Marriage Monday: Dare to Share

Happy Monday!


Raise your hand if you love being in love. Now... think about why you love being in love. What reason did you come up with?

For me, a really great part of falling in love is being pursued. I don't know about you, but when my husband wants to know me more - even after fifteen years of each other - it makes me feel cherished. But because our lives are so rushed it's really easy to let that deeper communication that we all desire go by the wayside. In addition to that, it's easy for things to go unsaid/unheard. We have so many feelings for our spouse and often we assume the other knows/absorbs those things. It'd be nice if we all took the time to get those feelings for each other out as well as take them in from our spouse. Because life is short and our marriage is important!

me and tony on our most recent date night


This is where Dare2Share comes into our picture. Dare2Share focuses on communication and intimacy and gives you an opportunity to enjoy the love you share with your spouse in the form of a game. It was created originally by a woman, Esre, for her and her husband to use as they spent much of their time physically apart. Esre didn't want their marriage to suffer and decided to purposefully set aside time to talk to one another free of distraction. Dare2Share started as a physical card game and is also offered as a very user-friendly app.
(You can get the app via iTunes or Google Play and is offered in four different versions - English, Afrikaans, Espanol, and Portugues for $4.99.)

The app contains 230 communication cards and has between four and six questions per card. We've just started answering questions and they start out as simple as sharing about your day - elaborating on the high and lows of the day as well as looking forward to tomorrow. And according to their website, the questions progress as you move along.

"The cards are in a specific sequence and the questions are progressively intense and more sensitive! It is therefore suggested that patience be displayed and the sequence be followed, in order not to jeopardize the series! Romantic suggestions and ideas in the form of 'Dare' cards have been included in order to keep the game exciting and to enable couples to enjoy humor and have fun the way that we believe God intended it to be!"

It doesn't matter how long you've been with your significant other or the state of your marriage, EVERY one benefits when you put your marriage first. You can take time to answer these questions together on a daily or weekly basis but the important thing is to stick with it. The key is to make a quiet time that is kid and distraction free to focus on each other. Make eye contact. Share some coffee. Make it special! Listen to your spouse and try not to interrupt. It might be a little awkward at first or feel forced but I promise you'll fall into rhythm.

as much as I love our occasional date nights out, I love our evenings in together even more!


In what ways do you and your spouse work to keep your marriage alive? What is something you'd like to start doing in order to promote deeper communication between the two of you? And what is your favorite part of being in love in the first place? Because I really want to know!

And let me know what you think of Dare2Share! I think it's amazing and I wanted to share how much I love it with you guys today!

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