18 Simple Tricks To Spice Up Your Marriage {Re-Launch Week Giveaway #3}

18 Simple Tricks To Spice Up Your Marriage

Your marriage is one of the most important relationships you have! Unfortunately, being intentional about investing into marriage can be a challenge as each day keeps us busy with errands, kids, housework and more.

I understand what it feels like to run on exhaustion.

I know the frustrations that build up from doing so much, yet feeling like the to-do list is never-ending.

I experience the demands of life, often times forcing me to look every where else but my marriage.

However, I also know that if my marriage suffers, everything else in my life is negatively affected.  It is crucial that I make time to nurture the gift of marriage I have been given.  And it is crucial that you also nurture your gift of marriage!  I hope that this short list inspires you with hopefulness as these simple tricks to spice up your marriage are just that…simple!  These are the ways you can invest into your marriage without it feeling like a burden and without it requiring too much from you.  They will also definitely bless your husband.

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18 Simple Tricks To Spice Up Your Marriage

1. Surprise your husband with a simple date night, so when he gets home from work you two can enjoy an intimate conversation over dinner.

2. Randomly stop and kiss your husband passionately.  It doesn’t need to lead to anything else, but if it does go with it!

3. Before you go to bed offer a quick foot massage or back rub to relieve his tension from the day.

4. Send your husband a text letting him know why you love him with one thing that you appreciate him for.

5. Pillow talk! Spend time reminiscing over some of your favorite moments together.

6. Change up the way you say good-bye in the morning. Before your husband leaves for work whisper in his ear that you can’t wait for him to come home.  If he is not use to you doing this it will keep him thinking about you all day.

7. Schedule time together that both of you can prepare and plan for.

8. Leave a little note for your husband somewhere for him to see during the day that reminds your husband that you are eager to be with him.  Let him know he is wanted!

9. You are never too old to play.  Initiate a tickle fight or a fun game of keep away, where the goal is to laugh together.

10. When you get ready for bed, ditch the sweats and ask your husband what he would prefer you to sleep in!

11. Adjust your perspective on marriage, especially in those moments of frustrations where you are consumed with what your husband is not doing right.  Remind your heart of your husband’s good!

12. If you and your husband use social media, post a picture of your husband, tag him and brag about him.  The public affirmation may bring a smile to his face.

13. Be spontaneous with your husband.  Take a day off to just enjoy each other’s company.

14. Enjoy a date in the shower together.  This will provide some great connection where no phones or televisions are allowed!  Being vulnerable with your bodies will be a perfect way to cultivate intimacy in your marriage.

15. Plan a date where your kids can come along. Be intentional about treating it as a date, but be flexible with distractions, knowing your kids are learning about marriage from your positive responses to each other.

16. Sleep in together, even if you are a morning person. Relish in those moments you spend snuggled in bed, a perfect place to feel the closest to your man.

17. Take a brief moment to make eye contact with your husband.  So much of your time can be divided, but let him know he has your heart by making sweet eye contact.

18. Be quick to say yes! If your husband initiate intimacy respond joyfully before an excuse ever reaches your lips.

I hope these simple tricks encourage you to add a little spice to your marriage today.

Try one or try all of them!

- Jennifer Smith     Unveiledwife.com

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Words can’t express how thankful I am for each of you who have joined us on this journey for the past two years. I am overwhelmed by the thousands of women that come here every single day to share life and learn together!! While we may not be perfect (or even close to it), we desire to be better – for our families, for the world, and for our great God and Savior!  Thank you for joining me in this movement as we raise children who will impact the world, take care of our homes, love our husbands, and ultimately honor God with our lives!  ~Blessings, Ruth Schwenk

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Impact My Life: Biblical Mentoring Simplified - by Elisa Pulliam 

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  • http://www.thedaisyhead.com Connie, the daisyhead

    What an amazing set of books! There are a few here that have been on my wish list for a while. :)

  • Su Ann

    I am enjoying the new design of your website and the articles. I hope I am a winner of one of your giveaways. thx

  • Laura

    Thanks for the giveaway! These are some *great* ideas.

