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Whoa—you won’t believe the sheer number of ideas in this resource! SO MANY great ways to EASILY show your husband or wife how much your love them! Every married person needs to read this… great jumpstart for any marriage!

130 Creative Ways to Say I Love You to Your Spouse

We all know how important it is to tell our spouses that we love them.

And while the words “I love you” are great, sometimes they just don’t feel like enough!

Here’s a fun list of 130 everyday ways that we can say “I love you” to our spouses and let them really know that we care!

Whoa—you won’t believe the sheer number of ideas in this resource! SO MANY great ways to EASILY show your husband or wife how much your love them! Every married person needs to read this… great jumpstart for any marriage!

How to use this list:

–Choose 30 things from the list and do 1 thing everyday for the next 30 days

–Give this list as a gift to a newly married couple

–Use 3 or 4 of these ideas as a fun Valentine’s Day surprise

–Print out the list (get a printable download HERE and cut each idea into a strip of paper. Pull out one a week and plan to make it happen.

Or just print the list here and plan to do a few of these from time to time!

These little things can make such a big difference in your marriage (they do in mine)!

You’re going to love these 130 ways–yes, 130 ways!!–that you can tell your spouse “I love you.”

Click “next”  to read the list of 130 ideas!

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How do we deal with those ongoing marriage issues that are so frustrating? You're tired of having the same

Real Help for Ongoing Marriage Issues (That Drive You Crazy)

You know “those” marriage conversations, right? The ones you have over and over again about ongoing marriage issues?

Recently, our marriage went through an intense season where there were several of those “big talks.”

I was tired of the long conversations with my husband that seemed to go nowhere. And I’m pretty sure my husband was tired of having them with me.

I would share my thoughts. And, he, being the ultra nice guy that he is, would listen, nod in agreement, and agree to work on being different in this area.

I believe that he was sincere in this. But a few weeks later, it would be evident that, no, things hadn’t changed.

All my emotions would come flooding back. And so, we’d be right back to the same conversation.

AGGHHH!!!!

How do we deal with those ongoing marriage issues that are so frustrating? You're tired of having the same "talk" over and over with your spouse, and you want change. Here's 5 powerful ways to handle those ongoing marriage issues that seem to never change. Every wife needs to read this!

I’m sure your marriage has its own version of these type of ongoing frustrations.

You are desperate for change, and despite your pleading and your nagging… the issues remain.

How can we handle the incredibly intense feelings of anger, disappointment, and frustration we feel?

And what if things never change? Can we still have a thriving marriage?

Ladies, we’ve GOT to be real with each other about how to deal with this. That’s why I’m sharing my testimony here.

But I want to give you a warning: I hope you’ve got your steel-toed boots on. 

Because what I share may step on your toes a little. You might not like what I have to say.

(Click next to read it for yourself.)

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This one intentional habit has kept our marriage thriving even in the busiest seasons. It's a simple change that will bring the closeness--and real, heartfelt connection--that you're craving from your spouse. If you're married, don't miss this!

The 15 Minute Habit That Will Change Your Marriage

Connection–real, heartfelt connection–is what most of us crave in marriage.

And yet, the everyday hustle of family life can easily squeeze out that much-needed connection time.

How are we supposed to maintain a strong marriage when our days are overloaded with well-intended activities?

I’m convinced it doesn’t take a lot. In fact, I know that one intentional habit has kept our marriage thriving even in the busiest seasons.

This one intentional habit has kept our marriage thriving even in the busiest seasons. It's a simple change that will bring the closeness--and real, heartfelt connection--that you're craving from your spouse. If you're married, don't miss this!

It’s not much. Just 15 minutes, once a day.

But it has made a world of difference. (I know this to be true because our relationship seems “off-kilter” somehow when we let this habit slide.)

Here’s a glimpse into this incredibly simple (but powerful!) habit, and ideas on how you can easily add this habit into your marriage.

(P.S. It’s one of five intentional habits to build your marriage. This is an amazing list of 5 simple habits that can change your marriage, step by step! You can download the whole list for free here.)

 

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Ready to hear about our 15 minute habit that continually revitalizes our marriage (and can do the same for yours?)

Click “next” and I’ll tell you all about it!

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Why don't we have more sex? We have a thousand excuses. How do we get past the excuses and have the more intimate relationship we're really craving with our spouse? And how can having more sex make all the difference in our marriage?

Why Christian Marriages Need More Sex Than Ever

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We all know that marriage—especially Christian marriage—is under attack.

