Bring some Food, Show up Naked

I laughed when I heard a woman mention recently, “It’s pretty simple to get a husband to think romantically. A wife just needs to bring some food and show up naked.” Personally, I’d just like to add to that statement that anything fancier than pizza is unnecessary. :)

While some that may work for getting husbands to think romantically, things are a little different for women and not often as simple. But here are some things that I bet will help…

  1. Surprise your spouse by finding a babysitter for the kids and going out on a date.
  2. Leave a romantic note for your spouse to find.
  3. Give your spouse a “good” kiss for no reason at all.
  4. Cook dinner one night and clean up the kitchen when you’re done.
  5. Call your spouse during the day just to say “I love you.”
  6. Make a list of “25 Things” that you love about your spouse.
  7. Mail something to your spouse.
  8. Buy your wife a gift certificate for a manicure or pedicure … for no reason at all.
  9. Send flowers to your wife at her work place.
  10. Help pick up the house and get the kids to bed.
  11. Compliment your spouse everyday.
  12. Plan an evening at home together by yourselves.
  13. Give your spouse a massage.
  14. Hold hands.

Can you think of any I missed?

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Read 1182 articles by
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  1. ~Brenda says:

    Hmm. How ’bout make sure you engage in some meaningful conversation. You know, other than talking about what the kids did, what the kids didn’t do, what the kids should be doing, whether to have more kids.

    I’m talking about read a book together, go out once a week and discuss one chapter of the book. Or go for some coffee and intentionally leave kids, work, in-laws, and anything stressful out of it. Just go have a good time! :)

    Disclaimer: I fully support talking about the above mentioned taboo’s. Just not on a date.

    • Trey Morgan says:

      Brenda … I was beginning to think that either no one was brave enough to comment or no one was interested. :)

      I’d have to agree … if you go on a date, talk about something other than the kids. Focus on your relationship.

      And, I’ve said before, one of the greatest blessings I’ve had in my marriage is reading a book (every month or so) with my wife.

  2. brian says:

    oops, I thought this was the food post, I might have embrassed myself by confusing the two

  3. kimberly says:

    Something meaningful to me is when my husband helps me prepare for special occasions with family ie Christmas, thanksgiving, graduation celebrations, etc. Making nice memories for my family is very important to me and i know it is for him as well, but it’s not so fun preparing for it. So when my husband pitches in…mows grass, gets house prepared, just helps me..it is as though we are on the same page working as a team and man it means the world to me and honestly a huge turn on!! I am so overjoyed and thankful that he shows love to me by loving our family and I am quickly ready to show him love for this!

  4. open the door for her like you did when you first started dating. I love that my husband still does this after almost 18 years of marriage!!!

    • Trey Morgan says:

      I have been trying for the last year to get into the habit of opening the car door for Lea. Sometimes I do really well, and other times I fail miserably. But I’m trying. It’s not easy to teach an old dog new tricks … thankfully I’m not an old dog.

      Kudos for your hubby. :)

      • J Prude says:

        Be sure your wife knows you are going to open the door for her. My son got a black eye on his first date because she didn’t expect him to open the door, it was raining and they were hurrying, and she hit him in the face with the door when he tried to open it!

  5. That Girl says:

    Buy tickets to the Auburn/Alabama game and buy tickets to the Bristol night race!!!!

  6. Maggie Beth says:

    I gave my BFF a vase for Christmas. ~ One I know is being used. She told once, in passing, that every week her husband (at some point) will bring home flowers for her. She told me the reason he does this is to teach their two sons (12 & 8) how to treat a woman……I think there is another reason ~ He loves her.

  7. James Jones says:

    Best title for a post — ever!

  8. Trey, love the post but as I tweeted – don’t suggest using this as a Men’s Retreat anytime soon.

    Your post reminds us ALL to be better spouses and I’m not just talking to the guys. Guys should open doors more, send more flowers, do the dishes, wash a load of laundry to help out. Women should also mow the lawn if your husband is working late or bring him his favorite treat home from Sonic (if you were just there with the kids). Bottom line is we need to do more “looking out for each other” and less about ourselves.

    Oh and on the “8” issue (let’s see if it converts mine), try this: http://thebloggingacademy.com/how-to-stop-8-displaying-as-an-emoticon-in-wordpress/ Doesn’t do that on our WP site but it seems to be the consensus way of fixing the issue.

  9. Royce Ogle says:

    Listen! A good listener will be some gal’s hero.. Man, I wish I could learn the art of listening…, but I have so many important things to say!

  10. lovemyhusband says:

    Many times when my husband will see me, he puts his hand over his heart and taps it like his heart is beating really fast. It always makes me feel good!!! Also, right after our blessing the food(eating out or at home), while we are still holding hands, he will kiss the back of my hand. At first it embarrassed me when we were out in public, but now I notice if he forgets do it.

  11. Tony C says:

    I can tell on my very first visit I’m going to be at home here!

    I’ve found (through trial and error mind you) that the simple task of kissing my wife when I get home from work and sincerely asking ‘How was your day?’ sets the tone for a great evening…most of the time. Kid issues can knock the train off rails from time to time.

    Dude, the post before this one is starving me to death!

    • Trey Morgan says:

      Tony … I’m honored you stopped by. You are a wise man about finding the little things that make your wife happy. As for kids, I wrote a post a while back called, “Top 10 Intimacy Killers.” I then proceeded to name off 1-10 as, “children, kids, sons, daughters, offspring, etc” :) I personally thought it was funny. :)

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