Thursday, February 12, 2009

A Thousand Word Thursday



Yep. We are taking the challenge. I read the book, saw the movie and to be brutaly honest, thought, we don't need this! We are perfect! Yeah well I don't know what made me change my mind, but we are doing it and I am loving it. So I'll let you know from time to time how its going!
Hop on over to The Mom Jen's site for more ATWT!
******UPDATE: So many of you have no idea what this is even about...so here's my blurb of an explanation......
The movie FireProof. The couple is going to get divorced and the guys father challenges him to do this 40 day challenge to get his wife back. The challenge is called the Love Dare.....So if you had posters of Kirk Cameron up in your room when you were younger you might not be able to watch the movie, since he stars in it, but the premise is awesome. I suggest reading FireProof first.
Geoff fell asleep while watching the movie because the acting was so bad. But he got the idea. Then in my MOPS group we decorated these little boxes and we had the tasks on paper, we cut them out into little strips and folded all 40 and put them in the box. I was not sure whether or not I was going to even use it. But I got a wild hair and stuck it in Geoff's work bag....he would hate it if I called it a briefcase....anyway. He never mentioned it for 4 days or so, finally I brought it up and he said he was waiting for me to explain it to him. I figured that he threw it away. So the following day he pulled a 'note' out of the box and emailed it to me. We decide if its something that we need to discuss and work on or if we even have issues in that area. We keep an open dialog about the 'note' most of the day and its been fun. Some of the tasks are no brainers, but there are some that we need to work on and implement into our lives. We moved the TV and computer out of our bedroom, because its such a distraction. Mostly a distraction between our communication. Everything that we always talk about is centered around our kids and its hard to talk to each other about each other after the kids are in bed and we have the TV and computer to get in the way. So that is one sacrifice that each of us has made for each other. We take the weekends off. But you both have to want to do it. And sometimes its not easy and very uncomfortable. But over all I have really gotten something out of it.

So we are not perfect after all.......darn.

That's my soap box about it. Hope that it makes sense.

18 comments:

The Mom Jen said...

Can't wait to hear all about it! ;)

Juliana said...

I am going to have to google this to figure out what it is!!

Tammie @ Are You For Real? said...

My 14 year old went to see it at the movies with friends of the family. She came home with nothing but praises. A local church is showing it on their big screen this weekend, and we plan to go see it as a family. May the Lord bless your family as you work through the study.

Angie and Mike said...

A good movie, eh? Mike and I really liked it. Good luck and lemme know how it goes. Oh and I think you should "dare" geoffrey to wear capri pants to prove his love to you. That'll show em'. ha

Juliana said...

WOW. I am so glad that I have "met" you today. It's amazing how people come into our lives. I am going to see this movie as soon as possible and get the book. I'm in love with love. I think this is utterly amazing and I cannot wait to learn more...

Andrea Frederick said...

Never heard of it, but it can't hurt...right?

Dee said...

I just heard mention of it but still dont know exactly what it is. Care to catch me up?

Jo-Jo said...

My mom has been wanting to see this...I think I may buy the book.

MOMMY-MOMO said...

My husband is doing this challenge right now. I'm curious to see the changes as well. I've heard great stuff about it!

Martha said...

The movie was great.... I wish there had been something like that around when my marriage fell apart....

4 Lettre Words said...

Good for you! It's so great how it is really catching on. (Our church is even doing a serious that hits on it.)

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

I'll have to check it out. I hadn't heard about it.

The Frugal Angel-Guided Psychic said...

~look forward to hearing more~

Mel Fraase said...

OK - now I'll have to go check it all out...
(PS, I didn't realize our backgrounds match now...I just loved the colors ;) )

Would love to hear more about the notes & how it's working out later on!!

April said...

I've just started reading Fireproof....let me know how the love dare is working!

Aubrey said...

Wow. Very interesting. I'll have to check out Fireproof.

3 Bay B Chicks said...

What? You are not perfect after all? My image of you is shattered.

Thankfully, that just makes you more like me...and that much more likeable. :)

Thanks for the blurb about Fireproof. I had always wondered what the premise of the movie was. Now, tell me, how does it end?

-Francesca

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

We have been jumping back and forth on watching that Movie...now I guess I'll use a free redbox night to rent it one of these days and strap my husband down to watch it!!! :)