"Completing Him" Challenge - 6/7 through 8/9

>> Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I decided to challenge myself a little bit this summer, as well as maybe adding a little spark back into our marriage. 

Over the past year, we've just been so disconnected.  My Marine has been so busy with work, training a unit before they left for Iraq, traveling to conferences, classes, weekend missions and the list goes on.  I feel like we've been two ships passing in the night - occasionally meeting for a port call.  We've graduated to communicating through texts, emails and voice mails.  When he gets home, he focuses on time with the kids.  And when we are finally alone at night, I'm usually heading up to bed because I'm so freakin' tired.

So, when I saw this challenge over at the "Women Living Well" blog, I knew that this was a sign from God to step it up and do something about it.

Here's the Topic Schedule for those who want to link up each week:

June 7 - Announce to your readers you are participating by posting the button on your site and leaving your link below.

June 14 – Post Pictures from your dating days (or tell us all about it!). Think about one thing you used to do or have as a couple that you have lost in the shuffle of life. How can you regain it?

June 21 - Remember Your Vows - post pictures of your wedding day. We will review the sacredness of this day.

June 28 - Ask your husband every morning how you can pray for him that day. Bonus: Fast and pray for him one day this week.

July 5 - Admire Your Husband. Write this post and then show it to him! He will smile!

July 12 - Make a list of 5 things you currently do and ask him to prioritize them for you of what is important to him. For example - a clean home, home cooked dinner, coupon clipping, service at church, having friends over for dinner, watching/doing sports with him, etc.

July 19 - Make him a priority. Ask him what his favorite dinner, dessert and drink are. Be sure to serve him all three one night this week. Bonus: cook his favorite dishes all week long!

July 26 - Support his vision. Discuss his vision for your family. Where does he see your family in 1 year, 5 years, and 10 years. Share with us how you let your husband lead.

August 2 - R-E-S-P-E-C-T! No complaining, criticizing, rolling your eyes, nagging, or giving him any friction this week. Enjoy a week of peace in your home!

August 9 - Kiss Him Like You Mean It (and be sure the door is locked!)

So stay tuned to see how it's going!  If you want to participate, head over to the Women Living Well blog and sign up!


Carrie @ Dittle Dattle June 8, 2010 at 4:53 AM  

Hi Jennifer~ What a great thing to join into! This reminds me of the "Love Dare".

Jessica June 8, 2010 at 6:10 AM  

I am stopping by to say that I love your blog and am now following!

I am still new at this blogging thing and am need of new followers, so please follow me as well. You can find me at:

-Jessica a.k.a Nya's mom

Unknown June 8, 2010 at 7:10 AM  

Following you from FMBT!! I'm going to look into that blog. I need some spark back in my marriage! You can find me at: http://nomieecoware.blogspot.com

One Photo June 8, 2010 at 7:54 AM  

Great idea Jennifer, I hope you get a lot out of this. Thank you for your honesty as always, it makes me feel better reading this that I am not the only one who largely these days communicates with my husband in this way and feels they are living in separate universes.

Buckeroomama June 8, 2010 at 8:54 AM  

"Kiss Him Like You Mean It (and be sure the door is locked!)"


What a wonderful idea! :)

Chrissy June 8, 2010 at 10:57 AM  

Wow, interesting challenge! I might have to participate! :o)

Since you stop by my blog from time to time, I wanted to let you know that I wrote a guest post for "Three Girls and Our Guy" today, and I thought you might find it interesting! And maybe you'd leave a comment?! :o)

Thanks. Here's the link! http://jessica-theleafamily.blogspot.com/2010/06/guest-post-gods-perfect-timing.html

Student Entrepreneur June 8, 2010 at 11:07 AM  

What a great idea!!! I might just have to do this too!!

Chelsea June 8, 2010 at 3:40 PM  

I'm your newest follower and am really enjoying reading your blog! Hope to see you around mine sometime!

Vanessa June 8, 2010 at 10:29 PM  

I love this! I can't wait to see your posts along with this!!!

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama June 11, 2010 at 8:58 PM  

I am joining the challenge too! Look forward to getting to know more about you!

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