  • Jan Bass

    Great post. Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Jaci

    LOVE this!

  • Carrie

    We all need these ideas. Thank you!

  • Robyn

    Great giveaway!!!

  • Amada

    Love the book bundle!!

  • Jan Hall

    The book bundle is great. I would love to read all of them. I will be using some of the tips to spice up your marriage. Thank you for a great giveaway

  • Linda Marie Finn

    Awesome giveaway and geat selection of books !
    Linda Finn

  • Kat

    Sweet!! I’ve actually started doing some of these things recently because I’ve felt my husband and I drifting apart. He’s been very receptive!! :)

  • Kortney Marwood

    My husband and I try to be intentional about our marriage, but we could always use more ideas. This book bundle is great!

  • SarahK

    Loved these ideas!

  • Rebecca Dewey

    Thanks for the post and the giveaway. A strong marriage is one of God’s greatest blessings.

  • Piper

    Thanks for the list… we tend to get so busy this time of year that we forget to be intentional about our marriage!

  • Pam

    Just found you yesterday…will definitely be checking in often!

  • Lori Moffit

    What a good post, with grreat ideas!

  • Sara

    Thanks for the giveaway and a great blog.

  • Kim O.

    Great tips! !

  • Ally

    Good ideas today! :)

  • Angelica

    Great advice :)!

  • Brandi B.

    Thank you for the great giveaways, am keeping my fingers crossed! Love the marriage tips btw!

  • 2blessed2bedepressed

    Great advice

  • Khristian Perrine

    good advice :)

  • amidiekemper

    Just found your blog! Love it!

  • Diana Montgomery

    I would have to say I do those things pretty much already. I have been married to the most wonderful man for almost 36 years. Our love just keeps growing. God gave me a wonderful husband. Thing is you treat your husband like he is your king you will see he will treat you as his queen.
    Blessings
    joeym11@frontier.com

  • Sandie

    Being a newlywed I do quite a few things on the list already. I just need reminders to keep them up!

  • Kristin M

    Simple! And how greatly they encourage my husband! Thanks for the reminders!

  • Naomi S.

    Great post! Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome giveaway.

  • Katy

    Great easy ideas to implement!

  • Teresa M.

    Praise God for faithful, loving husbands. Thank you for the encouragement to prioritize our marriages.

  • zekesmom10

    Great tips! And a terrific assortment in that prize.

  • Mayra

    What beautiful and inspirational gifts good for all year.

  • Jen Mc

    love these ideas!

  • Tammy Andrews Lindsey

    great read! we tried most of these often

  • Jodi Howell

    Love it. Always need reminders to be intentional with those that we tend to take for granted. Would love to win this. always need new inspirations and perspectives. Thanks

  • Nancy

    Love your posts.

  • CindyVanderpol

    Great encouragement for a healthy marriage.

  • LindseyBell

    I’d love to win this great giveaway!

  • CW

    This looks like a fun prize.

  • Cheryl Stahlman

    This would be great! I just love reading this blog. It has been a great blessing and inspiration to me.

  • Carrie Palmer

    A much needed reminder to make a point to give our husbands the attention they need/deserve! Thank you for sharing, and for the opportunity to win the book bundle!

  • Amy Snyder

    This would be great and I have been devouring myself lately trying to locate many books about the same topics as listed in this giveaway….what a blessing this would be. But, whoever wins it, I am sure will be blessed!

  • Sarah Shore Leonard

    Thank you for these reminders! As the mom of three little girls, it is easy to give my husband the leftovers. I appreciate being spurred on!

  • MelissaK

    This is a great and timely article! Thank you so much

  • http://www.sara.rrusselljr.com/ Sara Russell

    I love these ideas. I would also like to add something I read some where (but I can’t remember where) and that is the wordless I love you. You leave say a heart in your husband’s lunch box, and then when he finds in he thinks of you. Then it is his turn to hide it for you some place you will easily find it. It becomes a fun game and way to keep each other on your toes.

  • jenn

    Great list!

  • Marissa

    Sounds like a great bundle.

  • libby mccord

    Great giveaway!

