Thursday, April 5, 2012

sugar & spice & everything nice.

i knew a title like that would interest you.

well, appropriately to the title I just finished reading this book:

it totally complemented the last marriage book that i read & i think that it had some good insights to keep the fire burning in marriage. wink.

During my bible study today we discussed the nitty-gritty so i shall not bore you with that but instead just bring you a few points that i think made this book worth reading:
  • it's from a woman's perspective and hits the nail on the head for some of the excuses we use and helps you to see from a biblical perspective that sex is a gift and we should treat it and our husband as such.
  • it's practical. it gives ideas for daily life that can actually play out... not some haughty-taughty romantic vacation where you have to spend $5,000 a person to make your intimate life sizzle.
  • it answers questions. i feel like either you're the type of person who reads books about this topic in secret and never talk to anyone about it or you are the type of person who shares openly about anything and everything and people want to say or do say 'TMI' in conversations with you. Typically I am the person who wouldn't talk to many people about these types of things and so it answers questions i may not have asked otherwise.
Lastly, i loved this sweet story from page 227-228:
Last weekend, we celebrated my parents' fiftieth wedding anniversary. This morning they left on a long awaited trip to Hawaii. They were as excited as if it were their honeymoon. When my parents married, they had only enough money for a three-day trip fifty miles from home. They made a pact that each time they made love, they would put a dollar in a special metal box and save it for a honeymoon in Hawaii for their fiftieth anniversary. Dad was a policeman, and Mom was a schoolteacher. They lived in a modest house and did all their own repairs. Raising five children was a challenge, and sometimes money was short. But no matter what emergency came up, Dad would not let Mom take any money out of the 'Hawaii Account.' As the account grew they put it in a savings account and then bought CD's.
My parents were always very much in love. I can remember Dad's coming home and telling Mom, "I have a dollar in my pocket," and she would smile at him and reply, "I know how to spend it." When each of us children married, Mom and Dad gave us a small metal box and told us their secret, which we found enchanting. All five of us are now saving for our dream honeymoons. Mom and Dad never told us how much money they had managed to save, but it must have been considerable because when they cashed in those CDs, they had enough for airfare to Hawaii plus hotel accommodations for ten days and plenty of spending money. As they told us good-bye before leaving, Dad winked and said, 'Tonight, we are starting an account for Cancun. That should only take twenty-five years!"

going for a healthy marriage,

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