Love Dare Day 32: April 21, 2020 What is Day 32 about: Since the beginning of our species, Satan has used shame in sex to destroy one of God’s most beautiful gifts to his children. This chapter discusses sex, but more importantly intimacy, in a marriage as designed by God. What do I think about the material: After reading this chapter, I thought I should read the creation story in Genesis to refresh my memory on when everything changed. The first mention of man and woman being together naked is in verse 25 of chapter 2. It says, “And ...

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Love Dare Day 30: April 19, 2020 What is Day 30 about: Division always brings destruction, while unity creates growth. This chapter deals with any division in our relationship. What do I think about the material: Do you have a secret that you keep from your partner? Is it out of shame, guilt, or just plain embarrassment? This chapter doesn’t talk specifically about secrets, but it brings to my mind one of the easiest ways we create division in our relationships. Today, I am going to speak more specifically to men. I believe our gender has a harder time ...

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Love Dare Day 17: April 4, 2020 What is Day 17 about: Day 17 in The Love Dare uses intimacy in the title, but the chapter is really about secrets. How do intimacy and secrets relate? What do I think about the material: This topic is a sensitive one for Jessica and I, but not why you would think. Growing up keeping my own secrets was always a challenge. I often overshared my own experiences or thoughts and it often caused unneeded pain in my life. Unfortunately I didn’t learn much from the scars. Fast forward to my marriage ...

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