A New Way to Look at Hangman

May 12, 2012

in the generous life

I was having a hard time writing a post, so I decided to look through the archive for a little inspiration. When I came across this one, I had to laugh, so I reprint it here for giggles. It really is a great idea.

I can’t over emphasize the importance of little times of fun and silliness.  The tiniest, simplest and often least expensive things can make for moments of real intimacy.  Here’s a tip from a generous wife that gives you a glimpse into what I mean. (thanks, Jennifer!)

This week our date night was a game night, and I started the day off by inviting him to play hangman with me on our bathroom mirror.  I used a dry erase marker to leave blank spots that would become a love message.  We had a blast going back and forth throughout the day – I’d walk by and see he had guessed a new letter and I would fill in the blank or continue to draw my “hangman.”  (My stick figure drawing became something less lethal and way more fun.)  By the end of the night, he had guessed his message and we got to go do what the stick couple on the mirror was doing.  The next morning, he had initiated a new game.  Fun!

I have a new appreciation for the game of Hangman.

Image credit (c) Lori Byerly


Debi’s being creative again ~ Pick-A-Year Date Night (from The Romantic Vineyard)


A powerful and encouraging piece from Elevate Your Marriage ~ Just One Day Away: God’s Timing and Planning for Our Lives 



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Amy May 13, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Or how about strip hangman? Every time your man loses a limb, you also lose a piece of clothing. At the end, you both win!


Alan May 12, 2014 at 7:39 am

This is awesome. We’re going to try it!


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