8 Things That Great Marriages Always Do
Do you want your marriage to be the best it can possibly be?
We know you do! And, that takes intentionality and effort. If you are wanting to improve your marriage, take a look at these 8 things that people who have great marriages do.
#1 Spend Uninterrupted Time Together
One of the top things that is always part of a thriving marriage is having consistent time that is protected for just the two of you. Date nights, weekend getaways, or even just evening walks down the block together are such an important part of pouring into your relationship. The challenge is that for many married couples, there are SO many things that fight for your attention and make this a real hurdle to overcome. But, if your marriage is going to grow, and your relationship is going to thrive, you need protected, prioritized, uninterrupted time to be alone together. So, put away the phone for a few hours, find a babysitter for the night (or the weekend!), and invest intentionally into your relationship together!
#2. Intentional Planning Time
There isn't a "magic bullet" to having a great marriage. But, if there was one, this is probably as close as it gets! Think back to when you were dating your spouse. What did you spend your free time doing? If you are like most people, you spent a lot of time thinking about being with the person you loved. You probably made special plans that you could do together and wrote notes that you'd surprise them with. In short, you had alone time to think about how to do things that would be meaningful to the person you loved. Once you get married and you are together most of the time, you'll naturally find yourself having less of this kind of planning time. Instead of planning a surprise date night that you know they'll love, you might just be together and default to a conversation like this: "What do you want to do tonight...I don't know, what do you want to do?" So, here is the solution. Set aside 1 hour a week for "Marriage Planning Time"...go to a coffee shop or somewhere you can think alone. Then, let your creative juices flow. Just spending a small amount of time a week, thinking about specific ways you can bless your spouse, care for them, surprise them, romance them, and just show them you are intentionally investing in your marriage WILL MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE!!!
AND, don't just read this information...
make a plan to put it into practice.
8 Things That Great Marriages Always Do - Part 2