7. Reminisce about the Early Days
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Our hearts are connected to tender moments, passionate memories, and recollections of romance. Start talking about things your husband once did… or that you once did, that really made a difference in the passion level of your relationship.
But don’t do it in a way that implies regret or accusation, or puts him on the defensive. Instead, talk about it as if you are divulging a secret. Smile a lot. Be playful. Flirt with him as you recall the things the two of you used to do to express your passion for one another.
Reminisce those early days by recreating them as well. Maybe you can’t return to the location of your honeymoon, but you repeat some of the same words you said to him on your wedding night. Or, watch your wedding video as you snuggle up with one another on the couch and tell him you still feel the same about him today as you did the day you married.
Or, dine at a restaurant that reminds the two of you of a place you loved visiting when you first fell in love. Reminisce the moment, recreate the memory, and then recommit to one another.
Passion won’t be too far behind.
Cindi McMenamin is a national women’s conference speaker and mom who has been married 30 years to her husband, Hugh – a pastor and introvert. She is the author of several books including When a Woman Inspires Her Husband, When Couples Walk Together (which she co-authored with Hugh), and her newest, 12 Ways to Experience More with Your Husband, in which Hugh offers some interesting and eye-opening insights for wives and extroverts. For more on her resources to strengthen your individual walk with God, your marriage, and your relationships, see her website, www.StrengthForTheSoul.com.
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