Yes, I know I am giving you two dares today. You can do it. Remember with God all things are possible! In order for us to be done with the Lenten “Love Dare” by next Wednesday, we will be picking up and extra dare both today and tomorrow. This way, you are completely focused on the Tritium of Easter and able to completely enjoy the fruits of this Lent.
The second dare is a very personal one and I feel strange even typing the words. However, as JPII taught in the Theology of the Body, sexual intimacy is a gift from God. Do not defile the marriage bed. So please pray about the dare and give yourself in right spirit. If today is not the right time for this dare, then listen and wait for God to whisper in your heart when that would be. Be open to His leading you. This is a serious as it getsbetween a man and wife.
I know, for me, that this has been one of the most challenging, yet fulfilling Lenten seasons I can remember. I hope you can say the same. So keep choosing to love each and everyday. God will be there with you every step of the way!
“Love and Marriage”
“A man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.”
~ Genesis 2:24
“Is there a “leaving” issue you haven’t been brave enough to conquer yet? (This would be a relationship with someone that may prevent you and your spouse from being one) Confess it to your spouse today, and resolve to make it right. The oneness of your marriage is dependent upon it. Follow this with a commitment to your spouse and to God to make your marriage the top priority over every other human relationship.”
“Love Meets Sexual Needs”
“The husband must fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband.”
~ 1 Corinthians 7:3
“If at all possible, try to initiate sex with your spouse today. Do this in a way that honors what your spouse has told you (or implied to you) about what they need from you sexually. Ask God to make this enjoyable for both of you as well as a path to greater intimacy.”
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