“Be devoted to 1 one other in love. Honor each other above yourselves.” Romans 12:10
Next month might be twenty-one years since I said, “I do” to my tall, spiky-haired blonde, blue-eyed heartthrob. Twenty-one years! That just seems so crazy to me. It still seems like yesterday, standing in a flower-draped gazebo on a windy day before family and friends pledging our love.
How did we get here? How quickly the time went by!
As I reflect on years of the past and the sweet and special ways we’ve got celebrated our love, from the monumental anniversaries to the mini celebrations, I need to admit that God has richly blessed us. We have been fortunate enough to take some nice little getaways or head out to a romantic dinner. Thanks to the assistance of my parents, we took a visit to Hawaii for our ten-year wedding anniversary and renewed our vows on the beach. It was truly amazing and marked memories that can last a lifetime!
This past 12 months for our twentieth 12 months we had high hopes of venturing outside of the States to experience the romance of Paris. A spot I had dreamed about since I used to be just a little girl. We had been saving up for this trip for quite a while and made a promise that for our twentieth we’d do whatever we could to have fun such a monumental wedding anniversary. But, then life happened, and because of unexpected challenges and tragedy that literally brought us to our knees with grief, those plans were placed on stand-by. It’s still a dream and God willing it might occur, in the future.
Throughout the years, we’ve had many highs and lows with regards to celebrating our union, and we just attempt to make the most effective of it. There have been times that we’ve got celebrated holding hands at a softball field watching our daughter, to times we’ve got cuddled up to observe a movie, popping in a pizza at 10 o’clock at night. In other words, our anniversary celebrations haven’t at all times been so grand. But, we do our greatest to acknowledge the season that we’re in and honor the vows we took to 1 one other, aiming to acknowledge the blessing of one other 12 months together.
How Will You Celebrate Your Wedding Anniversary?
Well, in the event you and your sweetie have that special occasion coming up, let’s discover some fun and easily sweet ways to honor your love and have fun. It doesn’t at all times should be a lavish trip or dining at a sublime restaurant. While those are nice and wonderful gestures, there are such a lot of creative ways in which can fit inside your budget and your loved ones’s needs, while still fanning the flame of your marriage.
Below is an inventory of twenty-one ways (yes twenty-one) to have fun your special occasion. Some ideas are fairly lavish, while others are just a little lower-key, but, it’s only a place to begin to get your wheels turning. It’s also fun to plan these items together, because it builds anticipation. So, open your heart to your spouse and see what strikes their fancy, then go! Go and have fun!
Rejuvenate with a Stay-cation. When you possibly can’t enterprise too far, a staycation will be the perfect option. Reconnect and revel in a romantic getaway near home that won’t break the bank yet gives you time to let the stress of life go.
Take a Cooking Class. Spice up your love by taking a cooking class. There is something simply romantic about preparing a meal together that forces closeness and brings excitement to try latest flavorful recipes.
Book a Couple’s Spa. Ahhhh. Melt your cares away with a side-by-side couples massage. Let the aromas and release of on a regular basis stress welcome in peace and tranquility.
Take a Road Trip. Family trips are fun, but once you travel with just your spouse, it opens up a segway to only enjoy one another’s company, and really deal with your marriage.
Go on a Romantic Picnic. What’s sweeter than taking a picnic basket and blanket to a neighborhood park and having fun with a wonderful day – together? Yeah, I can’t consider too many things higher than that either.
Renew Your Vows. This is generally saved for those milestone anniversaries but might be done any time really. Reclaiming your love is at all times essential, and there are such a lot of ways this might be done. You can share the special moment with family or friends or just say your vows just the 2 of you. But do what speaks to your heart and what’s going to capture the essence of your love story.
This verse is one it’s possible you’ll need to share: “Love is patient, love is kind. It doesn’t envy, it doesn’t boast, it will not be proud. It doesn’t dishonor others, it will not be self-seeking, it will not be easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love doesn’t enjoyment of evil but rejoices with the reality. It at all times protects, at all times trusts, at all times hopes, at all times perseveres. Love never fails.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Take a Dancing Class. Dancing is an important technique to attract and get close to 1 one other. It also provides ample space for fun and laughter.
Go to a Comedy Show. Laughter really is the most effective medicine, right? Some great Christian comedians to ascertain out are Tim Hawkins, Jeff Allen, Leanne Morgan, Taylor Mason, or John Crist.
Remember that “a cheerful heart is nice medicine.” Proverbs 17:22
Check out a Local Museum. Whether you’re a history buff or into the humanities, explore latest things and find something that speaks to you each, then go test it out!
Recreate Your First Date. I simply love this one! We have tried this a number of times, and now the place where we met isn’t any longer there, however it continues to be fun to make a journey back in time and go down memory lane. It opens up great dialogue and brings back those tender feelings.
Write Each Other Love Letters. This simply sweet technique to honor your marriage means that you can be each romantic and vulnerable. Two things which might be needed in a wedding. Share your whole heart together with your spouse and watch the sparks fly.
Sip up at a Wine or Coffee Tasting. Visit a winery or coffee shop and take a category to search out what you enjoy and what meets your preferences. Toasting to your marriage while savoring your palate and tastebuds may rekindle the romance in your marriage.
As Ecclesiastes 8:15 says, “Enjoy life, because there’s nothing higher for an individual under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad.”
Play a Round of Putt-putt. Looking for more adventure and fun? Try your hand at a round of putt-putt. Let this bring out your playful side and possibly even add just a little competition too.
Check out a Quaint B&B. A bed and breakfast are an important alternative to your average hotel. Not only do they typically have more of a private flair while providing a delicious breakfast within the morning, but they have an inclination to be pretty cost-effective as well. Bonus!
Replay Your Wedding Day. Bring out the scrapbooks, photo albums, and videos, after which… just reminisce. Share and speak about all those special memories that were created in your very special occasion.
Get Out on the Water. Get a kayak, go on a ship ride, or take a dinner cruise, but get out on the water and explore its one-of-a-kind beauty.
Visit an Arcade. Tap into your inner child and hit up a neighborhood arcade and see who the true “gamer” is! This is at all times a fun technique to see who is actually more competitive.
Go to a Drive-in Movie. There are several drive-ins across the country, but in the event you can’t locate one nearby, take a look at a theater that does dinner and a movie. They at all times seem to supply a fun and different experience.
Get Artsy. Take a fun painting class. Many places offer painting classes only for couples, so go on a double date or get to satisfy some latest friends! Then bring home a customized pretty picture to hold in your wall.
Get Out in Nature. Get off the beaten path and go explore a mountain climbing trail or nature park that’s nearby. Let it draw you closer together while seeing all the sweetness and goodness of God’s creation.
Rent a Cool Car and Drive. Take that cool convertible out for a spin with “your date” and let the great times roll! Literally!
Well, there you have got it, my friends! Twenty-one creative ways to have fun your marriage. May these merely be a springboard to go off of as you discover ways to have fun your love in a novel way that reigns in your love story. May God richly bless you each as you grow more deeply in love and have many, many more years celebrating together. Happy Anniversary!
“Above all, love one another deeply, because love covers a large number of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8
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Alicia Searl is a devotional creator, blogger, and speaker that’s obsessed with pouring out her heart and pointing ladies of all ages back to Jesus. She has an education background and master’s in literacy. Her favorite people call her Mom, which is why much of her time is spent cheering them on at a softball game or dance class. She is married to her heartthrob (a tall, spiky-haired blond) who can whip up a mean latte. She sips that goodness while writing her heart on a page while her puppy licks her feet. Visit her website at aliciasearl.com and connect along with her on Instagram and Facebook.