As many of you know, my oldest son, Jordan, recently married his sweetheart, Sarah, back in June. The joy and enthusiasm of their young love is proving to be very inspiring to me an oldie-wed.
Since Sarah is a blogger, photographer, and videographer, my husband and I have lots of opportunities to witness their love in a variety of formats! So today I’ll be sharing a link to Sarah’s blog and a video they created together that showcases the “bliss” of young love. You can go here to view it.
It’s easy to fall into habitual patterns or even ruts in marriage that leave us feeling bored and on the fringes of mediocrity. That’s why the “Triple C challenge” has been on my mind. And if you’d like to rev your marriage up a bit, I hope you’ll check out some of the challenges – week one, week two, week three.
But today I’m offering a “tool” or exercise that I think can be so helpful to recapture what it was that drew us to our mates in the first place. It is my “What I love and value in my mate” exercise that offers 15 important questions to consider and answer. Click here for the pdf.
You can copy and paste the questions from this pdf into a document to customize with your own answers. As you stop to consider what it is you love and value in your mate, you’ll be reminded of the good that you might have forgotten or overlooked. That will not only encourage you now, but it will be a helpful reminder to return to after a conflict or tension-filled moment. So I’d encourage you to keep this somewhere easily accessible, so that you can …
[Tweet “Read over your love letter anytime your love wanes or your anger flashes!”]
You might also want to share a copy of the letter with your mate to encourage him or her in your marriage. And if your mate is wise, he or she will keep the letter in a special spot as well, to return to and meditate on when needed or desired. 😉
[Tweet “We all need a reminder of what it is we love about our mates! #loveletter #keepitfresh”]
What is one thing you love or value about your mate?
What are some things you do to keep your love fresh and rekindled?
P.S. Sloppy Joe Time will return next week, focusing on the topic of reading my spouse’s mind! It’s one you won’t want to miss!
Linking up with – Marriage Mondays, The Weekend Brew, Faith and Friends, Making Your Home Sing, Mondays @ Soul Survival, Sunday Stillness, Sharing His Beauty, Spiritual Sundays and Playdates with God
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