And while there are complicated reasons why husbands and wives don’t get along (or may even divorce), many, many times our marriages suffer simply because we stop intentionally investing in them.

And often the first “investment” to go? We stop having sex.

Or maybe we are still having sex occasionally (of course every marriage is different), but here’s the real issue:

We are no longer making love to our spouses.

And friends, this is why our marriages (and thus, the foundation of our families) is slowly eroding.

Why don't we have more sex? We have a thousand excuses. How do we get past the excuses and have the more intimate relationship we're really craving with our spouse? And how can having more sex make all the difference in our marriage?

Wives, we have a thousand good excuses for why we’re not having sex (or if we are, why we’re not making love):

  • My husband and I are so busy!
  • He has a hectic travel schedule.
  • We are just too tired after a long day.
  • We’re bored with each other.
  • We just don’t “feel like it.”

But here’s the thing (and I’m not going to sugarcoat this):

We have to find a way to overcome these trials for this season in our marriage, whether it’s easy or not. 

We have to place “making love” at the top of the priority list–before kids, before work, before everything.

Why the emphasis on sex and making love? And what’s the difference between the two?

And what can we do today to start making love and investing in our marriages more? (This free resource can help… but more on that in a minute).

That’s what I want to talk about today–not as a marriage expert, but as a Christian wife, mom and woman who has seen so many friends lose their marriages, and who herself has seen her own marriage erode when she’s ignored the critical element of making love to her husband.

Make no mistake–what we talk about in this post may save your marriage, or that of someone you know.

Yes, what I’m about to say is THAT important. (Click next to read more!)

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Are you waiting for your husband to give you that one thing that you're sure will fill your soul in the ways you so desperately need? I completely understand. I found myself in this place recently, and I want to share my story about what I'm learning. I want to share with you, friend, how waiting for the miracle often brings the miracle we’re so earnestly seeking. Read this inspiring story!

When You’re Waiting for the Miracle in Your Marriage

Are you waiting for a miracle in your marriage to occur?

Are you waiting for your husband to give you that one thing that you’re sure will fill your soul in the ways you so desperately need? 

I completely understand. I found myself in this place recently, and I want to share my story about what I’m learning.

I want to share with you, friend, how waiting for the miracle often brings the miracle we’re so earnestly seeking.

Are you waiting for your husband to give you that one thing that you're sure will fill your soul in the ways you so desperately need? I completely understand. I found myself in this place recently, and I want to share my story about what I'm learning. I want to share with you, friend, how waiting for the miracle often brings the miracle we’re so earnestly seeking. Read this inspiring story!

My husband and I have a good marriage. We’ve never had big problems and we rarely argue.

But that doesn’t mean that things are perfect and that I don’t long for more sometimes.

Specifically speaking, my husband’s quiet nature has been a huge hurdle for me to overcome.

And from time to time, this really bothers me. That’s where I was a few months ago:

I knew that I wanted to get over this hurdle and take my marriage from “good” to “great”… but how?

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Do you want to have better sex, or do you have questions on how to grow in intimacy with your spouse?Sure! We all do from time to time! That's totally normal. But where do we go to find real answers? Especially answers that aren't raunchy or immoral? Go to this post to discover healthy answers about sex for Christian marriages. Everything from sexual techniques to growing in emotional intimacy—it’s all here! You’ll want to come back here again and again as an awesome resource!

65+ Incredible Resources for Better Sex in Christian Marriage

 

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Do you want to have better sex, or do you have questions on how to grow in intimacy with your spouse?

Sure! We all do from time to time! That’s totally normal. 

Since sex is one of the top five issues that couples argue about, it makes sense that we all occasionally need some advice in this areaeverything from sexual technique to ways to grow in intimacy overall (so that our sex life improves).

But where do we go to find real answers? Especially answers that aren’t raunchy or immoral?

Most of us aren’t comfortable talking with family members about this. And we can’t really bring it up with our friends while we’re on a playdate at the park: “So, Jenny, my husband and I were wondering if you and Steve…” (UH, no!!).

We need a central place where we can go to (discreetly!) discover healthy answers about sex.

And that, my friends, is why I wrote this post.

Do you want to have better sex, or do you have questions on how to grow in intimacy with your spouse?Sure! We all do from time to time! That's totally normal. But where do we go to find real answers? Especially answers that aren't raunchy or immoral? Go to this post to discover healthy answers about sex for Christian marriages. Everything from sexual techniques to growing in emotional intimacy—it’s all here! You’ll want to come back here again and again as an awesome resource!

