“Unconditional love is eagerly promised at weddings, but rarely practiced in real life. As a result, romantic hopes are often replaced with disappointment in the home. But it doesn’t have to stay that way.”

The next (dusty) book I’m picking from my “To Be Read” pile this summer is The Love Dare by Stephen and Alex Kendrick. This book was made famous (and actually written as a result of) the movie Fireproof. In the film the main character, whose marriage is falling apart, receives a book from his father and sets out on a 40-day challenge to learn how to love his wife even if she doesn’t love him back.

Because of my daughter’s occasional fixation on certain movies, I’ve seen Fireproof too many times to count. I’d bought the book, but never gotten around to reading it. Since many of my reading choices this summer have focused on my relationship with God, I’m making sure I give quality attention to learning how to love my husband (and children) better.

It won’t be a quick read, but I know that it’s time to finally take the dare.

What about you? Have you seen the movie Fireproof? Do you have a relationship that could benefit from learning how to love unconditionally?

Summer Reading – The Dare
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