25 Ways to Keep Your Love Alive

The hubby and I have been married for 15 years, together for 17.  He still makes my heart race.  He is my best friend, my fiercest advocate and my rock, soft enough to lay my head on, tough enough to stay with me for all these years.

Our marriage has been full of ups and downs, peaks and valleys. A strong commitment and God at the center is what has brought us together through the storms.  Each obstacle we have faced, whether it was parenting a special needs child, adoption or my chronic illness, has brought us closer together.

I’ve been with this man for half my life.  And sometimes the busyness of life, the fatigue of motherhood, the temptation to give up when things got tough– those circumstances have tested our love and threatened our spark.  On this week of Valentine’s Day, I wanted to share a few things that have helped me stay in love and loving toward my wonderful hubby for all these years {and many more to come}:

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  1. Speak well of your spouse.
  2. Make date night a priority.
  3. Leave a love note on his pillow or in his briefcase.
  4. Text him throughout the day.
  5. Share an “inside” joke where only the two of you know the punchline.
  6. Kiss.  Lightly. Passionately. Frequently.
  7. Watch your wedding video.
  8. Cook a meal together.
  9. Laugh often.
  10. Find a way to praise your spouse each day.
  11. Wink at each other from across a crowded room.
  12. Hold hands, whenever, wherever you can.
  13. Dance in the living room.
  14. Read the same book and then talk about it.
  15. Go to bed at the same time.
  16. Volunteer at the same place at the same time.
  17. Go away for the weekend, just the two of you.
  18. Make a list of 10 things you love about your mate, share the list with him.
  19. Invest in a younger couple by mentoring them.
  20. Share your dreams and fears with each other.
  21. Pray together.
  22. Renew your vows.
  23. Do something each day to make your spouses life easier.
  24. Don’t go to bed angry.
  25. Listen, really listen, when your husband is talking.

I could go on and on {and maybe I will in a future post} but I would love to hear what works for you.

Whether you’ve been married for 15 years or 15 days, what keeps the love alive in your marriage?

 

 

 

 

 

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