25 years ago, I walked down a very long aisle in front of a large crowd of friends and family to pledge my life and my love to Randy.
As we hurried out of the church, we could have never imagined what life would hold for us.
And yet, after all of these years, we still are together. We still love each other and are praying for 25 more years together.
Recently, we came up with some uncomplicated ways that we have made our marriage work.
Here are 25 Ways to Make Your Marriage Sweeter:
1] Pray together.
Make prayer a priority in your home, in your marriage, & in your relationship.
- Each night before bed, pray with each other.
- When you are trying to make a big decision, pray together.
- When life gets hard, pray as a couple.
2] Play together.
Find at least one thing you both enjoy and do this together.
- Ride bikes.
- Shop for antiques.
- Enjoy long walks.
- Try tennis or golf.
3] Laugh often.
My husband comes from a funny family. They are loud, friendly, and love to laugh. And, in our home and marriage, we laugh a lot. This is such a good thing. If you are not laughing in your marriage, find some TV shows, movies, books, or something that will help you to learn to laugh more together.
4] Go on dates with each other.
Head out–away from everyone–and spend some time together.
- There are many great suggestions on Pinterest for inexpensive dating ideas.
- Bookstores are filled with cheap date ideas.
- Get creative, and get out there – away from the kids – often!!
5] Go away – just the two of you.
You need time alone with each other! For some of you, this is going to be a challenge, but it can be done. You can take the kids to a friend’s house for one night, and go back home alone! You can get the grandparents to help while you steal away for 24 hours. This is such a good thing for all couples to do – no matter what their age, stage of life, or standard of living.
For the rest of the list, I invite you to journey with me over to “Missional Motherhood” today where I am sharing a guest post.
You can link to their site HERE.
In fact, I’ll be joining the girls at Missional Motherhood all week as we discuss our marriages.
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