Spring is in full swing and it is a great time to do a bit of spring cleaning. Organize the entire family to go through closets, storage areas, bedrooms, and living areas. Pile up all the things you don't need any longer and organize what is left. Get everyone involved in cleaning the house top to bottom. Have contests to see who can clean the fastest. When done find a family in need, have a garage sale, or haul everything to a local charity.
One way to keep the right career perspective is to intentionally include your wife in your day. Meeting your wife for lunch, FaceTiming during the day, and keeping your wife informed about what is going on at work are ways to help you stay grounded in your marriage. This week be intentional to include your wife in your work day.
Write a heartfelt handwritten note to your wife. Include a quote or scripture that fits her well, and share a few things you admire about her. Leave the note with a piece of chocolate on her pillow to find before she goes to bed one night this week.
Today we remember Jesus' entry into Jerusalem to start the Passion week. The city celebrated with shouts and praises as He rode a donkey through the streets. Spend time as a family remembering and celebrating all that Jesus did for us. Watch a movie together on the life of Christ and the resurrection.
In today's hectic world, most days find us hitting the ground running. To help ground your marriage and kick start your day, take a few minutes to hold each other and commit that despite what may come, you will love each other and get through difficulties together. This is an opportunity to build trust without physical expectations. Pray together to grow in faithfulness to God, each other and yourself. Dedicate yourself to this for the next seven mornings.
Our wives can be on the road so much that their car is the last thing that gets any attention. Surprise your wife and get all your children together to do a mobile makeover for mom. Have one person wash her car, another vacuum, another wash the windows, wax and detail. If your children are already out of the house or you don't have children, you can do the job yourself or take it to a car wash and let them detail it to the max. In any case, your wife will appreciate you taking care of her and her car.
Life goes by at such a fast pace that we often forget to express gratitude to the ones we love. Take time this week to get alone. Spend time thinking about all the things you appreciate in your wife. Write them down and thank God as you remember each one individually. Spend this week finding ways to let her know how grateful you are for all she does for you and for who she is as a person.
We can be married for years and still miss out on knowing the most basic things about each other. Sometimes without realizing it, we miss the details. Share with each other about some of your favorite things. Use this list as a starting point, get creative and have some fun. Tell each other your favorite or for even more fun guess what your spouse will say:
Take notes so you don't forget. This list can be handy when you have a special occasion.