I found this article on One Flesh Marriage. It is, of course, from a man’s point of view, but sometimes for us ladies, it is good to see things through our hubby’s eyes on occasion instead of our own. Now my hubby is not a lingerie kinda guy. He would much rather there be nothing on at all.
I used to purchase lingerie all the time. My train of thought…”it’s sexy and he will really like it”. When he wasn’t really crazy about it, I thought, “oh, I just bought the wrong one.” and would buy a different one. Instead of listening to him say, “I would rather you be naked”, I was hearing what I wanted to hear. Eventually, I stopped buying it because it was a waste of money. That’s when I started listening to him.
Now on a rare occasion, I will pull out a sheer nighty to wear without panties, just because I like the way it feels and the way it makes me feel.
Is your man a lingerie type of guy?
Okay, I know personally, this is something I need to get better at. I think the Aspie in me finds it really hard to get out of my comfort zone at times with my hubby, and I am trying to break free of this.
Then I read this article that I read from The Marriage Bed’s Facebook page. (Seven Ways to Flirt with Your Husband) I remember trying a few of these a long time ago!! (Yes, I put panties in his tuba case…. when he pulled out a mouthpiece to play it, he pulled out panties….) I also put them in his glove box once, too, I think…. or maybe over his rear view mirror…. well, I definitely don’t want him to get fired, so maybe texts or post it notes it shall be!
It gave me some new ideas on how to flirt with my hubby, but surely we can come up with more than 7. What things do YOU do to flirt with your hubby? I’ve squeezed his bottom in public and I have also kissed him for no apparent reason other than he just needed kissed. What works for you?
In light of the fact that this week is Valentine’s Day, I wanted to share a devotional that I read from a book called Daily Grace for Women. Since I am copying the devotion, I want to be sure to give full credit to this book. It’s on p. 39.
It’s been called a phenomenon, a mysterious and splendid thing. It’s as invisible as the air we breathe, yet equally essential Poets have tried to descr ibe it. Philosophers have sought to understand it. Songwriters have mined from their hearts the emotional treasure it evokes. But the mystery and miracle of love remains indescribable. What an amazing gift God has given us – not only to observe, but also to miraculously experience! His Word proclaims it to be greater than hope and faith.
Long before St. Valentine was adopted as the patron saint of lovers, God’s love was the foundation of true love. Because of the romantic symbols we use to celebrate Valentine’s Day, we forget that St. Valentine actually lost his life because of his love for God. Beyond the glamour of roses and chocolates that help us celebrate the world’s view of romantic love, we find a man who gave his all for the love of his Savior.
Love is the deepest and most fulfilling gift God has ever given us. That gift transcends outward symbols and trivial attempts to explain it. Without His love, we wouldn’t experience God’s mercy, His Salvation or His joy. Once received, the deep abiding love of Christ in our hearts will overflow into every aspect of our lives. Real love, the kkind of love that sacrificed all for you and me, came in human form to unite our hearts to God’s.
Do you desire to love more and experience more love in your life? God’s word encourages, “If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us” (1 John 4:12 NASB)
Celebrate the sacred bliss of true love. Wrap yourself and others in this extraordinary gift that was hand delivered from Heaven by the Author and Creator of love.
As you approach Valentine’s Day, remember where love first came from…your Father in Heaven. If it wasn’t for His love, we would have no love at all.