Blog #597 Valentine’s Day – part II

Valentine’s Day – Part II

https://www.redbookmag.com/love-sex/relationships/news/a40702/stay-in-love-forever/
https://www.history.com/topics/valentines-day/history-of-valentines-day-2

Ah Valentine’s Day!!    What are you doing today?  

Yesterday I started looking at the Redbook article “10 Ways to Stay in Love Forever by America’s Hottest Husbands”.  Today, I am going to finish that list (and throw in my thoughts).

-6 Communicate, communicate, communicate.  Really this should be the number one item. We frequently are on different wavelengths – talk it out!!!  The book “Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus” has some truth. We are different – communicate (and, that means with words and body language too!!!)

-7 Take time to let feelings flourish.  The article suggests that good marriages are like good wine.  Don’t just smell to cork, but drink the wine. Let love, respect and admiration grow!!

-8 Tap into your turn-ons.  Where do you compliment each other? One of you an extrovert and the other an introvert?  One visually oriented and the other audio oriented? Find balance and what turns each other on!!

-9 Channel your inner comedian.  Laughter can be the best medicine – even for marriage.  Find something EVERY DAY to make their life (and your life) special and better than ever.

-10 Respect the ground rules.  I like the adage “If you can be anything, be KIND”.  The two of you choose each other – keep that in mind.  Be loving, be kind, be sincere, and be true to them.

And, now, I’m going to add some comments from another source – 1 Corinthians 13 in the Bible:

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.

What about you?  Is Valentine’s day a special day for you and your spouse/partner?

Bruce

I, Bruce, take you, Connie, to be my lawfully wedded wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part.

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