Congratulations on Completing the 14 Day Romance Challenge!

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Congratulations for completing the 14-day Romancing Your Husband Challenge! I am so proud of you. I wish I could catch a glimpse of your husband’s face right now.

I know you can’t keep up this romance pace everyday, but I encourage you to set aside certain times during the year to lavish your hubby with concentrated times of romance. I also encourage you to sprinkle romantic gestures in his days when he leasts expects it.

I hope you have enjoyed the challenge! I would love for you to share your comments about what happened during the 14 days. I’ll let you keep the intimate details tucked in your heart, but I’d love to hear about your husband’s reaction, how this affected your marriage, and how the challenge affected your own heart.

So please share your comments below. Share away! Let’s celebrate together!

153 Responses to Congratulations on Completing the 14 Day Romance Challenge!

  1. Jackie February 14, 2013 at 10:14 am #

    I’m from Brazil and I took the challenge and I loved it. One day in the middle of the week I woke up at dawn and wrote in the mirror “I love you” with a lipstick. My husband got a fright, but immediately realized what was and came straight to thanks me. It was a wonderful day for us. Thanks a lot by your emails.

    • Ginger February 20, 2013 at 1:53 pm #

      I’m from Kentucky and I loved this devotion. I shared it with many of my co-workers and church friends. It was great. I’m married to my best friend and we celebrated our 19th valentines together this year. We’ve been together since High school and married 15 years next month. I done most of the suggestions this month and my husband kept telling me how great i was and our intimacy was wonderful. This is crazy but we made love one night that i had a tear run down my face…it was so wonderful! (that was probably too much information but i wanted to share just how wonderful it is to be loved by the man of your dreams after 19 years) We’ve always had a spark but the flames just went higher. Thank You Sharon for these devotions. I read my GIG devotions and share them everyday. You 3 are Awesome women of God.

    • Teddy February 27, 2013 at 3:18 pm #

      My husband and I thank you so much for the 14 day challenge. We’ve gone through the last 11 months dealing with infidelity (him). As Christians, we have prayed for forgiveness for each other. It has been a struggle, but after being together 34 years, we just weren’t ready to throw in the towel. The 14 day Challenge help bring the spark back into our marriage, which is what was missing and was instrumental in my husband seeking solace, admiration and attention outside of our marriage. We are growing stronger everyday and I will continue to use your suggestions and show my husband that I love him and cherish, appreciate and adore him. And in return, he has taken some of my ideas and now we treat each other. Thank you for saving us!

  2. Cindy February 14, 2013 at 10:20 am #

    This was the most wonderful rewarding experience my Husband and I have had in the 23 years of our marriage. Don’t get me wrong we have a very wonderful marriage and God is always in the center of it. The first few days he just thanked me for the kind words. When the 3×5 cards started showing up and the e-mail and textes he had a smile that just did not go away. on day 8 he asked me what new book I was reading to get all of these ideas from:)
    on day 10 he must of told some of his buddy’s at work and they wanted him to find out for thier wifes, so they could join the fun. Today is Valentines day and he had the most wonderful suprise waiting for me when I got up this morning. Loved this experience. Thanks

  3. jane davies February 14, 2013 at 10:32 am #

    Gd day ma, infact I know flesh & blood did not lead me to this website but the Holy Spirit. It came at the time when I see myself gradually losing any little bit of interest there was in sex. And I know it was affecting my husband and my marriage but I was sohelpless and clueless on. What to do. And then this challenge came up and. I grabbed the opportunity! God bless you and generations after you, a covenant of marital bliss shall be their lot I the name of Jesus. For allowing yourself to be used of the LORD in this seemingly simple but powerful way, the heart of your husband would continually delight in yoi all the daus of your lives. Your children shall arise and call you BLESSED. Amen.
    I ve also realised that no matter how tired and stressed up I am, it only takes love and intention-to-please to get one in the mood. And afterwards, I’m so relaxed and sleep is blissful. So now, I maintain a very positive mindset towards my marriage and even my lob and my children. Can’t wait to share with mu my friends this sweet secret. Thank you and thak you a MIL.

  4. Mertice Hall February 14, 2013 at 10:52 am #

    I really enjoyed doing the challenge. My husband did also. It used to be a struggle for me to openly express my love to him. The challenge changed that. I look forward to it again. Thank you Sharon for teaching me more. God Bless you:)
    Mertice Hall Savannah GA

  5. tigermother3 February 14, 2013 at 11:07 am #

    I decided to try this challenge and I’m glad I did. We had our 3rd child 6 months ago and my husband had been getting a little jealous despite my efforts to put him first and tell him I love him. On the first day I did something, he was getting frustrated with feeding the baby while I was getting ready to go to a Bible study. I decided to be a few minutes late for my Bible study and take over for him. I told him to go read the notes on his bed, at which point he became confused. I told him to go to our room and read the notes on his bed while I finish feeding the baby. He came downstairs 10 minutes later and was feeling much better. In fact he was in such a good mood that when I got back from Bible study, the dishes were done, the house was clean, and the kids were happy. 🙂 It was just what he needed.

  6. Melissa February 14, 2013 at 11:37 am #

    Thank you for motivating me to amp up the romance. I was amazed at how quickly I saw my husband thrive on the attention I was giving him. These last two weeks have been awesome and I certainly plan to continue to keep our marriage flavored with sugar and spice! I’m married to an amazing man who puts me and our small children first each and everyday AND he’s hot!!! Thank you for giving me new inspiration to show him appreciation and for reminding me of the kind of wife my Heavenly Father designed me to be!

  7. Ruth February 14, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

    It has been great to be reminded of how important it is to keep the fire of our love burning, not just smouldering!! My husband has really appreciated the effort I’ve put into trying to look nice when he comes in in the evening and the effort I’ve made to be upbeat in the evenings. It’s not easy especially when days are sometimes rather crazy but it’s not hard if you just take a deep breath and make a concious decision to do it. I guess it comes down to needing to be intentional and leaning on God. “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Philippians 4:13 Thank you so much, Sharon, for this wonderful romance ‘pick-me-up’.

  8. Stephanie Rice February 14, 2013 at 12:23 pm #

    This has been great fun watching my husband’s happiness for all the ideas. I am still using some today on Valentine’s day. I purchased his favorite candy for 3 days in a row and hid it . On the third day, he said” I’m craving something sweet ( Hint, Hint).” I got up and he said ” are you going back to the hiding place?”. He loved it!

  9. Ginger February 14, 2013 at 12:30 pm #

    My husband is deployed, so I was unable to utilize most of the little things we could do each day. I did, however, send him a Valentine’s Day package. It had his favorite nuts and candy, along with a list of 50 things I most love, admire, and respect about him. I told him I could have easily come up with another 100, but sine he turned 50 last month, I decided to keep to the “50” theme. He said the list made him laugh and cry. He also said he has never felt so loved by anyone in his life…EVER. He was so grateful and said it made him want to be an even better man.

    We already had an excellent marriage, but it never hurts to remember how to treat your spouse and make them feel cherished.

  10. Sherry February 14, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

    On about the fourth day my husband said, “You have been awfully nice to me lately.” I just chuckled and said, “It’s about time, huh?” It has been a great 14 days. He called me by a “pet” name, which doesn’t typically happen, and was even more compassionate and understanding than usual. In the hustle of raising two teens and busily keeping up with their lives, I had forgotten to treasure the one who gave me those two and whom I will have even when they leave the house. Thanks for the challenge!

  11. Lisa February 14, 2013 at 12:48 pm #

    What fun!!! The subtle little touches that I was able to drob throughout my husbands day have been fun just to plan. I am now starting to get little love notes on my work e-mail when I get in. That has NEVER happened unless he was responding to mine! After 25 years of marriage, a new little spark has re-emerged! Thank you for this challenge!

  12. Prudy February 14, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

    This has been a lot of fun! It also helped me to see more clearly the needs of my husband and how important it is to him to feel special, important, the most loved person in his life. The guys at work at first teased him over the little valentine cards in his lunch box and the candy lips and kisses. By the time it was over though, one guy said “your wife makes you lunch and gives you valentine’s! Mine just says here’s some money buy your own!” He also had to share the candy! Thanks for this opportunity and as someone has already said, the Holy Spirit was in this because your blog just showed up on my email just in time for the challenge and I thank God it did!

  13. Heidi February 14, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

    Thank you for this challenge. It has been wonderful and a great reminder that it doesn’t take that much time out of the day to place my husband back into priority number 1. Of course God is at the center of our home, but with having 3 kids 5 and under it is easy for my husband (and my needs) to be pushed aside. Also as a mother, I feel like I have put a “lid” on the sexy side of me. This helped to rekindle that confidence and not be afraid to show my husband that the woman he married 6.5 years and 3 kids later still lives inside me. Have a blessed Valentines Day!

  14. Adonna February 14, 2013 at 12:59 pm #

    It’s been great these past two weeks being creative and showing my love to my husband of 28 years! I’ve so enjoyed thinking alot about the qualities of the man God gave me! I’ve done something special for him each and every day including: writing I Love You with soap on his bathroom mirror, a red velvet pancake breakfast, a massage, papering his truck with a lot of heart shaped “sticky-notes”, sending him sweet texts, e-cards and snail-mail cards, a small heart-shaped box of scrolled love notes of why I love him, just to name a few! And tonight after work, I am preparing a candlelit “Red Dinner” using our good china, playing a Lionel Richie CD (our favorite love songs from when we dated) and I have other exciting plans…well let’s just say it’s going to be very steamy at our house!
    Thank you for all the awesome ideas and reminding me of how great a husband God blessed me with!

  15. Michele February 14, 2013 at 1:08 pm #

    This was such an inspirational experience for both my husband and myself! We have been having some marital issues, but once I started the little surprises with him it changed everything! This course surely brought us closer together ! The good Lord surely was watching over us with you sharing Gods love!! Thank you & Happy Valentines Day to you and your loved ones!!

  16. Marisel February 14, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

    When I started this challenge my husband and I where separated after almost a year of struggling with some serious issues, by the half of the challenge he returned home, started marital therapy again and we even have a trip together for a retreat next week. Praise the Lord! We will definitely will keep up the romancing… 🙂

    • Clare February 14, 2013 at 1:53 pm #

      Praise GOD! I am very Happy for you.

  17. Nita February 14, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

    Thank you for allowing me to participate. I just had surgery and was very limited in my movement. But just reading and taking the suggestions along with the creativty that the Holy Ghost dropped was exciting and worth every I love you, kiss, and smile my husband gave me! This Valentine’s Day is also my 15th Anniversary which makes it that more special!

