Practice What You Used to Do

practice love letter writing

Practice What You Used to Do

Recently during a marriage counseling session, I encouraged a husband to practice doing what he used to do when he was engaged to be married, and madly in love! Habits and attitudes that foster respect, romance, and tenderness are easily left behind as the years roll by.

Since the Intimate Couple is filled with great resources for romantically-challenged husbands, I copied a few articles for him: one of them about writing love letters.  “When was the last time you wrote your wife a love note?” I asked.

As soon as the words came out of my mouth, I remembered it’s been ages since I wrote a love letter myself! I realized right then that I can have all the answers for others, and know everything I’m supposed to do to have my dream marriage. In fact, most of us know what we should do to make our marriage better.

It’s not enough.

I have to do something; I have to apply what I know; I have to practice what I preach. Enough said—I have a loveletter to write.