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  • United We Stand

    Earlier this week, United Airlines forceably removed Dr. David Dao, sixty-nine years old, as he was seated in a plane at Chicago O'Hare. Their reason was that the seats were needed for employees heading to another flight, which may have cause that flight to be cancelled. When no passengers volunteer...
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  • The Love Dare: Day 40

    Day 40 Love is a Covenant Where you go, I will go, and where you lodge, I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God.  – Ruth 1:16   Congratulations. You’ve reached the end of the Love Dare – the book. But the experience and challenge of l...
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  • The Love Dare: Day 39

    Day 39 Love Endures Love never fails. – 1 Corinthians 13:8   Of all the things love dares to do, this the ultimate. Though threatened, it keeps pursuing. Though challenged, it keeps moving forward. Though mistreated and rejected, it refuses to give up. Love never fails. Many t...
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  • The Love Dare: Day 38

    Day 38 Love Fulfills Dreams Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart.  – Psalm 37:4   What is something your spouse would really, really love?  And how often do you ask yourself that question? Common sense tells us we can&rs...
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  • The Love Dare: Day 37

    Day 37 Love Agrees in Prayer If two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by May Father.  – Matthew 18:19   If someone told you that by changing one thing about your marriage, you could guarantee with near 100 percent assurance t...
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  • The Love Dare: Day 36

    Day 36 Love is God's Word Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.  – Psalm 119:105   For some people, the Bible seems just too big to understand.  It’s like an impossible challenge.  They don’t know where or how to begin. ...
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  • The Love Dare: Day 35

    Day 35 Love is Accountable Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.  – Proverbs 15:22   Mighty sequoia trees tower hundreds of feet in the air and can withstand intense environmental pressures.  Lightning can strike them, fierce winds ...
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  • The Love Dare: Day 34

    Day 34 Love Celebrates Godliness [Love] does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth.  – 1 Corinthians 13:6   From the moment you close your Bible in the morning nearly everything else you’ll encounter throughout the day will be luring you away fr...
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  • The Love Dare: Day 33

    Day 33 Love Completes Each Other If two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm alone?  -- Ecclesiastes 4:11   God creates marriage by taking a man and a woman and uniting them as one. And although love must be willing to act alone if necessary, it is always be...
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  • The Love Dare: Day 32

    Day 32 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   Some people think the Bible has nothing good to say about sex, as though all God seems concerned about is telling us when not to do it and w...
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  • The Love Dare: Day 31

    Day 31 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   This verse is God’s original blueprint for how marriage is supposed to work. It involves a tearing away and a knitting together. I...
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  • The Love Dare: Day 30

    Day 30 Love Brings Unity Father, keep them in Your name, the name which You have given Me, that they may be one even as We are. – John 17:11   One of the most impressive things about the Bible is the way it linked together, with consistent themes running throughout, from beginning t...
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  • The Love Dare: Day 29

    Day 29 Love's Motivation Render service with a good attitude, as to the Lord and not to men.  – Ephesians 6:7 HCSB   It doesn’t take much experience to discover that your mate will not always motivate your love. In fact, many times they will de-motivate it. More ofte...
  • The Love Dare: Day 28

    Day 28 Love Makes Sacrifices He laid down His life for us.  We should also lay down our lives for our brothers. – 1 John 3:16 HCSB   Life can be hard. But what we usually mean is that our life can be hard. We’re the first to feel it when we’re the ones being mi...
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  • The Love Dare: Day 27

    Day 27 Love Encourages Guard my soul and deliver me; do not let me be ashamed, for I take refuge in You. – Psalm 25:20   Marriage has a way of altering our vision. We go in expecting our mate to fulfill our hopes and to make us happy. But this is an impossible order for our spouse t...
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  • The Love Dare: Day 26

    Day 26 Love is Responsible When you judge another, you condemn yourself, since you, the judge, do the same things.  – Romans 2:1 HCSB   Today will be hard. But as you seek God’s strength and wisdom, you will be able to get through it. This day could be a milestone in...
  • The Love Dare: Day 25

    Day 25 Love Forgives What I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, I did it for your sakes in the presence of Christ. – 2 Corinthians 2:10   This one is tough – perhaps the toughest dare in the book.  But if there is to be any hope for your marriage, this is a c...
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  • The Love Dare: Day 24

    Day 24 Love vs. Lust The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.  – 1 John 2:17   Adam and Eve were supplied with everything they needed in the Garden of Eden. They had fellowship with God and intimacy with one another...
  • The Love Dare: Day 23

    Day 23 Love Always Protects While we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. –Romans 5:6   Marriage is made up of many things, including joys, sorrows, successes, and failures. But when you think about what you want marriage to be like, the furthest ...
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  • The Love Dare: Day 22

    Day 22 Love is Faithful I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness.  Then you will know the Lord. – Hosea 2:20   As Christians, love is the basis of our whole identity. Our spiritual rebirth came about because “God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son...