Celebrate Your Spouse this Month!

devotional_couple appreciation.jpgDid you know that April 2015 is Couple’s Appreciation Month? 

What a great idea … because we all take our spouses for granted and we forget to share how much we love and appreciate them.

April is the perfect month for this … it starts with April fool’s day … and let’s be honest all of us who are married have been accused of being one of those … but it’s also a time when the cold winter begins to thaw out and new life begins to spring up from its dormancy.

So let’s work to see the love we have for each other … spring back to life.  We have all experienced the cold hard realities of life … those things that freeze our romance and bury our time to be together …

We can do that by developing a strategy for demonstrating our love for our spouses every day this month … Let’s see if we can help you get started …

1. Make a list of things you “love” about your spouse … I love your smile … touch … your partnership in parenting … you fill in the list … and share one each day with your spouse.

2. Take a walk together … around the block … or in the park …

3. Splurge on a date night … go out for some fun … or stay in and watch a movie …

4. Purchase that special gift your spouse has been hoping for …

5. Be sure to give your beloved a hug and kiss everyday … and let it linger a little longer …

6. Say thank you everyday … for something your beloved does that blesses you.

7. Hey… if you want to go all out … plan a getaway at a local B&B or hotel … and then see if you can learn a few new tricks to spice up your love life!  But if that’s not in the budget … farm out the kids and enjoy a slumber party at your place …

King Solomon, the wisest man to ever live, shared several times in Scripture that we are to enjoy … and if I might add … celebrate … the spouse of our youth … (Ecclesiastes 9:9; Proverbs 5:18 and Song of Solomon 4:15)