Today I woke up thinking about some of the things that, I believe, keep a fire lit in a marriage. I thought about how my husband and I have always tried to stay aware of this, since we really enjoy it as a part of our marriage of 37 years. They are seemingly little things, but they can make a huge difference in the quality of the relationship, as well as the culture of your home.
We have many distractions on a daily basis that can make us feel like we are losing our connection with each other. These are a few simple ways to convey that you still notice each other despite them. Kindness really does go a long way in marriage.
Here are five things you can begin today:
Date night is a must! A time set aside for the two of you to reconnect and look into each other’s eyes without any distractions.
Show appreciation. Never let this go out the window with the day-to-day busyness of life.
Be courteous. Use words like please, thank you, no thank you, excuse me, I’m sorry.
Be honest. Even when it's about the little things, it matters to be honest.
Maintain connection. A touch when you pass each other, a smile, a text, a phone call, a wink or a kiss.
Plant healthy seeds and you’ll reap a healthy harvest.