I’ve gathered 63 incredible resources that can answer those questions about sex and intimacy for Christian couples. 

These are everything from great books to products (nothing raunchy, I promise!) to helpful Your Vibrant Family blog posts and marriage videos.

Some of them are about specifically about sexual technique or physical intimacy; while others are less direct and offer practical ideas and solutions for improving intimacy in marriage (which often starts outside the bedroom and by working on key relationship issues).

There are also resources on flirting and keeping love fun; and those that address what to do if pornography or erotica enters your marriage.

They’re grouped together by topic (there are 10 topics total) so that you can find the answers you need fast. You can click on each link to go to that section.

#1 How to Improve Your Spiritual Connection (The Secret to the Best Sex!)

#2 How to Improve Emotional Intimacy and Connection

#3 How to Turn Up the Heat (Outside the Bedroom)

#4 How to Plan Great Escapes Together (aka Date Nights, Weekends Away)

#5 How to Keep Marriage Fun and Flirty

#6 Practical Help for When Porn or Erotica Is In Your Marriage

#7 How to Make Physical Touch Part of Everyday Life

#8 Healthy Christian Resources on Sexual Technique

#9 How Often Should You Have Sex? (How to Find What Works for Your Marriage)

#10 Why Long Married Couples Have the Best Sex of All

Ready? I can’t wait to show your these great resources to improve YOUR sex life–today!

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In a few weeks, my husband and I will have been happily married for fifteen years. Which has got me thinking--What is the secret behind a lifelong successful marriage? Not that we have a perfect marriage or have it all figured out, but after fifteen years, I've been asking myself,

The Secret of a Successful Lifelong Marriage

In a few weeks, my husband and I will have been happily married for fifteen years.

Which has got me thinking–What is the secret behind a lifelong successful marriage?

Not that we have a perfect marriage or have it all figured out, but after fifteen years, I’ve been asking myself, “Why do we have a good marriage?” What’s been working? And what can we change to make it even better?

I think it all boils down to two words.

In a few weeks, my husband and I will have been happily married for fifteen years. Which has got me thinking--What is the secret behind a lifelong successful marriage? Not that we have a perfect marriage or have it all figured out, but after fifteen years, I've been asking myself, "Why do we have a good marriage?" What's been working? And what can we change to make it even better? I think it all boils down to two words. Read this... would you agree?

Successful Marriages Understand What True Love Is (and Isn’t)

As a young wife, I definitely fell into the trap of wanting to change my husband. I didn’t like how he acted sometimes, and I thought it was my job to help him see that and change it.

Yeah, that didn’t go over so well.

And then–because I was such a wise wife–I also thought he needed to grow spiritually, so I was sure to remind him (frequently) of the ways he “should” be serving and leading our family.

While both of those things were noble pursuits (and perhaps even my way of “loving” him), I discovered this:

Our marriage got a lot better when I started to understand what true love is.

You know, true love. Not the made-up, distorted, fantasy love that the media promises; but instead the giving, breaking, putting-you-first kind of love.

The kind of love that isn’t just about chocolate heart candies and a bouquet of flowers once a year for Valentine’s Day.

It’s the kind of love that melts hearts, and sustains lifelong marriages through beautiful, everyday sacrifice.

True Love in Action? A Great New Book Shows Us How

True love is a dance that begins the moment we first meet our spouse. The “music” behind the “dance” changes through the dating, engaged and married years. And yet, so many of the “dance steps” really stay the same, don’t they?

Crazy-Little-Thing-Called-Marriage-book--WEBThere’s a new book called Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage: 12 Secrets for a Lifelong Romance by Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley that describes this beautiful dance. The book shares how when couples can understand–and live out–the true meaning of love with each other, successful, lifelong happy marriages are built.

While the book outlines twelve “romance secrets,” each of them are rooted in the same concept: true love. The successful marriage tips mentioned are based on consistent love in action (not love as an emotional high).

I really like that these twelve marriage secrets are based on God-given needs that we all have, and how we can use the true meaning of love to turn around the everyday problems of marriage.

Although author Dr. Greg Smalley is the main voice throughout the Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage book, (which is published by Tyndale and Focus on the Family), there are several call-outs throughout the chapters called “Erin’s Perspective” which adds his wife Erin’s voice to the conversation (which is so helpful).

