It’s that time of year again when we resolve to do things that will make our lives better. Well, we want to challenge you to be thinking of some ways you can be making your marriage better this year.
So here are eight suggestions:
Number one: Plan a regular time to connect spiritually. Find a good read through the Bible program you can do together and then create a couple’s prayer journal listing your request and answers.
Number two: Eat better. It’s too easy to cozy up on the sofa and shovel down snacks while watching TV. Why don’t you plan some date nights by finding some fun and healthy recipes to cook together and eat together?
Number three: Enlist your spouse as a workout buddy. Run, walk or ride together or find a fitness video to help you burn off those extra pounds.
Number four: (And this is a good one) Stop multitasking with technology. You know, when you’re spending time with each other, banish the buzzes, beeps and chirps from your computer or phone. Don’t scroll through your emails, text or Facebook account while your spouse is talking to you. You may think you can do two things at once, but the truth is what you’re doing is sending your spouse a message that he or she’s not worth your full time and attention.
Number five: Start a vacation savings account. Start planning now for the vacation later this year, even if it’s a staycation. We need to take time off from work and devote it to our spouse and our kids. Plan to play together.
Number six: Resolve to do a weekly act of love or service for your spouse. It can be a little surprise and unprompted chore or errand that gets done. Or maybe a little love note or card.
Number seven: Plan at least one date night per month. These don’t need to be extravagant. Just a time to reconnect.
Number eight: Find an accountability partner to hold you to these resolutions. You know, we fail to do what’s expected unless it’s inspected.
Happy New Year!
September 18, 2023
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