Dh and I will head out to some local haunts like the local theatre for a play or jazz concert downtown. We'll go for a milk shake, or coffee, or to the bookstore.

We read to each other, share music together, talk about our interests. I try to make him feel special, like he's the only one for me. (After all, he is)

We like to go out shopping for intimate apparel for me on occasion. In the past, my DH has selected some lovely bras that I just love wearing for him!

We play games together. Cook together. Clean together. I try to let him know he's my lover and friend as well as my husband and father to our kids. So there's a lot of flirting with him.

We're both romantic, so massages and lots of physical affection are part of our relationship. ( including SF <img src="/ubbt/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

I'm also trying to get back into my exercise routine with him.

I hate to say this, but what we don't do is the *Faith* based sharing that we used to. We would wake up early and read the daily readings and Bible, followed by prayer time together. This is something we talked about doing again, but need to re-implement.

What are your husband's interests? Goals? Have you asked him what it is that he needs from you to know that he's loved and cherished? I mean, what actions, big or small, that you do for him, have done for him in the past, or could be doing so he knows he's appreciated?

It's very important for a husband to know he's valued and appreciated. And while it might seem obvious to us as wives that by caring for our home and family, we're showing that appreciation, it isn't always so obvious to our men-folk. So ask him specifics on his wants, needs, and desires. Then you can incorporate them into the 15 hours and score lots of points in the love bank.

Jewel


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