Being a good wife and partner is important to me. I want the magic we feel now to sustain us throughout our life together. Living in magic is a good place to be.
If you are looking for ways to fire up your marriage, here are 10 ways that could fan those flames or even, reignite a spark.
1. Be intimate.
Physical intimacy is an integral part of a healthy marriage. You have to physically connect as well as emotionally connect. Intimacy in a marriage is like food for her body...if you don't feed it, eventually it is going to die.
And don't be afraid to try new things. There's an element of intrigue when you shake up the routine. And in a healthy marriage, it's safe to try those things. Go for it...and have fun!
2. Thinking of You
Put a note in his lunch bag. Or in his pocket. Send him a text. Let him know you're thinking of him. Be playful, or naughty. Either way, it's a win-win.
3. Watch your wedding video or look through your wedding photos.
Remember how happy and in love you were that day. Relive it.
4. Make a play list of songs that are special to you or that put you in the mood for romance.
Start with your first dance song from your wedding.
5. Hold hands.
Sometimes, the demands of our day leave us feeling like there is no time to breathe. Find time for you. Go for a walk. Eat well. Spend time with friends. Love yourself and you can love others.
7. Take the opportunity to cuddle up whenever possible.
Again, physical contact is important. How can you feel connected to someone you don't physically touch? Spoon. Join at the feet. Hold hands. Cuddle into his nook.
8. Disconnected dinner date
Dinner time is cherished time at our house. It's a time for reconnection after our day apart. Have dinner together. No phones. No tv. Just conversation and reconnection.
9. Plan a date night.
Not sure where to start? Start here.
10. It's the thoughts that count.
Think of him with love and gratitude. Send him loving energy. Pray for him...for you...for your marriage in whatever shape your prayer takes.
With half of all marriages ending in divorce, there has to be something missing. Every day will not have rainbows and unicorns, but when both parties are committed, those days oozing love will outnumber any days without.
How do you keep the spark aflame in your marriage?