It can be easy to greet your spouse with exhaustion due to a long day at work, or from being with the kids all day. Try your best to put the day behind you and greet your spouse with a warm smile. I understand that there will be days where greeting your spouse in this way will be harder than other days, but try your best to make this a daily practice.
No matter the day, mood, or time, kissing your spouse when you first see them and when they leave is important.
Moods, tempers, and stressful moments can create a fight. Fighting happens, but be quick to forgive your spouse, especially if they were in the wrong because this shows them grace and hopefully will help them to forgive you when you are wrong.
Thinking before you speak will help to avoid a lot of silly arguments that come from saying something you don’t mean, or perhaps came out the wrong way.
This can be anything from taking out the trash to buying flowers. Unexpected acts of kindness help build your marriage and draw you closer to one another.
Constantly build your spouse up by praising them! Thank them for their work inside and outside of the home. From the small meaningless chores to the bigger tasks, encouraging them helps to build up their confidence and self-esteem.
This one doesn’t need as much explaining. Non-sexual physical contact helps to build the intimacy throughout the day.
In the rush of day-to-day life, kissing on the cheek or not at all can become the standard. Make the effort to kiss your spouse on the lips throughout the day.
This is my favorite. I would tell you what ours is, but that defeats the purpose of this point 😉
Have FUN with one another! Adulthood (and parenthood for some) is too stressful not to have fun with your spouse. Make up a silly game, dance in the rain, laugh, and just enjoy each other!
I hope these 10 little things help you and make a difference in your marriage!
Enjoyed this post? Check out Date Night Tips for Parents! for more!