Tuesday, February 8, 2011

What Love Really Means ~ Day 8 + Giveaway!

Today we are going to visit Marie.  Marie has two beautiful children in Heaven, Alyssa-Joy and Evan and she is now pregnant with her rainbow!  Marie always shares her feelings and has always been so encouraging in her comments.  She is standing on God's promise of an expected end after experiencing two losses, IC, having a TAC and a subsequent pregnancy.  Please go by and show her some love today!

But first...be sure to enter my GIVEAWAY!!!

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Marriage is a gift and needs to be invested in and protected.  Today's giveaway is for something to help you invest a little time into your marriage!

The Love Dare Cards contain 40 daily dares based on the movie and book, Fireproof.



There are three ways to enter this giveaway! Just leave a comment for one each of these...

(1) How you and your significant other met.
(2) What was your first date with your spouse?
(3) How long you have been married.

Thats it!  I'll choose a winner randomly on February 15th!

I also wanted to share some great marriage resources...

Fire Proof My Marriage is a great website based on the Fireproof book and movie that has some wonderful links and other things.  It has advice for couples, churches and even a marraige help line.

Focus on the Family Marraige and Relationships site has an abundance of info, podcasts, and articles.

The Five Love Languages Test.  This site is where you can take the love language quiz and have your spouse take it too.  Find out how your loved ones feel loved so you can love them more fully.  There is also a quiz for kids!

Have a LOVELY day!



29 comments:

Amanda said...

Ok..I first of all just have to tell you how much I am enjoying all of the love posts! They really make me think! Thank you so much for doing this!

1. I met my husband at the University that we went to..he lived in the upstairs apartment with his roommates and I lived in the downstairs one with mine..it was not love at first sight let me tell you!
2. Our first date consisted of going to see Vertical Limit in an ice storm..I was scared to death in his little two-wheel drive car!
3. We will have been married for 8 years in March...Can't believe it has been that long already!!!

michelle hs said...

i met my husband in college. he had a crush on another girl in my hall and she didn't really like him, so whenever he would call she'd give me the phone.

michelle hs said...

i don't remember our first date, but i remember one of our first dates was just going to dinner at the cafeteria...we weren't officially dating yet, but that night we held hands and we were officially dating soon after that.

michelle hs said...

we've been married 7 1/2 years. we dated for 3 1/2 years before we got married.

Deanna said...

I met my husband at Luther Point Bible camp when we were 15 years old. We went to different high schools, but grew up only 7 miles from each other!

Deanna said...

Our first date, I suppose you would call it, was one week after we met. There was a local band playing at the community center in the town he lived in, it was all ages so we could go! We were pretty jazzed about it :)

Deanna said...

We have been married for 8 1/2 years, we have been together for almost 15 :) Seeing as we just turned 30, it it officially 1/2 of our lives! Thank you for sharing these resources.

Melissa said...

Tim and I have been married for 5 years this July. I am so lucky!

Trena said...

I met Shawn in High School. I was 16 and a junior and he had just turned 18 and was a senior. I was new to the school. We had one class together and I always noticed him starring at me. To be honest...I was put off by this at first. Then a few weeks later, he caught me alone at lunch and started talking to me. He asked if he could call me and I gave him my number. He called that night and we talked for a long time. We started dating and that went on for awhile. He wanted to make is "official" but I told him no (3 times to be exact) But after a few months I decided he was the one and we have been together ever since :) I truly did marry my High School sweetheart ♥

Trena said...

Our first date did not turn out the way it was suppose to, but in the end...I had a good time. He was late (by a few hours!) because he locked his keys in his car. He finally picks me up and we go to a restaurant to meet up with some of his friends...so we chit chat with everyone and they were all going bowling but we didn't want to go so we ended up back at my house, sitting on the front porch and we talked for hours. It was a really good night.

Trena said...

We have been married since March of 2008 but we have been together since December 2002. ♥

Our Photographic Memory said...

My husband and I were introduced by my dad! He worked at a motorcycle shop that my dad did alot of business with and he thought my husband and I would be a good match...He was right!
2. I worked in radio and had a client party at Universal Studios, we never made it to the party due a traffic jam...so we met up with a pair of friends of mine and called it a date!
3. We have been married for 2 1/2 years!
Thank you for this opportunity to win...I love your blog and thank you for sharing!
Bobbi

Shaina N said...

I met my husband...well, I don't really know! We've been friends for as long as we can both remember. We played soccer against one another. He lived beside my best friend... I'm not really sure when we first met!

Shaina N said...

We went to our Freshman prom together (and our Sophomore, and our Senior..)!

We were to young to drive, so we ended up going out to dinner with our youth minister, who then took us to the prom.

I ended up not going to afterprom because my Dad was put in the hospital with kidney stones that day, but it was still really good!

Shaina N said...

We'll have been married 3 years on July 26th!

Natasha said...

What a great giveaway Mattie!!! Ok here's my first post:

I met my hubby in the drive through at the bank- he was a teller and I came to that branch on a regular basis and he always worked the drive thru. One day he sent his number out in one of the tubes and the rest is history!

Natasha said...

Our first date was pretty casual...dinner and a movie :) The Matrix!

Natasha said...

We'll be married 4 years on May 20th- yay!

Tim and Carissa Wix said...

Tim and I are reading/doing the 5 love languages book right now! It has been amazing!

Tim and Carissa Wix said...

I wasn't sure if anyone could enter your giveaway or only people who've had babies born to heaven, but this giveaway is all about marriage so I'm going to enter, lol.

I met my hubby at Cumberland. He was "seeing" someone else so I just prayed for patients and eventually we started dating. It took almost a year for us to officially become significant others, but it was worth every single day!

Tim and Carissa Wix said...

Our first "official" date was to Wendy's to get a frosty. This is a pastime that all UC graduates understand! Our first "real" date was to see a movie.

Tim and Carissa Wix said...

Hubs and I have been married for 1 year and 7 months. It is so hard to believe that we are almost at the 2 year mark!

Jen said...

I met my husband at our church youth group when we were freshmen in highschool!

Jen said...

Our first date was a youth group outing to dinner at Joe's crabshack!! Nothing like going on a date with a bunch of your friends!

Jen said...

We have been married for 9 years!!!

Heidi said...

Met my hubby when I moved into my college dorm freshman year. I was 17 years old and he was 19. He was an RA at the dorm and pushed my belongings into the elevator and to my room. He never forgot my room number!!!

Heidi said...

First date was watching a movie in the Resident Assisant's "duty" room. Our youngest loves that we watched Empire Strikes Back (Star War trilogies being his first love!). We then went out to get a frozen custard at Kopp's (it is a Milwaukee, WI thing...)

Heidi said...

And now...I feel old. We have been married for 14 years. Our 15th anniversary is in July. Have a big trip to Hawaii planned...with the kids...just the way I like it!!

Jessica said...

Mike and I have been married for 4 and a half wonderful years. Our first date was at a Ruby Tuesday's restaurant.