Summer time is almost here….
Ah, summer love! Movies and media make the idea sound so appealing. The idea of summer time, the beach, being young and falling in love. However, maybe you are older now, been married for a few years, and beach trips aren’t as often as they once were. Maybe you have kids wrestling for your time, deadlines, and a house that needs cleaning. How can you ignite the flame of summer love in your marriage? Here are some tips to make your marriage sizzle this summer.
1.) The 15 second Kiss – Yes, you heard me right. Kiss your husband daily – multiple times – for at least 15 seconds each! It is a proven fact that these kisses are more enjoyable, and you just might gross your children out! That is a good thing- because it lets them see love and affection, done right, in the home! Kissing starts and ends a day on the right track.
2) Date Time- Keep your dates going! It is important to make sure you find time for each other. We try to do a weekly “date night in” – where we unplug from computers and cell phones and watch a movie, snuggle, and talk. We do ice cream or dessert on those nights. We also try to do a monthly date day or night. We have done picnics, lake days, or a trip to the beach or mountains (since we live close to both) for the day. These dates don’t have to be expensive – but they allow you time to connect.
3) Spray smell goods. Yes, summer means heat. Heat means sweat. Sweat does not always equal smelling the best! Take a few minutes to make sure you are ready for hugs and kisses before hubby gets home. I know a lot of ladies are not big make up wearers – and maybe hubby doesn’t really mind if you do or don’t – but I promise he will be thankful for you taking a few moments to freshen up!
4) Take time to focus on your marriage – For most of us, life tends to slow down a little in the summer. The kids don’t have as many extra activities, schooling has stopped, and life takes a slower pace. Use this time to focus on your marriage. Pick up some great books and resources for your marriage, then use this time to apply them and start new habits. It takes 21 days to make a habit – so the more time you spend over the summer diving into God’s Word, other books, and loving on your spouse – the more prone you will be to keep these things up with the start of the fall schedule!
Remember, just like summer, marriages require a little bit of heat! Keep your marriage hot, hot, HOT this summer!!!
Worshiping With My Life,