Love Dare

Many of you may be familiar with “The Love Dare,” a book that’s discussed and followed by Kirk Cameron’s character in the movie, Fireproof, which came out about a year or so ago.

I’ve often wondered how military couples who were going through deployment could participate in the Love Dare when they were so far apart. But Jocelyn Green of Faith Deployed found a resource that does just that.

The online military devotional, Excellent or Praiseworthy, has put together a 40-day Deployment Love Dare that military couples can do together. The concept is very cool. And all of it is very doable.

In September’s newsletter, we’re going to be talking quite a bit about military marriages – how we can protect them, how we can strengthen them, how we can become closer together even when we’re apart. I like the idea of this 40-Day Deployment Love Dare. It’s one thing a day – being patient, being kind, being thoughtful, things like that. Things, that if you add them all together, can drastically change how you and your spouse treat one another.

I would love to know if you’ve been able to do the Love Dare with your husband, or, if he’s deployed, you may try this Deployment Love Dare. Comment and share your thoughts!

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About Sara Horn

Sara is wife to Cliff, mom to Caleb and founder of Wives of Faith. An author and speaker, she's written more than six books for the wife and mom including a couple specifically written to military wives: GOD Strong: A Military Wife's Spiritual Survival Guide and Tour of Duty: Preparing Our Hearts for Deployment. Her next book, How Can I Possibly Forgive? Rescuing Your Heart from Resentment and Regret, releases this fall. Visit her personal website at


  1. Gina Hartmann says:

    This is awesome! The Love Dare book is so wonderful — I wish it had been around during our deployment. But this "Excellent and Praiseworthy" tailored to suit deployed couples will be an invaluable gift for many! I pray that so many marriages are enriched and nourished by this resource during the difficult days of deployment and time apart. Thanks you for making us aware of it, Sara!

  2. This is a fantastic idea! It's hard enough being a military couple, but the added strain of a deployment sometimes is more than some can handle. I will add this to my own library asap for impending deployments. Thanks for bringing this into the spotlight!

  3. Deanna Fullerton says:

    My and husband and I have actually just started the 40-Day Deployment Love Dare and reading the Love Dare Book as well. I am finding it to be challenging right now, but I do know if we complete what we started, the rewards will outweigh any challenges we may go through during this time. I would encourage all couples to check out the Excellent or Praiseworthy website.

  4. What an awesome resource for military couples! My husband will be returning home very soon, and after watching Fireproof, I thought doing the Love Dare when he comes home would be a great way to renew and rebuild our marriage. Although we've been very blessed with the opportunity to communicate more frequently than most couples can during a deployment and our marriage has been strengthened quite a bit during the past year or so, I know there will be struggles when we begin to stitch our lives back together. The Love Dare seems an excellent way to get to know your spouse on a deeper, more intimate level that asks not what can I receive from my spouse, but instead what can I give, how can I be a blessing?

  5. My husband is deployed and we just started the 40 Day Deployment Love Dare. It has been so great!!! This is our first deployment as a married couple, and it has brought about some challenges. The Love Dare really allows us to focus on loving the other and not being so selfish. It's made us both take actions toward showing love and care to the other. I highly recommend this!!! Even though we're separated by the distance, our hearts still remain united.

  6. I am sooo excited to have found this! My husband and I are both in the military and have been married almost 2 months. Currently I’m the one deployed this time and decided to start The Love Dare. Today I got to day two and was stumped. I can talk to my husband a few times a week and was lost as to something kind I could do for him. After talking to him today about his rough week at work back home, I think he could really use an email of encouragement and kind words! Thanks so much to Excellent or Praiseworthy! I’m looking foward to loving my husband a new way everyday while I’m gone!

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