Your Wedding Day Is The First Time You’ll Ever Celebrate Your Marriage, But It’s Not The Last!
To keep your relationship healthy, happy, and strong, it’s important to celebrate your life-long commitment on a regular basis… not once every year on Valentine’s Day, but at least once a month. Here’s how to celebrate your marriage today, tomorrow, and every day for the rest of your life:
Enjoy Regular Date Nights
During marriage preparation, my husband and I were encouraged to schedule monthly date nights with each other. It’s something we’ve tried to stick with since day one. Sometimes, when life gets busy, we move through the motions instead of living each day with intention. This kind of lifestyle isn’t conducive to a lasting, intimate relationship. By scheduling a regular date night, you and your spouse will be able to continue loving and enjoying each other. You’ll regularly fall in love with your spouse again and again. I promise!
Remember Past Celebrations.
There’s something powerful about remembering special events from the past. If you remember the sounds, smells, and tastes well enough, you can nearly image yourself there again! Celebrate your marriage by remembering the special events you enjoyed together as a married couple. Maybe you went skydiving on your honeymoon, ate at a memorable restaurant for your one-year anniversary, or participated in a competition together. Either way, you’ll be able to relive the joy your marriage has brought you by remembering celebrations from the past.
Create New Memories.
When you get married, you’re starting a new life with another person. At first, every day is an adventure. Saturday mornings become special because you typically make waffles and watch reruns of your favorite TV show. And, Sunday afternoons are fun because you started walking the dogs together. New things mean new memories. After you fall into a comfortable rhythm, remember to switch your days up to create new memories!
Reread Your Vows.
The vows you read on your wedding day will forever be the promises you made to each other. Whether your vows are traditional or unique, they’re yours. By reading your vows, you and your spouse are reliving your wedding day. Make it a special tradition you do every anniversary, and, if you like the idea, renew your vows in front of your family and friends to publically show your commitment to one another.
Your marriage is something to celebrate! With the divorce rate creeping higher every year, there are fewer couples staying together than ever before. If you’re still with your spouse, you certainly have something to celebrate. Being married isn’t always easy, but it’s worth it!
How do you like to celebrate your marriage?