My new book, #127Questions is now available for pre-order. Regardless of the statistics and growing apathy towards marriage with ‘rising’ divorce rates and dissatisfaction scores, marriage remains one of the greatest institution ordained.
- It’s time to double check, revise and improve the preparation process.
- It’s time to enhance the conversations pre and post marriage.
- It’s time to address the imbalance of focus and emphasis placed on the wedding day versus the actual institution, marriage.
#127Questions highlights these critical issues by itemizing the proper questions singles contemplating and preparing for marriage should ask their future spouse.
Proper preparation does prevent poor performance and I am confident #127Questions will benefit the readers. Now available for pre-order on Amazon, get yours today & many thanks for your unending support and love.
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“We are shaped and fashioned by what we love…” #Quote
People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.
People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.
© Copyright Kent M. Keith 1968, renewed 2001
“Some think love can be measured by the amount of butterflies in their tummy.
Others think love can be measured in bunches of flowers, or by using the words ‘for ever.’ But love can only truly be measured by actions.
It can be a small thing, such as peeling an orange for a person you love because you know they don’t like doing it.” – Marian Keyes
Indeed, Love could be a combination of all the actions listed, or some or simply one.
Can we be honest? Everyone’s looking for a perfect relationship yet no one is willing to work hard for it.
A vibrant loving relationship is indeed challenging mentally and physically but the feedback from those who put in the hard work and pay the price is encouraging, because they all confirmed the great success that follows the efforts. In their words, the rewards are well worth it! So don’t ‘cop’ out, put in the work necessary.
In the same spirit of being honest, there is no doubt that we all struggle with romance but personally I am finding that the key is in initiating, taking small steps, being consistent and never becoming complacent or insensitive. Some of the insights (tips) I hold dear till date came from David & Anne Frahm’s book, titled “How To Make Love With Your Clothes On” below:
- The firm foundations of a romantic relationship are built upon the delights of surprise
- Little things mean the world to women”
- Catching a woman off guard ‘now and then adds drama to a marriage, that most women crave.
Listed below are 10 ways to make love with your clothes on and I want to dare you to try them out, the results will surprise you.
- Leave a ‘provocative’ message for your spouse on the answering machine
- Open the car door for her, both getting in and getting out
- Call her during the day just to tell her you love her and that you’ve been thinking about her
- At an unsuspecting moment, sweep her into your arms and tell her that she’s your best friend
- Ask her opinion on an important decision you’ve got to make
- Pray with her over her concerns
- Compliment her on her appearance
- Tape a note to the bathroom scale that says “Just Right”
- Surprise her with flowers because it’s true that “Flowers like women, bring beauty into the world and they belong together”
- Make time to talk and listen
I will love to hear from you the ones that worked for you as well as others you are trying out or have tried or heard of. In addition, do you need help in your relationship(s), marriage or life? Remember, you are not alone, help is available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Author: ‘Flo Falayi, Ph.D.(c) is a preacher, speaker and author. A husband and father with a passion for reviving and empowering the next generation. Flo hosts and speaks at conferences, seminars and events nationally on Leadership and Relationship Mattters.
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Valentine’s Day is a few days away and the buildup continues…listed below are some gift ideas ranging from the simple to slightly moderate and a few moderate to hard ones. I hope the list stirs your creativity as you celebrate the one(s) you love.
- Cake or Cookies
- Books – Audio, E-Book or Print
- Scented or Unscented Candles
- Flowers – Roses
- Valentine’s Cards
- Tools & Kitchen Utensils
- Gym Subscriptions
- Spa Treatments
- Clothing, Shirts, Briefs & Intimates
- Cooking Books, Apps and Books
- Movie Tickets
- Donate to Charity in someone’s name
- Create a “Breakfast in Bed” package
- Create a personalized card
- Cook ‘Dinner’ for 2
- Collate his/her favorite music songs – a Valentine’s Day Collections
- Bake Cake or Cookies
- Give “Time” Gift Cards – in 1, 5, 10, 24 Hours
- Volunteer at a local charity event
Oh by the way, a personal recommendation, my book, “Relationships Do Matter”
(on Amazon for $2.99), is filled with simple, practical and relevant relationship insights on building and maximizing relationships aimed directly at Singles and indirectly at Couples promises to be a nice Valentine’s Day addition. It is filled with memorable snippets that will inspire, instruct, challenge and provoke you to elevate your relationship IQ. Available on Amazon, get your copy here: Relationships Do Matter
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