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As a newlywed, I must say that my first year of marriage was a hard one. My husband and I courted and did not date. So, moving in together and adjusting to living with someone else when you are accustomed to being alone was difficult to say the least. I was told that marriage is hard and would take hard work but I just was not prepared for the bickering and adjustments that had to be made both ways. I learned so much in such a short amount of time and I am so glad that I can always depend on God to see me through. If you’re a married woman who is having a rough time in your marriage or even if your marriage is fantastic, I strongly suggest that you not only watch Fireproof but The War Room as well. Fireproof was such a great movie that I was inspired to go to my local library and check out the book The Love Dare. It is a 40 day challenge that couples or (one person in the couple) can do to improve the quality of their marriage. Things have improved between my husband and I but there is always room to add on to your happiness.

Day 1: Love is Patient
Today’s Dare

The first part of this dare is fairly simple. Although love is communicated in a number of ways, our words often reflect the condition of our heart. For the next day, resolve to demonstrate patience and to say nothing negative to your spouse at all. If the temptation arises, choose to not say anything. It’s better to hold your tongue than to say something you’ll regret.