I have started reading the book "the Love Dare" by Stephen and Alex Kendrick. This is the book that is featured in the movie Fireproof. My husband and I watched this movie last week and ever since I have been wanting to get this book and do the Love Dare! I am always up for ways to serve and love my husband better! I checked the library for the book and there were 10 people ahead of me waiting for the ONE copy that is available at our library. It would be a LONG time before I got it there. I went today to another library and there is one person ahead of me there. So it would be about a month before I can get the book. My mom asked me which book I was looking for and would you believe she had that book in her car! I drove on over and got it from her today and began the LOVE DARE! Actually I start tomorrow. I read Day One. It is about Patience. The book says that "Love is built on two pillars "Patience and Kindness" It says that "when you choose to be patient you respond in a positive way to a negative situation." Proverbs 14:29 says "He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who is quick-tempered exalts folly". It also says that "Patience helps you give your spouse permission to be human."
The first Love Dare is "For the next day, Resolve to demonstrate Patience and to say nothing Negative to your spouse at all. If the temptation arises, choose not to say anything. It's better to hold your tongue than to say something you'll regret."
SO, for tomorrow, I will resolve to be patient with my husband and not to say anything negative. I will let you know tomorrow how I do and I will post the next Dare!!!