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