There are millions of way to strengthen your marriage. In no particular order, here are 21…
1. Have more sex, but make sure you’re only having it with each other!
2. Don’t keep secrets from each other. Communicate about everything.
3. Argue less. Cuddle more.
4. Don’t get deep in debt and if you’re already there, work together to get out of it!
5. Pray together, find a healthy church and make faith a foundation for your life together.
6. Turn off your phones. Talking with each other is better than texting with someone else!
7. Pull the car over and make out more often.
8. Leave love notes for each other.
9. Send flowers on unexpected days, not just holidays.
10. Don’t ignore problems in your relationship. Deal with them quickly and aggressively.
11. Be quick to remember each other’s positive traits and quick to forget each other’s flaws.
12. Don’t hold grudges. Forgive and seek forgiveness when you’ve wronged each other.
13. Don’t waste time or energy comparing your lives to anyone else’s. God’s plan for you is masterfully unique.
14. Go on long walks and hold hands.
15. Make “date night” a priority! Time alone together is vital for your continued growth and health.
16. Give compliments constantly, and never give insults.
17. When you’re happy, laugh together. When you’re sad, cry together. Whatever you do, do it together!
18. Show love and respect to each other even in those moments when you don’t feel like it.
19. Keep dreaming new dreams and making big plans together. Don’t get stuck in a predictable rut.
20. Encourage each other. Build each other up so much that nothing in the world can tear you down.
21. Never give up on each other!
This article was originally published on Patheos