As you read through the devotions each day, you will: Samuel Adams, Psy. He earned his master's from Western Seminary and a doctorate from George Fox University.

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Daniel would not sell himself short, even when the pressure was on. ” For a while these little voices sing their individual songs, proudly independent and fiercely self-protective. By the time the vessel has weathered the storm, sailors sense a new and deeper song echoing from stem to stern: “I am a ship!

He continued to get down on his knees three times a day, giving thanks to God, even when he knew the penalty for doing so was being torn apart by hungry lions. When a ship is built, each part has a voice of its own. ” Our Captain calls each of us, especially in marriage, to a greater purpose than furthering ourselves.

A friend of mine recently got married and said even though her relationship was not struggling, her and her FI (at the time) purchased The Love Dare for their devotional.

Everyday we see the word "love," one of the most abused words in the dictionary.

For about three days, we couldn’t exchange a pleasant word, let alone a loving one. Each, I think, was thinking, “I’m contributing way more here.” One of us was thinking, “I do way more housework,” and the other was thinking, “I slog away at work for endless hours to pay the mortgage.” And together we were concluding, “Why do I put up with this?

Griff and I just got stuck, like a needle on a broken record.

— Joel In the midst of calamity, of living with the consequences of sin, the prophet Joel reminds us not to be afraid, but rather to be glad and rejoice, for “the Lord has done great things! Okay, my marriage doesn’t usually feel like a calamity. “This is how we’ll be for the rest of forever,” I thought.

I’m not getting anything out of it.” There were moments in that three-day period when I seriously wondered if we would ever get through that horrible time.

The essence of a true soul mate relationship is that of deep spiritual connection.