Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Best $14.99 I ever spent!

This morning when I came home from the gym Chris had the bed made, kids showered/bathed and was folding laundry! This can be your husband too! *Disclaimer below*

Honey and I started the 40-day Love Dare challenge last night. It is for husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love. Whether you are hanging on by a thread with your spouse or your marriage is stronger than ever it is a journey you must take.
The Love Dare ($14.99) is from the hit movie Fireproof, written by Stephan & Alex Kendrick. I hope that you will follow this journey with myself and Chris and even go on one with of your own with your Honey. I will share more with you as we strengthen our marriage and our walk with the Lord. I am not afraid to tell you no marriage is perfect, every marriage can get better!

Day 1's dare is to demonstrate patience by saying nothing negative to your spouse at all. This is a lot harder than most would think and it is only 2pm my time!

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love - Ephesians 4:2 NIV

*Chris is not like most men, don't expect your honey to be folding laundry on day 1 with out being asked. The Love Dare is not a journey to try to change your spouse, this will end in great frustration and failure. Think of this as a path to learning how to love another imperfect person unconditionally.

Hold your tongue and say nothing you will regret,


  1. Sweet! I loved the movie, didn't know that they put the book out.

  2. Sounds like a idea, I think they may have done this at my church. I will have to look into the book. I wonder if you can rent the movie?


  3. Kristen:
    How blessed you are! I am also blessed, my hubby gets the kids up in the morning, off to school, picks them up on his days off, helps with dishes, dinner and laundry. Our largest hurdle is me being on the defensive to quickly. Aside from that, the only thing I would ever want my hubby to do for me is to stop smoking!

  4. Ranyjean- too funny because Chris smoked up until 2 1/2 months ago. Chantix (sp?) is what got him to quit. I always said it was his only "fault". It sounds like you snaged yourself up a wonderful MAN as well. Congrats!


  5. What a great book series. I know you will enjoy this book and He wil work wonders in your life.

    Let us kno whow the "dares" are going from time to time.

    Thinking of you,
    San Diego, CA

  6. Hope this book and journey brings you as much as it brought Greg and I.

    Thank you for posting about your marriage, your so honest and real.


  7. where did you get the book? any bookstore? saw the movie, it was pretty good!

  8. Holly- I got the book at a christian book store. BUT I saw it online for less though just google it.
    If you don't end up getting it just wait and I will mail you mine when I am done. We did not write in it in hopes to pass it along.
    Take care,

  9. Hey Kristen-So glad it is working for you! I bought it at Walmart for a little less but they don't always have it and yes you can rent the movie (I did from Netflix). I have not read nor watched it yet, I want to do it without my husband knowing and so I am planning on reading and watching in secret! :)