14 Days to Romance Your Husband

Just in time for Valentine’s Day!  Why wait til Feb. 14 to romance your husband?   Here are 14 ideas for 14 days that you can implement beginning Feb 1st.  Use this list as a countdown to Valentine’s Day.   If you really want to treat him, repeat the list over again and finish February off with a bang.  Your husband won’t know what hit him!  Enjoy.

  1. Pack a love note in his lunch or somewhere he’ll see it. 
  2. Cook him his favorite meal and enjoy it with him while the kids are asleep. 
  3. Get a babysitter and give him a night he won’t forget. 
  4. Flirt with him in person and on the phone.
  5. Give him a massage.
  6. Make love by candlelight.
  7. Give him a 30 second embrace when he departs and returns to you.
  8. Slow dance together. 
  9. Give him a 10 second kiss as many times as you can. 
  10. Cuddle together and tell him why you love him so much. 
  11. Reward him with his favorite snack or guilty pleasure.
  12. Run a bath for him and while he’s relaxing, jump in. 
  13. Take him on a picnic.
  14. Reminisce about your love story and honeymoon.                                                                                                                                                                 

Here’s an extra for good measure. . . 
   15. Pray for God to reignite the romance in your marriage. 

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Blessings and Shalom, 

 

MM: Marriage Monday {10 Love Songs to Serenade Your Sweetheart}

One way to bring back the romance in your marriage is through a old-fashion serenade.  Singing to your spouse can be a lovely gesture that brings intimacy and expression from the heart.  It doesn’t matter if you can sing or not.  As long as it comes from the heart, your spouse will treasure your efforts.   A cappella, karaoke or a live band?   The choice is yours.  Warm up those vocal chords and most of all have fun!  
Here are 10 Love songs to serenade your Sweetheart!  

  • My Heart Will Go On
  • The Way You Do the Things You Do
  • I Honestly Love You
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You
  • Always On My Mind
  • I Will Always Love You
  • Just the Way You Are
  • Save the Best For Last
  • I Just Called to Say I Love You
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love 
 
 
 
 
Song of Solomon 2: 8-12 

The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.
My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself through the lattice.
10 My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
11 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;
12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;

Blessings and Shalom, 
 
 
What are some love songs you’d add to the list?  
How do you keep the romance going in your marriage? 
 Share your ideas in the comments below.  

This post is an excerpt from my new resource pack, Happily Ever After:  A Marriage Guide to Keep the Romance Alive.  Filled with romance ideas and free printables, Purchase Happily Ever After:  A Marriage Guide to Keep the Romance Alive here.

MM: Marriage Monday {How to Make a Romance Basket}

When Ruben and I first got married, we made time for romantic endeavors.  It’s quite easy in the beginning, but romance in marriage can become stale as the years go on.  Life happens.  It becomes more challenging to keep a romantic mindset when kids are around and the bills need to be paid.  I totally get that.  However, when the fire is out, your marriage suffers.  Keeping romance alive in your marriage shouldn’t be a chore.  It can be fun, easy and affordable.  You just need to take creative action.  One way is to make a Romance basket. 

Romance baskets are perfect for Valentines Day, getaways, anniversary celebrations, honeymoon gifts and date nights.   They can even be used at home behind closed bedroom doors once the kids are asleep.  It’s great because it only takes a little bit of time to put it together.  Most of the items can be bought at discount stores or found in your own stash.   No excuses, it’s time to get romantic! 

Simply fill a basket or container of your choice with: 
  • 1 bottle of your favorite beverage.  I like sparkling apple cider. 
  • 2 plastic champagne flutes
  • 1 candle 
  • 1 body lotion
  • 1 body wash or bath salts
  • Rose petals, which you can sprinkle in a bath, or make a heart on the bed.  Who wouldn’t love to lay in a bed full of rose petals?  
  • Most of all, some chocolate!  
I believe a romantic evening with your spouse should include:  pampering, creativity, and intimacy.  A romance basket encourages all of this!  

Get creative.  Romance hat boxes and romance totes can be filled with these goodies too, so use what you have.  

