Love Dare Journey Follow Up

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Love Dare Journey Follow Up

April 8, 2013

I received tons of great comments and emails after my Spirituality, Marriage & Love Dare Journey Post a month ago.  I have to say, writing my husband a little note or doing something extra thoughtful every day for 31 days was challenging to say the least.  You would think it would be easy to do these little things for the person who is supposed to be your best friend and love of your life.  As I mentioned in my previous post, I am often feeling so overwhelmed by all the day to day tasks in my life, that I find it hard to take the extra time to really appreciate my husband.

This was a really amazing experience.  I admit that I did miss a few days along the way; 5 to be exact.  During the month of March I wrote 20 notes to my husband.  Some of it was poetic or scripture based, some simple memories, others were extra mushy and lovely and some were funny.  I hid the notes in his wallet, sock drawer, suit pockets, his car and even ‘framed’ our bathroom mirror with washable marker and a title ‘Mr. Handsome.’  I secretly think he liked this one best!

March 31 marked the last day of the challenge.  That evening I left a book on his pillow; The Love Dare.  It is meant to be read with your spouse every day for 40 days.  The chapters are really short, only about 3 pages each and each chapter ends with a dare.  It could be something as easy as demonstrating extra patience for the day (which is a lot harder than it sounds!) Here is a chapter from the book.  We each read the chapter at night after the kids are asleep and then talk about it and challenge ourselves to complete the dare the following day.

It has given us something to talk about and share, just between the two of us.  It also allows us the opportunity to talk about issues within our marriage.  It has been a wonderful experience so far; we are only 7 chapters in and I look forward to it each night.  Last week the dare was to call each other out of the blue; I got a very sweet phone call as I was leave a Salsa Mama class on Friday afternoon.  It made my day!

 

If your marriage could use a little umph – check out the book or do something similar – I dare you!

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