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!
Related: How to Grow the Love in Your Family
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.
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?
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. 😉
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!
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!
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!
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!
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!