““God created marriage. No government subcommittee envisioned it. No social organization developed it. Marriage was conceived and born in the mind of God.” ~ Max Lucado
Relationships are never easy. It is normal to hit some bumps in the road or to even have long stretches where you and your husband have a hard time connecting. Couples who are blessed enough to seem to get along more often than not, have probably discovered a little secret early on in their marriage. That secret is to show love and affection in little ways often- not always in big ways when things seem to be going badly or when an apology is in order!
Imagine stopping on the way home from work and picking the favorite snack or drink for your spouse. He may have had a difficult day on the job, the boss is trying his patience or you both simply seem to have lost your intimacy lately. If you were to walk in the door with a delicious snack or refreshing drink you took the time to select just for him on the way home; you will have broken the surrounding atmosphere with love and consideration. You both have the opportunity to start fresh with that one, small yet powerful gesture.
If your husband is going out of town for commitments or work, find a sun catcher, charm or porcelain figure in the shape of a star or a shooting star. Wrap the trinket in a small gift box and fold a note on top of it that says, “Wish you were here” and place it in his travel bag or even in a briefcase. When he finds it and knows that you are missing him and thought enough to share that sentiment, it will stir emotions that may not have been awakened in some time.
Remember the small things you used to do when you first got together that would make your heart flutter and put a twinkle in your eye? Do them again! When you go shopping, for a walk or you’re just sitting together watching TV, hold hands, link arms or put your arm around him. Softly whisper “Hey” into his or her ear and gaze lovingly into each other’s eyes. If he wants to know what you are doing, simply say that you are amazed at how much you love him.
These simple, small acts can really go far when it comes to sparking a little romance in your marriage. They can break the monotony of a relationship or help your husband to feel appreciated and loved. You can expect to feel the same in return!
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