  18. Lisa February 14, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

    Thank you for the challenge! My husband wanted to know what I wanted the first few days in! 🙁 made me realize that I do need to show my love for him more. After 15 years of marriage you do loose that sparkle or that anticipation for love! It has really opened my eyes to showing him more love and appreciating him more! I thank the Lord that I am on facebook with Sharon and saw this challenge! Thank you! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  19. KIM PAGE February 14, 2013 at 1:21 pm #

    Good Morning. During this 14 day challenge my youngest son had been in hospital since Jan 25th. I was trying to be in 2 places & give love to a child & to my wonderful husband. Whom had taken a turn for the worse as he began to.suffer with depression. O Lord help me to be the woman he needs right now. I couldn’t fulfill some of the challenges however he did enjoy a surprise love note on his pillow 2 times while i stayed in hospital with.our son (20 sleeps). Tdy i had the greatest gift…more for me then him. I was home with.our son to make coffee & bring all 3 of my special valentines breakfast in bed. Honey on.toast for my hunny’s. Thanks Sharon for giving us an opportunity to remind our husband’s how much they mean to us.

  20. Debbie February 14, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

    My husband was so loving each day he received a new surprise each day .. His Valentine card to me .. he wrote: ” THANK YOU FOR THE 14 DAYS OF VALENTINES .. THEY WERE FABULOUS”
    I want to thank you for all the great ideas, as I am always looking for something different to do for my husband.
    We have only been married 5 months and it is the most exciting journey I have ever been on.. it is both of our second marriage and we have never felt the love we have for each other before .. He is my Prince Charming, fairy tales do come true.
    Have a wonderful Valentines …

  21. Jennifer February 14, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

    This challenge could not have come at a better time! As both my husband and I stepped into more and more ministry and work responsibilities, we because quite attacked in all the little but BIG ways.
    Taking the 14 Day Challenge has helped me refocus and allowed God to renew our love, passion, and dedication through it.
    Thank you for sharing, Sharon!

  22. Clare February 14, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    I would first like to Thank GOD for you! You have saved my marriage as well as added 50 more years on to our romance. My husband is so grateful for me…. (Actually I’m grateful to you) this was the most rewarding challenge I have ever done. My friends was so amazed of what ideas I had (your ideas) they started. My husband went to bed every night with a smile and woke up with a smile. I’m even blushing. Did I mention I haven’t cooked in 2 weeks? No laundry either? Wow, my husband is a charm. If I had known all of this before, I don’t think he would allow me to work. Lol! Thank you so very much for the challenge, I wish you could get a marriage retreat together, I would definitely come. Happy V-day!

  23. Sheila February 14, 2013 at 2:03 pm #

    Thank you for the insight and reminder that sometimes it’s just the “little” things we can do for our husbands that counts so much more than the hooplah. My husband has laughed and enjoyed the “special things” I’ve done. But it won’t stop here just because of Valentine’s Day. This is a challenge I intend to continue through out the rest of our marriage. Not only do I want my husband to feel loved, but satisfied both physically, emotionally and sexually. He will always know that he is the only man in my life, and all I will every need or want. There will be no other. God put us together and I will always be faithful; now I’ll be just a little more daring and suggestive. If this pleases him, it pleases me. I want to always be the wife and lover that my husband needs. Thank you for the “tidbits” . God bless your ministry in all you do.

  24. Jackie c February 14, 2013 at 2:09 pm #

    OOOOOOO! HOW I ENJOYED SEEING THE SMILE ON MY HUSDAND’S FACE 3X I LEFT LITTLE VALENTINE BOXES OF CANDY WITH LOVE NOTES.WITH MY LIP PRINTS!!!!!!! THE LAST ONE WAS THE BOMB , HE HAD TO CALL ME AT WORK, HE SAID HONEY THAT WAS DEEP! TONIGHT ITS ON AND POPIN LOL! THANKS A BUNDLE! SHARON!!!!!!!!!! MAY GOD BLESS YOU REAL GOOD!!!!!!!!!!

  25. Kay Lynn February 14, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

    Such a great experience. I ended the 14 days with a trail of children’s valentines around the house where my husband would find them. One on the lid of the toilet seat :), one on his shaving mirror, one in his underwear drawer, one in his Bible, one on his steering wheel, etc. He enjoyed the “scavenger hunt” to find them and said, “I have the best wife in the world! I’m telling Facebook!”Blessed my heart!

  26. Cindy February 14, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    During the first few days, I realized I hadn’t been putting enough focus on my husband. By focusing on him, I actually began to have those sweet, wonderful affectionate feelings that I hadn’t felt in a while amidst the kids, housework, church volunteering and work. Don’t get me wrong, we have a great marraige, but this seemed to put back a lot of the sweetness and attention that had faded. I did a “you are wonderful because…”card for the 14 days and he loved finding them and always has a huge grin on his face after he reads them. My husband is very happy, especially after “fullfiling his needs” twice in one day! I didn’t expect it, but he has been so attentive to me the past two weeks. We are like honeymooners again.

  27. Tina February 14, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    Its Valentines Day and I stole all my husbands underwear and left his tuxedo underwear(from our honeymoon) and a bow tie in his drawer. I could tell he really liked the game! He went off to work with a smile and an old pair of undies but he knows what he has waiting for him when he gets home!!!

  28. Charlotte February 14, 2013 at 2:21 pm #

    I am actually single and 41 never married. I signed up for this to have thoughts and directions for myself for the time when God sends me a blessed husband. It seems even harder to serve and give when spending a lifetime alone but not impossible. i also signed up so i could encourage my fellow sisters when they are down or upset or frustrated in their marriage. When you serve instead of waiting to be served you find your mindset changed as well as the others mindset and together you begin to meet each other in your places of need. if you can do for a perfect stranger and give time or money you can do for someone you are frustrated or upset with because we forget they are an investment just as we are an investment to them. Someone has to make the first deposit to see the bank begin to fill. Jesus did………………. Tnanks Sharon You are a blessing.

  29. Susan February 14, 2013 at 2:25 pm #

    My husband and I have been married for 23 years and have a wonderful marriage. But this really gave me lots of ideas to switch up things a bit and it was a lot of fun. Good change is always good b/c we all tend to do the same things.

    One thing I started doing was cut out a paper heart each day and wrote on it a reason why my husband was wonderful, why I’m thankful for him, or why I love him. I taped a new one on his bathroom mirror so he could see it the end of the day when he came home from work. All the others have been white and today I will tape a red heart to tell him these (everything I wrote on all the hearts) were the reason why I’m so glad I married him!

  30. Ruthanna February 14, 2013 at 2:47 pm #

    I am so thankful for the 14 day challenge to romance my husband. I have only made it to day 4 because of sickness that invaided our home. I do promise to complete all 14 days from here on out. My husband and I were on a rocky road in our marriage. Through this challenge and prayer from others and God’s Word and His love we are still together and growing in our love for each other again. Through my efforts, in the 4 days I’ve done this, by husband has also attempted to romance me. Our love languages are so different from each other, so that has been extra challenging, but I have tried his love language for his sake and found more joy as I reach out to him. Thank you for this challenge. I plan on keeping it up for the rest of our lives together. God bless you for encouraging me and others to this great challenge! IT WORKS!

  31. Sonia February 14, 2013 at 2:56 pm #

    WOW, What a Week! My husband and I have an amazing marriage and since he is retired and I am self-employed, we spend almost 24/7 together . . . and LOVE IT! I do tend to spoil him on occasion and he does the same for me. However, these two weeks have been even more wonderful. I love the ideas you gave us and used several of them along with my own, sometimes a couple times a day. Intimate details withheld, of course. 🙂 On the third day, he said “What are you up to?” with a big smile. On the fourth day, he never asked another question. He just enjoyed and appreciated it and so did I. Thank you, Sharon, for putting forth this challenge at this perfect time of year. I definitely look forward to doing this more often.

  32. Diana February 14, 2013 at 3:01 pm #

    I have enjoyed the encouragement to make my husband know he is loved and respected! We have been married 28 years and love each other dearly, but sometimes I think we have just taken each other for granted. I have been very intentional with my words, my “tone” (which gets me into trouble alot) and my actions. I left him a package of red hots on the cabinet by his “pocket stuff” this morning with a read heart that had a personal message. I have a super surprise for him when he gets home tonight. I am so excited and am really having trouble focusing on work! Just want to BLESS my man. Praise God for the gift of him!

  33. Diane February 14, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

    Praise be to Jesus. I really enjoyed the challenge. It has done so much in me and in my husband. My husband was very surprised of the change the first days. The challenge has bring joy and happiness in our home. Thank you so much.

    God bless you

  34. Heidi February 14, 2013 at 3:06 pm #

    We’ve been married 20 years and have three very busy teenagers. I work full time and my husband works full time and he also pastors a church. Time together is non existant, so this challenge came at a great time. I am super tired from staying awake when he arrives home, but the rewards of putting forth an effort is a renewed excitement in our looks, touches and thoughts towards each other. Thank you for putting this challenge out, which is so hard for me because I am not romantic by nature, but my husband has enjoyed every minute of it, and I actually got a valentines card for the first time in years before I even started my day. Makes me smile. 🙂

  35. Krista February 14, 2013 at 3:14 pm #

    I thoroughly enjoyed this challenge! It was a nice little “pick-me-up” for our relationship; we’ve been married for over 22 years. I now see things more clearly through my husband’s eyes for his wants, needs, and desires. I floored him throughout the challenge. He couldn’t quite figure out what was going on, but he liked all the little gifts and special “I love yous” that he received. At one point he said that he felt bad since he wasn’t doing anything for me. Thank you for allowing me this opportunity to romance my husband.

  36. Phyllis Lipford February 14, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    Hi Sharon,
    The Challenge has blessed me so unexpectedly. It has been so fun romancing my Honey Love. He keeps saying, “What’s going on?” Just little things mean so much and go a long way to reconnecting and reflaming the love fire. You’re right, it may be a challenge to keep it up every day, but it is important to remember to not get so lost in life that you forget to take care of love … thanks for that. He loved the Hello Kitt Valentine cards I scarred all around the house for him 🙂 An unexpected rendevouz was really nice too. Enjoying Love!

  37. Nikki February 14, 2013 at 3:32 pm #

    I so enjoyed doing this! It has brought us closer and we are both more loving and patient with each other. I can’t wait to continue to do little things like this. He has even started doing little things to pamper me as well!

  38. Marsha February 14, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

    Hi Sharon,
    I had too much fun doing your challenge. Today is Valentine’s day. I left the message, “You hold the key to my heart”. I attached a key painted & shaped like a guitar, he is a DeeJay. I also bought the red hots w/the note, “Saw these the other day and thought of you”. I made 3 hearts, painted them red and wrote, I, Love & you on them, I also got a pack of Reese’s mini’s(his fav). and put them in his car. He sent a text to me that said, “Aw, someone just got my day started off so nice. I luv you so much!”

  39. Pam S February 14, 2013 at 4:07 pm #

    I have the most wonderful husband in the world, we have been married 42 yrs. This little exercise has been very good for me reminded me what a great and Godly man I have and how much he loves me. I think he has a permanent smile. Thanks for waking me up.

