Saturday, January 31, 2009

Lori's Top Pick From Hallmark Cards
That beat my heart skipped...
that breath I didn't know I was holding...
that vision I didn't know I was looking for...
That was you.
You make my world a better place...
you have touched my heart
and made it yours.
To receive Heartprint of H.O.P.E. February Newsletter email

1) Relive your first date. Return to the high school and hold hands. Celebrate at that special restaurant or just reminisce by candlelight.
2) Make an appointment for the two of you to get your photo professionally taken.
3) Make a list of top 10 reasons why you love him/her.
4) Leave love notes all over the house!
5) Attention Men! Buy a bottle of wine or non-alcoholic sparkling juice and offer a toast to her and share what you love about her.
Now share your favorite Valentine idea...

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Shock your man, just in time for Valentine's Day...and let me know what happens!

Does your man deserve the shock treatment? Maybe he does, maybe he doesn' it anyway.

Author Nancy C. Anderson shares three ways she makes her husband feel like a V.I.P.

Respect him verbally, intellectually and physically.

Cut out complaining and add compliments. "Compliments are like magnets," writes Anderson,"the more you compliment your husband the more he will be attracted to you."
Verbally compliment your husband once a day.

Men are fixers. Appeal to his intelligence. Ask him to help you fix a problem. "Honey, can you figure out a storage system for your tools in the garage?" Translation "Your tools are all over the place, clean it up."
Show them the facts, not your feelings!

Ask you husband what his top three needs are.Do it! When his needs are met, he will become more content. If you roll your eyes or mock his needs, you are wasting your time...he won't respond positively to your efforts.

One last bit of advice:
Don't do the shock treatment expecting him to change, you set yourself up for anger and disappointment. Put expectations on yourself like
I desire to be the best wife I can be
I desire to honor and show respect to God through respecting my husband.
As you change, he will change.

Use the V.I.P. shock treatment and let me know how it goes. I'll be reporting in too!

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