A challenge is sometimes defined as, “a call to take part in a contest or competition, especially a duel.” Anyone who knows me knows that I am not competitive and I certainly would not like to participate in a duel, so what would make me want to consider accepting a challenge? A book with a catchy title and a promise to reignite passion in my marriage, that’s what and all in the context of 14 days.
A 14 Day Romance Challenge – Reigniting Passion in Your Marriage by Sharon Jaynes is a 163 page book that “challenges” wives to do nice, little surprises for their spouse. Doing nice things for your husband should just happen, right? Well, let’s be real, without a little encouragement, sometimes we wives just don’t bother! If you’ve read some of my blog posts you know I’m all about the lists, the tasks and checking things off, so this book was right up my alley. Small chapters to read, a few ideas, pick one to try and the day is off to a good start. I sincerely had fun gifting my husband with little notes and surprises and I had even more fun encouraging my friends to do it too. So, if you were one of my friends who received a “thank your husband for something right now” text, now you know why. I just wanted to encourage you like Sharon encouraged me.
She suggests we try a contest in our home on “seeing who can out-serve the other! The apostle Paul encourages:”Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection and take delight in honoring each other“(Romans 12:9-10 NLT.)
It’s really been fun to do some silly things to beat the post Christmas winter blues and I think the ideas in this book would be great to try around Valentine’s Day. One of the last chapters in the book is 150 additional ways to romance your husband, so this should keep the spark alive until after Memorial Day! If you want to borrow my copy, just let me know!