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99 ways (plus one) to Fall in Love All Over Again

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Don't wait for valentine's day to figure out new ways to love your other half! Start today with these 99 pretty great tips!

  1. Go on regular date nights
  2. Be best friends!
  3. Write his name on lipstick on the bathroom mirror (sigh, which you will later have to clean...yourself)
  4. Revitalize the romance with intimate dates
  5. Pray together
  6. Hide notes in secret places
  7. Go to bed at the same time (unless you are studying)
  8. Listen to music together-share earbuds
  9. Send him on a scavenger hunt in the house
  10. Buy him gifts he will love
  11. Write him letters
  12. Hide a treat in his glovebox or desk at work
  13. Read the Bible together
  14. Wear shirts that tell the world you love your spouse
  15. Praise your spouse to other people
  16. Let them overhear you
  17. Read a marriage devotional
  18. Porn-proof your home
  19. Sleep in his t-shirts
  20. Look to him to make the big decisions 
  21. Let her make the smaller ones
  22. Don’t nag him (nagging kills, no joke)
  23. Put down the toilet seat, pick up your socks for her 
  24. Renew your vows privately with whispers and memories
  25. Renew them publicly with cake and bubbly
  26. Fight naked (with caution, ahem)
  27. Tell him you like him
  28. Receive his compliments (believe him when he says you are beautiful. Death to modesty for the moment)
  29. Pick your battles
  30. Show her you love her and tell him you respect him
  31. Go away together at least once a year
  32. Frame your wedding vows
  33. Hang pictures of the two of you around your house
  34. Kiss in front of your kids
  35. Make his favorite dessert
  36. Have pictures of just the two of you made
  37. Make sex a priority
  38. Spend time apart occasionally(and enjoy it)
  39. Learn to enjoy something he loves
  40. Surprise each other
  41. Meet him at the door
  42. Text each other from across the room
  43. Be accountable to each other
  44. Set reminders on your phone to remember him/her throughout the week
  45. Call him right now and tell him you appreciate him
  46. Be affectionate
  47. Leave work and come home early
  48. Wash, vacuum her car. Keep it full of gas.
  49. Give each other romantic coupons
  50. Engage every day in meaningful conversation
  51. Compliment each other
  52. Touch your spouse several times throughout the day
  53. Take one day a month to make your spouse your total focus
  54. Let each other sleep in
  55. Be spontaneous!
  56. Argue fair: avoid these words “you always” and “you never”
  57. Kiss every day
  58. Find tangible ways to serve your mate without complaining
  59. Forgive quickly
  60. Be honest.
  61. But not hurtful
  62. Get on the same page: plan your budget together
  63. Look your best as often as you can
  64. Guard your marriage 
  65. Get out of debt (and stay out)
  66. Laugh together
  67. Have a date night in
  68. When your together-BE TOGETHER (take a break from phones, technology, etc)
  69. Talk about your favorite memories together
  70. Tell him he’s sexy just because
  71. Tell her she’s pretty, especially when she’s not feeling it
  72. Make him breakfast in bed
  73. Do her chores for her
  74. Get a couple’s massage or host your own privately
  75. Read a book out loud together
  76. Dance together-soft music (alone) or rocking music with the kids
  77. Bring her/him a favorite drink during the middle of the day
  78. Exercise together-hikes, bike riding, etc
  79. Choose not to be annoyed by an irritating behavior/disappointment
  80. Tell him a secret he doesn’t know about you
  81. Thank your spouse just because, often
  82. Sit on the same side of a booth at a restaurant
  83. Lay in bed together and stare into each other eyes, without talking
  84. Learn something new together-take an art class, cooking lessons, etc
  85. Leave a sweet comment on the Facebook wall
  86. Teach your kids about marriage
  87. Stop what you’re doing, look them in the eye and listen to their answer
  88. Create art together
  89. Support each other’s goals
  90. Know when to talk and when to hush
  91. Consider counseling (even if there isn't conflict)
  92. Doodle his name
  93. Bring her flowers (even when she says they are too expensive)
  94. Wear something he loves
  95. Share furniture-sit in his lap
  96. Work out together (massages right after)
  97. Plan fun throw-back dates
  98. Fight for your marriage
  99. Remember your spouse rocks-even when they don’t

Have a great weekend xx

No other picture depicts love quite like this. I see this in my future....like tomorrow-future.....

No other picture depicts love quite like this. I see this in my future....like tomorrow-future.....

This list was sourced from wearethatfamily.com but has been edited considerably. My modifications are in italics and completely off the subject, the picture to the right (or above) is #100. Make this for him/her this weekend and watch all 99 fall into place. If you have any great tips, please remember to comment below!

Have a great weekend!

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