Are you in a good place with your partner to the point where it almost feels, well...boring? Or maybe you feel like you and your spouse are in a rut, or perhaps you want to spice things up. Either way, these feelings might be your signal that it’s time to take your relationship to the next level. Marriages take a lot of hard work, and there are no real secrets to the keys to a happy marriage. Deepening your relationship with your spouse takes commitment, effort, and time.
Ready to take your marriage to the next level? Here are 3 easy-to-remember do’s and don’ts that’ll help you nurture and grow a successful marriage.
1. Practice more gratitude.
Do: Say “thank you” for the big things and the little things, too. If your husband always makes you coffee in the morning just the way you like it, or maybe you love it when your wife goes the extra mile to compliment you after a fresh haircut, whatever it is, don’t forget to tell and show them you appreciate them.
Proverbs 25:11 summarizes it nicely, A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Don’t: Take your husband or wife for granted. When you’ve been together for a while, it’s easy to get into a routine and forget to be appreciative of the things your spouse has always done for you. Remember the awesome person you decided to marry and remind them why you love them daily.
2. Explore new things together.
Do: Incorporate more play into your marriage. When you’ve been in a long relationship, and the honeymoon stage has fizzled out, you can rely on doing new activities or trying novelty things with your partner to keep the spark alive. Doing exciting things together for the first time will help you feel more connected to one another.