  40. Lisa February 14, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

    I absolutely loved doing this challenge……..and so did my husband. It came at a perfect time, especially for him. He lost his job in December and was feeling kind of down about it. I had been doing some of the ideas already to encourage him before the challenge started so this just enhanced my efforts. He would smile and just walk up and give me hugs and thank me for loving him. This was the perfect thing for him at this point and I praise God for this opportunity to help him. Thank you for encouraging wives to be more loving and supportive. It is so needed in today’s society. May God continue to bless your ministry. Happy Valentine’s Day! <3

  41. CaSandra February 14, 2013 at 4:23 pm #

    Your challenge was sent to me by a sister in Christ. On day 1, my husband and I were a little mad at each other, but I was determined to walk in love in spite of how I felt. Each day, my husband began to soften up little by little. My husband does not show his emotions that often; therefore, it can be a little difficult to know what he is feeling. I really think that he appreciated all the little things that were done for him. He did tell me thank you and he always tells me he loves me. I love doing these kind of things and will try to do them more often. I got my Valentine’s card and roses early this morning. The one thing that stood out to me in the card was “I can’t imagine my life without you”.

  42. K.C. February 14, 2013 at 4:26 pm #

    Unfortunately, since my husband works 3rd shift and a bunch of other reasons, I was severely limited as to what I could do. One thing I DID do, tho, was one of the first: e-mail him a list that began each line with “You are wonderful because…” When he got it, he asked me what it was for. I said, “Just because.” Well, normally (once again, because of his wacky schedule) he lets things like Valentine’s Day go by with an excuse. This morning I received the most lovely little e-Valentine, including one of our favorite Bible verses, and a personally composed note on it. That is something he hasn’t done in years!

  43. Carol Mundy February 14, 2013 at 4:38 pm #

    Well, I didn’t want to be left out!!! I only tried a couple of things. We already have a great marriage, but like some of the others have said, it never hurts to shake things up a little! Fixed strawberry shortcake last night with fresh strawberries for us to have after church! We get so busy sometimes, hard to take time to do the little things that mean so much. As an aside, I actually bought your book “Becoming the Woman of his dreams” at a booksale and didn’t even realize that’s what I had bought! So cool when God works things out like that!. Enjoyed the challenge so much! Eager to continue long after Valentine’s Day is over!

  44. Luz February 14, 2013 at 4:53 pm #

    I am in Arizona. My husband and I have 4 sons, (ages 4 ys -16 yrs and our first daughter on the way)! This was so much fun, very exciting and fun challenge for me` and for my beloved! I loved seeing his reactions and appreciation grow. We do already have a great marriage (thank YOU Jesus), but this really helped me see things from a male perspective and better meet his needs. On day 6, I came home, (being 5 months pregnant-run in, kiss him and have to go to the ladies room…) I was extremely suprised and so touched that my husband made sure the restroom was extra clean and had flowers and a beautiful card waiting for me in the bathroom! lol. I did also invite my dear sister in Christ to join me in the challege, all have great things to share. Thank you so much!

  45. Denise February 14, 2013 at 5:31 pm #

    For the past 14 days, in addition to doing the little extras, I have carefully thought about a reason why I think my husband is wonderful. I then wrote the thought down and would go back to my list to add examples of what he did or what it means to me. This morning, I presented my husband with a valentine’s gift bag. In it were 14 handwritten cards with ” I think you’re wonderful because…” written on the envelope. Inside each card was one of the reasons I had thought of and then a little extra to tell him how much it means to me. EXAMPLE: I think you are wonderful because…..you are CREATIVE! I then reminded him of a gift he handmade me for my birthday last month and how much it made me feel loved that he took the time to do it. He told me that these cards are the best Valentine’s gift he’s ever received!

  46. Doreen February 14, 2013 at 5:33 pm #

    Thank you Sharon for the love challenge. I didn’t get to do all the suggestions my husband has been traveling for work off and on during the challenge. I bought your book “Becoming The Woman of His Dreams” and when my husband saw the title of the book I was reading he asked me about it and I told him about the challenge. He said very sweetly “thats nice” and I knew I touched a place with in him. He’s been extra sweet to me as well. Thank again for helping women know how men really feel about their wives and how we can keep them romantically happy.

  47. Claudye February 14, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

    This challenge was sent to me by my best friend from church, I had such fun with this experience, I text my husband every day, but it is usually to ask him how he is doing, the usual I love you; but this time, he knew something was up. I started to leave messages on his facebook inbox, I was telling him stuff he could not share at work, because they were too personal. He was blushing all day long, especially with the list of “you are wonderful because..”, he likes to talk about me at work, and share things that I do for him, he still did share, but he could not say everything. My church organizes a marriage retreat every year around Valentine’s day, and last weekend was the time of the retreat, we were so ready for it, unfortunately, they had to cancel it because of the snow storm in NY, the retreat was supposed to be in Long Island and they had about 38 inches of snow, that really threw a damper on our romance bliss, especially, we cannot take too much freedom at home, (we have a 22 and a 18 year old at home), so we have to practice “ninja” all the time, so the retreat is usually our release time; but anyway, I still enjoyed every minute of this experience and he is still enjoying it, I will tell him tonight what was up. This is so fun! Thank you

  48. Bekah February 14, 2013 at 5:47 pm #

    The first week did wonders! In doing all this with the attitude to bless HIM, he in turn blessed me more than usual last week. I noticed that into this last several days, though, it was as if he was bored with it all or expected it? I stopped hearing any feedback about any of it and little response. I was not looking for anything in return, but in the beginning he mentioned things and gave feedback vs. near the end just kind of blew it off….So, thinking when I will continue to try to do little things once a week, out of the ordinary, throughout life instead of overwhelming him with a flood consistently.

  49. Robin R February 14, 2013 at 5:55 pm #

    I celebrate my love for family & friends throughout the year, it’s what makes me happiest, seeing their smiles and knowing I’ve let them know how special I think they are. My husband is used to it, although it’s not daily, so he never knows when something’s coming like last month; I knew work was extra challenging, so each day for 10 days, I emailed a poem of one reason why I love him. I was thrilled to see this 14 day challenge to get ideas that I may not have thought of to add to my arsenal. My husband especially LOVED the heated bath towel. He gets up at 4:30 am and hates winter’s cold, dark mornings, I think he also realized that I had to wait until he was in the shower before running down to the laundry room to heat ONE towel. LOLOL I LOVED doing it! I wasn’t expecting a huge response, because he’s a very “even keel” guy, no high, highs or low, lows, just steady middle of the road…which is good, because I bring the PARTY, EXCITEMENT, and cheers to everything. LOL, we balance one another for sure. I didn’t even realize it until just now thinking back on the 14 days…but something so lovely happened! Unlike many of the scenarios presented in the comments you included from your book, my husband doesn’t often initiate intimacy, I usually do, but that changed last week to my ABSOLUTE delight!!!! I sent the challenge to girlfriends and it’s been great for them too. I’ve saved each day, so I can periodically revisit some. This has been fun & heartwarming! THANK you so much and Happy Valentine’s Day!

  50. Courtney W February 14, 2013 at 6:28 pm #

    Thank you for the gift of this “challenge!” It was a wonderful way for me to express how much I love my husband! Being a mom of 4 boys from 6-15, I often am tired in the evening, in the morning— a lot! I forget how important it is to let my husband know how much he is appreciated! And, I also put our intimate life on the back burner—these past couple of weeks it has been on the front burner and we have enjoyed each other so much! God bless you and the continued work you do in His name!

  51. Tricia February 14, 2013 at 6:49 pm #

    The 14 Day Challenge has been soooo much fun and has sparked a passion in me that was lacking, and in him! I bought him a box of Hot Tamales and wrote “I saw these at the store and thought of you” on an attached note, and left it in his seat in the car for the next morning – he loved it! I also wrote “I love you in” in a heart, in soap, on the bathroom mirror, which he said made him smile and laugh. I did one thing pretty much every day.. was flirty and fun and laughing with him just like when we were dating… and even necked on the love seat one night while the kids were in the other part of the house. Too fun! Today was a riot – I left him kids’ valentines with fun and flirty comments on each one, and taped them all over the house for his morning before work – on his bath towel, on his hair spray, on his laptop screen, on his cell phone, in his shoes, in his lunch bag, on the coffee maker, on the steering wheel.. and have one left over to put on his pillow with a very flirty note on it… to steam things up for Valentine’s Day! We’ve always struggled financially, and he’s very careful, and with our anniversary being Feb. 12th, we’ve had many years when he got me nothing, and I didn’t get him anything either. We’ve had arguments over this on our anniversary and valentine’s day a few years. Just awful. He doesn’t want me to spend money on him, and I haven’t had creative ideas of how to show him love without spending much – but this challenge has been WONDERFUL and I haven’t had to spend much at all and still loved him in ways I never thought of! His lack of thoughtfulness on many holidays, many years has been an issue in our marriage, but this week – on our 14th anniversary – I woke up to a beautiful pair of earrings, a pair of massaging slippers, and a wonderful card on the breakfast table. And today, I woke up to a dozen pink roses and another sweet card. He did everything I could have asked for! He has been more attentive and kind and helpful than ever these last weeks… and while he doesn’t say a lot.. I know my reaching out to him has touched his heart. He is taking me out to a romantic dinner this weekend, and even wants to plan an overnight trip soon, after us not going anywhere alone in several years. Most of all, I have learned to appreciate my husband in ways I haven’t fully in a long time. I’ve had so much fun serving his needs, anticipating his reactions to my love towards him, and it’s made me want to keep going and do even more! Thank you soooo much, Sharon, for this wonderful, creative challenge and the spark it has brought into my heart and marriage.

  52. Ileana February 14, 2013 at 6:57 pm #

    I have enjoyed the challenge a lot but my husband certainly more than me. I also want to let you know Sharon, that I have 15 years of marriage and thru most of the time we had the same problem, I did not understood his compromise for work. Many will call a person like my husband a “workaholic”. We assisted to various marriage counseling sessions, seminars, etc. In all of them the solution was that my husband limited the time he dedicate to his work; that never happened. Only when I read your book “Becoming the Woman of His Dreams” was when my eyes were opened and I started to see that as a quality and a blessing for our family. The Holy Spirit made me realize thru the words in your book that my attitude was critical to make him want to be home with me. That was last year and it REALLY change our marriage like nothing has worked before for us. Thank You!!!! Keep it up. I have no Facebook page but I’m your fan. Happy Valentine!

  53. Beth February 14, 2013 at 7:04 pm #

    This was such a fun challenge! The new ideas are great and I will definitely use them in the future. My husband got a kick out of the ones I used and I’m saving some of them for future times. I just love being able to show my husband I love him and not just say it all the time! Thank you!!

