How is your relationship with your spouse? Is it as fun and exciting as it was when you were dating? Maybe, if you were honest, you'd say that things have changed.
Most of us who are married first went through a courtship process. We were trying to woo another person enough to choose us. Naturally, we would put our best foot forward. We spent as much time together as possible, and when we couldn't be together, we would talk on the phone for hours. We would do crazy things like buy gifts for no reason or (even more ridiculous) write poetry to our loved one. Possibly, during the early years of marriage, you still did those things. But now you don't.
What happened? We stopped "wooing." Maybe we thought we didn't need to "woo" anymore because we had already "won" our sweetheart. Maybe, you just were too busy with kids or work. Maybe you just didn't know you were supposed to keep doing it. In Proverbs 5:18 it says, "Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth." This scripture is telling us that we should continue enjoying our spouses as we grow old together.
How can we bring the excitement of courtship back into our marriage? It's easy...court them again. Do the things you used to do to make him/her feel special.
First, do things together that you both enjoy. Set aside a "date night" each week.
Second, Go out of your way to be considerate and generous (like you used to). Let your spouse know that they are the most important person in your life. Love them, appreciate them, and let them know you do!
It’s not too hard to stay married if we follow the Master’s plan.