This awesome book also has great inspirational quotes inserted throughout the chapters. Plus, you can download a free book discussion guide, free marriage assessment and free date night ideas at CrazyLittleThingCalledMarriage.com. Love this!

I’d highly recommend that you check out Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage! Buy it here on Amazon.

What Everyday True Love Looks Like In My Marriage

I think the Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage authors would agree that each day we’re all given the ability to live out the meaning of true love simply through our everyday marital choices.

And then when we’re able to practice these choices regularly, these become powerful habits that can radically reshape a marriage and regularly win the heart of our spouse.

True love simply says, “What do you need, and how can I help right now in this situation?”

It doesn’t have to be groundbreaking. When I’m serving up the plates at dinner, God told me a long time ago to always give my husband the best looking plate, whether that was the one with the most, or the one that just looked best.

God also told me that the best way to support my work-from-home husband was to check on him in his office from time to time to make sure he has breakfast, fresh coffee, etc.

Here’s one that’s happening today: As I type this, I’m suffering through a head cold, and my amazing husband volunteered to take our kids to their big event today 45 minutes away and to pick them up.

He also offered to stop by the store while he was out (we are in desperate need of food basics today and I just can barely get off the couch).

That, my friends, is true love. It’s how my dear husband is loving me today (and growing our marriage).

And in my opinion, these are the type of everyday loving actions that build lifelong successful marriages.

Allowing True Love to Build Your Lifelong Successful Marriage

The most beautiful thing about true love? We don’t have to wait for the other person to do it. We can begin bringing true love into our marriages right now, today.

We can make tiny choices right now that move us toward habits and actions that transform our marriage.

True love consists of actions that make our spouse feel more loved (instead of choosing to make ourselves feel more loved).

Try it today and watch your marriage change!

FTC Disclosure: I was compensated by Tyndale House Publishers for my time in writing this piece. However, all opinions stated here are 100 percent mine, and I was not required to post a positive review of the Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage book. 

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16 Fun & Easy Ways to Flirt with Your Husband Today

Flirting--which is just really a way to keep your marriage fun--is so much more than just an invite to romance. I believe flirting with your husband is the best way to keep friendship and fun the focus of your marriage! Check out these 16 fun and easy tips (plus lots of great resources and ideas) on how to flirt with your husband today!

How Couples Massage Can Build Your Marriage

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This post is linked up at Grace and Truth.

Your Turn

How have you seen in the past how your spouse’s actions of true love reshaped your view of your marriage?

Would you agree that a true, biblical definition of love is the secret to a successful, lifelong marriage?

What tiny ways will you choose to focus on showing true love to your spouse today?

 

Emotional affairs don’t happen overnight but result from several seemingly insignificant everyday decisions (and the belief in many subtle lies). Ladies, you don’t want to fall into this trap! As someone who had an emotional infidelity, I want to share the warning signs of an emotional affair and share with you the lies that I (and many others) believe that lead to an emotional affair. I want to break the silence around these issues and discuss practical ways to counteract these mistruths. Most of all, I want you to know that you are not alone in these feelings and that there is help!

5 Warning Signs of an Emotional Affair

Emotional affairs don’t happen overnight but result from several seemingly insignificant everyday decisions (and the belief in many subtle lies).

Ladies, you don’t want to fall into this trap!

As someone who had an emotional infidelity, I want to share the warning signs of an emotional affair and share with you the lies that I (and many others) believe that lead to an emotional affair.

I want to break the silence around these issues and discuss practical ways to counteract these mistruths.

Most of all, I want you to know that you are not alone in these feelings and that there is help!

Emotional affairs don’t happen overnight but result from several seemingly insignificant everyday decisions (and the belief in many subtle lies). Ladies, you don’t want to fall into this trap! As someone who had an emotional infidelity, I want to share the warning signs of an emotional affair and share with you the lies that I (and many others) believe that lead to an emotional affair. I want to break the silence around these issues and discuss practical ways to counteract these mistruths. Most of all, I want you to know that you are not alone in these feelings and that there is help!

This post is Part 2 of a series on marital affairs. Don’t miss the first post in this series, “How I Almost Had An Affair.” 

Emotional Infidelity Signs: Do You Believe The Lies?

Each of these is a tiny-yet-dangerous seed that can bloom into a toxic plant that can destroy a marriage. It’s so easy—and very common!—for us to believe these lies and to fall into these unhealthy patterns!

