Thursday, January 27, 2011

Be My Valentine Marriage Challenge - Week 2

The challenge continues!  How are you doing with it?  It is not natural for me to verbally praise my husband so much, I didn't hear it from my parents growing up and it's just not intrinsic.  And yet, words of affirmation is one of my love weird is that?  I *LOVE* my husband and I know my mom and dad loved each other, we're just not gushy.  But I found that once I started praising him publicly, specifically verbally and on Facebook it just started to flow easier. 

Here's Courtney's next challenge for us - I'm ready, are you?

This week's challenge is: be a little more creative with your praise. Surprise your husband with:

1. A love message on the mirror

2. A love message packed in his lunch

3. Use sidewalk chalk and write a love message on the driveway

4. Write a list of ten things you admire about him and then read them out loud to him.

5. Make a toast to him at dinner with friends. Or raise your glass at dinner and list the things you admire about your husband for your children to hear!

6. Buy or make your husband a trophy and engrave it with the words "The Best Husband in the World." (I found a cheap trophy at a party supplies store - the kids loved presenting it to daddy)

7. Write a poem - even if you can't write - it can be goofy. Include in it references to your favorite movies, restaurants, places to go and memories. He will enjoy the trip down memory lane and the laugh!

8- Blow up balloons and put a loving message in each one. Fill your bedroom with balloons as a surprise.

9- Take a roll of receipt tape and write a long message with the things you admire and respect about your husband - then roll it up and put it in a bottle for your husband to open and read. (I made many of these for my husband in college when we were dating long distance. I mailed them in packages.)

10. Get creative with your selflessness!

"When you touch your husband's deepest need something good almost always happens!"~ Dr. Emerson Eggerich

So I challenge you today to not just show your husband you love him but show him that you LIKE him!

I'm excited to get started!  When I ordered Ann's new book I also ordered something special for him and it just came in the mail today!  Can't wait to surprise him with it/them (I can't give details because he reads this!)

1 comment:

  1. u mean something like this:

    roses are beauty,violets are fine:
    I'll scratch your back, if u scratch mine.


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