Monday, February 9, 2009


My dear, sweet husband came home from work the other day. In and of itself, nothing out of the ordinary, except for when he pulled me in for a hug and a kiss he told me he was going to do the dishes for me. There have been some things going on in my life lately that have had me in a state of depression and the housework has been suffering. I have asked him for his help before and not much happened until this day. He had been listening to the Christian radio station while he worked and in turn heard the FamilyLife program about marriages.

Later in the evening he started ranting and raving (not really) about the program, telling me, I had it easy. All I had to do from here on out was sit around reading and eating bonbons! Sounded good to me except for the bonbon part. After further questioning, he told me about the acrostic they gave for 'romantic'. It is a way for men to remember how to romance their wives. Dave could only remember a couple of things from it. One of them being to support his wife's dreams. This will be the biggest challenge for him, because poor Dave married a dreamer with big dreams. He is a no-nonsense kind of fellow, so this is going to be a challenge. But, I think he is up for it.

The next day I went online to and checked out the transcript. I have the acrostic to share with you in a moment, first I wanted to let you know that there is also one for women to apply to our husbands. At the moment I only have the "R" so when I have the rest of it I will post it as well. Here it goes:

R romance her
O offer help

M make time to listen

A adore her

N nourish & cherish her

T touch your wife (non-sexually)

I invest in her dreams
C commit to romance (out of bed)

Need I say more . . . and I am sure you can imagine what the acrostic that applies to our husbands is about! nudge. nudge. wink. wink.

Actually, I encourage you to visit the site and either listen to the broadcasts for last week or read the transcripts, there are some great things we need to remember on that site. And I will share more on this subject later. I also encourage you to visit my friend's site, she has been posting the Love Dare daily.

Before I go, I should tell you that I have the best husband in the world. And not only did he do the dishes that night, but several nights since. I am very blessed, not because he does the dishes, but because he loves me more than I know and he is very good about showing me how much he loves me.