Thursday, January 29, 2009

MHR Inspiration #8

I found this quote over at Pam's place (it's in her right hand sidebar), and I just LOVED it! Check it out:

No one falls in love by choice, it is by CHANCE.
No one stays in love by chance, it is by WORK.
And no one falls out of love by chance, it is by CHOICE.


The movie Fireproof came out on DVD this week! For those of you who have not seen the movie, it kind of revolves around a book called The Love Dare. My parents gave us the book for Christmas, and I just started it this week.

The first day focuses on patience, so this week I was very drawn to this article:

The Power of Patience
by Stormie Omartian


Prompt/Theme for Friday, January 30, 2009

I really enjoy hearing about the things that our spouses are doing on a day to day basis, so please don’t feel like we don’t want to hear about that any more. In fact, I try to include a little tidbit of something that I appreciated about my hubby within the last week (that helps me to focus daily on the positive, rather than just reminiscing about the past).

However, the main prompt for this week is another trip down memory lane. I would like to hear about the moment or the circumstances that led to you knowing that you were going to marry the man who became your husband. Does that make sense. For our story, I can remember a specific event that hit me in such a way that I knew that Austin was The One. But you’ll hear all about that tomorrow. For others, I know it wasn’t anything specific that was said or done, but a series of moments or feelings that brought it into focus.



This week I have three challenges for you. You can pick one, or do all three, or not do any of them. But these are going to be the things that I’m focusing on this week.

The first two kind of go hand in hand.

1. Be patient. As the Love Dare book puts it “Resolve to say nothing negative to your spouse.” Our words have the power to build up or tear down in an instant, and unfortunately the destructive possibility is much easier, and quicker than the re-constructive. Let’s be very careful with the tings we say to our spouses this week (well, always, but we’ll really focus on it this week).

2. Tell your hubby how much you appreciate him. I know that there have been weeks when I have gushed all over him on here, but I’m afraid what he has heard from me has been nagging and negativity. Don’t just tell the world how great your hubby is, be sure that you are building him up to his face, not just behind his back : )

and last, but not least

3. If you haven’t seen the movie Fireproof, or even if you have, have a date night this weekend and rent or buy a copy for yourselves! I cannot express how wonderful this movie is. Everyone who is married, or who may ever be married should see this movie! To hear an interview with the star, Kirk Cameron, click here!

Hope you have all been having a fantastic week, sorry I've been a little m.i.a. for the last few days! Hopefully be back up to speed for next week!


  1. Have to check out the book.
    Love your music playlist! Very cool.

  2. Love the challenges for this week. The movie Fireproof was excellent! My MHR post is up, thanks for providing a great opportunity to be thankful.

  3. My husband and I are reading through The Love Dare too! I am often the one who takes more than gives, so the book has really challenged me. I posted my MHR for this week - thanks for coming up with all of these great ideas!!

  4. What a great prompt this week! I think I wrote like FOUR pages in response-- I just couldn't stop! :)

    I really really really needed to be reminded of our genesis. After writing my reply, I am thrilled all over again with how amazing God is.



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