The Most (Unusual) Romantic Things

20 ways to spice up your intimacy

1. Turn on the electric blanket or heated mattress pad 30 minutes before he heads to bed. 

2. Empty the dishwasher or do the dishes without being asked. 

3. Make coffee or tea in the morning and take it to the bathroom while she is getting ready.

4. Unload the groceries and put them away—especially if your spouse went to the store alone. 

5. Open her car door.

6. Make his favorite dessert.

7. Surprise your spouse by cleaning and vacuuming his car. 

8. While your spouse is in the shower, throw a towel in the dryer, then place the heated towel where he can reach it.

9. Take the children for a couple hours and give her some time alone.

10. Put your arm around her in church.

11. Rub her back or feet.

12. Buy his favorite candy bar or magazine when you stop to fill your gas tank.

13. Show excitement about doing something your spouse wants to do.

14. Warm the car and scrape the windows after a frost or snow.

15. Tell your friends—and family!—how smart your spouse is.

16. Fill your spouse's car with gas when you drive it.

17. Invite her to cuddle while watching television.

18. Take off a half-day just for the two of you.

19. Fold and put away the laundry.

20. Pray a blessing over your spouse—then tell him or her what you prayed for.

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Intimacy; Marriage; Romance
Today's Christian Woman, Spring, 2008
Posted September 12, 2008

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