  54. Nina February 14, 2013 at 7:10 pm #

    My husband informed me that I already do all of these thinks, that it filled his tank, that I I wanted to be sure. The day I wrote in the mirror (with soap) My husband loved it, but the kiddos (I have 10 yr. old triplets) were so anxious to tell on somebody for writing on the mirror, it gave us both a good laugh.
    I still haven’t told them it was me. But it still is on the mirror, my husband won’t let me wash it off.

  55. Debbie February 14, 2013 at 7:28 pm #

    Hi my husband was wowed!! The first two days he asked me if it was the book I was reading that was making me extra loving (I got the Kindle version of “Becoming the Wife of His Dream” awesome book a must read) and he was like he must send special thx to the author.!! The I love you note is still on our mirror he wont clean it off. His love language is words of affirmation and physical touch so he absolutely loved the emails and e cards I sent. Thank you so much for the challenge although we were married for 3 years we now have our first baby who has changed things a bit (in a good way) so the challenged helped me to refocus on my husband and helped me to do focused things. Ill do it again. God bless you and your ministry!!

  56. Debbie February 14, 2013 at 7:29 pm #

    Ohhh I forgot to say I am from BARBADOS in the Caribbean!!

  57. Lynne February 14, 2013 at 7:42 pm #

    Sharon – Thank you so much for this challenge – it was definitely a motivation to put my marriage back on the pritority list.

    Blessings,
    Lynne

  58. Sandra Brown February 14, 2013 at 8:07 pm #

    Hi, I’m from Hillside, NJ and I did the 14 – Day challenge and my husband loved it. It opened up avenues that I thought were not worth striving for. But it brought my husband out in many ways. We communicate more, we are more loving and we have a great time being together. Now that we have opened doors, I will continue to do what I can do to keep the spice in my relationship. I have also asked him to take the challenge as well, since I work and he is home (retired on disability) all day. Thanks so much for coming up with this challenge. May God continue to bless you and your family; and by the way, Happy Valentine’s Day.

  59. Martha February 14, 2013 at 8:25 pm #

    This was an amazing challenge and I feel I benefited just as much if not more than my husband. We have been married 28 years and are still very much in love. But things can become routine. It did my heart and soul good to see my husband so happy with me. His usual reaction was a huge smile and he would ask “what did I do to deserve this”. I told him he deserved it because of who he is and the way he loves me.

    Thank you Sharon!

  60. Tanya February 14, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

    I so enjoyed the 14 day Romance!! So many good things were said and the ideas were awesome. My husband was so appreciative of all the “sweet things” that I did for him. Thank you so much for the wonderful 14 days!! I plan to print off all of them for future reference. You are a blessing to me. Thank you Sharon!

  61. Mary February 14, 2013 at 9:00 pm #

    I loved this challenge and learned something very wonderful. Last night, after the 14 days, I asked my husband if he was a happy husband? He said of course, why? I said I did this 14 day challenge and that’s why he had received all the notes and “SPECIAL” surprises!! He said he didn’t realize because I do that stuff all the time!! He said “they didn’t realize he was ALREADY a happy husband!! I told him that was the nicest compliment he had ever given me!! We have been married 18 years. But, I did enjoy doing the challenge and recommend it to anyone!!

  62. unspoken February 14, 2013 at 10:19 pm #

    Can you do this now the other way around now. I think he desperately needs help. i feel one sided.

    • Sharon February 15, 2013 at 12:07 am #

      Sorry Kim. My ministry is just to women. We can’t change someone else, only ourselves.

  63. Donna February 14, 2013 at 10:23 pm #

    Thank you Sharon…..As I take my bow, my husband LOVED this!!!! Everyday he waited for his cards with his trinkets of LOVE and adoration and respect! But what I LOVE was that for 14 days as I scurried to fulfill this challenge I “NEVER” and I say “NEVER” thought of any negative things about my husband. It was a JOY to have so much positivityly amzign feeling running thru me. We are 55 and 67 and we are here to “THANK YOU for this BLESSING from HIM thru your challenge. I saved all of the emails so that I can continue this thru the year. He is the man of our home and God wants us to honor our homes and it was a joy pleasing the 2 great men in my life. Blessing to you on this day and everyday!!!

  64. Dianne February 15, 2013 at 12:16 am #

    Sharon, To see the sweet smile on my husbands face was priceless! I had so much fun with this. Thank you 🙂 He is so worth it! Thank you Jesus for giving me such a wonderful gift!

  65. Sasha Seward February 15, 2013 at 1:33 am #

    I will make this short & sweet as I have 2 little ones that need my attention..i really enjoyed the challenge. My husband did as well. I wrote him notes in his email, facebook, on our whiteboard, on the mirror, on paper. We even enjoyed some more intimate moments. Making the effort made a difference. Thank you!

  66. Kelly February 15, 2013 at 2:33 am #

    Thanks for the challenge! I so enjoyed the smile on my husband’s face each day. It got to be that I was so excited to get to the next challenge for him. I loved to know that he felt so loved. My husband is an amazing man and we say “I love you” constantly. But it was wonderful and refreshing to expand and show my love for him in new and unexpected ways. Thanks so much!

  67. Loraine February 15, 2013 at 3:03 am #

    Thank you, Sharon, for this Challenge. My marriage had major problems for the past 12 years. For most of that time I prayed and prayed for it to be mended, for God to soften my husband’s heart. About a year ago I stopped praying, but two of my girlfriends continued. In December, when my husband was leaving on a two-week business trip, I put a note in his suitcase telling him to be safe and that when he returned home, maybe we could figure out how to fall in love again. I couldn’t believe the change in him! It is like we are newlyweds again and on February 3rd we celebrated, really celebrated, our 40th wedding anniversary. You see, it wasn’t his heart that needed softened, but mine. When I look at him, I don’t see the gray hair or the signs of aging on his face, but rather the man of my forever! Your Challenge gave me more opportunities to show in little ways how much I love him, how much I adore him, how much I admire him. I praise God for restoring my marriage and thank Him for my good friends who continued to pray when I couldn’t any longer. Blessings to you!

  68. Joyce February 15, 2013 at 4:33 am #

    Thank you Sharon for putting on such a wonderful challenge. I think it was something that we both needed. It bought us back to the days of dating. It was wonderful to see how my husband enjoyed the little surprises each day and sharing them with the guys at his Men’s Care Group. In return he did a few surprises for me himself. Love and Aloha from Hawaii….

  69. Leona February 15, 2013 at 10:12 am #

    Hi ladies! 🙂 I am from South Africa. A few of my friends and i started with the romance challenge and were we not challenged! We have been having the time of our lives and I loved the comments made by other guys. Really gave us a different pespective. I have seen tremendous change in my husband and I thank God for such a wonderful experience! I prepared a special dinner for my husband last night and i treated him to a spa evening, with me as his Masseuse and the response was better than i anticipated. He was Speechless! I am currently still busy with my challenge but I am excited about what is to come. God bless you!

  70. Karen February 15, 2013 at 10:21 am #

    Thank you for opening my eyes. I had the husband child order all wrong, i thought kids came first. Since taking the challenge, which at first felt weird, it has made me see my husband in a new light. I forgot the man I fell in love with and was just seeing another man to take care of along with the boys. I feel better for knowing that my husband is satisfied and that its ok to initiate sex and have fun with it, things we as parents had forgotten how to do. You Sharon are a blessing to my marriage and I thank God for you and your ministry. Bless you all x

  71. Elizabeth February 15, 2013 at 10:36 am #

    Hi Sharon, I’m so close to tears as I write this comment. It has indeed been a blessing to participate in this challenge. My husband just sent me the sweetest mail thanking me for surprising him with a sweet creative valentine evening. I must admit the romance dept was suffering but this challenge woke me up. And finally this morning I saw a glint in my husband’s eyes. Our love has been renewed and it’s really been overwhelming. He is a good man and deserves the best of me and that’s what I’ll give him all the days of my life.
    GOD BLESS YOU.

  72. Catherine February 15, 2013 at 12:33 pm #

    Sharon , thanks a bunch for this blessing of gratitude! My husband also wondered if I wanted something and it made me sad to think he felt this way. So the love was oozing for 2 weeks! For valentines day I got up while he was in the shower , left a special item in his underwear draw (for later) prepared him a breakfast sandwich in the shape of a heart , gave him a great kiss, and sent him off to work! I got a spicey text and thought of him all day! I was so amazed at the men’s comments and truly felt so sorry for them and hoped my husband didn’t have those same thoughts. I prayed for a man exactly like I married, whom loves me with all his heart, I need to keep him front and center at all times. I am very blessed he is in my life! Thank you again and will definitely join your blog, God bless you and the work you do for him! :)))

  73. Kara February 15, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

    This challenge has revolutionized our marriage in 2 short weeks! What a blessing it has been and I have excitedly shared it with many women. I am becoming very passionate about women living for their created purpose and helping man to live in his. This has been so helpful towards that end! Thank you!

  74. Debbie February 15, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

    Loved the challenge! Hubby loved it to! We’ve been married almost 27 years but the challenge took us back to those early days. I am blessed to have my wonderful husband!!

  75. Gayle February 15, 2013 at 2:15 pm #

    Hi Sharon!!! Thank you for the hardwork, creativity, vision and love that went in to preparing this challenge!! My husband and I have been married for twelve years. It has been a good marriage, but somewhere along the way I stopped making romance a top priority. Your challanged sparked my creativity and desire to romance my husband as I first did in the early years of our marriage. The daily emails were so helpful and insightful!! After focusing on my husband for 14 days in a row, he said he feels empowered, adored and valued. It is answer to my prayers for him and myself…that God would show me how to love and pursue my husband as He pursues us. Thank you for sparking a fire and Glory to God for fanning the flames!!

  76. Christina February 15, 2013 at 2:45 pm #

    Hi I am in Cookeville, TN. I have been married for 6 years to a wonderful man who was willing to take on an instant family when he asked me to be his wife. I was married 13 years to my first husband had have three kids. Needless to say my husband and I missed out on the honeymoon phase of the typical marriage. Having three preteens when we got married and now having one going away to college, one as a freshman in high school and one leaving the middle school, there is not much time for me and him. This challenge was wonderful. It gave me the opportunity to concentrate on my husband and express how much I appreciate him and love him. I plan on keeping my emails from the challenge and doing them over and over again throughout the year. My daughter found some of my notes and messages to my husband and asked me about it. Every day she would look around to find the next one. I think it is great for her to see this so it gives her tools for her future marriage.

  77. Jessica February 15, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

    My hubby liked everything! When I met him with a hot towel and cocoa he asked me “can I marry you?” When I wrote on the bathroom mirror he smiled all day! But when I made him a coupon booklet…. Lets just say it is his FAvORiTE! In fact he liked it so much I’m going to make him one every Valentines, our anniversary and on his bday! Thank you so much for this challenge it has really helped my marriage especially since we have two boys a 2 1/2 yr old and an almost 4 month old!

