For all of you closet romantics, I want to share something that has added a deeper level of intimacy to my marriage. For years I have wanted to have more meaningful conversations with my husband. I have desired to share times of intense prayer together. But alas, deep conversation and praying outloud from the heart are not two of my husbands gifts. I decided to try from a different angle. We both enjoy our computer time and he expresses himself better when he can proofread his thoughts :O)
Private Blogging to the rescue. I set up a blog that only he and I can access and it has been such a blessing. I can share what is on my heart or send him a sweet thought and in turn he replies with a lot more emotion than I am used to seeing from him. It is a beautiful shared journal of love letters, cries to God and each other for forgiveness, and bits of lighthearted humor too.
What a great idea! How do you make a private blog? I assume noone can look it up by mistake?!
My hubby can get into deep conversations but it is hard for him to pray with just the two of us. This is a good idea! I was trying to think of something meaningful to give to him for Valentines.Scherger5Participant
I use Blogger. To make it private, you just go to your dashboard, click settings, then click on permissions and send an invitation to your hubby to add him as an author. He will need to respond to your invitation and sign up for a blogger account if he doesn’t have one. Then scroll down and click “only blog authors” in the blog readers box.
What a lovely idea… thought I would bump it in case it will bless someone else.my3boysParticipant
I love this idea, too. My dh probably wouldn’t do this only because he’s not a “website” person…he’s a computer person, but not in a blogging sense and has given up facebook.
But, we do text quite often, many times a day, and that has added to our marriage in a good way.
@Jenni, thanks for bumping this.AprilParticipant
What a great idea. I think this is something we would really enjoy. Thanks for sharing.
On the Valentine’s day note…
Hope this doesn’t sound too ‘un-romantic’, but…
My husband and I have noticed that sometimes our grand schemes for Valentine’s Day don’t seem to work out. Somehow, it doesn’t feel as ‘sincere’ to either of us to get cards or flowers just b/c of a tradition – rather than as a spontaneous romantic expression.
So this year, we decided to do something different.
We are planning on sending cards and flowers (anonymously – but now you know 🙂
to some of the widows and single moms in our church.
We are thinking that getting a card or flowers from Jesus will mean a lot more to these ladies (who would otherwise have a very lonely Valentine’s day) than giving each other gifts. We get the gift of marriage every day, whereas these ladies are living life very much alone. We get to say “I love you” to each other all the time, but these ladies have lost that person in their life.
Just thought I would put that out there in case it touches a chord with anyone else.
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