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I Walk Away With This…

After two weeks of working on the Love Dare, and hearing from so many of you, one scripture alone speaks to me this morning. My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9Yes, it takes a great deal of humility and selflessness to make a marriage thrive. … Continue reading

Love is a Covenant : The Final Dare

Where you go, I will go, and where you lodge, I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God. – Ruth 1:16What is a covenant anyway? A contract is usually a written agreement based on distrust, outlining the conditions and consequences if broken. A covenant is a verbal commitment based … Continue reading

Do You Feel Like Giving Up On Marriage?

Wow! Our Daring to Love is gradually coming to a close. I have been so encouraged to walk through this with you all. So far we have: 1. Resolved to say nothing negative2. Done unexpected gestures of kindness3. Established rules to “fight by”4. Prepared a special dinner or “date night”5. Committed ourselves to love…even if … Continue reading

Reflections Day Five: Forgive … *Big Sigh*

My deepest apologies for such a late go at the blog. We have been bombarded with life. Let me just give you a glimpse into where we’ve been… Drum roll…. Happy 90th Birthday, Ethel! Isn’t she a doll? Yes, this past weekend we celebrated my grandmother’s big 90th milestone. Just ten more years until she’s … Continue reading

Love Dare #5: Forgive …* Big Sigh *

There we sat, my friend Cynthia and I. Sitting in cold, stale chairs in her pediatrician’s waiting area. Five other families surrounded us. Sniffling children. A receptionist at the front desk and a quiet television mounted in a corner. My phone, the ringer on high, blasts from my purse. “Hello.” It was Tracie. I talk … Continue reading

Love Dare #5: Popping the Question

I give you a new commandment: love one another. Just as I have loved you, you must also love one another. John 13:34From both of us…Brent and Becky:Marriage is a promise to love unconditionally. For better or for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, as long as we both shall live…These … Continue reading

Love Dare #4: Compassion and Popcorn

“If you miss the level of intimacy you once shared with your spouse, one of the best ways to unlock their heart again is by making a commitment to know them. Study them.” – Dare to Love In the Gospel of Mark, a leper approaches Jesus. He kneels before the Lord and asks to be … Continue reading

Reflections Day Three: How to Fight Fair

“The deepest most heart breaking damage you’ll ever do (or have done) to your marriage will most likely occur during the thick of conflict.” – S. Kendrick Dare #3: Talk with your spouse about establishing healthy rules of engagement. If your mate is not ready for this, then write out your own personal rules to … Continue reading

Reflections Day Two: Beans and Balboa

Reflections from Becky: Today was special. We walk by faith. Yes. Not by sight. But today, I got a little peek. Brent can not keep a secret. Never once have I not known my Christmas present. Never once have I been surprised on my birthday. And that’s OK. Although, I do love surprise parties. Ahem. … Continue reading