Love Dare-Day 6

So how did your day 5 go? Did you get a list? I got my list and since I couldn't justify the list with Eric I am not going to do that here...

This was what he wrote(in short)

1. Excessive smoking

2. Drinking

3. Burning candles

Eric now knows something is up-we had a long talk Tuesday night where he confided he has noticed a change in me and he likes it...I like how day 6 asks you to not be irritable, because his list 'could' have an irritating effect on me...


Day 6 - Love Is Not Irritable

He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city. --Proverbs 16:32

Todays Dare:

Choose today to react to tough circumstances in your marriage in loving ways instead of with irritation. Begin by making a list of areas where you need to add margin to your schedule. Then list any wrong motivations that you need to release from your life.

Questions to ponder...

Where do you need to add magin to your life? When have you recently overreacted? What was your real motivation behind it? What decisions have you made today?

My confession for today:I REALLY need to clean out my flower beds


  1. Good for you for not trying to justify it here, since we can't justify it with them... I'm proud of you for sticking with this, but I think I might have told you that already? lol
    I got the 3 things from my hubby this morning, will post them tomorrow morning like I've been doing, in a recap. I'm happy to say that it was a lot harder for him to find 3 things about me, than I did (in my mind of course lol) about him. He actually had to think about a third one and the first two I already knew! woohoo LOL

  2. I failed - I forgot to ask my hubs for three things. I will try to do that today.

  3. haha!!! i too got my list.....i about fell out of my chair....one of his things was my driving!!!!!! what???? i am an awesome driver!!!!!haha.....i had to ask him why on that one????? i hope i did not break the rules!!!!!
    i had to tell him about the dare too...he was starting to ask questions!!!!
    my MIL told me i had to watch the movie.....and she is getting the book and asked if i wanted one. i am excited!!!!!

  4. Pretty cool Georgie! Sounds like he wants you to be healthier except the burning candles part. Candles are great they make everything smell good. Wonder why that bugs him.

    Sounds like it is doing good, keep it up girl. This is great!

  5. I think Whynot is reading ahead and deliberately trying to irritate me!

  6. What has hubby got against candles? The smelly kind maybe?

  7. You can't burn candles either???
    I've been banned.
    I have candles now, but I have one of those warmer thingys so I don't light them, I melt them and no one gets hurt.

    Long story.

    But the cat was fine.

    not happy but fine.

    and the anwsering machine still worked all those years.

    It just had a burn mark on it.

    like the cabinet.

    Once at my Granny's Church, I won a candle. When we were leaving, My sister and her friends were standing around us and I tried to give the candle to my Granny. "Well now Sister you won it you keep it."
    "But Granny, I can't have candles at my house."
    "Why not?"
    "I'm a recovering arsonist and I not allowed to have them."
    I thought my sister was gonna die on the spot!!!

    two things happened:
    One, I haven't been invited back to their Church.
    Two, my sister bought me that candle warmer!!

  8. Good for you!! I didn't get a chance to ask Brett three things. I had Bible study last night and wasn't really home. I'll try to ask tonight.

    Okay, devil's adovocate here... Does he not like all the candles because you are masking the smoking? If you weren't smoking would you burn them all the time?

    I don't like the smell of wintergreen because my mom used to smoke and she chewed wintergreen gum all the time. I can't smell wintergreen now without associating it with smoke. Strange, huh?

  9. girl, you are going to either save every marriage in blogland or cause us all to file for divorce!!! so far, i have to say, this is really helping. pat yourself on the back!

  10. Georgie, you are so real! You could have kept the 3 items to yourself, but you chose to trust us instead. I admire that. ♥

  11. Sounds like you are making some progress with him.

  12. What exactly is it about candles that he dislikes? The smelly ones? Fear that someone forgets to blow them out and causes a fire?
    I bought a set of those electric candles and they are so great. You get the great look without the fire fear and no smells. They are fabulous!