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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

{ Just because }

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Just because my hubby has returned to work after being home for 6 months.....
and just because he had a 3-day weekend and we had such a good time together and got a lot accomplished yesterday.....
and just because I love him.....
here are "50 Promises for Marriage".

But, before you go and think our marriage is all roses and sunshine.....
it ain't!!!  
ALL marriages have ups and downs and issues at one time or another.  I'm learning in my old.....
um, older age.....that a lot depends on ATTITUDE.....
my attitude.  Which ain't always roses and sunshine either.....;-)

1.  Start each day with a kiss
2.  Wear your wedding ring at all times
3.  Date once a week
4.  Accept differences
5.  Be patient
6.  Be gentle
7.  Give gifts
8.  Smile often
9.  Touch
10.  Talk about dreams
11.  Select a song that cane be "our song"
12.  Give back rubs
13.  Laugh together
14.  Send a card for no reason
15.  Do what the other person wants before he or she asks
16.  Listen
17.  Encourage
18.  Do it his or her way
19.  Know his or her needs (love language)
20.  Fix the other person's breakfast
21.  Compliment twice a day
22.  Call during the day
23.  Slow down
24.  Hold hands
25.  Cuddle
26.  Ask for each other's opinion
27.  Show respect
28.  Welcome the other person home
29.  Look your best
30.  Wink at each other
31.  Celebrate birthdays in a big way
32.  Apologize
33.  Forgive
34.  Set up a romantic getaway
35.  Ask, "What can I do to make your happier?"
36.  Be positive (ATTITUDE)
37.  Be kind
38.  Be vulnerable
39.  Respond quickly to the other person's request
40.  Talk about your love
41.  Reminisce about your favorite times together
42.  Treat each other's friends and relatives with courtesy
43.  Send flowers every Valentine's Day and anniversary
44.  Admit when wrong
45.  Be sensitive to each other's sexual desires
46.  Pray for each other daily (this should have been number 1)
47.  Watch sunsets together
48.  Say, "I love you" frequently
49.  End the day with a hug
50.  Seek outside help when needed

~~~~Steve Stephens~~~~

These "promises" were found on a little card that I picked up many years ago at Hyman's Seafood in Charleston, SC.  

HOPE everybody had a great Labor Day weekend!
I for one "labored", as I know many of you did, too.
We do what we gotta do, right?

Happy Tuesday that feels like Monday.....LOL!

7 comments:

  1. #45---I had to chuckle...my husband goes, "What's that?"---sigh....tmi I know...lolol

    Have a beautiful day friend. For me 11 am, 12:30 and then 2 pm classes today and be home by 3:30-3:45.

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  2. Great tips, I could have and should have used a few of them through the years. After almost 54 years together I can say with certainty that it is never smooth sailing. Only God can smooth the waves and by His grace we are still together and closer than ever. Tip #46 really should have been #1. Hope you're not too sore after all that labor on Labor Day! Have a great day Deb, love ya!!

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  3. O, that is great. I will translate them to Dutch. We are saying: Ik hou van je and not: I love you :-)

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  4. Just popping in to wish you a very happy day!

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  5. Not always easy to remember or follow through with - but so much truth!

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  6. Love this Deb. All those things listed are so important though I fail at them often. Thanks for the sweet reminder. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  7. I'll nix #43 because I'm just not a flowers person. I like to see them blooming in yards, but not cut in a vase. Besides that, the cats won't leave them alone - and I always forget to add water or change the water. It's a great list though!! Great post!!

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Gracious words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Proverbs 16:24