It sounds easy, but it could profoundly affect drawing the 2 of you closer. After all, there’s something therapeutic about taking a walk. In a society that tends to literally be on the run, taking a walk requires you to decelerate and luxuriate in life – together.
My Uncle Owen and Aunt Alice, who’ve been married 65 years, have discovered the great thing about taking a walk together. Having raised 4 children and weathered the storms of life together (including the lack of their two oldest sons), they still attempt to walk together at the very least thrice every week.
“Talking isn’t so vital while we’re walking,” Owen said. “When you’re walking, you may be together, and also you don’t must talk. And other times, it’s good to have that point together because we do get more of a likelihood to speak.”
Try walking together with your spouse within the evenings, before or after dinner, as a way of reflecting on the day, talking about your blessings, or reconnecting away from the busyness of life. Even in case you can only do it once every week, find your “walking day” and make it an activity you do together – on your physical health, in addition to on your relational health.
4. Take a Day to Play
Have you ever just taken a day to play together? We be sure our youngsters have regular play days once they’re young. And after we were teenagers, we recognized the worth of playing, as well. But playtime can never go away in a relationship if you would like to cultivate a more in-depth connection. If you’re a tough employee and feel guilty taking a day to play, consider it an investment in your marriage. Also, consider it a spiritual activity. God wants us to play, enjoy life, and have some return for our labor.
King Solomon, often called the wisest man who ever lived, penned the aim of life in Ecclesiastes 3:12-13: “I do know that there’s nothing higher for men than to be joyful and do good while they live. That everyone may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all his toil – that is the gift of God.”
Did you get that? Playing is a present from God! God knows you’ll at some point leave this earth, so along with glorifying Him together with your life when you’re here, He wants you to enjoy this life, as well, throughout the technique of right and pure living – and particularly together with your spouse!
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Steve and Rhonda love the loud roar of motorcycles. To them, that’s play. “We have motorcycles and like to go for long rides,” Rhonda said. “It’s a reasonable method to travel and an enjoyable method to spend time together and be quiet.”
My husband and I enjoy taking a day to hike, even when it’s near our home. Exercising together looks like play for us, and we’ve realized each – exercise and play – are necessities, not luxuries. Take at the very least at some point a month to play (although at some point every week is much better), and listed below are some ideas in case you don’t yet have any:
- Rent a movie (or stream one online) and make popcorn at home
- Run out for ice cream after dinner at home
- Walk through nurseries and residential improvement stores, dreaming about the way to make your own home and yard look higher
- Pull out your old board games and play for a few hours
Are you beginning to get inspired? There’s nothing that can bring back your youthful vigor than taking a day to play together. Consider it a type of worship. And go for it!
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