Don’t forget the romantic music.  I created a romance playlist on my iTunes that’s always ready to go!
  
Give it away. Also, if you’re giving a romance basket as a gift, wrap it up with shrink wrap and finish off with a bow.  I add a pretty tag which you can download for free here.  
How to Make a Romance Basket
Don’t let your budget stop you from being creatively romantic with your spouse.  Believe me, once you make your romance basket, you’ll want to use it over and over again. 

Blessings and Shalom,  

 

 

This article is an excerpt from my new resource pack, Happily Ever After:  A Marriage Guide to Keep the Romance Alive.  Filled with romance ideas and free printables.

Marriage Romance Guide

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Fashion Friday {A Peppermint Twist Christmas Date}

Every year for Christmas, Ruben and I plan a special date.  We started this Christmas tradition the first year we began dating.  It’s sort of sentimental for us.  Some years are simple, and some are more extravagant.  Some years we exchange gifts and other years we just enjoy each other’s company.   The importance about this tradition isn’t what we do together or how much money we spend, it’s about being together.  

This year, Ruben’s company hosted a Peppermint Twist party for all the employees at a beautiful hotel.  We decided to take this opportunity to use this event as our special Christmas date besides it fell on 12/13/14.  Too cool!  I made a fun vlog video about our evening.  You can watch it here or scroll down below.  


It’s been a while since I attended a banquet so I had so much fun getting all glamorous.  Can you see how excited I am on our way to the event?   Usually Ruben attends my Mary Kay gala events with me, but this time I got to be his guest.  The theme for the party was peppermint and the colors were red, white and black.  Ruben looked dashing in his favorite charcoal grey suit.  He also wore a white tuxedo shirt and a red silk tie he found at Ross (which totally matches my dress).  I wore a chiffon red dress which is one of my favorite oldie but goodies closet staples.   My feet sparkled in my silver princess heels.  Every woman should have some of those. . . shoes that make you feel like a Princess!   Next, I had fun with my makeup.  Who can resist red lipstick when you’re dressing up for a Christmas party?   You can’t tell in this photo but you can see it more in the video.  My makeup holiday look will be coming up in a tutorial this weekend.  

Overall, we had a blast!  After dinner,  we devoured a yummy white chocolate dessert.  The presentation was so pretty.  

The night was young, and we were off on the dance floor.    Ruben and I held each other close as we danced the night away.   I think that is my favorite and most romantic memory of the evening.  I could have danced all night (in Audrey Hepburn singing voice).  We so needed this evening together!  

Sometimes, we just need to get away and spend a wonderful evening with our spouse.  No kids, no interruptions, just us.  I encourage you to take some time this busy season to enjoy your spouse.  It’s important to make memories with your children, and it’s even more important to make memories with your spouse.  Even if you can’t get away,  spend a romantic evening together at home.  Put the children early to bed.  Slip into a jazzy dress,  start the music and dance the night away . . .   Merry Christmas! 

Blessings and Shalom, 



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MM: Marriage Monday {Our Love Story + Tips on How to Find a Good Spouse}

It’s MM:  Marriage Monday at the Little Pink Casa and today is extra special because Ruben, my husband joins me for the very first time.  
Was it love at first sight?  Today’s marriage post is a video teaching where Ruben and I share our love story and how we first met.  We also give marriage tips on how to find a good spouse and how to keep a Godly marriage.   

You’ll also get to know us a little better and see some tears, but happy tears.  You’ll have to watch it to see!  Grab your Bible and a cup of joe . . . it’s time to be encouraged, inspired and filled with joy.  We hope it helps you remember your own love story.  

Thank you so much for taking time to watch this video.  We had so much fun filming this together and working as a team.  

We love your comments and please tell us what you thought of us together? 

Where did you meet your spouse?  

Do you think you and your husband are starting to look like each other?  (inside video joke)

Blessings and Shalom, 

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MM: Marriage Monday {How to Love Your Husband in Difficult Times}

This week on Marriage Monday at the Little Pink Casa, learn how to love your husband in difficult times.  Grab your Bible!  This is going to be life changing for your marriage! 

