15 Resources and Freebies to Reignite the Romance in Your Marriage!

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One of the easiest areas of our lives to get stale and old is our relationship with our spouse. We can get complacent with how we normally do things and when things get busy we stop trying to keep the romance fresh.

I’ve been married for almost 18 years so I know a thing or two about letting the raging fire in your relationship die down to a smoking pile of wood. But all you need is a spark to reignite that flame and get the flirting and romance going strong again.

15 Ways to Reignite the Spark in Your Marriage

I’ve compiled a roundup of those relationship experts to give us some creative ways to help couples get reconnected and revive that tired date night routine. It’s time to make room for things outside of our “usual” routine and make it exciting!

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Dating Your Spouse on a Budget – 20 Ideas

This first post shares some simple yet fun ways to connect with your partner without necessarily spending any money. These are really great ideas because all of the ideas on this list allow you both to really connect.

Let’s be honest for a moment and think about how often you and your man really connect on your dates. Going dancing or to the movies are fun ideas, but they don’t often make room for you to talk and just connect.

I’d also like to add that doing free or cheap date nights doesn’t mean that you’re broke! Many couples are working on some fierce financial goals together and having cheap date ideas is a great way to stay on track with their goals.

You can check out the list from The Balance here!

Dating Your Spouse at Home

This next post is also a fun one and shares how to connect with your husband without leaving the house. Having home dates is a great idea for new parents or when having an outside date just isn’t possible.

So put the kiddos to bed and turn on your favorite playlist and have fun. But maybe not stay in your jammies, though? You’re still on a date remember?

You can read the full post from Chef Sous Chef here!

How to Make Date Night a Priority

Melissa at Simple Lionheart Life shares an interesting statistic that’s shocking and not surprising at the same time:

A Redbook survey of the magazine’s readers found that 45% of couples said they rarely have date nights. And only 18% said they go out around once a month. Another of Redbook’s surveys found that 50% of its readers say the number one reason date night gets canceled is that they are too tired to go out.”

How many times have you and your hubby opted to just stay home because you were too tired? Or dropped the kids off at Grandma’s for the evening and fell asleep on the couch so fast you could have won a trophy. I know I have!

In this post, she provides the remedy for what ails us tired moms and dads with 50+ simple date nights that don’t require too much energy. 😉

Get the full post here!

How to Plan for Your Date Night

When you have kids, preparing for your date night isn’t always easy. Marissa @ We Have Kids shares tips on how to plan your date night, find a babysitter, and even how to make a list for your sitter. This way you can concentrate on your date and not be preoccupied with the kids!

You can read the full post here!

A Viral Date Night

We’ve all seen this couple who went to Goodwill and kicked off a viral silly date night movement across the country. I just wanted to through this post in as a reminder to keep your dates fun!

In case you missed it, read the post here!

Why Dancing with your Spouse is Good for Your Marriage

This is a great post for couples who love to dance and even for those who don’t. The Spruce gives 10 reasons why you should dance with your spouse and tips for how to do it right. Not dancing tips, though.

But they do tell you how to find a dance studio to get lessons, and that can be a great date night on its own!

And for you timid couples… you can still dance without ever leaving your house!

Grab the tips here!

How to Get the Conversation Going!

This post from Marriage 365 is so fun. They give you a list of 25 questions to ask your spouse to get the conversation started. Sometimes as married people, we forget to ask new questions and stop trying to “get to know” our spouse.

All it really takes is asking some fun and interesting questions. You’ll be amazing at what you learn!

Get this fun list here!

What About When My Spouse is Away?

I get it, you or your spouse travels a lot or maybe is serving our country in the military. What do you do to stay connected when you can’t physically be together?

This post from Light Workers gives some fantastic tips to feel more connected with your bae while you’re away! That was their line! Lol

Read the full post here!

7 Ways to Connect When You’ve Got Kids

As parents, you’re home pretty much gets overtaken by the kids and their wants, needs, and don’t forget the messes! That means couple time usually flies out the window. But this post from Brit and Co gives some stupid-simple ways to stay connected with your spouse, even when it feels like you’re running a kid circus.

Get the tips here!

How to Engage Deeper with an Introverted Spouse

We’re talking about all this connecting, but what about if you’re married to a spouse that isn’t much of a talker. This can feel troubling to both the talker and non-talker in the relationship.

In this post, Focus on the Family shares some really practical tips to help manage this challenging situation and help keep the conversation flowing!