  78. mary February 15, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    I tried this challenge out on my boyfriend of 7 years. He was surprised and amazed at the passion and little things I was doing for him. It also made me feel good to see his reactions to the little things I was doing for him. Like the little text notes, etc. Thank you for this challenge. And I am reading your book again for the second time.

  79. Linda February 15, 2013 at 4:37 pm #

    I think it is too late for us. I got no response. Not even an acknowledgement. My msg on the mirror was just smeared and left there for me to finish cleaning it with no conversation about it at all. I am so glad to see so many others benefit from your ministeries. God Bless you.

  80. Angelia Johnson February 15, 2013 at 5:18 pm #

    Thank You for this wonderful experience of this challenge. I was tempted to give up on the third day, but I was convicted to keep to keep going,because of the real reason why I was doing the challenge. My husband’s chest begin to stick out each day after. He even shared with his coworkers what he wife was doing for him. Reaching day 14, he was past cloud 9. Thank you again

  81. Rebecca February 15, 2013 at 7:34 pm #

    Hi Sharon,
    I am glad I came across this challenge. my husband and I are in separate houses and have been for several months. I have been doing things to bring him back, but anyway, the challenge caused me to go back and do the things that I had been doing in the beginning of our marriage. i can say he would do some of those same things as well. Some of your topics on the blog were helpful as well with dealing with how we got to the point we were at, especially the about words can hurt. I am thankful to have experienced these fourteen days of showing love not just saying it. It freed up some things and my husband seemed excited but he also seemed scared. I was blowing his mind with so many things he said he was looking forward to each day. The most important thing I got out of this besides exciting my husband was another level of love for God. i wrote God a love letter yesterday morning. I love the Lord so much and I pray as I continue to love him, the love will pour over onto my husband and children. i will try to keep doing those small things as much as I can.

    Yours in Christ

    Rebecca from SC

    • Krishna February 16, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

      I know exactly how you feel, my husband and I were going through. The same things because of some mistakes he made that I couldn’t forgive him for, but I now have forgave him and loved the challenge, my husband and I are closer. I will pray for you and your husband that everything will continue to bless your marriage and continue to bring y’all closer!!

  82. Kim February 16, 2013 at 1:13 am #

    Thanks for the challenge. It made me fall in love with the husband again. He loved the words on the mirror and his favorite was getting valentine cards in different places all day. He said that it made him feel young and in love. Of course, he doesn’t know about the challenge but it was fun to emails on different things to do each day. Thanks again, Kim

  83. Merrin Palmer February 16, 2013 at 10:52 am #

    Hi Sharon:
    Thank God for you and GIG. I pray that He will continually bless you all. I took the challenge and how what a delight. It came at a time when most needed. It was an answer to prayers. I have been married for 18 years and never had a honeymoon because we couldn’t afford it. Finance is a challenge for us and creates lots of tension so this challenge helped to loosen that tension a lot and didn’t require money. My husband reveled in the attention and started sending me appreciating texts. I have emailed each one daily to my married and single friends. I have also printed them so I can reread them until I can purchase the book. I will do this challenge again and again as the years roll in. Once again thanks a lot for the break throughs that this unselfish act has brought into my life. God bless you Sharon.

    Merrin

  84. Ruth Anne February 16, 2013 at 11:26 am #

    Thanks for the challenge. I did most of the challenges each day, some days did all the suggestions. It was fun to get new ideas to surprise my sweetie. It did enhance our marriage, but my husband works 6 days a week, so I had to wait until he was not so tired to get my reward. He is still finding the love notes everywhere. I already did a lot of your suggestions anyway, as I am a romantic. Thanks for the challenge, it was so much fun.

  85. Carolina Brito February 16, 2013 at 12:23 pm #

    Hello Sharon!

     My name is Carolina I’m Brazilian and I live in Rio de Janeiro am 33 years
    I am married for one year and nine months. I came here to present my testimony.

    Come on! I attended a lecture by the Pond Baptist Church on Youtube
    where Congress was for women and the worship leader Ana Paula Valadao
    Bessa mentions meeting in his book and how to become the woman of the dreams of my husband,
    here in Brazil is already translated. I was very happy to have had
    the opportunity to have your book that really blessed my life.
    The book arrived on 12/01, on a Saturday afternoon, when the doorman
    my building told me so “fair”. I remember the first thing I
    I was entering the elevator, open the door and put my purse
    on the table and rip the whole package on demand
    “Paper expected.” Our was so happy that I got my phone and posted a
    picture on my Facebook so all my friends could buy it too. Even without having had even a small detail of the book, I knew God
    speak to my heart. I had an experience in the past about marriage
    feared not err again for having so many struggles and hardships before. My
    first marriage was at age 19 and was born of this relationship
    Rebecca a princess who is now 12, is a beautiful woman and
    the Lord loves unconditionally. My marriage came to an end, even with
    Rebecca and little baby (she was 1 year old at the time of separation), my ex left me when I was 21. Since then there were 10
    years of hiking frustrated, wrong relationships and much pain. As I
    evangelical born at home, knew everything had all the support in the Word of God, but my
    will speak louder than the truth of God in my life. There were eight years
    away from the ways of the Lord. By the end of 2009, I felt
    frail, and decided to turn to the Lord, we engage in the work of the Lord and I
    my daughter and walking with it day after day. I left everything I imprisoned
    and dedicated myself completely to Him, and in late November 2010
    I met my current husband through a friend (who was very complicated,
    because my heart did not believe any relationship), but my
    friend insisted until I gave the last opportunity (was prophetic) and so
    remain together for 1 year and 9 months he called Marcelo is very kind husband and a husband fearing the Lord. Hallelujah! Everything I wanted.
    a Christian home. And when I saw this lecture on Youtube, do not hesitate to buy
    his book because he wanted to learn to devote to partner how Jesus
    would be satisfied. I’m reading your book and at the end.
    Yesterday when I got home from work tired feeling my pain
    body (think it’s the flu) cried unto the Lord, because we have faced
    struggles in our company, but we believe that God will not
    let us fail. But we are human and sometimes we fail. Last night crying
    I asked the Lord for help and fell asleep. Today came the way of the
    work I’ve read a few passages that made my heart to write another
    of my emails to him (Marcelo).
    (Follows)

    Hi Good morning love, I registered to leave the size of my gratitude
    have him by my side. I lost so I spent here.
    I think about you all the time, miss. You make me well.
    I want you to know that I’m very proud of you all the strength you
    have and for all that you have faced day after day.
    Thank you for trusting me and tell all your secrets and plans. I am so
    glad I married you.
    Thank you for working so hard on behalf of our family, the other men
    could learn a lot about FAITH with you.
    You know, the best moment of my day is when you come home and enters
    smiling and puts things on our table. You are wonderful.
    Thank you for being my husband, I would not feel complete without you.
    You’re my best friend.
    With everything I have and am forced Celo sincerely want you to be
     the woman of his dreams.

    Help me to walk around and tell me what you are always in your heart, that
    NOTHING atrapalhae our lives and our marriage.

    I love you too!

    SALES Excellent!

    His wife

    Carolina Brito

    And Sharon see the wonderful response I received:

    Love,

    Thank you love for your words, you said everything I needed to hear
    this time yesterday, it seemed like the world was crashing down on my head,
    nothing working, my head will not stop thinking about my situation,
    What is our situation today. but God is bigger than all this love,
    Yesterday I prayed to God asking him to not let me lose faith,
    Without faith pq can not please God. You are a blessing in my life, I
    I acknowledge all their efforts also to our family, takes care of
    details of our house and me Becca. God will take us out
    this situation I believe we still live life fully, as
    says the Word of the Lord.

    Kisses Love,
    Celo.

    Uauuu! Sharon the words of the book were effective with their wisdom
    and you made sure I could do right before the Lord. Thanks for
    this woman be life-changing. This book has blessed me and made me
    see comolidar with marriage and my attitudes. I am eternally grateful
    for helping me.

    May the Lord continue to bless your ministry every day, and your home
    his family.

    With all my love,

    Carolina Brito.

  86. Krishna February 16, 2013 at 12:55 pm #

    I thank you so much for this challenge, it has been a blessing for my husband and myself. I have been struggling with trying to forgive him for mistakes he made that almost ruined our marriage but God has been working in our marriage and in my heart. I seen the romance challenge along with devotionals my mother forwards to me and I figured why not?!? I thought putting my kids first and taking care of everything at home cooking, cleaning etc was good enough, but I found out I was wrong. In this challenge I was forced to put my husband before the kids and I found out that there is nothing wrong with that and in the end my husband, my kids and even myself got the love and attention needed! My husband was really surprised at the nnoted left for him and one day I t his towel early in the morning to heat it up and he thought I was playing a joke on him lol…but I seen myself. Then what was required and I felt my heart falling for him and forgiving him for the wrong. We are closer now and I know it is what we needed for sure. I shocked him when I rented a hotel and had candles, chocolated dipped strawberries grape juice for wine lol and a sexy outfit..I blind folded him and he was wondering what was going on but was totally shocked and surprised He loved the time away from the kids so did I!! I thank you so much for opening my eyes and realizing I could be doing more!! Valentine’s day I made arrangements for us to spend the whole day together without the kids, we went shopping and out to eat hanging out and enjoying each other was awesome!!! Came home that evening brought pizza and a movie and then had time with the kids!! That will go down as a perfect day where we balanced our time for each other and time for the kids!! This has been a BIG blessing and I plan to continue doing things and hiding note…he loves the encouraging notes he even made a comment Vday and seen some cards on sale and said ” you have been using a lot of notes did you need more and bought me some!! Those words of appreciation and love were the boost for days he wasn’t happy, he said if he was starting to have a bad day he would take out a note and it would cheer him up and helped him make it through the day till he got home to me!!! That make me feel so great!! I pray everyone gives this a try and really put your heart into and try new things…this has saved my marriage along with God and prayer…God knows exactly what we need at exactly the perfect moment!! Thank you thank you!! From the 1st day to the 14(: day you can seee a difference!!

  87. Karen February 16, 2013 at 1:22 pm #

    this challenge put a spark in my marriage that has not been there for a long time. One night I hung a key in his truck with a heart attached that said “you hold the key to my heart” He was thrilled and posted a picture on facebook! I find myself trying to think of news ways to show him how much I love him. Thanks so much for the challenge. And, yes, I will be going back through it to use other ideas. Thanks.

  88. Julia February 16, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

    This year I spent less money buying Valentine’s gifts, less time worried about what to buy, and he absolutely LOVED it. Infact, he gave me my present unsatisfied with himself because it wasn’t romantic like the gestures I had done. Of course I loved his gift and it very thoughtfully met a need of mine, but he loved having compliments showered on him and the thrill of wondering where he’d find the next note or little treat.

  89. Cathy February 16, 2013 at 2:09 pm #

    This was a great experience for my husband & I, to share!
    He is still smiling, & I thank God & this sharing the Romance, challenge,
    for a Wonderful 14 Day Experience. My husband had many surprises for me on, Valentines
    Day! God’s Blessings.

