“An archeologist is the best husband any woman can have; the older she gets, the more interested he is in her.”
-- Agatha Christie
-- Agatha Christie
“If you want to read about love and marriage, you've got to buy two separate books.”
-- Alan King
-- Alan King
“When a man opens the door of his car for his wife, you can be sure of one thing: either the car is new or the wife is.” Unknown
It’s Valentine’s Day and every time I turn around, I see a Tweet or post that has to do with couple love. It is laughable that I am writing such a post today; I’m no expert when it comes to romance, but I’m going to give it a shot. By the way, I agree with so much of what I’ve read this week about keeping romance alive. It is worth the effort to find babysitters for those date nights or tweak schedules to get away together. And I’m all for the special love notes in the brief case or lunch pail and cooking up favorite dinners or sending a text message with a surprise sentiment.
My favorite aspect of keeping love alive is implementing the love language. My girls and I have read about the five love languages from cover to cover and we are amazed at the concept. My guy gives me my love language, Acts of Service, every single day. I wish I could say I do the same for him. Perhaps this post is for me today! Like most men, his love language is physical touch. The man loves to be hugged.
This is a true story from last weekend when we were at an outdoor party with round tables. When we turned our chairs to listen to the live band, I noticed the couple at the next table. The guy was very affectionate, stealing kisses as his Sanguine Sally nibbled on her appetizers and his arm was always around her. She was a life-of-the-party type so it was easy to tap her on the shoulder and ask if they were newlyweds. She laughed and thought that was funny for some reason and replied: “We’re in a new relationship!” I introduced myself and my husband who was sitting what looked like chairs apart from me compared to them. I mentioned we’ve been married over 40 years and I probably need to hug him more or at least sit closer. She giggled. Then I got the bright idea to reach into my purse and pull out my camera. I handed it to Sally and told her I intend to sit on his lap; would she take our picture? Sally’s reply: “Yes, Girl. Go love on your man!” Then she sat on her boyfriend’s lap and her girlfriend took their picture. I’m thinking that I have not lost the art of motivation!
My fun friend, Patricia, began her Bible Study one morning unusually. She was teaching us about stepping out boldly. Her lead-in illustration was hilarious. She had read an article in a woman’s magazine and decided to set the timer and kiss her husband (of well over 30 years at that time) for one minute. She had us in stitches with her bold approach to the one-minute kiss. Of course I had to try it. All I can say is one minute is a long time!
One thing I don’t care much for are those big teddy bears they try to sell you for Valentine’s Day. I despise that corny commercial of the couple on TV who sell them.
Those are my thoughts about romance. How do you keep the fire burning? How about you long-time married ones; can you kiss for one minute? I double dare ya!
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