Facebook is being flooded with 7 consecutive days of posting photos of husbands and wives as part of #loveyourspousechallenge. But did you know how it all started? The challenge was started by Trey Morgan, a Christian husband and a marriage/relationsip writer at treymorgan.net who wrote about how he was motivated to do household chores he never done by just simply being praised by his wife.
His story inspired his friend to praise her husband publicly using facebook for 25 days but then Trey made it a challenge and narrowed it to 7 with this…
“So you up for the challenge? I think it will be cool to see dozens of Facebook status updates that are praising their spouses.
Help me spread the word about the 7 Day Facebook Marriage Challenge. If you accept the challenge, link this post on Facebook and say, “I accept the challenge.”
And it was way back July 2011! So it’s like… it has been 5 years ago that this challenge is circulating all over the social media.
To keep the chain of this challenge rolling, I was challenge by Miss Dee, the Executive Producer of ABS-CBN Baguio whom I worked for when I became a guest host in MagTV Na Atin ‘Toh, to do the same as couples post in their facebooks. So Today is my #loveyourspousechallengeday1. And rather than just giving sweet nothings to my husband, I made it a unique one on reminiscing our love story on how we became partners in life and to inspire other couples with our story in its simplest form.
Please stick with me as I share my “ONCE UPON A TIME…”
Day 1 Love Your Spouse Challenge
“You fall in love with a person you never expected to even meet”
Every husband and wife has their own stories of once a upon a time.And they say that soulmates are meant to cross paths when the right time comes. We studied on same school, same course but in my almost 4 years in the university, going to and from same buildings, we never ever met until God’s perfect time.
This was our first photo together. It draws a curve to my face whenever I reminish how we started as partners-in-crime. Because our crime is to win as Mr and Ms SLU 2013 thus we became partners. ^_^
Day 2 Love Your Spouse Challenge
“Courtship, signs, challenges and God’s voice of telling you…HE IS THE ONE”
I am not his type of woman and same was I. We don’t even have a crush to each other. So funny to think about that. But when you get to know a person more than what you just see, then that’s how God speaks to you privately and says you are already facing THE ONE I made for you.
Every girl has a list of signs and challenges to give a guy to prove his worth. (Guilty!) Craziest was he sang in front of madlang people and presented me to her mom even we were just in courtship stage.[Girl, that means a guy is serious]
Day 3 Love Your Spouse Challenge
“Love a person because… you just love him.”
True love is not defined by reasons but you just merely love that person. What if you love him because he is handsome or rich, and then one day, it all fade away. I just love him for who he is, who he was and who he will become with me.
(Top) This photo was taken the day we became officially IN A RELATIONSHIP status [the first time I said I love you too]. (Bottom) It was corny to say that I also said YES in front of our parents! That is weird and old-school.
Day 4 Love Your Spouse Challenge
“I do!~ Marriage is still part of how you seal your love to a person.”
We are not perfect but who is right? That much love we had gave us a blessing but it is not the main reason why we marry. We always talk about houses, kids, places to travel, work and budget even before Veon came to our lives. And we are always ready and excited to become [from partners in crime to] partners in life as MR and MRS VALERIO.
MARRIAGE is not just a piece of paper for others who doesn’t believe in it, but if you really love a person, SEAL YOUR LOVE IN ALL POSSIBLE WAYS. Isn’t it nice to shout silently that you are being loved by a dignified man by just showing your ring?
Day 5 Love Your Spouse Challenge
“Being a parent is the hardest job but it is rewarding”
As nurses, we are already thought on this but to be a real parent is somehow different on what you read in books. There are things you only learn through experience and the best weapon to fight the battle of being a parent is PATIENCE.
To our little angel whom God really heard my spouse’s prayer of “bouncing big baby boy”, you will always keep the knot tied and the token of our unconditional love. You represent this challenge as a WE WON the challenge! horaah.
Day 6 Love Your Spouse Challenge
“Similarities and differences keep the fire burning”
Jealousy and fights? Been there. Play and tease? Done that. Our mutual understanding on food and travel keeps us together and our individualism on cars and fashion keeps us learning from each other.
Take advantage on things you enjoy and fill the gaps from gaining knowledge to things you differ.
Day 7 Love Your Spouse Challenge
First.. Second… wedding anniversaries..and counting. We still have a lot of dreams and we are just starting. We always PRAY THAT GOD WILL GUIDE AND PROTECT OUR MARRIAGE AND BE OUR MAIN SOURCE OF STRENGTH and may He bless us more and our family.
For now, we may be apart but MY LOVE FOR MY HUSBAND WILL NEVER CHANGE. I LOVE YOU DA AND I’LL ALWAYS WILL.
CHALLENGE ACCOMPLISHED AND HOPING THAT IT WILL CONTINUE FOR THE REST OF THE WORLD.
LOVE, RESPECT, AND KEEP THE FIRE BURNING. MAKE GOD AS THE CENTER OF YOUR RELATIONSHIP. HAPPY #loveyourspousechallenge! SPREAD THE LOVE AND SANCTITY OF MARRIAGE.