How to Write a Love Note

When’s the last time you wrote your loved one a love note? If it’s been a while, you might want to consider taking some time today to do it. It’s Love Note Day after all! “Sounds nice, but I don’t know how to write a love note.” Of course you do! It’s as simple as finding a piece of paper, a pen, and simply scrawling “I love you” across it and giving it to your spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend, or significant other. “That’s it?” Hey, you want simple, I’ll give you simple. But if you want to dress it up a bit, … Continue reading

The Best of the February Marriage Blog – Letters of Love

Typically I write about my Best of Moments at the end of the month, but I was a little tied up at the end of February this month. But I wanted to take a few moments here, while we are still at the beginning of March to talk about what I think was our best of February Marriage Blogs. The Letters of Love series was very near and dear to my heart. When I initially conceived the idea, I thought I would get a small handful of letters to publish from one reader to someone in their life they loved. … Continue reading

The Marriage Blog Week in Review for February 3-9

Good morning, with just four days left until Valentine’s Day, it’s been a very busy week here at the Marriage Blog. We’ve done our best to compile romantic activities, letters of love from readers to their loves and of course, great romantic pairings and more. Personally, this has been one of my all time favorite weeks ever in the Marriage blog and I have had a tremendously good time with presenting my blogs and reading Sherry’s. We hope you have to! In case you missed any articles this week, here is our Marriage Blog Week in Review: Saturday, February 3 … Continue reading

Letters of Love: Rendering Aid

On September 11, 2001, our country woke up to find itself under attack. Many people died that day and for those of us who were old enough to witness it and remember, we will never forget. For one young woman, September 11th began with an engagement and today; her husband serves in the U.S. Armed Forces. This is her letter. Rendering Aid My dearest Lonnie, I wrote this letter to the Marriage blog’s letters of love and I’m hoping they publish it. I’m sending a copy to you as well. I know you haven’t answered the last few emails and … Continue reading

Meet My Soldier

It’s been a rough week on our military and their families. We have dealt with an anti-war protest that included the police being told to stand down during an incident with spray paint and then we discovered that William Arkin considers our troops “mercenaries”. For that reason, I would like to introduce you to one of those so called mercenaries: my husband. My husband Carl grew up in a very small town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Carl joined the Army at the age of eighteen for two reasons: First, to get some kind of training that would give … Continue reading

The Marriage Blog Week in Review for Jan 27 – Feb 2

Welcome to our look back on the Marriage Blog Week in Review, this is our way of helping you catch up on the week’s worth of stories. We’re all busy and it’s easy to overlook articles when they are posted all day long – the week in review provides you with a summary of our articles in the past week. So without further ado, let’s dive into this week in review. Saturday, January 27 Reaffirming or Rehashing? is that what you and your spouse are doing when you argue or debate the same point over and over again? I’m sure … Continue reading

Writing Great Love Letters

With the “Letters of Love” section that Heather began, I decided it would be fun to ask people what they think is the basis of a great love letter. I asked people I know what they believe are great features of letters they have received, as well as the best features of love letters they’ve written. I’ve combined the answers with my own thoughts, below: Be Yourself and Don’t Try Too Hard I received this response (or similar variations thereof) the most and I happen to agree. Don’t try too hard to make love letters sound like Hallmark cards, just … Continue reading

Love Notes: Groundhog Day

Today is Groundhog’s Day also known as Candlemas. It’s a celebration of light returning to the world and for others it’s Groundhog’s Day, the day the groundhog sticks his head out of his nest and if he sees his shadow and flees back, then we’re in for six more weeks of winter. If he doesn’t, then we’re in for an early spring. The groundhog isn’t always an accurate barometer of the length of our winter, but hey – it’s a fun story. They even made a movie called Groundhog’s Day that featured Bill Murray as a man who relived the … Continue reading

Love Notes: Storybook Story

One thing I like to do every year is challenge myself to coming up with something a little bit different to do for Valentine’s Day. We can always give Valentine’s Cards and candies and flowers or new cufflinks or a tie or even a fun pair of boxer shorts. But what if the Valentine’s Day gift you want to give is one you can’t buy, but instead is one you can create. Storybook Story Do you have a favorite romantic fairytale? If you were to look at the various romantic fairy tales out there – which one would be most … Continue reading

Letters of Love: To My Husband in the Military

A friend of mine is married to a man in the army. Originally stationed here in Texas, he’s been serving overseas. Due to security, she doesn’t know exactly where he is, though she is able to send him messages through the military. He has been overseas for almost a year; their last time together was actually spent for Valentine’s Day in 2006. When I told her about my idea for publishing letters of love to loved ones for Valentine’s, she asked to write one. Here is our first Letter of Love, from Cindy to Brent, no last names required. Dear … Continue reading