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Unconditional love is eagerly promised at weddings, but rarely practiced in real life. As a result, romantic hopes are often replaced with disappointment in the home. But it doesn’t have to stay that way. Buy From Amazon
The Love Dare, as featured in the popular new movie Fireproof (from the makers of Facing the Giants), is a 40-day challenge for husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love. Whether your marriage is hanging by a thread or healthy and strong, The Love Dare is a journey you need to take. It’s time to learn the keys to finding true intimacy and developing a dynamic marriage. Take the dare!
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I worked through the 40 Dares in this book over the last month and a half, and it completely changed the way that I look at my spouse.
I have always loved her, but now I have found a better way to love her.
A very powerful dare asked me to visualize two rooms in my heart (one APPRECIATION and one DEPRECIATION) for my spouse. It asked me how often I go in the APPRECIATION room and how often I visit the DEPRECIATION room.
I made a three page list of things that I love about my wife, Nancy, and I gave it to her. I had to make a list of things that I don’t like about her, and it dared me to burn the list.
It is hard to visit the DEPRECIATION ROOM when it has BURNED DOWN!
Guess what!? You can create your OWN APPRECIATION and DEPRECIATION rooms. I wrote lists for MYSELF, and NOW My DEPRECIATION room is currently BURNED DOWN. It is really hard to visit there.
It makes your life a lot better when you aren’t putting yourself down, but you are looking at positive ways that you can change the world.
Review of The Love Dare by Stephen Kendrick PDF
From the cheesiest, most powerful movie I ever loved, the 40 day love dare. I am on Day 27, and I am flunking my way through this book. This one is a good spiritual practic of a king not much in vogue – ministering to your spouse, because just like firemen don’t abandon their partners in a firestorm, you don’t abandon your spouse in a firestorm.
I have a friend in a recovery group who says “some days you stay married one day at a time just like you stay sober one day at a time.” This is a book to help you do that. What I liked about the movie is on Day 20, his wife said, “Don’t you get it that I don’t love you anymore.” (Said that, heard that – through many winters in our marriage.) So he calls his father who gave him this handwritten journal of dares, and his father tells him that is as it is supposed to be, and that he hasn’t truly started even loving yet.” The movie and books Christian overtones might put a lot of people off, but I don’t care. I read bhuddist texts and other spiritual works from other spiritual practices, and have decided that I am still a veyr strong christian but have a lot in common with other beliefs, and am not here to persuade anyone, but this bookhas a lot of good practices in it for men or women, and as a friend of mine says “sefishness and self-centeredness, that is the root of our problem.”
I also think in my spiritual practice that this is a lot about how God loves us and maybe practicing loving God back.
It is an easy to understand book and often easy to agree with, but hard, hard, hard to practice. I love my pet selfishnesses and resentments and find it hard to give them up or drop them first or go first to reconciliation.
so there is my big honost truth.
Review of The Love Dare by Stephen Kendrick PDF
It’s taken me forever to get through this book, mostly because I wasn’t ready for it.
Yeah, I’m being honest in my review. Go figure.
The first half was good. I did the challenges daily, and saw results. I saw more results than I ever thought possible. My husband was responding, hey even I was responding. The second half though…well it got harder. The Christian things, praying and making a commitment to God, that went ok. But the deeper commitments I wasn’t ready for.
Finally I just gave up on doing the challenges. Instead I read about them each day and thought about them. But this book will have to go back on the shelf until I’m in a place to try again.
OK, that’s too personal.
The book itself? It seems common sense. Pay attention to your spouse, and SHOW them you care over and over and over even when you’ve been rejected. Simple but something that’s sometimes hard to do. I liked the challenges as it gave a focus for that. Something specific you could do that day, which is just the kind of thing I need.
But 40 days isn’t enough time to prepare a heart, to HEAL a heart to the point where I’m personally ready to renew my wedding vows (the final challenge). Maybe it’s better spaced out more?
Someday I’ll try this again. But not right away. I think I have some more work to do on myself first.
Each day’s reading includes a Bible verse, a principle statement, a dare to be performed that day, room to write your thoughts, and a checkbox to evaluate progress. The daily dares work to bring the relationship back together and to show the other person in the relationship that you love, care, and value them. With this book’s reputation, in combination with the Fireproof movie, these can change marriages and eliminate even the idea of divorce in crumbling relationships. This is a must-read for couples of all ages.
Detail About The Love Dare by Stephen Kendrick PDF
- Name: The Love Dare
- Authors: Alex Kendrick, Stephen Kendrick
- ISBN: 1433679590
- Language: English
- Genre: Love, Relationships, Spiritual
- Format: PDF/ePub/Mobi
- Size: 1 MB
- Pages: 256
- Price: Free
About the Author
Alex Kendrick is associate media pastor at Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. He helped establish Sherwood Pictures in 2003 and has directed and co-written each of its films: Flywheel, Facing the Giants, and Fireproof, playing the lead male role in those first two productions. Alex has appeared on ABC, CNN, FOX News, American Family Radio, The Glenn Beck Show, Janet Parshall’s America, and many other national programs to discuss his award-winning work and ministry. He lives in Albany with his wife and five children.
Stephen Kendrick is a senior associate pastor of preaching at Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. He helped establish Sherwood Pictures in 2003 and has served as co-writer and producer for each of its films: Flywheel, Facing the Giants, and Fireproof. Stephen has spoken about his work on ABC World News Tonight and CNN and in The Washington Post and American Profile magazine among others.