Every Friday I share with my readers what I have challenged myself with each week. Several months ago I challenged myself to... Woo My Husband.
"Let love be your highest goal..." 1Corinthians 14:1
When I saw the picture above, I knew what this week's challenge needed to be: Love my husband well. Date him. Woo him. Make him feel special. This isn't something I do every week, unfortunately. Life gets in the way; the busyness of two kiddos, being self-employed, etc. Each week this is highlighted through the ministry we serve in together on Wednesdays - ReEngage. It reminds me that I have to work at marriage everyday. When we first married, our marriage was at a 3 out of 10. I am happy to report that with much effort, love, mercy, grace and forgiveness... our marriage is at a pretty solid 8-9 most days. It was high time I made this known to my wonderful hubs. Here's how this week:
Say sweet things - building him up and encouraging him.
Compliment him on his role as a Dad.
Say "yes" even when I'm tired and start a love tin (thanks for the inspiration Em) - "So do not deprive each other of sexual relations..."1Corinthians 7:5
Give him time for himself - runs, quiet time in the morning, etc.
Bring him a bowl of M&Ms while he's watching a show.
Take him his morning coffee with a smile and deliver with a kiss.
Leave him a jar of his favorite candy with a sweet note on his desk.
Ask him out on a date.
Prepare his favorite Italian dish and have a bottle of wine, game and love nest ready for said date.
How are you doing showing your loved ones how much they mean to you? Do you take the time to build them up and do little things for them? If you take just 5 minutes a day to do something special, I'm convinced that it will make all the difference in the world. Everyone wants to feel loved. Don't you? Have a delightful and loving weekend. xo