It’s an early fall Monday morning.   I’m sitting here with my coffee.  Peering out the back kitchen window with devotional in hand.  

I’m thinking . . . how wonderful it is that I can sit here for a peaceful moment.  A time to gather my thoughts.  A time to be thankful.  I open my Bible to 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 and read, 

“Love is patient and kind, not jealous, not boastful,
not proud, rude or selfish, not easily angered,
and it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not gloat over other people’s sins
but takes its delight in the truth.
Love always bears up, always trusts,
always hopes, always endures.”

This weekend, my husband Ruben preached a message for our home fellowship about 1 Corinthians 13.  

Love.  

We are mostly familiar with these verses, aren’t we?  Sometimes all too familiar.  We can take for granted what these verses truly mean when it comes to the marriage relationship.   Something that is so familiar can become overlooked.   

You can show your husband a zillion ways how you love him when times are great.   That’s the easy part.  


However, the true test, is loving your husband when life is hard or when you don’t feel like it.   When you don’t feel patient or kind.  When you want to bring up your husband’s past mistakes in order to win an argument.  When your pride wants to take over.  Come on, be honest.  You’ve been there before.  Maybe you are there right now? 

How do you love your husband during the best and worst of times?  

When you may not feel like it?  

Simply, by remembering that your husband is a blessing.  

When I start to remember why I love my husband and why he is such a blessing to me, my heart changes.   I melt.    I remember that loving my husband is not based on my feelings.  Feelings and emotions are unstable.  They are self-motivated and based on circumstances.  

Romans 8:15 says, For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.”

Loving your husband is a decision to love him with God’s unconditional love.  Also, it is a love initiated by the Spirit of God.  That can only be done by the power of the Holy Spirit within you.   You can not do it on your own.  

In other words, choose to love your husband no matter what comes your way.  There’s no escape plan if the relationship gets too hard or you lose that loving feeling.  Marriage is for life.  A strong biblical marriage can not be like the wind, blowing here and there, yet it must remain built on the solid rock, Jesus.  When built on a firm foundation, no matter what storms come your way, you both can stand strong together.  

During the most difficult times,  your husband needs your love the most.  As a wife, you can choose to love your husband by showing him kindness, forgiveness, and also releasing him from past offenses.    God loves us and forgives us no matter what we’ve done.   In order to be forgiven by God, the Bible says we need to forgive others their trespasses also (Matthew 6:15).    

Praying for your husband during difficult times is also a way to extend love toward him.  It’s been said that a praying wife is more valuable than gold.  Who else will pray for your husband?  It is a high calling and honor to go to the Father and intercede for your husband.  Some things you can pray over him are God’s will for his life, protection and blessings.  

Have you thought about why your husband is a blessing to you and your family lately? 
When we start to count our blessings and be grateful, everything changes.  The way you see your husband changes.  You start to see him through God’s eyes.  God’s way.  


My husband is a blessing to me because . . . 

He knows me.  He takes me on coffee dates where I can enjoy the biggest lattes ever! 



He makes me laugh.  I love his big contagious smile!  

He’s fun to be around.  He’s like grease lightening! 

He loves me a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck.  Even when I don’t deserve it.


Why is your husband a blessing to you?  
What are your reasons?  Now it’s your turn.  Make a list and write a little note telling your husband why he’s a blessing to you.  Get crazy, fun or creative.  

It may be a challenge to love your husband during difficult times, but your husband truly is a gift from God.   Take time to share your list with your husband this week.  He’ll feel like he’s on top of the world!  

Blessings and Shalom


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MM: Marriage Monday {How to Love Your Husband God’s Way}

Can we be honest today?  

Let’s talk about Love and marriage.  

The world tells us to “love yourself”.  Be better than others. 

The world asks, “What have you done for me lately?”. 

Sometimes in your marriage, you may find yourself asking this same question to your husband?  

Have you taken out the trash? 
Have you listened to me? 
Have you helped me with the kids today? 
Have you? . . . you get the picture.  

A marriage built on the world’s definition of love will fail.  