    Cathy +

  90. Nerlie Alexandre February 16, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

    Sharon,
    This was a very rewarding experience for me as a wife and a person that grew up in a culture where we learned that it was wrong for women to be the one. My husband is an introvert and don’t share much, but I can see he enjoyed the special treatments. It was also funny how the devil tried to interrupt from time to time, but thank to your daily reading I kept on. This was his exact words to me “I hope you keep reading reading that book, because you’re learning how to be my wife”! I took it as a compliment.
    Thank you!

  91. Pam February 16, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

    Thank you, this challenge has really opened my eyes to understanding my hubby better, an understanding of what makes him tick. This has really enhanced our relationship. Thank you for sharing this challenge with us.

  92. Angela Hicks February 16, 2013 at 2:45 pm #

    I wanted to share that I am not married yet, the date is March 9, 2013, I am 52 and He is 50
    in fact our year anniversary will be in March. I thought I would try some of the things you suggested but could not do them all. We are both red hot blooded love makers but we took a purity vow, yes at 50 we decided with the help of marriage counseling, that we wanted to do it Gods way. So I used some of your advice just to keep the blood boiling and yearning for our wedding day. I will definitely use your advice throughout the years of marriage. He loved all that I did do in fact what killed it was the” I think you are wonderful. I did 10 things that is wonderful about him.

  93. Natasha February 16, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

    Lovely Challange. Though I didnt have responses for the first few days I knew he appreciated it with all the love notes when he said “I didnt get anything today. Since my little girl was ill with wheezing it has been extra challenging to keep up to. Due to the long hurs my husband puts in I have had no opportunity to discuss the intimate parts of the challenge. He is very romantic at heart and like every year we’ve been togather he gave me a beautiful card and a a mug which says chubby bear(I am chubby) and I loved it. Will definitely carry out doing the extra bits and surprising him. .

  94. Tina February 16, 2013 at 4:50 pm #

    I have been married for 11 years. I took the challenge and tho I was not able to complete each day, the days I did participate he enjoyed! He thanked me and let me know that often times women don’t believe that men need to be romanced but THEY DO! He felt like he was the only one who did special things in the relationship (and he does such a wonderful job!), so it was refreshing to have me return the favor… I will continue to do romantic things for him from now on, thank you SO much!!

  95. Tiffany February 16, 2013 at 5:24 pm #

    I’ve enjoyed the challenges and so has my husband! Just yesterday, out of the blue in the middle of the day, he sent me this text message, “Every time I think of you I smile. It is unbelievable how much love I have for you. You’re truly my everything. Thank you for being the love of my life.” I had a BIG cheesy grin on my face all day! Thanks for an amazing 14 days! We’ve been married for 6 years…I’m looking forward to the next 50 years of marriage!

  96. Heather February 16, 2013 at 7:50 pm #

    I have to tell you a couple of things:
    1) About halfway through this challenge, my husband, during one of his spontaneous, out-loud prayers of thanksgiving, said, “And thank you, Lord, for Sharon Jaynes!” He thought your ideas and your approach were wonderful, as did I! It made a huge difference in our marriage that I believe will be long-lasting.
    2) Many women in my women’s church group, and other women I know, have said that wives should give their husbands sex so the wives can then get what they want (whether it be new shoes, or returned favors from their husbands, or so forth). But I think you did a great job of teaching that it is in the process of pleasing our husbands that we wives find a new kind of personal fulfillment and joy. I certainly have – it makes me SO happy to make someone else happy, and who better to make happy than my husband?

  97. maria February 17, 2013 at 9:01 am #

    A beautiful experience for me as a wife, who thought she knew her husband well. These 14 days were beautiful insights given by Jesus to each of us through His instrument Sharon. These inspirations are a lifetime of treasure that I as a wife need to work on daily. To make our marriage and family a joyful peaceful and Holy family. Thank you and God Bless.

  98. Padma February 17, 2013 at 10:47 am #

    Hey Sharon,

    I enjoyed this challenge thoroughly. thanks for the little little reminders of enjoying joyful and romantic marriage, which is God’s eternal plan for his creation.

    Bless you!

  99. Donna Nye February 18, 2013 at 12:51 am #

    I enjoyed reading along with the 14 day challenge. It was a great way to rekindle that spark in our relationship!

  100. Adeola Oke February 18, 2013 at 1:34 am #

    Hi,
    My nwly wed friend actually invited me to do this romance challenge with her and to be honest, I had to think about it twice, but as soon as i come to the realization that this can be really good for me because I am typically not the one that will do any sort of challenge in our marriage, I signed up right away. Now I can honestly say my husband has never been more grateful for marrying me 13 years ago as he is now. He could not stop raving about how encouraged he is and how he appreciate my heart going after our marriage and the well being of it. I am really thankful to God first of all for giving me a friend that can challenge me in this area, and I am thankful to you Sharon, for helping out women to not only settle to be a good wife but to be a great wife.

  101. Maryanne February 18, 2013 at 11:49 am #

    It has been 3 yrs since the surgery, chemo and radiation. We had given up on something as normal as a spirit filled sex life. My body had been robbed and burnt by the radiation . I started praying on day one of your challenge, God heard my fear, by day 17 yea I know it was a 14 day challenge, I’m slow, there were happy spirit filled tears in our bedroom. Thank you for the reminder what happened to one happens to both in a marriage.

  102. Cheryl February 18, 2013 at 3:40 pm #

    Sharon: Thank YOU for allowing God to use you in such a practical way. This challenge has given me the BEST 14 days in my 16 years of marriage to date. I took this challenge a little farther. You see, I am a busy mom of three with a full time job that allows me little time to spend with my husband or my children. While blessing my husband, I was also able to implement some of these ideas and bless my children as well. When daddy got balloons with thank you notes so did my kids. When messages were left on mirrors for daddy they were also left on mirrors for my kids. I realized that life is far too short and because tomorrow is not promised to any of us it is important for my entire family to know they are loved, affirmed and encouraged on a daily basis by ME. My husband like the others mentioned above enjoys coming home after a long hard and stressful day at work, he is smiling more, communication has been wonderful and the US times have been precious. I fully intend to keep it up and when it seems to be getting dull again, I am saving the emails for reference so I can go back and do the challenge again. Again, bless you Sharon for being such a blessing to so many.

  103. Vera February 18, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

    I think what I learned the most from this whole experience is: My husband really does enjoy seeing me happy, he made a comment just last night about how goofy I was acting towards him, for instance, every time he said something I would become giddy and giggly and even blushing at times, so I asked him, don’t you like that, and he said in his real low sexy voice, “I love it”…

    This really made me understand that he loves it when I laugh, verses when I’m struggling with the children or not liking life or just not participating in life..

    Thank you so very much for providing these great little reminders and nuggets we can add to our lives… which in return will grow the love we have for one another. 🙂

  104. Trisha February 18, 2013 at 6:09 pm #

    Thank you so much for this challenge it was what I needed in more ways than one. I realize by doing just the little things how excited I was to do them and how excited my husband was to receive them. After the first two days he asked me what was going on, I told him to enjoy the next 12! I told him I am doing this for him and I do not expect anything in return. Ended up I received flowers, notes, and more hugs and kisses! This has been a HUGE spark to our 28 year marriage! It was fun to plan what to do each day and sneak around hiding things, putting notes in his car, and hiding something very fun in his gym bag! I shared this with some other girls and they were doing the same thing!! I even shared this my daughter who was doing it for her husband. Thank you again for this challenge and I am going to try to remember to keep it up a few times a week.

  105. Barbara from nh February 19, 2013 at 12:25 am #

    This was really fun! Sharing the idea with specific people The Lord put in my path was particularly uplifting. My husband caught on of course by day three but the surprise was still there. Most fun….filling up 11 balloons for our 33 years….good to be frugal… He laughed out loud and took time to r ead my notes. Better yet was that he saved the notes after the helium left the balloons!

  106. Nyasha February 19, 2013 at 9:56 am #

    I’m in Zimbabwe and after taking part in your challenge I received a valentine’s day present from my husband for the first time ever. I had come to terms with the fact that he wasn’t a valentine person because he never made an effort to make it special even when we were still dating. i was pleasantly surprised when on the morning of the 14th he handed me his car keys and asked me to go check in the glove compartment. He got me perfume and I spent the whole day unable to wipe the silly grin off my face. I had lots of fun writing him little notes and leaving them everywhere. He absolutely loves his coupon booklet and getting breakfast in bed (I work full time so he was absolutely chaffed that I actually woke up early on a Saturday morning to do it)

  107. Tiffiny February 19, 2013 at 1:20 pm #

    Sharon, your challenge came at the most opportune moment. My husband and I have been married almost 14 years and we have 4 children ranging from 6-12. His love language is encouragement and gifts, mine is acts of service. I felt like a clean house and home cooked meal made him feel loved. I stink at thinking of ways to encourage and romance my husband. Actually, I thought I stunk at it until your challenge. I have realized that I just needed something to bring romance to the front of my mind first thing in the day, which made it easier to look for ways to make him feel special. He is a very happy camper and so am I!!!!!!!!!!

  108. MrsAB February 19, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

    Hello Sharon.

    My, my, my. Where do I begin. First let me say “thank you” for you taking the time to put this challenge together and sharing it with all of us. It has truly been wonderful despite some of life’s interruptions. It was definitely worth participating and I would most definitely do it again without hesitation. I did pass it on to about 7 of my friends and they undoubtedly had nothing good news to report. Back to my experience; my husband enjoyed all of his “goodies”, words of affirmation, acts of service and just the attention. On the third day he came to me with a big hug and kiss and said “my wife is up to something”! It was simply awesome. I will certainly try to do some of the other suggested activities for the remainder of this month as I know they will be well received and appreciated.

    If there are other challenges that you or the others would create/share throughout the year I think it would be awesome. For those who need it or are looking for some level of accountability I think it would be great. I know for my friends and me it would be a welcomed change. Please think about it at least. **smile**

    Again, many thanks to you for helping to keep our marriages alive! May God’s bountiful blessings be your reward!

  109. Connie February 19, 2013 at 6:43 pm #

    Honestly, I didn’t do a really great job of following the challenge. However, I did read the emails daily and try to find one of the suggestions I could try. Before I started this, my husband and I weren’t getting along well at all. He was gone quite a bit of the time. Once I started this challenge, I think both of our attitudes seemed to change. He stays home most of the time now. And I think we both are happier. I plan to continue this and spend more time letting him know that he is important to me. Thanks so much for this challenge!

