Thursday Thirteen~The Love Edition

Victory should not be our goal when we have an arguement with our loved one. It doesn't matter who's right or who is wrong. The key is communication. Talk over the situation at hand and come to an agreement you can both live with. Remember: it is okay to agree to disagree.
Always start your morning right with prayer, a good kiss and an I Love You!
Laughter is vital in a relationship. Spend a little time each day laughing together~not at each other.
Encourage one another often throughout the day. Let your loved one know how much you appreciate the little things they do.
Never say never in your relationship. There will be times we don't get along, but don't ever say something like, "You never listen to me!" Well, you and I both know that's not true and we are saying it out of anger. How about this instead, "Lately, I feel like you haven't been listening to what I am saying. Can we please sit down and talk about what I am feeling?" And then make sure you let them have their turn as well. They may have been thinking the same thing too!
Text them or e-mail them during the day just to say Hi and I'm thinking about you right now.
Invitation....make an invitation and invite them to a private party for two! Give them a sneak peek at what might be on the menu~I'll let you be creative on this one!
Nights can get crazy with running kids here and there or trying to keep up with household chores. Make sure you set aside at least one night each week for date night. You don't always have to go out and spend money, but figure a way that the two of you can spend at least a couple of non interrupted hours together. It will take some work, but will be worth it.
Enjoy each others hobbies. You don't always have to be directly involved, but at least show them some interest. If it is important to them it should be important to us.
Sit together often. Yes, it's fun to look into each others eyes from across the table, but it's much more fun to sit side by side and give their knee a little squeeze ;o)
Desire to know them better. You couldn't possibly know everything there is to know about each other no matter how long you're together! Ask a simple question each day and discover their most intimate thoughts!
Arrange a yearly weekend getaway to talk about your relationship, your goals for the next year and talk about the previous year~maybe there are some changes you need to make. Don't be afraid to learn from past mistakes. And definitely spend some time getting reacquainted!
You should be each others best friend! This one is easy to do if you truly love one another!


The Rock Chick said...

I'm just crazy about this list. What fabulous advice! And the "Valentine's Day" listed down the side (I am so drawing a blank on what you call that right now) was just so perfect...so creative...I'm very glad I found your blog. I will definitely be back often.

Thanks for posting this! It's really good! Jessica

Christine said...

What an awesome list! Very creative and fit perfect that Valentine's Day has 13 letters.
What an encouraging list. My husband didn't understand about the date night until he missed my laughter, and you know it's brought us closer just to get out an hour or so to somewhere any where together.
Thanks for sharing this beautiful LOVE list, Amy!
Have a wonderful Thursday!
Happy Valentine's Day to you! :P

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Aww, what a sweet list! I'm glad you took the time to write it up -- and once I'm done with this message, I'm going to take your advice and e-mail The Tour Manager, just because!

Happy TT!

Goofy Girl said...

So cute. My fav:
Talk over the situation at hand and come to an agreement you can both live with. Remember: it is okay to agree to disagree.

Ok I lied, I like this too
Always start your morning right with prayer, a good kiss and an I Love You!

Chelle Y. said...

I love this list. This is something to copy and remember not only on Valentine's Day, but throughout the whole year too!

Michelle said...

I love how you were able to incorporate your list with the letters of Valentine's Day! Great list and I especially love the first sentence to letter V. If only more people realized this there would be happier marriages!

Kathleen Marie said...

Amy, don't worry about the TT or Thankful Thursday...all the same really.

And you have a lot to be thankful for! You have some wonderful suggestions that make A LOT of sense.

Never say never...so very true!

God Bless!

Pamela said...

This was excellent advice Amy. I love the way you used each letter spelling out Valentine. Very cute!

Making time for each other by having a date night is so important. I love your idea of giving him an invitation and a little sneak peek at the menu! That is great!

This is such a fun and romantic month, I just love it! Busy day for me tomorrow so I won't be blogging! Take care! :)

Amy said...

Great list--and a neat acrostic, too. It never even occurred to me that Valentine's Day has 13 letters.

Happy T13!

Proverbs31 said...

How creative are you! ;) I love this list, thanks!