Yet, on our marriage journey, we can become so consumed with the things of this world, the day to day grind.  Issues, drama, life, marriage.  We can easily invite ourselves to the pity party and stay there a very long time.   That’s a party you don’t want to attend and if you are there, it’s time to leave.  

1 Corinthians 13: 4 tells us, 
Love is patient and kind, not jealous, not boastful, 

To love your husband more than yourself is a big request when you have a “me” mentality. However, humility is the key to opening your heart to love your husband more than yourself.   

During the early years of my marriage, I found that when my husband asked me to do something for him, or he failed to do something for me, I became impatient and unkind.   The tears flowed down my cheeks and before I knew it, we were yelling at each other.  Our relationship had become like a competition.  We acted like we were enemies on opposite teams.   My heart slowly grew bitter.  I couldn’t understand.  I used to be such a sweet person?  

You see, in the beginning, I had set myself up for failure.  Going into the marriage, I had great expectations.  I thought our marriage was immune to disappointment.  I based our relationship on conditions.  

I knew deep down, I loved my husband, yet my passion to serve him lacked.  

I needed a heart change.  I needed a servant’s heart.  

The Bible tells us that, greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (John 15:13).   Laying down my life for my husband?  I knew I couldn’t do this on my own.  I needed the power of the Holy Spirit to work through me.   I started by asking forgiveness to God and Ruben.   I began to respond to Ruben’s requests in a humble and loving manner.   I thought, before I spoke.  

One of the attributes of the Proverbs 31 woman is kindness and it is on her tongue.  

Proverbs 31: 26 
She openeth her mouth with wisdom; And the law of kindness is on her tongue.

I made a decision.  I chose to love Ruben no matter what.  I changed my thoughts and attitude.  My actions changed and I changed.  My passion to serve Ruben began to grow and my desire to have a servant’s heart became bigger than me.  

A Servant’s Heart gives, but a worldly heart takes away.  

Having a servant’s heart is being like our Lord Jesus, for He gave His life for a dying world. He gave His life for a self-centered and self-righteous world. 

He gave His life for a selfish and self-righteous wife.  Yup, sometimes, I’m that girl.  

Can you imagine our Father God asking us, “What have you done for me lately?”.  

He has every right to ask, yet he doesn’t.  

Instead, He loves us with an unconditional love.  

The Bible describes this love as agape love and the word in Hebrew is called, hesed.  Love that is kind and faithful.  Eternal and Enduring.  –Undeserved Love.  

Kindness and faithful love (hesed) pursue me every day of my life.  I make my home in the house of Yahweh for all time to come.  
Psalm 23:6

Now, let’s look at 1 Corinthians 13: 4 again.  This time, applying it to your marriage and making it a declaration:  

-My Love for my husband is patient.   
I am patient toward my husband as God is patient toward me. 

-My Love for my husband is kind.  
I am kind to my husband as God is kind toward me.  

-My Love for my husband is not jealous and not boastful.   

As a daughter of the King, I want to be in the presence of God’s hesed-love every day of my life.  

I desire to give out-hesed.  

I want hesed-love overflowing from my heart to pour out on my husband.  

I want to love my husband as my Heavenly Father loves me- God’s way! 


Heart Check:  What are some ways you can show love (hesed) to your husband today? .  

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MM: Marriage Monday {The Journey of a Messy Beautiful Love}

Happy Monday! 

Today on Marriage Monday, I am sharing a special announcement with you that’s so exciting,  I just can’t keep it to myself!  First, I begin with this. . . 
As you know, I have a heart for encouraging you to cultivate a Christ-centered marriage.  My heart is to save marriages.   I deeply believe that when God is the center of your marriage,  no matter what comes your way, you can go through it.  Even when marriage gets messy.  

Throughout my marriage journey, Ruben and I have seen the Lord restore our love and hope during the messy times in our lives.  Yes, there were times in my marriage journey when I was broken.  I thought all hope was gone.  Perfection lost. 

Yet, the Lord restored and covered us with His tender love and mercy.  He brought healing to our hearts through His Word and many times through desperate prayer.   He bound up our wounds (Psalm 147: 3) 

Picking up the broken pieces can be painful, tender, and beautiful.  Yes, beautiful! 

