Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Generous Wife tip - Lifelong study

Today's tip is one of the reasons that marriage is for life. You get to know your spouse more and more with each passing year.

Here's Lori:
Yesterday I mentioned a lovely gift basket that someone had given us. In the basket was a card game. Basically it was just a bunch of cards each with a question to answer and instructions on a variety of ways to use the cards.
On a lark I pulled it out and started pestering Paul with questions. He insisted that I answer them too (imagine that), so we went through several of them, each taking a turn and we even tried a few times to guess what the other would answer. Lots of giggling (ok, that was me, men don't giggle, or at least mine doesn't) and interesting sharing later, I have to admit it was a pretty good game.
After a number of years of marriage you get to where you think you know everything about your spouse. Not true. People continue to grow and change. So the next time you go to a movie, ask your husband what his favorite line or scene was. When you hear a song that you like, use that to remind yourself to ask your husband what his favorite song is. Use real life to give you questions so that you have opportunity to share with each other and remain "updated" on your spouse. (Sorry the card game company does not have a working website yet - Heart to Heart: The Conversation Cards by Easter Unlimited Inc.)

Questions show the mind's range, and answers, its subtlety. Joseph Joubert

Think generous! Lori <><

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