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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Love Dare

So, today is Day One of the

We started this last night
and I LOVE IT

Having twins (or kids in general) is hard on your marriage
it's the thing no one tells you
or really wants to talk about
but its
REALLY
HARD

So Russ and I decided to challenge ourselves
to grow together regardless of how hard and exhausting life can be
because NEWSFLASH
*something* will always be making life hard

SO,

Day One- Love is Patient
(it felt like on the old TV movies when God writes in fire the Ten Commandments)
SERIOUSLY!
could I have needed this any more?
patience in NO way comes naturally to me..
I am a fast thinker, mover, and talker...

So my favorite part of what we read last night:
"Patience helps you give your spouse permission to be human.
It understands that everyone fails.
When a mistake is made, it chooses to give them
more time than they deserve to correct it.
It gives you the ability to hold on during the tough times in your relationship
rather than bailing under the pressure....
Few of us do patience very well, and none of us do it naturally.
But wise men and women will pursue it as an essential ingredient to their marriage.
That is a good starting point to demonstrate true love"

Day One Challenge?
FOR THE NEXT DAY, RESOLVE TO SAY NOTHING NEGATIVE TO YOUR SPOUSE
AT ALL.
IF THE TEMPTATION ARISES, CHOOSE NOT TO SAY ANYTHING.
IT'S BETTER TO HOLD YOUR TONGUE THAN TO SAY
SOMETHING YOU'LL REGRET LATER.

I have seen Russ for a total of 1.3 minutes today
so far so good..




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