  • Autumn Jones

    So important to invest in our marriages daily!

  • Danielle Hull

    What a great book bundle! I really need to get “speak life” if I don’t win!

  • Allison

    Good reminders

  • Nicole

    I would benefit greatly from these books! :) I love the new look. Some on these list are hard for me to swallow, thinking that my husband might not want them. But it is a good list and some things to work on.

  • ANH

    These are wonderful ideas for engaging more with our husbands. Sometimes it is good to be reminded that we (women) need to take initiative sometimes, even when we don’t “feel it.” Thank you for the tips and the bundle offering!

  • Jodi

    I love to read! I can’t pass up a good book, and some of these books I have on my booklist.

  • Mary Adams

    Love these ideas! Can’t wait to try a few today.

  • Erin

    Yes please!

  • Denise

    Thank you Jennifer – what wonderful suggestions to try! I am very encouraged by your daily prayers too. God bless you!

  • Amanda Lewis

    Thank you Jennifer! I am a follower of yours! Also, thank you Ruth for not only this site but also For the Family. You are truly blessings in my life.

  • Elizabeth H.

    Great ideas! Thank you for offering the giveaway!

  • http://www.rosanncunningham.com/ Rosann Cunningham

    Some great ideas here!

  • Leigh Root Gifford

    Thanks for the ideas!!

  • Amber5413

    I love doing things like this for my wonderful hubby! Thank you for the additional ideas…and the giveaway opportunity! =)

  • Katrina

    Thanks for the list – good reminder that the “small” things make a big difference!

  • Crystal Blair

    This is wonderful!

  • mb welch

    Thanks for the ideas…the easy ones could be done everyday…they are quick enough and take no “planning.”

  • Sara

    Great ideas!

  • April Dangerfield

    That is a phenomenal package of books, and this was a great article! Such good ideas that aren’t hard at all to implement!

  • Tasha

    Love these ideas!!

  • Crystal E

    Love how practical and easy these ideas are!! Now, off to implement a few! ;)

  • Monique

    thanks for the ideas – some i’ve tried, some i have not! i’ll get on that!

  • Carma

    Thanks for the reminder that “small” gestures can have a big impact.

  • Ashlee

    Thank you so much! :)

  • Danielle Irby

    Thank you for sharing great resources!

  • Tracy

    Love your blog!

  • Tina

    These look like a bunch of books to read!

  • krystal

    Love your blog!!!

  • Sandy Leighty Diaz

    Awesome ideas!

  • Sarah Amsler

    Thanks for sharing some wonderful tips I will be putting some of them to use!

  • Sudea

    Looking to keep my marriage spicy!

  • Alizabeth Palmer

    Thank you for the ideas…always looking for ways to keep that spark, that love alive…and not have it get lost in the hectic day to day tasks…

  • Nannette

    Thank you for everything you share with us. I’m always looking to be a better mom and wife!

  • Heather Nations

    Great giveaway! Thanks :)

  • jessica B

    These ebooks look great!

  • Shauna Burton

    Thanks for the tips!

  • Tannis W

    These sound like great books, that would be helpful in a marriage.

  • LeAnn

    Love the books!

  • michelle hughes

    awesome tips, have to pin this page

  • behahs

    Thank you for these tips! Great ideas!

  • Christine May

    Sounds great! Thanks!

  • Joann

    Looks like a great giveaway. Thank you.

  • Ashlee

    Love this list!

  • Rhoda

    Wonderful tips! Planning to try some this weekend

  • Karla

    I love to read n can’t wait to get all of this books in my hand ;)

  • Cheryl Marlow

    Great tips!! Such small gestures that can mean the world to your spouse.

  • Mandy M.

    Great list of books!!

  • Cathy

    Awesome tips! The books look really great too!

  • kathy

    Really good tips.

  • http://inthelandoflou.blogspot.com Alyssa Duncan

    I would love to win this set of books.

  • Christine Dean

    Truly inspirational. I love this!

  • Marci

    Congratulations on the new design! Love it!

  • Tracy

    Love the new design! AND the blog!

  • tlford73

    I have loved the books in that group that I have read.

