25 Lessons from 25 Years of Marriage
SERIES NOTE: Since one of the most read posts I’ve published was about how Theresa and I stayed married for 25 years so far, here’s a series of 25 lessons I’ve learned in that 25 years! I’ll be posting twice weekly – Mondays and Wednesdays – with this series. And Fridays will be something fun/different.
1. Flowers ‘just because’ are better than for a special occasion
Now… Bring ’em on the special occasions, sure. But the ‘just because’ moments when you bring a gift or write a note or make a call to bless and encourage your spouse stands out powerfully.
I am semi-regular to bring home flowers to my wife. It’s occasional plus I pick some up for her birthday typically and some other holidays. I vary what type they are. I bring fresh cut so they can be arranged and put out on the counter or table. And whatever you think about a man and flowers brought to his wife, it conclusively proves you were thinking of her for at least a few minutes earlier in the day! (tip: if you ONLY bring flowers when there is conflict, they become the ‘flag of conflict’ – so it’s cool to pick them up and deliver them with an apology, BUT… pick some up ‘just because’ within the next couple of weeks too!)
To read more from Dr. Phillip McClure, here’s the link for his blog.