10 Essentials for a Fun, Healthy, & Lasting Marriage

“They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered. ”

                                    — F. Scott Fitgzerald

 

Our marriage is rocking and rolling right now.  But it hasn't always been that way.  During our 25 years together, we have seen some incredible highs but we've also experienced some earth shattering lows.  In fact, we are often amazed that we are still together.  I love to tell Tracy that if we had ever decided to end our marriage, we never would have had the chance to get to this fantastic place that we're in right now.  So, while we don't profess to have all the answers, below is a list of some things that we've learned along the way to intentionally invest in our relationship. 

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10 Romance Starters from Him

Men always want to be a woman's first love -

Women like to be a man's last romance.  

         Oscar Wilde

 

It all started in college when I wanted to impress my new girlfriend with a trail of candy kisses leading to ME, inside my apartment, that I shared with 3 other colorful guys.  All was going as planned, until I found out that my roommates had methodically & deviously eaten every single one of them before she arrived..... 

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Love is "Something That We Do"

(Bruce) So, I was having lunch with my buddy Duane and we started talking about our wives and how long we've been married.  I mentioned how it certainly is a marathon not a sprint and he asked me if I've ever heard the Clint Black song called "Something That We Do".   "Nope", I said.  "But I know that Clint Black's been married for a long time, so I'd love to hear what he has to say about it".  

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Romantic Playlists

“If music be the food of love, play on" ― William Shakespeare

Music is such a personal thing.  We all have our preferences.  But we also are all touched by it.  And most people would agree it has the potential to change our mood.  So, since we are being intentional about creating romance in our relationship, we want to understand its power and harness it for our goals.

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