  • Sharon

    This blog is a blessing. Thank you

  • shauna

    I love reading!

  • Amanda Cross

    Wonderful tips!!

  • Joyce C.

    Some good tips!

  • Christi Williams

    Thank you so much!

  • Karen

    Great giveaway!

  • MomsBandB

    Thanks for hosting!

  • Amy

    Thanks for the tips. Sound like fun things to try.

  • Rachelle Dickie

    Thanks for this! :)

  • Katie

    Such simple tips with such great impact on our relationships and happiness!

  • Christine Carlson Rotheker

    Thanks for the tips and the encouragement.

  • Christy

    Love this simple ideas!

  • Gigi

    Thank you for this chance to win!

  • Lisabeth Brock

    Page would not load for me, but I will try back another time.

    • Lisabeth Brock

      Finally, it loaded. Very good ideas. Would love to try some, if it were not for a toddler who is always around…

  • Rhonda Price Barbour

    I’d love to win the e-books!

  • Kadonna

    What a great bundle of books. Thanks.

  • Amber Nicole English

    Can never have too many good books!

  • Ashley

    Wonderful reads on this blog!

  • Melissa

    I’d love to win!

  • Star

    Lots of good tips!

  • Amy

    #14 is my favorite!! I have given it to my sisters before getting married….the first morning when you wake up, jump in the shower together, it eases a lot of the newlywed tension as well!!

  • Charis Chapman

    Very encouraging!

  • Alyssaz

    Love the new look!

  • Dana S

    Would love those books to read – as a single mom and one who has gone thru much heartache I could use some inspritation and tips on controlling my emotions.

  • Katie

    I am commenting! Nice new look, btw!

  • Amanda

    Thanks for sharing!!

  • Emmie

    Great tips and reminders!

  • Lisa

    Thanks for the tips!

  • Staci

    Wonderful tips! Love all the books in the giveaway!!

  • Cornerstone Confessions

    Wow! The new look is great. I subscribe via RSS feed so this is the first time I’ve seen it. Fun!

  • Melissa Perry

    I love the books in this giveaway!! Thanks! I’m looking forward to checking out more on your site!

  • Rachel Wright

    What a great giveaway. It would be nice to read something other than my textbooks!

  • Christi Hepler

    Great looking books! Would love those!

  • http://calebs-story.net/ Chirleen

    I love this list! thank you so much for the great ideas.

  • http://candelierious.blogspot.com Lis

    Would love to win these books!

  • Laurie

    thanks for the great ideas!

  • MelodyCason

    I love numbers 9 and 17!

  • val

    I wish I was in a position to be able to apply those ideas you listed! But the reality is that I am the one who works 10 hour days and commutes to work because we NEED my income, which is significantly larger than my husband’s. I try not to be bitter, but the reality is that I am, because I am human and I believe in biblical principles. Because of our situation, I am unable to fulfill my role to my best potential as a mother and a wife. If I’m essentially having to “wear the pants” in the house, the last thing I am concerned about is HIS comfort. Having to split my time –with 75% of my waking hours spent commuting and at work– the least important thing on my list are my husband’s “feelings and needs”. It would seem that in a case like this, it would be HIS responsibility to tend to MY needs – huh?
    The truth is, it’s hard to feel like you’re in a marriage when you do everything for yourself and for your family. It’s hard to respect a man you can’t look up to. I wish it wasn’t this way. I WANT HIM to be the provider and leader of our family. My husband’s a good man and a faithful man. It’s just sad that he can’t step up to the plate the way God intended men to do. It’s disheartening.

    • me

      That is so sad.. sounds like he is the one not fulfilling his role in the marriage, not you. Unless he is handicapped he needs to step up to the plate so you can fulfill your right role.

  • Regina Mount

    Why are most of these about what you could do for your husband? I l feel like we do so much for our husbands that they should be the ones doing stuff for us. We have to plan dinner, activities for the children, and our life on a daily basis. Let him freakin’ plan something. Let him text me. They could give a damn what they look like but women scrutinize themselves in the ground all the time. Let them be the ones to make us feel appreciated and beautiful once in a while.

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