Marriage Challenge: Unexpected Suggestions

Marriage is made up of lots of moments.  Moments of routine, familiar and expected happenings.  There are also moments of spontaneity, impulsiveness and whimsy. Today’s challenge is to focus on the latter.  While there is a certain comfort in that which is routine, marriage is meant to be more than just monotony. It’s important to find ways to connect in marriage through the unexpected.

Today’s marriage challenge: Include spontaneity into some aspect of your marriage today.

Not sure what to try?  Look to the personality and needs of your spouse and base your suggestion on what they would find exciting and invigorating.  A surprise lunch date maybe? Or a gift certificate for a massage (your own or professional)? A planned date night or a night off? Maybe tonight is the night where you actually initiate sex in a way that really gets your spouse going! Doing the unexpected builds anticipation, liveliness and vitality to your most important relationship. Strong marriages need opportunities to experience both the calm and the chaos of life, to live life to the full.

2 thoughts on “Marriage Challenge: Unexpected Suggestions

  1. Get ideas by having conversations about the things you and your spouse like or would like. Once in one of those conversation I learned that my husband would like to have me come by the office and have lunch with him. This surprised me, because I know what crazy, busy days he has. But then I realized that’s the point. A nice lunch with his wife would be a wonderful break from all that crazy busyness. Of course, I need to call to see if he is available, because sometimes he just can’t get away or he has lunch meetings. I can call him in the morning and ask, “Are you free for lunch?” and if he is, we both have something to look forward to.

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