As the Lord purifies the marriage, He cleans up the broken pieces.  He throws them away.  Never to be remembered.  He restores a new beautiful kind of love.  A new vision, a new masterpiece.  

God is a God of redeeming grace.  Even in your marriage.  No matter where you are in your marriage journey, God’s LOVE never fails.  Jesus will make new again, what is broken.  

No matter what . . . there will be hard times, broken times and messy times in your marriage.  I’m being honest.  Marriage takes hard work, God’s way.  I really wish I could go back and start from the beginning with everything I’ve learned.  I wish somebody would have mentored me or showed me how to prepare for the journey of mistakes and messiness ahead.  

We can’t go back, but we can start from here.  We can go forward.  


As I moved forward, I found a precious mentor and Sister in Christ,  Darlene Schacht otherwise known as the Time-Warp Wife.  Have you heard of her?  I love Darlene’s writing, because her transparency and wisdom shine through in her blog and her books like The Virtuous Life of a Christ-Centered Wife and The Good Wife’s Guide.  She is also Co-Author along with Candace Cameron Bure of a New York Times best-selling book, Reshaping It All.  Her ministry is truly built from walking through the fire and coming out as an overcomer!  I so get her. 

Now, for the Big Announcement!  
Last week,  I was chosen to be on Darlene’s launch team for her newest book, Messy Beautiful Love:  Hope and Redemption for Real-Life Marriages.   Yay!! I’m so honored, humbled and excited.  It is a book about how marriage will have its share of messes, but despite what the world says, we need to surrender our marriage to God when things get tough and be obedient to Him.  

So far, this book has ministered to my inner-most heart, tears and all.  I can’t put it down!   I’m so excited that I’m definitely planning to include Messy Beautiful Love as a Book study for our Women in the Word Live this Fall.  Can you get excited about that?  

I will be posting a book review soon, but if you are excited to pre-order the book, click here 

For those who pre-order, you will receive over $50 in freebies and believe me you will love them!  I’m so enjoying mine. 🙂 


Once you order, emailMessyBeautifulLove@gmail.com. Provide them with your receipt/order confirmation number along with the number of books you purchased.  Soon after, your freebies will arrive in your email box.  Be patient as it might take a couple of days.  The wait is worth it

Check out the Launch giveaway:  This week, the giveaway is a KitchenAid 5 QT Mixer in Aqua Sky Blue.   The giveaway page: http://timewarpwife.com/?p=4514

You can also download a free chapter here.  

I can’t wait to share more with you, it’s gonna be beautiful! 🙂

Blessings and Shalom, 



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MM: Marriage Monday {Keeping God the Power Source in Your Marriage}

This week on Marriage Monday at the Little Pink Casa, I got the inside scoop on how to charge your marriage with the power of God!  Grab your Bible.  This is gonna be awesome so share this devotional with a girlfriend! 

enjoy. . . 

Have you you ever had your electricity turn off? Here in Arizona, during the summer months, we experience a number of thunder storms.  We have a fancy name for that called monsoons.  

They usually start or end with ugly waves of dust storms and seldom bring rain.  That is the discouraging part.  However, when a monsoon comes, it’s like a breath of fresh air from our high heat temperatures. 


Sometimes, these lightening storms can cause breakers to shut down and that means no electricity for a few hours.  We hunt for the candles and flashlights or usually sit outside to wait it out if we can.   

When the power comes back on, it’s a joyous celebration.   The air conditioning turns back on to combat the hot humidity.  The food in the fridge gets cold again and most importantly the lights turn on. 

We depend so much on our natural power source to live on these days, don’t we? 

Why then, do we not use God’s power source in our marriage? 

Your marriage can be like a power outlet

Either you both are plugged in to God’s power source or you aren’t. 

With God as the power source in your marriage you are always “on” even during emergency situations.   It’s only by the power of the Holy Spirit can your marriage thrive and survive through life’s storms.  

The word power means, the ability or official capacity to exercise control; authority

Authority is given through the spoken word.  Proverbs 18: 21 says that death and life are in the power of of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.  The words you speak over your spouse can be:  fear or faith based; discouraging or encouraging; a blessing or a curse.  

