We all do it; well most of us anyway, make New Year resolutions. This New Year, I am positive it’s no different. We should also make resolutions to improve our relationships and marriages. If you have not already made New Year’s resolutions in this area of your life, these are my suggestions.
Quality Time Together is Necessary
As we try to work
on our other resolutions; as couples, too often we are too busy taking care of
other things and often times do not spend enough time and effort in quality
alone time together. I am suggesting more date nights this year, arrange for a
baby sister, if you have children and use the time to reconnect and fall in
love with each other again. Money should not be an issue, quality time alone at
home after putting the children to bed will also be appreciated by your spouse.
Forgive Quickly and Forget Always
If you have things
you need to apologize for from the past year, do so ASAP! Leave the grudges
behind and start the New Year afresh. Be mindful not to bring up past
grievances, remember to forget after forgiving. This will make you and your
Approach the Throne of God Together
Seem like I bring him
up a lot in my posts, but no doubt he is absolutely necessary in our
relationships. It’s very special hearing my husband talk to the Lord about my
issues. It means he is listening and/or pays attention. An added bonus; the
bond in marriage is strengthened, unity is encouraged, and marriages are
changed for the best. The list could go on.
Upgrade the Bedroom
When I say this,
yes I mean improve on your sex life. But I'm also suggesting maybe redecorating
the bedroom. Change the wall colour to a warmer colour, new bedding, curtains
etc. If the bedroom is warm and inviting, I'm sure everything else sexually
Say the Words “I Love You” Daily
Though this is
important, your actions must reflect the truth in your words. It’s nice to be
reminded you are loved, especially if you are not in a good mood.
relationships or marriage is the same. So, I encourage couples to adjust their New
Year’s resolutions according to their special needs and wants.