After one faltering start, I (with over 400 other women at Being Mrs V – a facebook group) are beginning the Love Dares again. The Love Dares are targeted towards relationships, specifically romantic ones I think. However, they can be directed at any relational situation.
Today, Monday 17th May, 2010 is Day 1 and this is the verse below:
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2
The moderator of the Love Dares (LDs) for this group came up with a translation of this verse which I broke into 7 actions:
- Be totally, absolutely not arrogant or assertive but,
- always reflective, expressive and offering in deference and submission;
- Do not be harsh, stern or violent;
- Deal with pains and trials calmly and without complaint;
- Display forbearance under provocation or strain;
- Be steadfast despite opposition, difficulty or adversity;
- Let the attitude expressed toward others in our outward behaviour be one of unrestricted loyalty and unwavering commitment to what best serves another.
And I thought Wow! That is a tall order.
*By the way, the Being Mrs V group is closed to the public for the duration of the 40 days of the LDs. If you would like to participate you still can. Just request an invite to the group.*
So that is what I have to take into consideration as I commit to doing the LDs (now I see why they are called Dares). Funny, I did not feel this overwhelming sense of. . . of well, being overwhelmed when I first attempted the Dare. Could that be why I did not complete it?
Seriously though, do you think adopting this attitude, not just towards your partner/spouse but towards people in general is possible? And would it make any difference at all to such relationships? Please let me know your opinion; drop a comment 🙂