Read the full post here!

Old-fashioned Ways to Make Your Marriage Last

I just love this post from Bustle! I believe the points on this list are essential to making a marriage strong and lasting. Yes, these are old-fashioned, but that isn’t a bad thing! The first on the list mentions not going to bed angry. This is wisdom straight from scripture and will most definitely help you keep your marriage strong.

You can read the the full post here!

How to Show Your Spouse You Love Them in Small Gestures

We’ve talked a lot about date nights and conversations, but let’s not forget about how impactful the little things are. This list from one of my favorite relationship experts Jennifer @ Unveiled Wife, is a great one. She gives ideas on how to show your love through small gestures that take no time at all!

Get the list here!

How to Turn the Sexy Up!

I just love The Dating Divas and they didn’t disappoint with this post about how to tease your husband with their adorable printables and a few sexy pics of yourself. They give you all the instructions and FREE printables in the link below.

Most husbands don’t need any encouragement to eagerly jump into the bedroom, but this is totally fun to do anyway!

Get the printables here!

The Recipe for Sexy Ideas

Yes, I just had to include one more goody from The Dating Divas. They’ve created an actual recipe book for sexy ideas in the bedroom. If you need to turn up the heat… or your husband is begging you to turn up the heat, check out this post. Again, the recipe cards are totally FREE!

Get the recipe cards Here!

How Asking One Question can Save Your Marriage

This story is amazing and such a paradigm-shifting gem! This husband’s story told in this post is a must read for every married person. Asking this one question is a game changer for your relationship.

Read the full post here!

Do you have any date night ideas that work great for your marriage? Please, don’t keep it to yourself and share in the comments below!

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3 years ago

What a great resource list! Definently trying some of these out.

Holly @ Granola on the Side

This is super helpful. I need to be more intentional about this!

3 years ago

So many good options here. I need to remember to dance more often. It’s almost impossible not to smile when you’re dancing in the middle of anywhere!

3 years ago
Reply to  Asha

That’s great Asha! My husband hates to dance. Lol So, we choose from the others on the list. 😉

Dee At My Dee Dee's Diary

These are all fantastic options for any couple. I’d love thud if I were married

3 years ago

These are such great ideas. It’s so easy to get caught up in life and sort of forget why you got married in the first place.

3 years ago
Reply to  steph

So true Steph! Marriage is hard and we need constant reminders of why we got married… before life showed up.

3 years ago

There are so many date night options. When my husband and I get a night (or afternoon) by ourselves, we love to have sushi together. It’s always has been our tradition to go have sushi, especially when we’re celebrating something.

3 years ago

What a great site full of simple and fun ideas! Love the dating your spouse on a budget post, especially using groupons to help!

Bethany @ MomOfWildThings

So many great tips and resources. Thanks!

Kristin Dunn
3 years ago

Marriage is a blessing from the Lord, but it takes work for sure. Both husband and wife have to give and take. Thanks for sharing these great resources!

3 years ago
Reply to  Kristin Dunn

It is a blessing and created my God. I love being married. It’s just hard because we’re 2 different people with 2 unique ways of thinking. That in and of itself causes issues.

Ayanna @ 21FlavorsofSplendor

This is such a great resource!! Keeping the spark alive in our marriages is so important and we need all the tips and tricks we can get.

3 years ago

Thanks Ayanna! I love your marriage-focused blog! I need to add one of your posts to this round up! 🙂

Brit Strawbridge
3 years ago

My husband and I go through a lot of these!! Our family is only as strong as our marriage so we try to put a priority on our time together, chatting and just spending quality time together. Great round up of posts!

3 years ago

I love this Brit! If our marriage breaks up, so does the family. Too often we put our kids before our marriage, but when the marriage breaks up… the kids have to pay for it. So sad.

3 years ago

It is so nice to see so many amazing fresh ideas for marriage romance! I love the dancing one. Nothing is more fun than dropping everything and breaking out in a dance party!

3 years ago
Reply to  Ashley

Yes, I love that one too! I just have to break out in a party of one dance because I husband hates dancing. Lol

Patty Hancock
Patty Hancock
3 years ago

I agree that keeping it fresh is important. These are great resources. Communication is important too. I have been with my husband 36 years and communication has always been the most important factor.

3 years ago
Reply to  Patty Hancock

Wow Patty! Congrats on 36 years of marriage! I agree that good communication is super important, and can be super hard too.

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