The dare: Although love is communicated in a number of ways, our words often reflect the condition of our heart. For the next day resolve to demonstrate patience and to say nothing negative to your spouse at all. If the temptation arises, choose not to say anything. It's better to hold your tongue than to say something you will regret!
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Love is patient! When you choose to be patient you learn to respond in a positive way to a negative situation. You are slow to anger. Love helps you begin to extent mercy to those around you. Patience brings calm in the storm.
No one likes to be around an angry person. Anger never makes things better, it usually generates more problems. But patience stops things in their tracks. It clears the air.
If your spouse offends you do you quickly retaliate, or do you stay under control? Do you find anger is your emotional default? If so, you are spreading poison rather than medicine.
As sure as a lack of patience will turn your home into a war, the practice of patience will foster peace. Patience is where love meets wisdom. Patience helps you give your spouse permission to be human. It understands everyone fails. When a mistake is made, it chooses to give them more time than they deserve to correct it. It gives you the ability to hold on during the tough times in your relationship rather than bailing out under pressure.
Can your spouse count on having a patient spouse? Can they know locking their keys in the car will be met with understanding rather than a lecture? Few people are as hard to live with as an impatient person.