Saturday, March 21, 2009

Christian Fast Food

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. -- 1 Corinthians 13:7-8

Last night, Hubs and I went to our church couples movie night. We had 45 couples show up for the viewing of the movie, Fireproof. I admit that neither one of us really knew what to expect. Hubs joked that it was going to be a movie about how to be a good, submissive wife.

That's not what it was about.

Hubs and I have been married for 12 years. We've been dragging around together for 15. We knew that neither one of us were going anywhere from the very, very beginning. It's no secret that Hubs and I have a love for Christ and raise K- in a Christian home.

I'm truly blessed with my husband. We both think that our marriage is fairly unique in regard to the average marriage, but we aren't perfect. After watching the movie, we walk away with a better appreciation of each other and our union, but knowing that we need to move out of the assumption that each other knows that we appreciate each other.

Kirk Cameron began trying half-heartedly. He began to turn the corner when he brought his wife Chick-fil-a, Christian fast food. :) Though neither one of us eat Chick-fil-a, we could both benefit from some Christian fast food of The Love Dare-- the fast food of showing each other how much we mean to each other. We both vowed to put more effort into that. It's not that we don't know that we love each other, but we certainly need to show that in an outward way more often.

The Love Dare is a 40-day challenge for husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love. Each of my daily posts for the next 40 days will end with the chapter title and verse. This is a way that I can focus on the daily dare, and remind myself of it as I read through the archives.

The Love Dare: Day 1 -- Love is Patient. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. -- Ephesians 4:2 NIV


Rach said...

I've been reading about "Fireproof" all over the place, especially in my bloggy friends' posts. I too believe Brien and I have a wonderful, better than average marriage, but you are right, we do take it for granted the other knows how much we mean to each other. 40 days of unconditional love? Excellent challenge! :o)

Michelle said...

I finally saw the movie several weeks ago and after hearing a lot about the Love Dare I went online and ordered the couples' kit. It also has the 6 wk study guide. I sent Joe his copies and I have copies. Not sure how easy it'll be to actually do these love dares when we're separated by distance like this, but I'm trying to be creative! And instead of it being 40 days, which will be especially hard to not since we don't live together physically, I thought I'd make it 40 wks- plus that will help pass the time :) I know the first few days were kinda hard to do, or show him that I was doing anything since it was saying nothing negative and having patience, well it's easy to do that when you're not with the person day in and day out LOL