  110. Tammy February 19, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Sharon,
    Thank you for this challenge. I am not married but I did the challenge anyway. I have been dating a wonderful man for 3yrs. 9mos. and although I love him dearly things were getting on my nerves. This challenge made me realize where I was lacking and what I needed to do to make this relationship better. I also realized that no one is perfect, I do love him so very much, and I was letting things bother me that shouldnt. We have talked about marriage before and we knew we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together and I was doing this challenge to get a jump on things also, to be the best wife I could be. He proposed on 2-15-13. I have saved this challenge and plan to read it over and over so I never forget what I need to do to be the kind of wife that my fiance will want and the kind of wife that God will want me to be.
    Thank you,
    Tammy

  111. Francine February 20, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    Thank you so much for putting this together! It is such a Blessing! I have kept the emails in a file to run my own 14 day challenge when I feel like our marriage is on the downward side of our rollar coaster. All relationships wax and wean, the important part is to keep an open line of commincation and remembering always what the other person needs. Thank you for reminding me of how to make my husband happy and by meeting his needs, he is happy to meet mine! We are rarely home at the same time because of crazy work schedules (i work days and he works nights) and I learned to spend the limited amount of time we do have actually together. We had both gotten in the habit of just switching the kids between us while the other gets caught up on other tasks. I have made sure to take some time to completely be with him when we are together. I didn’t realize how much he valued that special attention and we had both forgotten the activities that we loved to do the most together. Thank you again!

  112. maxine Richards February 20, 2013 at 6:18 pm #

    I am from Jamaica I enjoyed the challenge the timing was quiet fitting as we were going through a rough time. My husband was surprised with the things I did and was wondering what’s happening but he expressed his appreciation and desire to have that wife on a daily basis. Thanks Sharon

  113. kelly February 20, 2013 at 7:01 pm #

    hi Sharon. i did the challenge and could not believe the reaction i got from my husband. at some point he actually started crying and said i had changed his life without knowing it. my marriage has a sudden glow to it. God bless you. KO from Nigeria

  114. Kim Thomas February 20, 2013 at 7:52 pm #

    There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
    ~ Ecclesiastes 3:1 NIV

    His timing is always perfect and the timing of this “challenge” couldn’t have been better for my marriage!! What a refreshing way to bring my husband and I close together again and remind us why we fell in love many years ago. I echo many of the previous comments and am so grateful for the blessings our Lord and Savior put on you to explore these many areas of a marriage that some find a bit too sensitive to talk about. I look forward to continuing this ‘challenge’ for the life of my marriage and to incorporate some of the lessons in many of my relationships with family, friends and coworkers. Affirmation goes a long way!!! Thank you Sharyn!!!

  115. joanie February 20, 2013 at 9:35 pm #

    Thank you Sharon! My husband have been to a church seminar about love and marriage and everything you have said I have learned, however it is easy as time goes by to forget or stick to the advice learned. I must say getting back into the swing of what you said to do, really sparked thing’s up! It was awesome to see how much my husband does care to hear how amazing he is. I know I did not and do not say it often enough! It bring’s on a confidence in him and I like that. It really makes a difference in the marriage for the both of us when we take the time to remember things such as you had us do. I appreciate you for doing that. I am 32 and my husband 30. We have been together in april will be 18 yrs. and 8 yrs. married, with a son 6yrs. old and daughter 3 yrs. old. It is because of God and little thing’s like this that keep us together and going strong. I Vow to continue these thing’s to continue a strong marriage 🙂 From~ Socorro New Mexico

  116. AnaMarie February 20, 2013 at 11:07 pm #

    It has been a great joy learning from these devotionals as I head towards marital bliss. May you continue to be blessed.

  117. Amber February 21, 2013 at 12:58 pm #

    I never realized how much respecting your husband can change a marriage. We have a 4 year old and 13 month old so the “love” in our marriage was not so hot! But after this challenge….it’s on fire. Thank u so much. Through this my relationship with God is better too! 🙂

  118. Foggy February 21, 2013 at 2:44 pm #

    My husband and I have been married for seven years. We have two beautiful children together and I love him dearly. I think he is amazingly smart and handsome. He is a man of great integrity… a mighty man of valor!! I still love looking at his sweet face in the morning and I still get butterflies when he walks through the door in the evening. I have even found myself, in the car, flying home from work, trying to fix myself up before he sees me. I long to be the woman of his dreams so, needless to say, I was eager to start this 14-day challenge! I gave what I felt like was my all. I rubbed his back EVERY night and sometimes made it down to his feet. He had dinner on the table all except for two nights and I picked those meals up myself, everything was ready and waiting when he walked through the door. All I had to do was wrap my arms around his neck and tell him how glad I was to see him and how thankful I was for how hard he works for our family. Nothing was well received. I especailly got a funny look when I had the kids in bed and the candles lit when he got out of the shower. I was ready and waiting for him with some flirty lingerie I had bought just for this ocassion. I am now more discouraged than ever and believe there is truly nothing more I can do to possibly make him want me anymore. I feel as though my “good enough” will never be good enough for him. It seems as though, in our relationship, I am the one who is coming from the guys perspective… just wanting him to notice me. Thanks for everything, really enjoyed the challenge… just wished my husband would have.

    • Sharon February 21, 2013 at 2:49 pm #

      I am so sorry this was the response you receive. My heart breaks with you. I pray that God will change his heart.

  119. Emily February 21, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

    meI have only been married for a little over a year but have experienced many ups and downs already. I sometimes feel as if I say the words “I love you” too often. Even though I know my husband knows those words are true, I always want to show him in more ways that it is and that he is so important to me. This 14 challenge was very helpful in reminding me of ways to show my love, and I wanted to share a fun story that happened after I finished the challenge.
    My husband had been out of town, for business, off an on since before Thanksgiving. This has been very hard, but had made us communicate a little better. So when he would come home from his trips, I would try to make special meals and clean up our apartment. Even though he appreciated this, I always wanted to do more! So last week, the day before Valentines day, he was out of town, and we got in an argument on the phone. Thankfully we figured it out and hung up on good terms…but I felt like God was prompting me to do something great to show my husband he is the one I love the most (apart from the Lord). I got an idea to drive 9 hours to surprise my husband for Valentines. It was only the good Lord that made it all come together, renting a car, buying our favorite wine, packing so quickly all while keeping it a surprise from my husband.
    So on Thursday I drove all day, got to his hotel, went in his room (because he has stayed there so often the front desk lady knew who I was and gave me a key to the room) so I laid out flower petals, got the wine and glasses ready and put on a special”outfit”. When he came in the room he was so so surprised! It was such an amazing feeling to show him how great my love was for him and to see in his eyes that he knew his wife was madly in love with him!

    So thank you for this challenge! I believe it has opened my eyes and blessed my husband and our relationship so greatly.
    Godbless

  120. Tanya February 21, 2013 at 4:56 pm #

    Hi Sharon, this challenge came somewhat at the wrong time but God’s timing. A week after finding out some very troubling news about my husband, our daughter sent me the challenge via the Girl Friends in God Devotions that she and I read and share daily. I looked over the challenge and said whatever, I will not be rejected, denied or anything negative by him so I am not doing this. Later all I could think about is how satan had already crept into out marriage when I was oblivious to what was happening even though I was being the Wife and Mom God had intended for me to be! SO what did I do? Took the challenge without mentioning anything to my husband and with out changing who I was and what I normally did I just added the challenge to what I already had believed in my head and heart was an awesome marriage! I can truly say Thank you, Thank You, Thank You, he found most of the things that I did to be funny, sexy, and exciting which is me anyway but it made him feel even more curious as to who is this woman! Needless to say it was Great, but I am still trying to get past what has happened negatively in our marriage just a week or two before the challenge, that is what’s so hard for me. Please pray that what we’ve always had will not be destroyed even though satan worked his way in there to try to take it away! Please pray that I will find stength, trust and that Peace that passes all understandings that will keep my Heart guided and guarded by GOD and not by this world wind of the situation. We both enjoyed every minute of the challenge and I will continue to do something fun, hot and steamy for him each week as I pray that God will restore my sadness, confidence, and most of all Trust.

  121. Martha February 22, 2013 at 2:49 pm #

    I am from Texas and i took this challenge one week after my husband decided he did not want to get a divorce. I did not realized how much my positive words would affected him. It was amazing to see that the little notes and letters I left for him made him Feel so appreciated and loved. our relationship has moved to a better level in all areas :). Thank you for helping me revive my marriage.

  122. Erin February 23, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

    Thank you for putting this challenge together, Sharon! It was a real joy to look at ways to express my love for my husband in some creative ways. One of the best things about the challenge was to find that some of the suggestions included things that I already do regularly, so that was confirmation that our romantic love is still present! But the biggest victory is that, while I was focusing on romancing my husband, I found him reciprocating and romancing me!! What a blessing! I will definitely be sharing this with other married friends who have been searching for the romance they used to have but have lost sight of in recent years.

    May God continue to use you as a vessel and bless your marriage and your ministry!

  123. Elizabeth February 24, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

    Hey Sharon,
    I accepted your challenge and also shared with my best friend. We, together, had fun spicing up our marriages for a week. My husband loved every little note, text, card and surprise. He said it made him feel loved and appreciated when he was experiencing a hard day. It opened up conversations for us and the intimacy we shared was truly a gift from God. It was the best Valentine’s week ever in our 21 years of marriage. God bless you and your ministry!

  124. Rita February 24, 2013 at 7:11 pm #

    My husband and I will celebrate 22 years of marriage this year and although I love him dearly we have been a little lack luster in the romance department lately. I have to say that I truly enjoyed the Romancing your Husband challenge. I would have never imagined the response that I received from my husband. These 14 days have helped me to better understand and appreciate my husband and it has also done a great deal to revitalize our marriage. The great thing is that I believe I learned so much and have realized that when I change my actions it significantly changed his response (for the better I might add). Thank you so much for this. I plan to go through this again in a couple of months.

  125. Janel Bazile February 25, 2013 at 1:02 pm #

    Hey every one I started the challenge a few days late but that was all right baby.
    I went to my computer made him a I love you card and circled it with chocolate covered donut holes.I didn’t get the best response for the first time but we made it through in communications. Next I cooked his favorite fried shrimps and fried catfish for a couple of days This man of mine loves Seafood. ..Another day I surprise d him with a meal from Dons Seafood I told my husband that I loved him and appreciate him …I surprised him with a jacuzzi bubble bath the day before Valentine Day with candles lit also we listened to our Apostle Leroy Thompson Sr. CD HOW TO PUT YOUR MARRIAGE UNDER THE ANNOINTING…
    we enjoyed the teaching and each other.Valentin Day we stayed home ordered from OutBack Steak house and watched a movie..This was a beautiful experience I love my husband more our passion has grown too ..He has surprised me with shopping for furniture for our Prayer Room and his Man Cave…He bought me some Victoria Secrets. shhhh…..lol..Thanks for presenting the challenge now I can do these things on a regular basis…The little things counts…It makes the bigger things in life matter…Mrs. Janel Duhe-Bazile…

  126. Stephanie W. February 25, 2013 at 1:55 pm #

    I am so thankful for this challenge! From the first day this challenged helped me to let go of any of my own “grudges” that I had tried so hard to get rid of in the past. I loved feeling like I was sneaking around FOR my husband everyday, and am hoping to find little things to do for him like this everyday from now on as it as brought so much more love and respect back to my household. Thank you thank you thank you!

