The next time you go grocery shopping, make sure you pick up the ingredients for your husband’s favorite meal.
If you’re making dinner anyhow, it’s a simple choice to make his favorite. It’s a yummy way to say I love you.
Nothing says lovin’ like something from the oven! Pillsbury advertising slogan
♥ Prayer Prompt: Ask God to help you fix healthy, yummy meals that will nurture and nourish your family.
♥ The Forgiven Wife: The Lie That Hurt My Marriage the Most Decimate the lie with His grace.
♥ Unveiled Wife: Why A Healthy Lifestyle Is Important For A Healthy Marriage A healthy body and some new healthy habits!
The next time you make love with your sweetie, look for someplace different to have sex.
If you have kids, you may need to make love on the bedroom floor or in the master bathroom shower. If not, try the living room couch or the back of the station wagon (in the garage?).
Be creative (and be safe).
Creativity is intelligence having fun. Albert Einstein
♥ Prayer Prompt: Ask God to help you find creative places for lovemaking.
♥ Heaven Made Marriage: The Problem With Roles in Marriage Preach it, brother! The Bible’s instructions on marriage have more to do with attitudes of the heart.
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Do you often find yourself putting off your husband’s requests and invitations with “just a minute,” “not right now,” or “wait until I finish” ?
The occasional stall is certainly understandable, but when you decline or postpone often you are saying all those other things are more important than your hubby.
Think through what things cause you to make your husband wait. What are the understandable reasons? What things are not that big of a deal? Tuck it in your head to break away easily and go with the flow when you can. Shared life with others is so precious. Don’t miss out just because you haven’t thought it through.
Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them. William Arthur Ward
♥ Prayer Prompt: Ask God to help you see opportunities to spend time with your husband.
♥ Kevin A. Thompson: The Hidden Cost of Unforgiveness Practice forgiveness and build connection in your marriage.
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(Originally posted March 6, 2015.)
Over time, I have created a few checkpoints that allow me to watch out for trouble in my marriage.
when I haven’t said “I love you” in a couple of days
when I’ve missed more that a meal or two with my sweetie
when I look for an excuse to say no to sex
when I’m more interested in Facebook than his face
Sometimes it’s just about busyness. The occasional season of this is OK (if I’m aware of it and intentionally move back to normal afterwards), but if it’s a drift thing, I know I need to make a plan to change what I’m doing and connect with my sweetie.
Mentally walk through your week. What signs in your marriage point to drift? What can you plan over the next few days to turn toward intimacy?
The quality of your commitments will determine the course of your life. Ralph Marston
♥ Prayer Prompt: Ask God to help you create some checkpoints to keep you intimacy minded.
♥ Hot, Holy & Humorous: 5 Questions to Ask about Your Sexual Intimacy Amazing questions!
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In reading Gottman’s book The Relationship Cure, I’ve been rather convicted about being present in conversation (I’m the distractable sort.).
I am trying to listen more and I’m actively looking for ways to speak in a positive way (gossip, sarcasm, negative stories, and general snarkiness are on my hit list).
I look for opportunities to share a kind word, a compliment, or a story with a good ending. I might share something funny or creative I saw online and, of course, talking about the grandson is good (my son and his family just got the cutest dog). :)
As an exercise, the next time you sit down to a meal with your sweetie, look for ways to speak positively in conversation.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. Mother Teresa
♥ Prayer Prompt: Ask God to help you keep your speech positive and kind.
♥ The Romantic Vineyard: Cherishing Your Spouse by Supporting Their Interests Handle differing interests with enthusiasm.
♥ Marc & Angel Hack Life: 31 Morning Journaling Prompts that Will Change the Way You Think What interesting and challenging questions!