I feel like a queen when my husband Ruben speaks words of encouragement, blessings and faith over me.   Yet, it is a constant renewing of my mind for me.  As a wife, I can tend to nag or get my opinion across in a “not so nice” way.  If you know what I mean? 

Literally, I intentionally find myself holding my tongue.  Then, I remember what my Mom told me, “If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say it at all!”.   Ay!  Your husband would love to feel honored and esteemed by the kind words you speak over him. 

With God as your power source you also have the authority over your marriage to speak to your obstacles or the plans of the enemy.  You have the authority to pray in Jesus Name and believe God for blessings and protection over your marriage.  
Luke 10:19 says, 

Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you.

Plugging your marriage into God will give you the power to guard your marriage.  

The power of prayer is mighty in the hands of a married couple.  

Use your weapon of war and fight together with prayer.  You must put on the full armor of God as a married couple.  
Ephesians 6: 10-17 tells us: 

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. 
Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.  Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand firm therefore, HAVING GIRDED YOUR LOINS WITH TRUTH, and HAVING PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, and having shod YOUR FEET WITH THE PREPARATION OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE; in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  And take THE HELMET OF SALVATION, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

When those storms come, you’ll have the power of God to see you through because you are connected to the true power source.  Amen? 

With God all things are possible!  Ruben and I could tell you stories over and over again to prove this verse.   I’ll save that for another time.  I know you want to hear more now. . . but you gotta wait.  🙂

Just know, when the hard times come, you must rely and surrender your marriage to the power of the Holy Spirit. 

Only then, can God’s light shine through you for others to see and you both can be a witness to other married couples.  

Be encouraged.  Get your marriage connected to God’s power source today.  

You’ve got the power! 

Do you have an encouraging story about how God has changed or is growing you in your marriage? 

Please feel free to share and comment below!  

You are beautiful.  


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MM: Marriage Monday {The Day I Said Yes!}

I usually write on my blog to encourage women.  Today, I also write to encourage myself. 

Getting caught up in the everyday life of being a Mama can make us forget how important our husband is to us. 

Today, I admit, I’m guilty of that. 


Then, this morning,  I had a glimpse of a sweet memory  . . . the day my husband proposed to me.  

Today, 18 years ago, I was asked the big question that many women long to be asked, “Will you marry me?”.  

That day was overwhelmingly joyful!  Ruben was adorably romantic.  He only dropped the ring once. . . he was so nervous.   He waited anxiously for me to answer with that one word, yes!”.  

That night, I couldn’t sleep.  I felt like I was walking on air.  I was going to be Ruben Valenzuela’s wife!   A dream come true.  

This is the day I said yes! 
Think back to the day when your husband asked you to marry him? 

We all have our precious unique love story, don’t we?  Yet, do we take the time to remember? 

Your husband chose you!  You chose Him!  Together you are a beautiful love story.  

If you can picture in your mind all the other women who would love to have him and remind yourself that he chose you.  It will make you realize how blessed you are. 

Your husband isn’t the only one who chose you.  The Bible says in John 15:16, “You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you”.  

You did not choose God, but He chose you.  It’s a choice of eternity-love everlasting.  
Just as I may take advantage of the fact that I have been blessed with a wonderful loving husband, I can also forget the One who gave my husband to me.  

Oh Lord, may I never forget that you chose me first.  

I choose to be intentional in remembering how thankful I am for my husband. 

I choose to be a wife first, then a Mama.  

I choose to remember that I am his and his alone.  

I choose to remember that I am yours Lord.  
Today, I take a sentimental journey that reminds me to be grateful for my husband.  I am blessed to be married to such a kind and loving man of God.  I love my husband.  

Even after all the mistakes we’ve made, and all the hard times we’ve faced, I thank the Lord for seeing us through the storms of life.  

The marriage journey has not been easy, but I would marry Ruben all over again if he asked me to-

I wouldn’t change a thing! 
What are some ways you keep your husband at the top of your list?  

Do you got a special engagement story?  I’d love to hear it, comment below! 

Blessings and Shalom



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