Each week, I’m challenging myself to complete a Dare of the Week. A weekly goal designed to live more intentionally and be a better man. And I’m inviting you to join me.
THIS WEEK: SHOW HER WHAT SHE MEANS TO YOU
I love my wife! She’s not only beautiful, she’s smart, strong, and supportive. No doubt about it, like most men I know, I married out of my league.
We have a rock solid relationship, but like most couples, we can find ourselves going through the motions and assuming the other knows how we feel about them.
I don’t want to get caught in that trap. This is why I need to be intentional about expressing my love and adoration of her.
I imagine you do too.
This week’s dare is to show our ladies what they mean to us. Of course, this shouldn’t be contained to just this week, Valentine’s Day, or your wedding anniversary. In fact, if you only show your lady how you feel on special occasions, you’re doing it wrong. It needs to become a way of life.
To help, here’s a simple grid I use to make sure I keep the romantic fire stoked. Make it your goal to do the following three things this week (and every week) and show her what she means to you:
Something Practical - Whether it’s cooking dinner, rubbing her feet, or putting down the toilet seat, performing simple everyday actions can go a long way in expressing your love for her.
Remind her how thoughtful you can be.
Something Fun – Remember how much fun you had when you were dating? While you were building your relationship, you were also building a friendship. You enjoyed being together and hopefully, you still do. This week, plan a fun date. Make it enjoyable. Take it a step further and make it unexpected.
Remind her of the man she fell in love with in the beginning.
Something Romantic - We should woo our ladies as much AFTER marriage as did BEFORE marriage. Buy her chocolates or flowers, write her a love letter, and give her long kisses. Whatever she’s into. If you have children, get away from them for a bit. Sometimes we get so caught up in being mom and dad that we forget that we’re husband and wife.
Remind her how attractive you think she is.
Be practical, fun, and romantic. That’s our marching orders this week.
Will you accept this week’s challenge?