Love is covenant.
I am elated as I enter my fortieth day of the Love Dare. It marks my commitment to myself and my wife. But even as I come to the end of the dare, I am nakedly aware that this is only part of a journey.
The experience and challenge of loving my wife is something that never comes to an end.
"Where you go, I will go, and where you lodge, I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God" (Ruth 1:16).
I am rededicating myself to my wife.
The rededication has no expiration date - "till death do us part".
I am taking up my role as a covenant keeper.
No matter what may arise hereafter to challenge my faithfulness to this covenant, I give myself to my wife and commit to this marriage for life.
This covenant cuts off all avenues of retreat or withdrawal.
I fasten my love afresh on the one the Lord has given me to cherish, prize, and honor.
I dare to take hold of it and never let go!