Be You

We are all individuals with our own unique gifts and abilities.  Take the time to encourage your husband to develop his interests and strengths.

Today you are You, that is truer than true.  There is no one alive who is Youer than You. Dr. Seuss

Be generous!  Lori <><

Candle Light

When my husband and I went on an anniversary trip awhile back, we stopped at a candle store and bought a selection of scented gel candles.  Most evenings, I will light one up for a lovely scent in the bedroom.  The other day, my husband said that he could still smell the scent of the candle from the night before when he walked into the bedroom (he has a very good sense of smell).  Given his tone of voice and smile, …  let’s just say he was happy about the pleasurable memory associated with the scent.

I thought that was pretty cool.  Something as simple as a scented candle could be used to build intimacy … a lovely scent associated with intimacy and, later, the remembrance of that experience.

So try a few nice candles.  Most malls have a candle store or two.  Also the “candle store” link above will take you to the store where we purchased our candles and they are happy to mail them (US and abroad).

I love thee to the level of every day’s most quiet need, by sun and candle light … I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears, of all my life. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Be generous!  Lori <><

Pray Practical

Pray practical.  What does your husband want, need, or desire?  Maybe it’s something simple like energy for the day or maybe it’s serious like a new job or the healing of a relationship.  Just take a few minutes, think about your husband, and pray.

I urge that … prayers … be made on behalf of all men.  1 Timothy 2:1  NAS

Be generous!  Lori <><

At Leisure

When you have the opportunity to sleep in, make it a leisurely morning with lots of snuggling and warm love making.

Caresses, expressions of one sort or another, are necessary to the life of the affections as leaves are to the life of a tree.  If they are wholly restrained, love will die at the roots. Nathaniel Hawthorne

Be generous!  Lori <><

Working Together

My husband and I work together and, as a result, often work on projects together.  Right now we are preparing for a national conference that we do each year.  Yes, we get stressed at times, but we have learned to say “sorry” and we have learned to work well together.  We find that it’s good for us.

You might try inviting your husband to join you on a project (much smaller, of course).  It’s an adventure in learning more about each other and learning to work with each other.

Coming together is a beginning.  Keeping together is progress.  Working together is success. Henry Ford

Be generous!  Lori <><

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