Keeping Marriage Strong

What keeps your marriage strong?

Date Night!!!

This may sound silly but you have to be relentless about it to make it happen sometimes because sometimes life gets tough and life gets busy.  You can’t afford to let your marriage sit on the back burner.  We do game nights with friends and date nights pretty religiously. It is has kept us strong and our relationship developing through the years. We’ve been married almost 13 years so I have at least a tinsy bit of experience.

It doesn’t have to cost money. Sometimes the very best and memorable dates didn’t cost a thing. Like this fun evening we had last Friday, a Murder Mystery Night complete with costumes, music, and a fun Murder Game- Deception in Hong Kong.

If it is expensive to get babysitters, do trades with friends or invite friends over to your house so your kids can be sleeping in their beds. Honestly paying a babysitter is so worth it to get out of the house! Just do it. 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Keeping Marriage Strong

  1. Carol Barratt

    Thank you for sharing this about keeping your marriage strong. It is important and marriage takes consistent effort to keep adding to your relationship. Mark and I have been married now almost 31 years now. One of our favorite things we like to do is have a prince and princess day once a month!

    Each of us pick our own day to be the prince or princess.
    The rules are:
    You can only say positive things about the other spouse and what they’re doing.

    When asked to do something instead of grumbling you do it…and say yes, my princess or prince.

    It’s amazing how learning to be positive and helpful makes the you want to be more loving and giving back.
    It is a good habit to get into …
    not saying NO to every suggestion and not to complain when things aren’t going exactly the way you want them to.
    It has really made us stop and be more mindful of what we say.

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    1. Marilyn Post author

      This is a great idea to keep your marriage strong aside from traditional date nights. I love this. Thank you for sharing!

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