Stop by one of your favorite eating establishments and bring home dinner for the whole family. Get the children fed and occupied.
Find the perfect spot to set up a romantic candlelight dinner for you and your bride. Play some mood music, set aside all the electronics, and forget about the rest of the world to focus on each other.
School's out! If you haven't already planned time away, have a family meeting to discuss options for summer fun, whether it's camping, the beach, the mountains, or just a stay-cation.
Take the lead to decide what to do. Go ahead and get everything booked, then spend time planning activities. Make this a summer to remember. The one thing we will always cherish is the memories we make with our family. We had lots of great fun in Gatlinburg, TN over Mother's Day weekend.
Our wives do thousands of things every week that tend to go unnoticed. Take time to observe how incredible your wife is and express your gratitude for all the things she does to make your life better. Make it a point to never take her for granted.
My wife is truly a woman of many endless talents. Having owned an interior design company, I have always been blessed with a beautifully decorated home. Here is just one of hundreds of projects she has created. Taking a large wooden spool that held wire, she made a table that holds all our picture albums.
Today we celebrate Memorial Day to honor those that have fallen defending the freedom we have. My father, pictured here, served in WWII as part of the greatest generation that fought against tyranny and won.
Ronald Reagan stated, "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." There have been and will always be those who want to take freedom from us. Stand with those who have given their lives for us and don't allow our freedom to be taken from us. Let your voice be heard in the marketplace, in the political spectrum, and at the ballot box.
As you remember those who gave their lives for the greatest nation in the history of the world, discuss as a family how you can take action to defend the freedom we have and never let it be taken from us.
Two things that will shape your life the most are the people you meet and the books you read. Head to your local library or bookstore and pick out a book that you and your wife would both enjoy.
Read a chapter a day and discuss your thoughts.
My wife and I are reading a book called "Praying the Scriptures for Your Children" by Jodie Berndt. It has 20 chapters and a list of scriptures to pray over your children each day. We have been doing this book for a few months and going back through again and again.
Now that spring has sprung, its time to enjoy the great outdoors. Surprise your wife by planning a family picnic.
Grab a bucket of chicken or make some sandwiches. Don't forget a blanket, picnic supplies, drinks, a ball and glove or whatever else you like to do before heading to your favorite park for an afternoon of family fun.
This might be a great time to turn off the electronics... or even leave them in the car. Enjoy each other as you experience the beauty of God's creation.
As we remember and celebrate the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, discuss areas in your marriage and family that need resurrecting.
Life comes at us fast and without time to reflect, we can let good things die. Relationships are like gardens, they require constant attention. Weeds can grow up and kill off the best parts of our lives.
What things do you need to resurrect? Perhaps family dinners, long walks, vacations, game night, or weekend getaways. Do whatever you need to restore your marriage and family.
Our family has spent the last two weekends planting and cleaning up our yard. My wife loves hydrandgeas. Here is one that we planted.
Head outside this week and find a small project you and your wife can do together. Plant a bush or flower or clear a flower bed. Enjoy the time together.