  127. Lisa February 27, 2013 at 1:40 am #

    I took then challenge and I didn’t really think I would get out of it what I did. I have had a really hard time separating my relationship with God and being able to have a fulfilling intament relationship with my husband. He has always been patient with me but I did feel bad and also insecure. But this challenge help me realize I can love my husband and LOVE God and its ok. Thank you, my husband had an amazing weekend.

  128. Jan C February 27, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

    I truly enjoyed this 14 days challenge. I used many the suggested challenges, which made my hubby glow with affection. I especially like the prayer for my husband. I typed it up in a beautiful font, placed it in a nice frame and posted it over his side of the bed. He also carries a smaller version of the prayer in his wallet.
    We are reaping a revival in our love life and I plan to continue using the tips from time to time.

    Thanks you and may God continue to bless all you put your hands too.

  129. Miriam February 27, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

    The romance challenge helped me to open a dark and hidden place in my heart that I’ve kept closed. I’ve been experiencing shame regarding my past, and it was affecting how I loved and treated my husband. We are truly in a spiritual battle as we seek healing from God for areas of intimacy, and intimacy was one area that I was purposefully shutting away in my life due to my past sins. During this romance challenge, I was able to make my husband some beautiful cards, to express the reasons why I appreciate him, and what I love about him, why I fell in love with him. I also had times of healing as I cried and opened the shameful part of my heart to God. Thank you so much for your website, and for making this challenge available, and writing the books to help us to find healing in God in areas that are hidden in dark places.

  130. Tshepiso March 1, 2013 at 9:17 am #

    Hello Sharon. i thank God for having someone like you. i dont kno where to start, my Fiance couldnt hide his handsome, happy face all the days of the Challenge as everyday i will be doing what he hasnt been expecting. this went on until on the 8th day he said ”we have started the year on a very good note this year and we have grown a lot as a couple”. hahahhh, he didnt know i was on a challenge, but i have realised it was the best thing for our relationship as we move closer to our wedding day and soon to have children,,,!

  131. Tshepiso March 1, 2013 at 9:17 am #

    Hello Sharon. i thank God for having someone like you. i dont kno where to start, my Fiance couldnt hide his handsome, happy face all the days of the Challenge as everyday i will be doing what he hasnt been expecting. this went on until on the 8th day he said ”we have started the year on a very good note this year and we have grown a lot as a couple”. hahahhh, he didnt know i was on a challenge, but i have realised it was the best thing for our relationship as we move closer to our wedding day and soon to have children,,,!

  132. Lyn March 1, 2013 at 11:45 am #

    My husband and I just tied the knot in December, so we have been married for just about 2.5 months. I wrote the list of things I love about him and slipped it inside his laptop and didn’t say a word about it. When he cracked it open, he said, what’s this about? I just smiled and said nothing. The next day, I walked into the kitchen to see him proudly sticking it up on the refrigerator. I thought that was so sweet, and every time I look at it, it makes me me feel appreciated for appreciating him 🙂

  133. Monica March 1, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

    I am a 40 year old woman on my second marriage. I have just recently came to Christ and married my soul mate and best friend. I am spending the first 14 days of my marriage romancing my husband and hope to continue to do this throughout our marriage. The smile this puts on my husbands face each day is priceless!

  134. Thea March 2, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

    Wow is all I can say. This challenge was sent to me from my newly married daughter. I got it late and have finished it. I would love to say that I was able to follow every day but didn’t. I did save everyday to use them later in the year. Now for the good stuff. We have had a difficult year and have face some trials. After 32yrs I was afraid we weren’t going to make it. But this has helped so much. I am learning to reach out to him again and love him in ways that are meaningful to him…I loved the men’s insights at the end of each day. I have sent him more love notes and text in the past few days than I have in the past two years. Thank you for issuing this Challenge. It was sent from God.

  135. Susan March 2, 2013 at 2:45 pm #

    Hi, I am so thankful for this . My husband and I only being married one year on Feb 3rd had been seperated a month just before this came out. The devil has tried to tear us apart. This taught me a lot of things I need to work on personally. My favorite was the you hold the key to my heart. I make beaded jewelry and this day he was sleeping due to working overnight. Instead of attaching a note, I took an old key painted it read and with beads made attatchments for a keychain that said you hold the key to my heart. Of course I couldn’t get in his truck so I had made him a fish hook necklace he asked for and layed the keychain out where he could read it as soon as he saw it. He loved it! I posted a picture of it on FB and ppl really loved it, Thank you! The devil is still working hard but we are going to win this battle. <3

  136. Susan March 2, 2013 at 2:47 pm #

    Hi, I am so thankful for this . My husband and I only being married one year on Feb 3rd had been seperated a month just before this came out. The devil has tried to tear us apart. This taught me a lot of things I need to work on personally. My favorite was the you hold the key to my heart. I make beaded jewelry and this day he was sleeping due to working overnight. Instead of attaching a note, I took an old key painted it red and with beads made attatchments for a keychain that said you hold the key to my heart. Of course I couldn’t get in his truck so I had made him a fish hook necklace he asked for and layed the keychain out where he could read it as soon as he saw it. He loved it! I posted a picture of it on FB and ppl really loved it, Thank you! The devil is still working hard but we are going to win this battle. <3

  137. Jessica Evans March 2, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    I took the challenge and I loved it, of course! My husband didn’t seem to respond at first except maybe a smile or thanks, but by the middle of the first week, sometime fantastic happened- he started romancing me right back! He didn’t know what the deal was, or why I had started doing those little things. But he knew that it was something he wanted to reciprocate. I think I forgot the reason he was so a romantic when we were dating in high school and college was because I did as much of the romancing as he did. It’s just something we want to give back when we receive it. One thing I did that was not on your list, but was my own idea of romancing him, was writing a love poem on a small note pad that was in the theme of puns based around jelly beans. For example, the coffee flavored beans were because he could always “perk” up my heart. It was for his night shift, when he comes homes just around dinner time. And when he came home smelling the hot dinner, he was greeted by my daughter and I with a hug and kiss, and knowing the first thing he wants to do is change out of hs work clothes, I told him that his dessert was on the bed, where I had set each little paper and it’s respective pun beans. He thought it was awesome, and was almost overjoyed beyond words. All he could do was thank me profusely! He was always the one writing poems for me in high school, so I’ve done a lot of that sort of thing lately in his stead. This has been an amazing revival for the romantic side of our marriage, which had been left in the dust between full-time work and having our 4 yr old daughter. Now I want to do something small everyday, even if it’s just a text, a compliment, or little surprises waiting for him to find.

  138. Mindy Sanchez March 6, 2013 at 11:29 am #

    I typically don’t take challenges or follow through with many things, but when I got the 1st email I was excited. After 10 years of marriage and 4 young girls in the house the romance was kinda left behind, aside from the occasional movie date. Day 1 I left the note in lipstick and got a surprising response which encouraged me to continue. Each day just got better!! He was eager to come home and see what I may be up to as he put it, aside from the notes I sent in his lunch box, fB messages, notes on the bed. He looked forward to spending time with ME. Thank you so much for the reminder to take intentional steps in keeping the flame alive! Thank you, God, for This wonderful woman and her devotion to you and sharing with me.

  139. kathy March 6, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    My husband is stationed in Afghanistan so I couldn’t do all of the days. However I did start this challenge by sending emails and telling him all the things I like about him I love about him and his body. We were having some communication difficulties. We are doing much better now. Much of what I learned in this challenge was internal with my own thoughts, words and actions. He is due home sometime in June and I plan to finish the challenge when he is here thank you and God bless!

  140. Teresa March 8, 2013 at 11:19 pm #

    Still romancing my husband until our getaway weekend Mar 15-17th! Can’t wait! I have to share 1 specific for now- my husband was going golfing with 3 other friends & as I was contemplating the night before on the next day’s romance, God gave me the idea(none of these were mine, that is for sure!) to make a simple heart mobile out of pink wrapping paper, put a few msgs on the hearts & then i had some ribbon to string thru that said ‘i love you’ on it! i had a long end & tied it around 1 of his golf clubs & it HAPPENED TO BE the 1st one he pulled out to golf with! the guys all laughed, but then 1 of them called me to tell me that ‘I don’t play fair-your husband is so puffed up over that heart thing that he is whipping our butts today!’… boy, did that sure make my day too!!

  141. Judy March 12, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

    This challenge came at a time when things were pretty tense between us, so I really was “challenged.” God brought this experience to me for a reason and as each day of the challenged progressed I heard more laughter, there was more conversation and joy in the relationship. I could see that my husband was intrigued by the daily encounters and even tried to preempt my planned activity! Will share this with the Marriage Builder group at our church.

  142. Vivian March 12, 2013 at 3:36 pm #

    The challenge helped me to not look at my husband as a shallow sex crazed pervert.(ok…maybe not that extreme) I now understand how he views sex. I particularly greeted him when he got home with a big hug and kiss. He looked around very suspicious and thought I had done something or wanted something. The challenge was a blessing to me and my marriage.

  143. Nicole wilbert January 1, 2017 at 9:09 pm #

    I just completed the challenge. It was amazing. I have noticed a huge change in my husband. It didn’t just change him it changed my outlook on life. Because of the challenge, I have learned to appreciate him so much as well as to choose to look at life differently. I am excited to continue using the extra challenges to see how it affects our marriage. I am planning on passing the book along to many of my friends. Thanks you Sharon for blessing my marriage so very much.

  144. Ashley Weiland June 6, 2017 at 1:47 pm #

    My husband and I have only been married two years, and our intimate life was already barely a flicker. I got pregnant right after we got married, and during my pregnancy I didn’t want to be touched…at all! In any way, shape, or form. I didn’t want to hold hands, cuddle…you get the picture. After our son was born I decided to breast feed, which if you have ever breast fed before, you’ll know that the hormones can make your libido go wayyyy down. Mine was almost non-existent. My poor husband never got his honeymoon phase, and all he wanted was a wife who longed for him as much as he longed for me. I knew how he felt, but I thought it was my right to be able to tell him “no” if I wasn’t in the mood.
    When I started the challenge, our intimate life and closeness did a 180. There were so many things about my husband’s sexual desire that I had no idea until I read this book! My husband was so surprised and absolutely loved the attention! During a couple of the challenges he’d say, “There’s no way your book told you to do this! You’re amazing!”A couple other times he’d say, “I really don’t deserve this, you’re the best wife ever.” It made me so happy to see him feel so loved. I’m now excited to serve my husband every day while also providing a few surprises! This book changed my marriage and the way I see my husband. Thank you Sharon! This book is a must read!

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