9.12.2012

Feeding your marriage

Let's be realistic here today. Life is challenging, there is always something on your plate, something to deal with, take care, whatever it may be. There are chores to be done, dogs, laundry and cars to be washed, you may or may not have gone to the grocery store this week. There is always one last thing that needs to be done, lets for today put all of that aside and focus on your best friend, the man who asked you to marry him, to go through life with, lets nurture that relationship today with a few ideas, the chores still might need to be done later on but do they really matter?

1. write your husband an email telling him how much you love and why you love him
2. send him a text thanking him for all the wonderful qualities he brings into your life
3. type up a letter telling your husband what a great provider he is to your household, how much he takes care of his family and thank him for all the little things he does for you and maybe you haven't told him how much those little things mean
4. make him his favorite dinner
5. pack him a lunch so he doesn't have to decide what is for lunch today
6. bake him his favorite dessert whether it be cookies, brownies, pie, etc
7. plan a date for you two, it doesn't have to be fancy ask him to meet you for a drink right after work for happy hour, have a picnic on your living room floor
8. text him an address to a restaurant or somewhere else, tell him not to look up the address but use GPS to take him there and him meet you there at a certain time
9. surprise him by doing the chores that he does around the house,
10. love him even if he isn't exactly loveable at that moment
11. pray for him, pray for his work and pray for his leadership in your family
12. give him a foot rub or back massage or neck massage
13. whatever you do, just make sure your husband know he is your priority today and every day!
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51 comments:

Katie said...

I love this! As a Mrs.-to-be, I will be keeping these great ideas in mind!

stephanie said...

great little reminders! marriage definitely takes work but it's work that I enjoy for sure :)

Simply LKJ said...

Love this Meg! And, having been married 23 years agree with all of them, especially #11 (which I would move to the top).

Casey @ Classic with a Pop said...

I love all of these ideas :) Such a thoughtful post!

MAKEUP OBSESSED MOM said...

Aww, I love this post! I love my hubby (almost 22 years) to the moon and back and will use some of these tips to remind him! Have a great week. Stacie xo

still being [molly] said...

i love this so much, meg. my husband has been so stressed out at work right now and i've felt a little helpless and not sure what to do! this was JUST what i needed. thank you!!

Hilary said...

This is so sweet. Lovely!

Alicia Marie said...

Great ideas, they're all so sweeet! And it's true, you should always work at your marriage, it should never been thrown it the bottom of the pile of your daily life.

Brooke Houston said...

Aw these are all really great ideas. Sometimes life gets in the way and you forget to appreciate all those little things. Thanks for the list!

Always Maylee said...

Love that quote at the end and couldn't agree more!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Emily said...

Thank you for this post! I love this so much! Feeling inspired to be a better wife. :)

Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. -Ephesians 5:22-33

Carlie said...

That's all great advice!

Regina of Live Delightfully said...

Love this! After my post yesterday, I think we're both on the same brain wave... ;) I've been trying to SHOW my husband my love for him, more than just saying it. This is a great list! Thanks Meg, for the encouragement!

The Pink Growl said...

I LOOOOOVE this advice! I was talking about this today about how important it is to just make an effort to be sweet to each other sometimes. I'm printing this! Thanks Meg!

Leslie said...

Great advice!! Love all of them :)

Stephanie @ bourbon and glitter said...

Aw I love these Meg! Such a sweet list.

The Not Quite Military Wife said...

Aw, these are great and I love them! Thanks for such a wonderful reminder!

Katie {katie lately} said...

oh i just love you friend. I'm so glad to have people like you in my life who encourage me towards being better :) sean is so blessed to have you as his wife!

Olivia.Dee said...

what a wonderful post and reminder... thanks Meg!

Stephanie said...

Meg, thanks for this post! It has given me an inspired start to the day. Sean is so blessed to have you as his wife. This post is a reminder to me to keep working on our marriage constantly and not just let it fall into the daily routine motions. Thanks so much for the reminder!

Jamie Harris said...

I love this, Meg! Trying to learn as much as I can about marriage before I tie the know in 7 months.

Meg {henninglove} said...

jamie i would say keep it simple, be each other's best friend, source of support, encouragement and continue to grow your relationship, date, flirt, etc after the wedding day.

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

OH I really love this! Thanks for the reminder Meg!

Karen Fieri said...

Great post Meg!!!

Meg said...

I love this post...I'm not married {yet}, but it's good to remember for the someday. Your posts are always so sweet and refreshing. I love reading them every day :)

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Ashley said...

Oh, I love love love this post. So great to get reminders, because life gets so busy...but really you do have to work on keeping a marriage strong!! Thanks for this.

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

This is a great thing to hear and we do need to ensure these things happen often to keep the wonderful marriages that we are blessed to have strong. Great post!!

Val said...

Wow-this is such a wonderful post!!

Kimberly Bonham said...

I love these ideas. I have a list of my own I was going to do a post about too!

Cambria said...

I was just reflecting on my marriage today and trying to think of ways to be a better and more lovely wife for my wonderful man. Perfect timing :)

<3 Cambria
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The Presutti's said...

I loved this post!

Dana said...

great advice for any relationship!

{The Perfect Palette} said...

thanks for all these ideas :)

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Kate @ Daffodils said...

I love this, Meg! What a wonderful reminder and tips!

Allison said...

Love everything about this. Marriage takes work (as every good thing does) to make it work. :)

Brielle said...

what a beautiful post with great ideas!

jillian at faith that laughs. said...

love this post! great reminder. xoxo

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

This is so darn true! With 3 little kids it's so easy for me to neglect my hubby - thank you for the reminder, I might need to do a little baking and we definitely need a date night!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Such a great list! I've actually been doing something really similar to this called "The Husband Project" with two of my girlfriends (we are all keeping each other accountable). It's been a lot of fun to find little ways to bless my husband! :)

Amanda Raborn said...

Meg- what an AWESOME reminder! I am going to be saving this one, for sure! Thank you for sharing :)

Amanda
It's an Easy Life

Lauren {Stylized Existence} said...

I love this. Even though we're not married yet, we have been together for over 5 years, so I can apply all of these to my relationship. Thank you for the reminder.

Denise Lopatka said...

needed to read this today :) Beautifully written. Thanks for sharing!

Ana said...

That's a very sweet post. Marriage is something that you need to work on everyday!

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

I linked this post up to my blog! Thanks for the reminders! http://www.lifelovelauren.com/2012/09/great-posts-this-week.html

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I love that cute quote on marriage! What a fun post! It seems to be the people you are closest to are the ones we don't appreciate enough, thanks for the cute reminder. I am a new follower, excited to read more! Come follow along, http://sjdmiller.blogspot.com

Treasure Tromp said...

so sweet! sometimes I forget to let my manfriend know how much I appreciate him

Deidre Miller said...

I love this post and these ideas. Thank you so much for posting something that is SO important!

Deidre

Kristin said...

love this. I want to pray for mine daily!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Aw I loved this post so much! I couldn't agree with you more! I even made a little note for myself to do some of these! :)