LESSON 1 - "Do not stir up nor awaken love until it pleases" Song of Solomon 2:7
Dream away... write your dreams down. You are an amazing person - embrace who you are!!
Sarah Erhart ...for now I am content to hold fast to my God, and wait for Him to send me "Mr. Right", a.k.a. as a man I can respect and love for the rest of my life.
I had to laugh:
Tiffany Drew Yeppers, I love my hubby (but don't tell him that LOL). We met back in 1999 when it wasn't yet "cool" to talk to strangers on the internet. A friend and I were cruising the AOL profiles (AOL, remember those days?) and saw this one profile that said "Hobbies: looking at myself in the mirror saying hey you, you're a stud." We just had to see who this loser was so we asked for a pic. He sent one, and when we didn't respond to it he wouldn't leave us alone. Turned out he lived just two miles down the street and had recently dyed his hair orange (my favorite color!) so we decided to do a drive-by viewing and check him out. Well, we started hangout out and one thing led to another and now we have been married for almost 12 years with two little minions. However, I didn't find out until a year or two after we were married that he told his family we met because I drove past him and thought he was hot so I stopped to talk to him. Uh, thanks dear lol.
From a Wise Woman:
These mini-summaries come from another world (early 1900's?! jajajaja). You can find more at No Greater Joy. I was taught from this book when I was... uh, 19? 20? I made decisions that effected my married life years before I met my man. These are snippets that I remember & use a LOT:
- Guard your mind - don't let anxiety, depression, fears or anger fill your thoughts. Catch those thoughts when they come and get rid of 'em before they deceive you into thinking they're reality. Make your reality beautiful!! "For as you think in your heart, so are you" Prov. 23:7
- Honor your husband as Mr. Right whether he is or isn't... now he is!! Acknowledge his good traits, show him noticeable esteem, don't scorn or ridicule. You'll be amazed at the power you have as his wife!!
- Know your man - there are "Command Men", "Visionaries", & "Steady Men". The better you understand him, the smoother marital life progresses:
- Is he low on tolerance? bossy? unyeilding? Is he an amazing leader? or full of past stories? Then... he might be a Command Man and not interested in taking the trash out for you. He'll want to talk about plans & ideas, instead. Sickness and death make him uncomfortable since hopelessness doesn't need him to act. He is a born leader and sees how to benefit the most people possible at a time. He might want your help in everything, too, and keep track of what you're doing all day to make sure you're extra productive. Roll with it... it can be the most rewarding relationship!!
- Is he an inventor? a short-cut taker? someone consumed with a need to write or make art or music? He might be a visionary man, caught up on his latest obsession. He needs a wise, optimistic wife, someone who supports him as he shares his newest idea or enthusiastically takes off in a new direction! Enjoy the ride!!!
- Most men are Steady - faithful, caring, providing... not given to extremes, happy when you do all kinds of things you'd like to: reading, blogging, crafts, volunteering, whatever! He is surprised when his wife is unhappy, not having seen any of the signs. Heartbroken if she leaves, not understanding why. His very steadiness might have driven her crazy!! Rather... be grateful. Catch negative thoughts before they grow bigger, and enjoy the wonderful relationship you have!!!Yes... I realize this might be seriously old-school and hardly Politically Correct, but love is hard enough to find, you know? It's much harder to KEEP. So, it's worth sharing stuff that works, when it actually works. If you don't agree... "spit out the sticks". Keep what you like and forget the rest. If you have questions... I'd love to share more, especially about that obnoxious Command Man profile!!! jajajajaja
Not always easy:
Chey I met my boyfriend online two years back and while he lives in Colombia, South America and I live in Wisconsin, I wouldn't trade him for the world. So far he's come here once, at the end of last summer, and stayed for three months. The time spent without him is one of the most difficult things I've had to go through, but he plans on coming here to further his education in 2014 or so. Unfortunately, things aren't going well for my family and we don't have a stable income, so I have no way to visit him like we were hoping. Waiting to be together is the worst and I will never take our relationship for granted like I've seen many others do.
And now... as a grand finale of this
it's time to announce the...
WINNER OF THE GIVEAWAY!!!!!
Yes, I am in love with a man I met recently. :)
Such an enticingly short answer!!!! Do tell, LadyVampire2U, who is this man you met recently and how did you meet?!
I'm sending you an email... give me your address and the Romantic Book of choice in the next 48 hours!! Your book and chocolate will be on the way!! :-) CONGRATULATIONS!!!