Let your spouse know by your actions that you value them over other people and things.
It is so easy to get caught up in work, taking care of the kids, extended family, church, etc. These are justifiably valuable places to invest your time. But make sure that your spouse is not just getting your leftovers. Be intentional about making your spouse a priority. Here are
Just Say No – Understand that no is a complete sentence. You don’t have to give any excuse other than you want to spend time with your spouse. Remember that you only have 24 hours in a day. Every time you say yes to one thing, you are saying no to something else. Be careful that when you say yes to something you are not doing it at the expense of spending quality time with your spouse.
Demonstrate That Your Spouse is #1 -The greatest gift you can give to your kids is to love your spouse. This will model a healthy marriage to them. The greatest testimony you can give to others about your marriage is to show them in the way you love your spouse in words and actions.
Continue Dating Your Spouse – We invest so much time and energy into courting our spouse, after marriage, it usually comes to a halt. Even though you spend more time together when you are married, you still need to have focused times to reconnect in an intimate way. Regular date nights are one of the best ways to accomplish this. Although dates can cost, you can also put together dates that do not cost much if anything. In fact, you can even make a game of who can arrange the least expensive fun date!
Become intentional about giving your spouse your best and not just your leftovers. Invest more in your relationship with your spouse than you do any other relationship like work, kids, friends, siblings, parents, etc.
Let us love not in word or speech but with actions and in truth. ~ 1 John 3:18