So, instead of documenting our honeymoon (Belize! Snorkeling! Fun!), we’re excited to have Keelie Reason of Love Hope Adventure share her tips for keeping the honeymoon feeling alive, long after it ends. Good stuff, thank you, Keelie!
Here’s what Keelie has to say.
My husband and I have been married for 13 years! In the grand scheme of life, 13 years, isn’t that long, but in marriage it can take the death toll on your relationship if you don’t actively work against it. Many people get into a rut in their love life when they have been married for even a few years.
Over the last few years, we have worked even harder to keep the spark alive in our marriage. I think that we hit a bit of a rut when our kids were babies and toddlers. That is when we implemented these things into our relationship that truly awakened our love for one another once again.
Regular Date Nights Are a Must
I’m sure you’ve heard this before, that date nights are important to your marriage, but I’m telling you again, this is so important. You and your spouse need to have times throughout the month where you retreat from the world into one another. Going out on a date is a great way to reconnect and feel excited about your love for one another.
When it comes to regular, you and your spouse need to determine what that means for you. I would suggest no less than monthly. Even if you are unable to go out on your date, you should dedicate a night of the month to have an at-home-date night.
Carve Out Time For Love Making
When I say to make time for sex, I don’t just mean frequency. I’m talking about setting aside at least an hour on to make love to one another on a regular basis. Again, you will need to decide what regular means for you and your spouse.
Decide a night that you can devote a lot of time to spending it together in intimacy. During this hour or so, you can try new things with one another and find ways to please each other that you haven’t done before. It is so important to be adventurous in the bedroom with one another.
Say “Thank You” Every Day
We all like to be told “thank you” for the things we do. Sometimes, this common courtesy is something that we forget to extend to our spouse. It really makes a huge difference in your attitude and their attitude when you find something to thank them for.
Every day, come up with something you can tell your spouse you appreciated that they did. This will cause you to see the little things they do. Also, it helps them to feel more confident in what they do for you.
Flirt With Each Other
Find ways to flirt with your spouse. It is so important to come up with fun ways to let them know you like them. Some of the ways you can flirt with them might be to pinch their butt, text them something private, whisper in their, or anything you like to do to communicate you enjoy them.
These are a few of the ways that you can re-kindle your love life with your spouse. No matter how long you’ve been married, all of these things can be beneficial to your relationship.
Keelie is married to her high school sweetheart and is the mom of three awesome boys. She is a creator and loves sharing with the world around her. One of her biggest passions is to help married couples fall deeper in love with one another. You can read her marriage tips at Love Hope Adventure.