Saturday, 5 January 2013

The Love Dare (*a give-away*...)

As I mentioned in my post earlier, a New Year is a good time to start something new. So, this week, Robert and I started something new.

This last year, we watched the movie "Fireproof".  We were both challenged by the message it brought.  It is all about the importance of love in a marriage.  Having a love for the Lord, first of all, and then how you should love each other as husband and wife.

It is produced by Christian filmakers, and yes, the acting is not quite up there with Hollywood, but the message far surpasses anything Hollywood could throw out. It's the heart of the issue that counts, and this one counted for a lot.

We bought the DVD for others.  We lent it out.

Then, I saw that there was a devotional, for couples, based on The Love Dare.  I HAD to buy it for ourselves.

Then, I just HAD to buy it for my siblings, and Robert's siblings.

And others.

How could we not encourage others to take a long, hard look at their marriages, and make sure they were loving the way GOD intended them to?

So, Robert and I started it this week.  Right from the beginning, the focus is on the Lord, and His Word.  It has you looking at the scriptures, to see what God says about love, and how you need to live it out.  I can tell already that it is going to be good.  That it will be challenging.  That it will be worth it.

For each week there is a "dare".

This week's...

Begin praying this week: "Lord, teach me what real love is and me a loving person."

What an important way to start!  What is REAL love?  It goes on to highlight scripture that teaches what love really is.

There are "go deeper" suggestions at the bottom of some of the daily devotions.  There are prayer suggestions, and there are questions to challenge you.

I loved the first "go deeper".

To read I Corinthians 13 verses 4-7, replacing "love" or "it" with your first name.

Read it.  Try it.

Ooooooh, challenging.


*blushes and grimaces*

If you can read those verses, with your name inserted, without feeling guilty, then you are a wonder indeed.

I can't wait to continue reading with Robert.  Learning together. Sharing.  Growing closer.

Loving more.

So, what's the use in finding a great thing and then NOT sharing that love?!?

How about I give away a copy of the devotional?

Do I hear a "oooh, yes please"?

Whether you think you would do it as a couple, or whether you would have to do it on your own, it would still be a worthwhile endeavour.  Ask  your husband!  You never know, he may say yes!

Come on, then!  Join in the fun, and try and win yourself a New Year's gift!

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  1. This is a wonderful movie and book!

  2. I really enjoyed the film!
    Rachel Norton

  3. I have never read it or seen DVD but heard so much about it. I am intrigued :)

  4. After seeing many marriage breakups I'm in!