Invest in Your Marriage in 2014: 10 Ideas to Start the Year Right


 
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Make 2014 Your Best Year of Marriage Yet: 10 Ideas to Start the Year Right

Ladies, it has never been more obvious to me than right now how much we must work to protect our marriages.

The secular world in which we live along with the enemy wants nothing more than to see your marriage fail.

Don’t believe me? Look around you. I’m sure you can think of more than one couple who was affected by divorce, separation, infidelity, or pornography addiction in 2013. The threats are there every day and we must be diligent in working together to preserve our marriages.

It’s not just the obvious threats that we must be aware of either. Busyness, greed, and selfishness are also responsible for attacking our marriages.

So, I challenge you to invest in your marriage this year.  Let this be the year that you fall even more in love with your husband.

Here are 10 ideas to get 2014 off to a right start:

  1. Make date nights a priority! Can’t afford a night out? That’s okay, check out these 10 stay-at-home date night ideas!
  2. Set aside alone time with your spouse each day. Sleeping doesn’t count. This needs to be quality time. Even 15 minutes of one on one time is better than none.
  3. Communication is key. Vow to really listen to your spouse this year. Be quick to listen and slow to speak.
  4. Have at least one LOOOONNNGGG kiss each day. Remember those kisses from when you were first married? Remember the passion? Bring it back!
  5. Pray for your spouse throughout the day.
  6. Start planning and saving now for a weekend away! You will be amazed at how much this will help your marriage.
  7. Pray with your spouse. The power of a praying couple is a huge force in keeping the enemy away from your family.
  8. Be silly together. Laughter truly is the best medicine!
  9. Read some of these great marriage books: Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas, Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Life and Friendship Together by Mark Driscoll, The Love DareBeyond Ordinary: When a Good Marriage Isn’t Good Enough, Devotions for a Sacred Marriage: A Year of Weekly Devotions for Couples
  10. Make time for intimacy. Sex is a gift from God given to a married couple. Don’t deprive your marriage of this very necessary {and fun} aspect.

And lastly, I encourage you to schedule a date night SOON {either at home or a night out} to be alone with your spouse and talk about the upcoming year. Plan together, dream big dreams together, discuss your goals, encourage each other and most of all take the time to focus solely on your relationship. This will set the tone for the year. You deserve some alone time with your husband. Your kids deserve parents who have been revived by a quality night alone. Your husband deserves your undivided attention. Make it happen, Moms!

Make 2014  your BEST year of marriage yet!


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  1. Great advice! My husband and I have decided to make dating a priority this year.

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