I Double Dog Dare Ya!

Today is Dare Day!

According to Holiday Insights, “Dare Day is a day to challenge someone, and to do a dare yourself. It’s a day that daredevils truely relish. Today is definitely a call to action. It is not a day for procrastinators or for hesitation.

It potentially originated in Dare County in England where they apparently celebrate this day on the first Saturday in June.

Today I “double dog” dare you to take this seriously and enjoy a night of dares and other frivolities with your spouse.

Option #1 Play Truth or Dare with your spouse.

Each person asks the other if they’d prefer a truth or a dare. For truth, come up with a question that the other person must answer honestly. For dare, dare your spouse to do something. Alternate back and forth between the two of you and both options for best results.

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Truth: Get to know your spouse better.

For ideas …

Conversation Starters for Married Couples

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Take this challenge with your spouse, and each of you, without talking to the other first, write down your top five values from this list of 40 Make-or-Break-Values Questions, or make a list on your own. Ask yourself these questions: What are your similarities? What are your differences? Are your values God-honoring? Where do you need to improve in your values life? Where are you doing well in your values? How do your thoughts and actions make these values manifest? Spend time praying together that you would have a godly values-centered marriage.

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Dare: Dare each other to do something intimate and/or fun. Remember this is supposed to be fun and to build your intimacy together, not to embarrass or hurt your spouse. Do things together that will uplift and honor your spouse and the marriage bed. Don’t push your spouse to do anything they really don’t want to do. Ideas?  Feed each other sweet treats while blindfolded and try to guess what the food is, sing a karaoke love song for your spouse in the privacy of your home, cook a meal together Adam and Eve style if you catch my drift, hop on one foot for a minute while reciting the alphabet backwards, give the other person a three minute back massage, call the other person’s mother and tell her how much you are grateful that she gave your spouse life, etc. Be creative!

Option #2 Watch the movie Fireproof together.

If you haven’t already, buy, borrow, or peruse a copy of either The Love Dare or The Love Dare Day by Day: A Year of Devotions for Couples by Stephen Kendrick.

For The Love Dare: You can preview the first chapter of the book on Amazon, by clicking “click to look inside.” On the left hand side, you’ll see some options. Click “First Pages.” Read the devotional together for day 1 and commit to doing the first dare together.

For The Love Dare Day by Day: If you go on Amazon, you can get a preview of the book by clicking “click to look inside.” On the left hand side, you’ll see some options. Click “First Pages.” Read Day 1 or 2’s dare(s) or both. Spend time in prayer together asking God to show you both what real love is. Dare each other to commit to keep track of what God’s teaching you on real love throughout the upcoming week to share on your next date night (or the following weekend).

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**June 1st is also Doughnut Day. Surprise your spouse with a box of doughnuts and a cup of coffee (or tea/hot cocoa) over breakfast. take your spouse out really early before work to a doughnut shop and pick out your favorite treats. If you have time, eat it on a park bench and soak up a little early morning sun. Not an early riser? That’s okay. Make a late night doughnut run and eat your sweet treat in the car. Bring a blanket for the two of you, cuddle in the back seat, and share some sweet smooches too! You could also try this delicious option – Oven Baked Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts)

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4 Comments

  1. Really appreciate your heart to encourage the investment in marriage…
    ~Kara @ The Chuppies/NOBH

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