In fact, daily habits in marriage can really add up! I want to share a FREE printable to help you start 5 easy habits that can protect your marriage!

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Let’s look at each of these 5 emotional affair warning signs.

Is your marriage at risk? 

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Having an affair: we hope it never happens to our marriage. We pray that we and our spouse would never face the temptation of infidelity. And yet, adultery can happen in the best of marriages (even Christian marriages) if we’re not careful. I’m sharing my story here because I want you to know that these lustful temptations are real (yes, even for women) and I want to share with you the warning signs so that you can make wise choices to protect your marriage from adultery.

How I Almost Had An Affair

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This guest post is from Rachel Swenson of RefineandRestore.com.

Yes, you read that title right: “I almost had an affair.”

It was something I never thought would happen to me. And looking back, it’s difficult for me to talk about.

But I’m here sharing with you about this because I want you to know that it can happen to ANYONE.

Adultery can happen in the best of marriages (even Christian marriages) if we’re not careful.

Adultery: it’s that one big thing that can completely upend a marriage. We hope it never happens to us. We pray that we and our spouse would never face the temptation of infidelity. And yet, it can happen to the best of marriages (even Christian marriages) if we’re not careful. Adultery can blindside us, and if we’re not aware of the warning signs (which aren’t always obvious), the temptation to have an affair can easily devastate entire families. I’m sharing my story here because I want you to know that these lustful temptations are real (yes, even for women) and I want to share with you the warning signs so that you can make wise choices to protect your marriage from adultery.

Adultery is a slippery slope that too many couples have fallen down… and it can happen ONE TINY CHOICE at a time. 

It doesn’t even have to be about sex. In fact, for women, it’s usually not.

It’s about needing emotional connection.

It’s about getting that “thing” that you are lacking in your marriage relationship.

And it’s about believing that someone else has to meet these needs because your spouse no longer can’t.

It’s a scary and very real place, and I want to share my real and raw story here. 

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Flirting--which is just really a way to keep your marriage fun--is so much more than just an invite to romance. I believe flirting with your husband is the best way to keep friendship and fun the focus of your marriage! Check out these 16 fun and easy tips (plus lots of great resources and ideas) on how to flirt with your husband today!

18 Fun & Easy Ways to Flirt with Your Husband Today

Once we’re married, flirting suddenly becomes second to keeping up with the chaos of family life.

And if we are encouraged to flirt with our spouse, it’s always as a prequel to sex.

But flirting–which is just really a way to keep your marriage fun–is so much more than just an invite to romance.

I believe flirting with your husband is the best way to keep friendship and fun the focus of your marriage! 

Check out these 18 fun and easy tips (plus lots of great resources and ideas) on how to flirt with your husband today!

You’ll love these 18 fun and EASY ways to bring the fun and flirting back to your marriage! SO MANY great resources and ideas here!

Flirting: It’s About More Than Sex

flirting with your husbandThere are plenty of ideas out there (like here and here) on how to flirt with your husband for a better sex life. 31 Days to Great Sex is also a good resource.

I’m all for having good sex. But honestly, flirting–like marriage–can be about so much more than just physical intimacy.

Flirting is about knowing what makes your spouse smile. What makes their day. What would be a help to them.

Discover that and you’ll feed the fire of sexual intimacy as an awesome extra!

 

What Does Flirting With Your Spouse Look Like?

We often think that flirting with a spouse has to mean bringing flowers, sending love notes and sexy lingerie. Sure those things are nice, but that doesn’t have to be all that flirting is. And flirtinflirt with your husbandg doesn’t have to be anything huge!

Here’s the real question:

What makes your husband feel loved? What are his love languages? What does he love about you?

And, alternatively, share with him what makes you feel loved!

Discover those things about each other, and find little ways to turn these into flirting moments!

I promise that it can be an easy and fun habit to work into your everyday relationship.

What If My Spouse Never Flirts With Me?

I totally hear you. We are busy, stressed people and marriage isn’t always about one big flirt-fest. My spouse also travels a bit, so flirting in person isn’t always a possibility.

You just do your part. Don’t worry about if he isn’t reciprocating right away, or if it isn’t equal. It may even be a sacrifice at first. That’s fine.

Just do one thing today. And then tomorrow, do another. If it’s difficult, ask God to renew your hearts and to rediscover this way to regularly show love. It’s an important way to strengthen your relationship!

18 Easy Ways to Flirt With Your Spouse Today

Every couple has different ways to flirt and show love to each other, but here are some of the ways my husband and I flirt.

