Valentines Day Marriage Challenge

So this was just going to be our little thing, but then I started thinking, this is a good idea! I’m happy with this idea! And I searched on the gigantic world wide web for something similar and just didn’t find anything that I liked. So I’m sharing in case some of you like this idea too :) .
Here is how I’m making our Valentines day season, the season of looooooooove (in that deep sexy voice) extra special!
I came up with a “Challenge” for me and my husband leading up to Valentines Day. He helped make the list and is fully onboard:
The Attitude
---> Be in the mindset that you have to WIN OVER your spouse. (think about what this really means…no hideous pajamas...sweet nothings…etc. etc..)
---> Become fluent in your spouse’s love language. Speak it 100% of the time.

The Tasks
---> 30 distraction free minutes together each day (esp. no electronics of any kind!)
---> Keep a shared journal that we each write in daily (if you are both giving it 100%, then its bound to be more of a love story journal)
---> No criticizing each other (no matter how ridiculous you think the other is being)
---> Each read the five love languages book (not a part of the 30 minutes)
And my totally artistically gifted sister made this adorable perfect printable for me to put up where we’ll see it! Yay! Feel free to print it off and join in the challenge!
Whether you join in on our little challenge,  or create your own, I think you should do something to take advantage of the endless reminders of love this month….the store windows plastered in hearts, the pink and chocolate heart shaped candy, the cute little stuffed bears holding a big plush heart….
Instead of thinking of how every holiday has become SO commercialized, I’m going try and use these as reminders of how in love I am and how blessed with love I have been.
vday2I would love to hear in the comments what you are doing to focus on love this month!
I also have some fun little lovey ideas in store for my little munchkins that will be a separate post.


  1. I love this!!! With all of the hustle and bustle of life, especially life with little kids, it is easy to forget why you fell in love with your spouse in the first place!!!!

  2. This is such a great idea! I love it. My favorite is trying to win the other over -- it's so easy to fall into comfortable co-existence and we need to break that down every once in awhile.

    Also so happy I found your blog! Loving it!