April 18, 2014

Love Dare Update

Y’all….this dare is way harder than we expected.

We fell of the wagon for a week and then hopped back on at day 32 and rather than doubling up just thought we would go from there. We managed this for a few days and then Alex got sick which made some nights useless as he’d fall asleep before we ever did the dare. So take on a few days in scattered form.

Finally he started functioning in the evenings and we were getting back on the nightly basis of doing the dare. Then we had some relationship issues. (Yes ironic given that’s why we are doing the dare…but you gotta be willing to talk to one another to do the dare.) So there was a day or two missed there.

We got back on board with that and now we’re back in a rut again. Its crazy!

I can honestly say I never expected the dare to get this hard. It’s never the dare or weekly prayers that are hard. It’s the TIME that is so darn hard. Jobs get in the way. Laundry gets in the way. Dinner gets in the way. Heck Life gets in the way lately. Which is not to say they are in the way so much as by the time I get home from work, we eat, toss a load of clothes in the laundry and get stuff set out for work the next day and then take an hour down time its time to shower and crash. Otherwise we’d be up until midnight every night!

We’re committed to getting back on track and finding a schedule that works for us, but for now I feel like we’re running our boots off!

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Comments

  1. Grandma Judy says:

    What about getting up a little earlier each morning…….I know that sounds difficult, but it may be your only choice for awhile. Or just aim for weekends for awhile. As long as you are striving to keep it going, you’ll eventually get back in the “groove.”

    • Mrs Our Marriage Adventure
      Twitter: Mrsourma
      says:

      Hahaha. HAHAHAHA. No Alex does not do mornings…so getting up earlier will never be an option. Right now we’re working at doing it right after dinner.

  2. Don’t be so hard on yourselves – just think, whatever times you do get to it are times that you wouldn’t have spent working on each other before, so you’re still improving!

    • Mrs Our Marriage Adventure
      Twitter: Mrsourma
      says:

      You are wise oh Fate One. Actually that’s exactly what track we decided to take – do our best and be happy with our progress no matter how long it takes.

  3. The fact that you’re working on it at all is a testament to your love for each other. My husband and I have been through the ringer in the past year and we are considering doing this because we know that at some point, we’re going to have to set a good example for our girls. Not that we don’t now, but we want something better for them. The number one reason we haven’t is time, and all of the things you listed above. How frustrating.

    • Mrs Our Marriage Adventure
      Twitter: Mrsourma
      says:

      Aww ringers are hard and I can totally relate!! Time is hard but to be really honest, when we curl up in bed and read to each other is sometimes the best part of our days.

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