Do you ever feel like your marriage is stuck in a rut? You’re trapped in the same routine. Get up at the same time, get ready, go to work, text a few times about schedules, eat dinner, pay bills, watch TV, head to bed, only to wake up to do it all over again the same way tomorrow. John 10:10 Jesus says, “I have come that you might have life and have it more abundantly.” Does your marriage sound more like abundance or redundance? How can you step out of the rat race and enjoy your spouse? Here’s four simple ideas to help get us started.
Number one, plan a special date night to a new location. Go to a place where you’ve never been before. If funds are available, splurge a little bit on each other by going somewhere nice. If not, check out the local classified ads in your area for a free spontaneous event.
Second, surprise your spouse with a special letter sent to him or her at work or at home. In this world of instant communication, there’s still something special about opening a mailbox and finding that you have a letter personally written to you, especially if it’s from your spouse.
Third, don’t wait around for the holidays, birthday or anniversary to get a special gift that says I love you. Every woman knows that flowers just because last the longest, both literally and figuratively.
Fourth, what chores does your spouse typically do? Why not take an entire day to do them for him or her? It might involve mowing the grass or doing a few loads of laundry, running the vacuum. You get the picture.
If you give each of these ideas a try over the next few weeks, I guarantee that your marriage will begin to experience a new level of intimacy, excitement and abundance…not redundance. Go for it!