1) Just-Between-You Jokes. You know the ones. When one of you says that phrase from that movie, it makes you laugh and giggle (and no one else knows why)!

2) A Smile. My hubby has this little grin. And when he shows me that authentic smile from across the room, my heart melts!

3) Special Outfit. I know there are certain outfits that he likes that I wear. And sometimes I “encourage” him to wear a certain shirt (because he looks really cute in it). It’s fun to wear something that you know your husband thinks you look great in it.

4) Do Chores for Each Other. No, really! When I was growing up, my mom had a refrigerator magnet that said, “I love a man with dishpan hands.” I never fully understood that until I had a sink of dirty dishes facing me every day! If my husband cleans up the kitchen unexpectedly, I am one happy wife.

5) Cologne. I really, really like it when my husband wears a certain cologne. I always joke with him, “You smell too good to leave this house.” Speaking of that…

6) Enjoy being sexual together. What is the best frequency for you as a couple? It’s not about comparing ourselves to other couples. Married sex is also not about lust, but about connection. It’s so easy to let making love slide as a priority, but my husband and I have found that regular times of making love bring much needed closeness and keep the spark alive between us.

P.S. Can I suggest these posts as places to get more perspective on the very sensitive (but so important) topic of married sex?

7) Write “Just Because” Texts. A “just thinking of you” text in the middle of the day is always awesome. Or even little things like letting the other one know you’re praying for them can go a long way.

8) Love notes. Love these little notes! Or even a post-it note works! Sometimes I put a quick love note in my husband’s suitcase if he’s traveling, or I put them on his desk in our home office. This post has lots of fun spins on the love note idea!

9) Spontaneous Physical Affection. Sometimes I stop to give my husband a hug while I’m making dinner. Or I’ll go into his office and give him a quick hug and kiss. Not anything that will lead to something huge, but just ways to keep the fire going.

10) Laugh! You’ve got to admit it–life is just darn funny sometimes. It seems like there’s always something extra crazy to laugh about going on at our house. We also have a handful of movies we watch from time to time that crack us up and keep us laughing.

11) Regular Chat Times. My love languages are quality time and words of affirmation. So flirting to me often equals 15 minutes alone with my spouse to talk about the day. And speaking of chatting…

12) Read the Bible Together. Each week, we try to spend several times together discussing God’s word and praying over our family. I shared about that here (and how to make couples devotions a regular habit–one without guilt!).

13) Holding hands.  We try to do this while watching a movie, walking into church, going on a hike, etc. With four kids around us, it’s not easy, but when we remember to do it, it’s a wonderful way to flirt. Here’s more resources on how to be more physically affectionate with your spouse.

14) Sit close to each other. We heard at a marriage conference once that our brains are affected on a chemical level when we simply holds hands with our spouse or somehow let our bodies touch. That’s amazing to me!

15) Massage. Sure, there can be dedicated times of couples massage (here are some great tips!) but everyday things like rubbing his neck while he’s driving are simple and easy ways to flirt with my husband!

16) Talk about it! Share ideas! Tell each other what you like!

17) Keep your relationship light and your friendship strong (check out this list of conversation starters for everyday marriage issues).

18) Regularly enjoy date nights and other fun times alone (here’s how we make it happen… even as busy parents of four kids!).

 

You’ll also love these 130 Ways to Say I Love You to Your Spouse!

Whoa—you won’t believe the sheer number of ideas in this resource! SO MANY great ways to EASILY show your husband or wife how much your love them! Every married person needs to read this… great jumpstart for any marriage!

Awesome Books to Build Your Marriage

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You know date nights can really strengthen your marriage. But how in the world do you make them happen? Discover the 6 most common reasons why couples don’t plan more date nights, and learn 26 amazingly creative ways to solve them! This post will give you the tools and ideas you need to REALISTICALLY add date nights as a regular part of your marriage! If you’ve been stumped about how to make date nights really happen, you’ve GOT to read this post!

 

Yes, Busy Couples CAN Have Time for Bible Study (Our 7 Tips)

You want to read the Bible with your spouse. But life is so darn busy! How in the world can it happen? These 7 tips (and 10 amazing devotional resources!) will make all the difference. Couples devotions aren't just for married couples without kids!

 

The Surprising Secret to Better Sex for Christians

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You’ll love these 18 fun and EASY ways to bring the fun and flirting back to your marriage! SO MANY great resources and ideas here!