Going from years to being by yourselves and then throwing kids into the mix can be an interesting experience. I think that no matter what the situation, it can be hard to sometimes maintain a positive and thriving marriage. So from my schooling and experience I’ve learned that to keep a marriage going strong you have to shake things up and below is an idea of how to do just that. 7 Ways in 7 Days to Knock the Socks Off Your Spouse! So grab your Sweetie and tell them as my husband would say, “I want to be in your company.”
THE WEEKLY MARRIAGE SHAKE UP
(To thoroughly knock the socks off your spouse!)
Sweet Treat Sunday
Woo Him/Her Wednesday
Thank Him/Her Thursday
Fun Activity Friday
Sweet Nothings Saturday
SWEET TREAT SUNDAY
On Sunday, make or get a treat your spouse really likes. If he/she is on a diet, be mindful of this and find a way to make him/her something special. If he/she asks why just say you love him/her. Keep your list a secret! 🙂
You can go about this a few ways. You can tell your spouse you’re giving him/her a massage and ask where he/she would like to be massaged. You can tell him/her a list of areas you’re willing to massage (for those of you with stinky feet aversions 🙂 ) or you can just do it. Be considerate of your spouses feelings and preferences–you want this to be a wonderful experience!
If you’re not in the habit of this, your spouse may ask you what the heck you’re doing but whenever you talk to your spouse or walk by your spouse or sit next to your spouse, make sure part of you is intentionally touching him/her. Do this ALL Day. Don’t be surprised if your spouse reciprocates.
WOO HIM/HER WEDNESDAY
Do whatever is romantic to your spouse. If you don’t know–ask him/her!
THANK HIM/HER THURSDAY
Pay attention to everything your spouse does today and thank him/her for everything–just be sincere. Some examples that I would use:
“Thank you for going to work today.”
“Thank you for taking care of your dirty clothes this morning.”
“Thank you for changing that diaper.”
“Thank you for emptying the garbage.”
“Thank you for being such a good dad to our girls.”
FUN ACTIVITY FRIDAY
Plan something for the 2 of you. You don’t have to leave your house or you can. You don’t have to get a babysitter. If you can get a babysitter–DO! If not, stay in and play a card game or go play a game of catch outside. Make a cake together (don’t forget to “accidentally” smear some frosting on your spouse’s face). Do something out of the ordinary. It could take 5 minutes or 3 hours. Just make a plan and do it.
SWEET NOTHINGS SATURDAY
Tell your spouse “sweet nothings” all day. You can whisper them, text or email them, write them on pieces of paper and leave them around the house. Tell your spouse all the things you love about him/her–his/her personality, actions, looks, quality, etc.
Put these ideas into action for a week and not only will you feel more love for your spouse but he/she should definitely feel more loved and hopefully at some point will reciprocate.
Have Fun Enjoying Each Other.
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