I'm sure many of you have seen the movie "Fireproof" by now. If you have not, rent it tonight. It is a great film with a great story and a great message. In the movie there is a book entitled "The Love Dare" and the characters interact with this book and each other. In the movie the book causes them to look at love in a whole new way.
Love is an action, not a feeling. It has been said "it is easier to act your way into a feeling than to feel your way into an action." This is a true statement, because sometimes we won't feel like loving, but we must be loving towards our spouse. The challenge in the movie is to take the "Love Dare". The challenge is to take 40 days and follow the reading for that day and follow the expression of love for your spouse. My wife and I started the challenge today.
Today is "easy" because our assignment is to be patient with one another, and not lose our cool. So far so good. Then factor in 4 children who are impatient, the ante has gone up considerably. We have a good mariage, but we will not settle for anything less than a great marriage.
So I dare you to take the challenge, and strengthen your marriage, but be warned it is not easy. The challenge is just that a challenge, but the results (from others who have gone through it) are so worth it!