Jan 222019 38 Responses

The 28-Day Marriage Challenge

(The Marriage Challenge is back for 2022)

I’ve never flossed and then later thought to myself, “I wished I hadn’t done that.” I’ve never worked out and then regretted it. I’ve never read a book and then thought it was a waste of time.

Anytime we take an intentional effort to improve an aspect of our lives, we don’t regret it. We might regret that we didn’t start sooner or continue down the disciplined path, but we never grieve having taken the good action.

I assure you that if you and your significant other will join me in the month of February for the 28-Day Marriage Challenge, you will not regret it. (See: If Your Dog or Husband, Runs Don’t Chase Him)

During the month of February, I’m asking couples to give me less than two minutes a day. Preferably some of the first two minutes of their day. Starting February 1, Jenny and I are starting the 28-Day Marriage Challenge. We are asking couples to take two minutes every day to read a very simple email.

The email will include:

  • one quote
  • a 150-word encouragement either written or video
  • an action step
  • two links for deeper reading if you are interested

That’s it. Nothing fancy. Nothing earth-shattering. Just one good idea to get you thinking about your marriage and ways to strengthen your relationship for that day.

For some, this process seems far too simple to make any difference, but those are the people who have never followed through in an activity like this. Others, who have been there, know the power of discipline and how a very small action can create a very big change if someone will just stick to it.

How to Join

So how do you join? This challenge is only available via email so sign-up here:

Join the 28-Day Marriage Challenge

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Begin With This Prayer

I often say “in all beginnings, God.” It’s a reminder to me that we should invite God into every endeavor. If you sign up for the 28-Day Marriage Challenge, begin praying this simple prayer: “Lord, give me the desire to love my spouse better.”

This prayer doesn’t imply you don’t already love your spouse, but who couldn’t benefit from loving their spouse more? Repeat this prayer every day between now and February 1st. (See: 5 Signs She Doesn’t Love You)

Invite Others to Join You

Several years ago I started working out. I had started many times before, but always quit. What changed this time? I had a partner. For three years we have worked out together. If it were not for my partner, I would have quit.

Hopefully, you and your spouse will do this challenge together. That will give you a built-in partner to keep you engaged. But don’t stop there. Invite others to join you and your spouse for this month. Encourage your friends, family, small group members, or Sunday School class to sign up.

Simply share this post, tell people you are in, and invite them to join the challenge with you.


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