Kate says . . .
Sunday marks the start of our 10 Day Challenge, ladies and it is going to be an adventure in every sense of the word! Usually when we embark on an adventure, we have to prepare. Yea, I’m sticking with an adventure metaphor instead of football like Brad did in his post, “10 Day Challenge Pre-Game Rules“. . . sorry to all you lady football fans out there. Nothing against football, but when I think about sex and preparations for the 10 day challenge, I think adventure!
So how can we wives prep for an amazing 10 days of adventure and discovery in our marriage journey?
Prep 1 – Schedule
As we embark on this journey, life will still continue as usual. Don’t you wish we could take 10 days off and spend those days just enjoying your hubby? I wish I could, but we would not be 10 minutes into day 1 and my kids would be knocking on the door asking about breakfast. Shoeing them away would be fine, we have done so many times, but I am sure they would be back by lunch for sure! The reality is life will continue, but if you can keep your 10 days light on the calendar it could really help make things more relaxed. Look through your calendar for Feb. 4-14 and see what you can change. Mark down the 10 day challenge, so when people are asking if you have time that week, you can suggest another week instead. Make the 10 day challenge a priority on your calendar!
Prep 2 – Spruce up your bedroom
Take a little time to clean, organize and spruce of your bedroom a bit before the 10 day challenge. How your bedroom looks and makes you and your hubby feel can greatly affect the mood when you both enter. To be honest, our whole house can be in chaos (though I try not to let it be) and if our room is nice and neat, I can go there with my hubby and all is ok. I can feel calm, relaxed and ready to spend time alone with him. Think about how you can spruce up your special married space!
Prep 3 – Think Sexy!
Think sexy . . . in all things. Not sexy by the worlds standards, but sexy to your husband. Set the mood with what you wear, in and out of the bedroom. Think about lighting, food, candles and chocolate. All of these things can be sexy and fun, plan ahead and include them in your 10 days. If these are not things your hubby likes, then think about his likes and what he finds sexy. Like the girl scouts always say, “Be prepared”! Spend some time before Sunday, thinking and planning . . . sexy!
Think about all the fun ways you and your hubby can love one-another during the 10 days. Daydreaming about your hubby is a GOOD thing! It is how God designed us to be ladies and when focused on our husband it is a VERY GOOD thing! Allow yourself to think about your hubby and all the sex you are going to have during the 10 day challenge. Perhaps, even share some of the ideas with your hubby, either before hand or save them for a surprise.
Prep 5 – Pray!
The reason we created the 10 day sex challenge is because God taught and challenged our marriage through the 30 day sex challenge we took many years ago. We learned that the challenge is not just about sex, though that is a huge part of it, obviously. It is about making time for one another in all ways of intimacy. When we take time to focus on sex, we are taking time to focus on something God has beautiful plans for in your marriage. Pray and ask God to reveal to you and your hubby what he wants you to hear and learn this 10 day challenge. Be open to God’s will and plan. I challenge each of the amazing wives out there to pray this prayer:
Break me where I need to be broken where sex and intimacy are concerned in my marriage. Break away the things that are hindering our one flesh union. Fill that brokenness with your grace and leading in our marriage. Let Your will be done in our marriage during this 10 day challenge and beyond. Your will be done!
If you have any other ideas of how we as wives can prepare for the 10 Day Challenge, we would love for you to share them in the comment section! We can all glean from each other to bless our marriage. Please share, we love hearing from you! 🙂
We will be posting a short tip each day along with a new prize giveaway every day starting February 4th. Make sure to check back every day! Have you prepared? Are you going to join us for the 10 day challenge? Let us know in the comments!