Valentine’s Day is now upon us. If you haven’t gotten your significant other something yet, whether it be a card, candy, flowers, or whatever, quit reading this and go do that right now.
Okay, you’re back. Whew, that was a close call.
You’re probably looking at the title of this post and thinking “What is he talking about? Romance more than the once a year at Valentine’s? I can barely keep up this pace!”
Don’t worry, I’m not advocating making the big business holiday a daily occurrence.
To explain, let’s start with the word “romance”. Romance isn’t the fanciful thing we’ve been led to believe. Romance is really just showing love to your husband or wife without being asked. And yes, both men and women need romance.
So what I’m saying is that our marriage should be filled with romance on a daily basis. It shouldn’t wait until the one day of the year where it’s required, so as to stay out of the dog house.
Show your spouse that you love them on a consistent basis.
Don’t wait until you feel like it or until they supposedly deserve it. Otherwise you’ll find that love won’t have a place whatsoever in your marriage.
Here are 3 easy (so very easy) things you can do to start putting the romance in your marriage:
1) Go to Hallmark.com and send an e-card on a non-holiday. I just did it and it’s very easy. And take notice that you can schedule the e-cards for future delivery. Hint, hint;)
2) Call your spouse on the phone in the middle of the day, just to say “I was thinking about you and wanted to say hi”.
3) Write a short phrase like “I love you”, “I’m glad you’re my wife”, or “I’m proud you’re my husband” on a sticky note and leave it where you know they’ll find it later.
That’s it. No need to get overly complicated. Just start by doing some small things that show your spouse that you love them and that your marriage is important to you.
What about you? How are you romantic towards your spouse? Share your ideas with us.