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The Power Of Focus

Last night I served as a “guide” for our Pathfinder LoveDare group. Fourteen of us met in a private room at a local Chik-Fil-A (who knew CFAs even had private rooms?!).

Do you know what was the best thing about the group? The Chicken Sandwich dinner with cole slaw as a side? No — though I have to admit that was pretty good. The fact that one man in the group made a CD of classic love songs for every couple there? No — though that act of generosity was entirely unexpected and much appreciated. The conversation and laughter? No — though I was glad to be in the middle of the camaraderie.

The best thing about the LoveDare group was how seriously all the couples are taking the material. They are listening to the sermons. They are reading the LoveDare devotions at home. And they are doing the actual daily dares which are designed to strengthen marriages and families.

And it’s working. The consensus in our group was that this concentrated attention on marriage was helping to improve their relationships.

It’s the power of focus. We are talking about one thing on Sunday mornings: LoveDare. Couples then read spiritual material around one idea: LoveDare. Then they come to a small group in which we talk and laugh and cry about one subject: LoveDare.

Focused. Simple. Powerful.

There’s more where that came from this Sunday. LoveDare, Week 3: Biggest Fan. 8:30. 10:00. 11:30.

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