The Love Dare

A 40-day challenge for spouses

  • by Greg Stoughton

What is it?

  • A 240-page book
  • 40 daily devotionals for spouses as featured in the popular movie Fireproof
  • Created by Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick, Sherwood Baptist Church of Albany, GA.
  • Endorsed by FamilyLife

How to use it?

Surprise your mate or take the dare together. Apply daily challenges - love dares - that naturally flow from each day's presentation of Scripture and insight. For example: "For the next day, resolve to demonstrate patience and to say nothing negative to your spouse at all."

Why to use it?

  • Works for people of all levels in their marital relationships
  • Manageable: 10-15 minute per day devotions
  • Highly practical -- For example: "Contact your spouse sometime during the business of the day."
  • Challenging: Simple dares able to shape habits, practices for life
  • Applicable for both personal and marital growth
  • Lessons rooted in Scripture
  • Journaling space provided to log what you are learning, doing, and how your spouse is responding.
  • Potential companion resource for small group use and accountability: men's, women's or couples' groups.

Where to get it?

What people think:

 "The Love Dare book that helps carry the (Fireproof) plot might well be this year's Prayer of Jabez."

– Michael Young, writer for the Dallas Morning News