1. I love this! What neat goals to enhance your marriage this year 🙂 My husband has actually requested that I find things to talk about other than mom stuff but I didn’t know exactly how to go about it since that’s what I do all day. Looking into my own interests outside of mom-hood would be a major help, thank you for the idea!

    1. Does he consider the food allergy stuff to be mom stuff? It’s not really, but I could see how he might think it is. Un-mom related stuff that I share with Nate is usually related to what I’m learning from my women’s group or something the pastor said on Sunday that really struck a chord. Last year God taught me a lot about grace, so we talked a lot about grace last year. And we talked about how God was teaching him about obedience and how weird it was that He was teaching us the exact opposite things. Also, I read the Bible in 90 Days last year and I shared that experience with him. The year before we did a yearly Bible reading plan together, which provided lots of discussion material. Certainly everything doesn’t work, he’s never been real interested in my enthusiasm over digital scrapbooking- Ha!

  2. Love this post Jennifer!

    A while ago Amazon had The One Year Love Language Devotional eBook for $0.00. Even though I didn’t have a Kindle at the time I got it and put it on my computer. My husband bought me a Kindle for Christmas. I asked him if he’d be willing to do this with me. My typical approach of whine whine nag nag doesn’t work near as well as asking him!

    Here’s the link if anyone is interested {maybe the price will go down again!}: http://www.amazon.com/Language-Minute-Devotional-Signature-ebook/dp/B002JCSEV4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1325690693&sr=1-1

    I’ll have to think of a few more. That guest post is still in my head that Sandra wrote.

    1. Thanks Johnlyn. Actually, Sandra’s post inspired this one (if you haven’t read it it’s linked below this comment). I definitely want to keep putting in the effort toward a good marriage! Thanks for sharing the link. Devotional books are great conversation starters!

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  4. I love the five tips that you share at the beginning of this article. I don’t know if there is some weird universal coincidence taking place, or what, but I started doing a lot of the same kinds of things. I make sure to take a look at him before he leaves for work and tell him how great he looks, and that I know he’ll do a great job providing for his family. I also make my husband’s coffee, in the morning, and I put it in his favorite thermos before he leaves. The best part of all of those little things, though, is that it keeps the love and romance alive, and that is what seems to go wrong in most marriages. If your partner doesn’t really know why he is so important to you, how can you expect him to be happy? And if he’s not happy, how can you? Great post, keep up the great work, I’m subscribing!

    1. Thanks so much for subscribing Dr. Ellen. I appreciate your words of encouragement. I’m hoping I can find some great ideas for 2013 from your site- which is chalk full of great marital wisdom!

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