Join Online Love Dare™ Community

If you’ve purchased The Love Dare™ based on the movie Fireproof or you are considering getting the book, here’s a unique opportunity to go through the 40-day journey—either by yourself or with your spouse—along with an online community.  Go to 40daylovedare.com to register and gain access to an online, private journal along with a public message board. It has become one of the largest online marriage enrichment communities.

The site is sponsored by Association of Marriage and Family Ministries, which has marriage experts in a multitude of specialties. AMFM also has small group study kits if you wish to gather a group of married friends to walk through the 40 days together.

You will follow along each day of challenges and make brief notes about your reactions or your spouse’s reactions that day. You can post questions or comments for others to read, or read the public message board. You can also read AMFM cofounders Eric and Jennifer Garcia’s journals if you’re looking for ideas on how to proceed on a given day.

At the site, you’ll rate the quality of your marriage before and after the challenge. I’d be interested to know if you choose to go through it how it impacted your relationship.  What’s your favorite marriage book?

Read my guest post at Engaged Marriage: Are You a Marriage Builder?

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6 responses to “Join Online Love Dare™ Community

  1. In response to your question (“What’s your favourite marriage book?”) I have to admit that I have never read a book on marriage that I liked. In fact I’ve never even been able to finish one. All the books I’ve ever started were boring and cheesy. My husband and I received quite a few as wedding gifts, and we tried to read through them together, but we couldn’t bring ourselves to finish them. They didn’t seem relevant to us and they were poorly written. (Granted, there are probably some good ones out there, but we haven’t come across them).

    That’s part of why I started my blog — to start writing things about marriage that I would want to read myself.

    Fortunately, I have come across a couple of fantastic blogs on marriage since then, so that’s been cool. (Also, your book idea excites me!)

    Sorry that I didn’t really address the main portion of your post here!

  2. I’ve heard that Gens X and Y are not big how-to readers, as perhaps Boomers were. That’s why my book uses narrative and allows readers to draw their own conclusions.

    I agree some marriage books seem rather trite, but one I like (in addition to Love Dare) is 5 Love Languages, because I think it’s an important concept to realize we all show and receive love in different ways. It’s also useful in relating to children.

  3. I’d have to say “Love and Respect” by Emerson Eggerichs is one of the best at framing the differing needs of men and women. The two books “For Women Only” and “For Men Only” by the Feldhahns are great at providing insights into the opposite sex. For me the best part of any book is talking it through with my wife.

  4. There are two books that we have read over the last couple of years that has really helped us in our marriage. The first is Intimacy Ignited which does a great job of unpacking the Song of Songs. It’s amazing to read and learn about this amazing marriage in the Bible. Alisa and I lead a small group on this when we did our 60 Days of Sex.

    The second book is The Five Love Languages. We read this book together and got a lot out of it. After 12 years of marriage it was helpful to know how to show appreciation toward Alisa. This has helped us to communicate better as well.

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