Monday, October 8, 2012

A little always goes a long way...






“God created marriage. No government subcommittee envisioned it. No social organization developed it. Marriage was conceived and born in the mind of God.”  ~ Max Lucado



Relationships are never easy.  It is normal to hit some bumps in the road or to even have long stretches where you and your husband have a hard time connecting.  Couples who are blessed enough to seem to get along more often than not, have probably discovered a little secret early on in their marriage.  That secret is to show love and affection in little ways often- not always in big ways when things seem to be going badly or when an apology is in order!



Imagine stopping on the way home from work and picking the favorite snack or drink for your spouse.  He may have had a difficult day on the job, the boss is  trying his patience or you both simply seem to have lost your intimacy lately.  If you were to walk in the door with a delicious snack or refreshing drink you took the time to select just for him on the way home; you will have broken the surrounding atmosphere with love and consideration.  You both have the opportunity to start fresh with that one, small yet powerful gesture.

If your husband is going out of town for commitments or work, find a sun catcher, charm or porcelain figure in the shape of a star or a shooting star.  Wrap the trinket in a small gift box and fold a note on top of it that says, “Wish you were here” and place it in his travel bag or even in a briefcase. When he finds it and knows that you are missing him and thought enough to share that sentiment, it will stir emotions that may not have been awakened in some time.


Remember the small things you used to do when you first got together that would make your heart flutter and put a twinkle in your eye?  Do them again!  When you go shopping, for a walk or you’re just sitting together watching TV, hold hands, link arms or put your arm around him.  Softly whisper “Hey” into his or her ear and gaze lovingly into each other’s eyes.  If he wants to know what you are doing, simply say that you are amazed at how much you love him.

These simple, small acts can really go far when it comes to sparking a little romance in your marriage.  They can break the monotony of a relationship or help your husband to feel appreciated and loved.  You can expect to feel the same in return! 


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27 comments:

  1. Angie,

    I think you hit on the fact that we often get lazy in our most important earthly relationship. I'm quick to do kind, thoughtful things for my friends, my children, my neighbors, but often overlook my husband. A big help to me has been to hone in on my husband's love language and make every effort to speak it. That way, the loving acts I do are multiplied in their effectiveness, because I'm demonstrating love in the best way for him to receive it. If you're not sure what your our your husband's love language is, you can take a free test at www.5lovelanguages.com

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    1. Thanks for your comment Lori, I had the opportunity to read Gary Chapman's book while preparing myself for marriage and I think it was one of the most important things I've even made. Thanks for sharing the resource here in the blog! :)

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  2. Angie,

    Loved this post. You are absolutely right in doing the little things. Too many of us get caught up in the big things to remember to take the couple minutes for the little things.

    Found you via Matrimonial Monday on Exceptionalistic. Glad I clicked your link!

    Kim M.

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting, glad you found the article useful! Have a blessed week! :)

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  3. Great ideas, Angie. Little things matter as much as big things. Bless you, Gail

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    1. Thanks Gail! I love your blog. Always enriching lives. Powerful! Keep up the good work! remain blessed!

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  4. Great points Angie! When we take the time for little things, we can be so incredibly blessed!

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    1. Thanks Kendra! and also thanks for giving me the oportunity to link in Matrinomial Monday! big hug! I'm very blessed to meet wonderful sweet ladies like you x

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  5. Truths said Angie, these things look little but they matter much and make a lot of differences. Thanks for sharing and have a super blessed day!
    Love

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    1. Thanks so much Ugochi! Blessed to hear you find it useful, you too! have a blessed week! x

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  6. You're so right, these small gestures really make a huge difference in causing a relationship to be full of joy or otherwise. They shouldn't be overlooked!

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    1. indeed! it's amazing how little thing can either build or destroy relationships ;) where are you visiting from? do you have a blog? Nice to meet you, remain blessed x

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  7. Hi Angie

    Thanks for stopping by E-1-A today. In reply to your questions: there are UK bloggers, although not very many. Yes, you can indeed still advertise on your blog. When are you hoping to move to the UK? North or South? I live near Aberdeen in the north east coast of Scotland.

    Keep in touch :D

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    1. Hi Wendy!
      Thanks for visiting my blog.
      No replying your questions: We´ll be moving by december or so, my husband needs to start working Feb the 4th in Saltburn by the sea, though I don't know if we´ll live in Whitby or any other small town nearby...hope visiting you there :)

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  8. Small acts of kindness are the best little love notes!

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  9. There is nothing more wonderful that praising your partner ... show appreciation and kindness are highly underrated... Excellent post :)

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    1. Thanks so much! totally agree with you..praising makes a lot of difference! speaking your spouse love language really blessed both! have a lovely weekend!

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  10. Great ideas! It is so easy to take each other for granted ...

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    1. That's true, busyness usually makes us overlook very important and vital aspects of our relationship.!
      Wish you a blessed weekend! :)

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    1. Thanks dear! I'm waiting for your post!! really looking forward to having you as my guest! speak soon xx

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  12. Angie...great reminder. The little things seem to shout the loudest sometimes. Glad you shared your post at WJIM. Have a fabulous week.

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    1. Thanks so much! thanks for hosting, love your blog ;)

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