt me. Apparently I used to be the one who did that not I am in...
  • Day 28 Love Make Sacrifices- Done

    The only thing I could manage to do for this one was hand her a note during the day that said "What can I sacrifice in my life that would make your life better? 12 hours later I still don't have an answer and I don't expect one but at least...
  • Day 27 Love Encourages- Done

    I told my wife that I keep thinking about "the coaster incident." By that I'm referring to an incident a couple years ago in which I sent her a picture of some coasters I wanted her to get and she couldn't find them and panicked about...
  • Day 26- Love is Responsible- Done

    I didn't actually do this dare today because I did this before I started the Love Dare. I spoke to my wife's brother yesterday, who has a master's degree in psychology, and he advised me that doing this again would be overkill. She already...
  • Day 25 Love Forgives- Done

    The book says this is probably the hardest day of all. Then to make it worse the d papers came in the mail yesterday. So I had to process that and figure out what I was going to say to my wife. I made a list of things I have blamed her for so I wouldn't...
  • Day 24 Love vs. Lust

    My wife is number one. All other things must go if necessary. I don’t need any of it. It HAS ruined my life. Now God is my life and He is making it right. My areas of lust: Other Women Pornography Alcohol Possessions Video Games My wife and I had...
  • Day 23 Love Always Protects- Done

    I actually made this very simple a while ago. I threw out everything that would interfere with my wife. If she needs me I stop and give her my undivided attention. Right now since she is only home a few days a week this has been relatively easy. My hope...
  • Day 23

    Weekend update. Thursday my wife asked me to take her car to the shop to get it looked at because it was acting funny. I haven't driven the car for months, since she left. I took it to a local shop and they gave it a tune up and told me there was...
  • Day 22 Love is Faithful- Done

    Without Christ I would have already stepped out of this marriage. Because of Christ and His love for me I am now able to love my wife regardless of her actions. I can only try to show her love unconditionally. I texted her the exact words in the dare...
  • Day 21 Love is Satisfied in God- Done

    I have been spending much of my time with God- reading, praying, sometimes just talking. When I read the first chapter of Proverbs as suggested by today's dare I got stuck on verse seven. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools...
  • Day 20 Love is Jesus Christ- Done

    I gave my life to Jesus before I started the Love Dare but I have learned much in the last 20 days. I have grown immensly from this book. I live my life according to His love and I am determined to live love and show love always.
  • Day 19 Love is Impossible- Done

    There were many days that seemed impossible. My wife won't talk to me about anything outside of "business" which is the kids. I have found a creative way to do every day and even with no response from her I feel good doing them because it's...
  • Day 18 Love Seeks to Understand- Done

    This was a rough one. After church and the kids were fed I began preparing a meal. It was very simple because I am not a very good cook- Chicken, noodles and green beans. I set the table with a candle and white grape juice. The kids were all in their...
  • Day 17 Love Promotes Intimacy- Done

    My wife hasn't been home for two days. I sent her a text last night after reading and praying. It said: 1 John 4:18 "There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made...
  • Day 16 Love Intercedes- Done

    This dare didn't seem too bad. I pray for my wife multiple times a day. I just didn't focus my prayer on three specific things. Here are the three things I came up with: Spending time with the family Obedience to God Accepting my faults Then I...
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