C.J. Mahaney's Love Dare

Valentine's Day is just a few days away.  Most of us have heard of the Love Dare made popular by the movie, Fireproof.  But here's a different kind of dare from the mouth of C.J. Mahaney: Gentlemen, here is a gift you can give to your wife this week. Set aside a few hours of uninterrupted time, and ask her to honestly evaluate your personal example of godliness and your leadership in the home.

I dare you to ask her this question:

  • Where do I need to grow in serving and leading you?

For bonus points, ask this question:

  • Where do I need to grow in serving and leading the children? 

This one conversation could initiate dramatic changes in your life.

After you’ve talked to your wife, I would encourage you to relate the details to a fellow elder, pastor or friend. Invite their questions and observations and make yourself accountable to them for application. This step will weaken pride and cultivate humility. Because God gives grace to the humble, this is a very smart thing to do. In fact, it would be stupid not to, since God opposes the proud.

I double dare you to ask your wife that question.