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I know that some people cringe when Valentine’s Day comes along, but for my wife, Karen and I, it has always been a very special day.

It’s not about the presents or cards, but about appreciating our relationship and this post is an opportunity for me to remember and share what I love about my wonderful wife.

Hopefully as you read through this list, you are reminded of the positive attributes of your spouse or partner and are inspired to tell let them know how you feel.

Anyway, here are 19 things that I love about my wife.  “Why not 20?” I hear you ask.  When you get to the bottom, you’ll find out: Read the rest of this entry »

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In 1992, Gary Chapman published the 5 Love Languages and it has since sold over 5 million copies and been translated into 40 languages.

As an experienced marriage counselor, he had noticed that everyone has a prefered way of receiving and experiencing love and wrote this book to assist couples to better understand themselves and their partners.

A few years ago Karen and I learned what our love languages were and it helped us to better connect and taught us how we could more effectively express our love for each other.

I’ve used them since with many others and it’s been a joy to see couples learn how to give and receive love more purposefully.

Here’s a list of the 5 love languages and a brief description of them each:

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Today is Valentine’s Day.

It’s a special day for Karen and I because it was on Valentine’s Day 16 years ago that we started dating.

We’ve certainly been blessed in our relationship and we have now been married for over 14 years and have three great kids.

As I think about relationships on this day I’m reminded of the story of the married man who went to see a marriage counselor.

“I don’t feel any love for my wife anymore.”  he confessed to the therapist.

The therapist looked at him and asked, “When was the last time you acted in love for her?”

“It doesn’t really matter because I don’t feel anything for her anymore.”

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