I have to learn to accept the scars for what they are, and not allow anything or anybody to allow the past come back to haunt me.
Topping the New York Times list and already selling five million copies, The Love Dare has established itself as more than a book; it’s an unstoppable marriage movement.
And like the husband in Fireproof (the film where The Love Dare originated), readers know this 40-day challenge to understand and practice unconditional love with their spouse need not end when the book does.
But there really was no reason to think it could be more than that.
Then the leader of our marriage ministry decided to dare the couples who attended to go through the same “Love Dare” that the lead character in the movie took.
Editor’s note: In the fall of 2008, Mary Lebeau and her husband, Scott, took the “Love Dare”—a 40-day series (based on a book "The Love Dare" by Stephen and Alex Kendrick) of challenges and activities designed to strengthen and even rekindle a couple’s love relationship.
The following is the journal Mary kept of her daily experience. The night was a fun one—good people, inspiring movie, and a bit of fellowship afterward.My husband, Scott, and I decided to join three other couples in accepting the challenge. First and simplest, I support the marriage ministry in our church as much as possible; it has honestly blessed the two of us, and I want to keep it moving forward.And so began 40 days of focusing our marriages toward God and away from the mundane daily life and outside influences that so often lead us away from our Creator's intentions. That’s the easy answer, but of course the full answer is always more complex.I guess I never really thought about the role patience plays in our marriage.Like the book said, patience is more than biting your lip or holding your tongue (which is what my "self editing" is all about).Unconditional love is eagerly promised at weddings, but rarely practiced in real life. Unconditional love is eagerly promised at weddings, but rarely practiced in real life. 1 best seller that has sold five million copies and was major plot device in the popular movie Fireproof, is a 40-day challenge for husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love.