Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Make Your Marriage Rock

I loved Tricia's tips for ways to make your marriage rock in this post:

Which one are you going to try today?

I am going to greet my husband with a smile and a kiss no matter how grumpy or tired I am. That is one area I have never been good at-- and I need to do better!

Would love to hear your tips if you have any to add!
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Julie Coleman said...

My father-in-law once remarked that whenever he came home from work, his wife greeted him at the door as if his coming home were the highlight of her day. I took that to heart-- and when my husband (or any of my kids, when they were teens) came home, I dropped what I was doing and made a fuss. We all have a need for significance. This is just one way we can meet that need in the man we love.

Another is to show appreciation for his provision for the family. I am always thanking my husband for his hard, faithful work on the job and for the way he so unselfishly provides for all of us. Most men consider this their number one responsibility-- and we should remember to let them know we are not taking their efforts for granted.

pathfromtheheadtotheheart said...

I am going to do this one today:

"Think of five things your husband would appreciate that day. Do them and see if he notices."

Now to think of 5 things he would appreciate....

Marybeth said...

Oh please post the five things! Maybe it will give the rest of us some good ideas!!

Alyce said...

I haven't read Tricia's link yet, but I'm going to get my booty over there now. I am one of those,like you, that doesn't do well at greeting my husband. I guess sometimes I wish for him to come running through the door happy to see me. Part of it, is that we talk several times a day, so its not like there's been much time between "communicating".
Thanks..I am going over now!

Anonymous said...

Hi Marybeth,
I wasn't sure how else to bring to your attention. There is something wrong with link to Glynnis Whitwer's blog. It takes you somewhere else.
I can get to it from Lysa's but not yours. Just wanted to let you know.

Karen said...

Myself as well as our daughters usually greet my hubby when he gets home. I almost ALWAYS hug and kiss him and ask him how his time at work was. (It's a rare occasion if I don't) Something else I try to do consistently is to make sure the house is picked up when he gets home. I know when I get home from somewhere, I prefer to walk into a tidy home. I try to do the same for him.

Hope you have a great day!

Courtney said...

What a great list and I am happy to see that I am on track with many. But I am definitely making an effort (starting tonight) with #5 and #6. We don't snuggle enough and I have been neglecting to check in on work challenges we have previously discussed.

thanks so much for the link.

heidi said...

This was awesome!!!! I have been trying as of late to be more mindful of these things because I know how stressful my husband's job is and he can't share anything...really he can't. So our home is on HAWAII time and I try to make sure he feels as much relaxation as possible. Sure I'm human and not perfect but I can tell you that these suggestions make all the difference!!! 10 fingers up!!! Thanks for posting the link!!