Use these 7 tips to recharge your marriage and give your husband the best Valentine’s Day EVER!
Marriage Tip #1 Stop testing your husband’s love by how well he reads your mind
Many a Valentine’s Day and billions of other potential wonderful days have been ruined by the misery of a woman in love with expectations of romance. Don’t be that woman! Cheri Gregory tells you how to banish the disappointment and gives you tips to recharge your marriage on the ToLoveHonorAndVacuum Blog.
Marriage Tip #2 Start keeping score
That’s not a typo. START keeping score. Tally up all your spouse does for you- the little things and the big things that he does everyday. Put your focus on how much your spouse is giving and not how little you are getting and you just may feel compelled to return the favor. Shaunti Feldhahn lays this all out in her new book The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages. It’s on my must-read list this year. Read more about keeping score HERE
Marriage Tip #3 Pray for him like crazy
Nothing can help your marriage quite like praying for your man. I’m not talking about listing your grievances about his shortcomings before God. I mean using scripture to pray for the most important parts of his life – like his job, his role as a husband and a father and even his temptations.
Not sure where to begin? A great place to get help with this is Stormie Omartian’s book The Power of a Praying Wife. This book is so much more than a one-time read. I have used it countless times to pray meaningful, scriptural prayers for my husband. Check out the book HERE
Marriage Tip #4 Put Christ at the center of your marriage
Do this one well and everything else will fall into place. Put God on the back burner and you risk being part of the growing divorce statistic. Unresolved anger, disrespect and poor communication can all slowly erode away the foundation of even the best marriages. Need some practical advice for a Christ centered marriage? I’ve got just the thing for you – Our very own series of free videos and follow up posts, Marriage on THE Rock.
Marriage Tip #5 Bathe him with your trust, respect and adoration
To trust, respect and adore your man is to satisfy his secret desire to be your hero. These are especially essential when times are hard. You can greatly enhance the mood of your home and your relationship with some regular praise towards your husband. Read more about what your man really wants from you with Quatro Mama’s marriage tips – What Your Husband Really Wants This Valentine’s Day.
Marriage Tip #6 Keep him on his toes with surprises
When was the last time you planned something that was all about him? His favorite food, his favorite place, his favorite people (hopefully you made that list!) – all to delight him and let him know he’s important to you. The Happy Wives Club has a great list of 20 fun ways to surprise your husband. See them all HERE.
Marriage Tip #7 Don’t give bad gifts
If ties, cheesy cards and heart shaped keychains say “I don’t know anything about what you want” then pine tar soap, beard books and electronically conductive paint pens say “You are my favorite man on the planet!” Spice up your gift giving girl! The Unveiled Wife has a fantastic list of 29 unique ideas. Surely you can find one that fits your man. See the list HERE.
Question Time: Which of these marriage tips did you find the most useful?
Can’t wait to hear from you!
Going to go make some plans for my sweet husband right now!