It takes time, hard work, and effort to have a healthy, happy, successful marriage.  But, with busy days at work, where in the world do you find the extra time?  If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed without a moment to spare, here are ten ideas for making a significant love connection in very little time. 

  1. Share a kiss

Intimacy is such an essential part of any successful marriage.  Remember being young, carefree, and in love?  You couldn’t keep your hands off of each other.  You held hands, gazed into each other’s eyes, and planted lots of kisses all over each other.  Kissing each other is one of the most intimate things you can do in a relationship.  Make it a habit to squeeze in a smooch as you’re leaving for work every morning.  You’ll both feel warm and tingly all day. 

  1. Say these three words, “I love you!”

Of course, there are many ways to show love to your partner but, merely saying the words is so powerful.  It makes your partner feel safe, secure, and loved.  Everyone wants to feel more love.  Be genuine and sincere, and say, “I love you” often.  You’ll bring a big smile to your partner’s face. 

  1. Pray together

Praying together is such an amazing experience.  If you have not prayed together before, it may feel a little strange at first but, stick with it and watch your relationship ascend to new heights.  You’ll begin to strengthen your bond with each other and with God.  Sharing your prayers, desires, fears, and joys will strengthen your relationship and deepen your love and support for one another. 

  1. Have a pleasant conversation

You may be thinking that after a long busy day, the last thing you want is to come home and have a conversation.  But, your life with your partner is important, and taking a few minutes to talk to him shows that you care and that he too is a priority.  Ask him to tell you about the best part of his day.  Then give him your undivided attention. 

  1. Express your gratitude

It’s easy to focus on those negative annoying things that use to seem so small, but now they take up all the space in your mind.  Let go of the small stuff and take a moment to reflect on the things you love about your man.  Find different ways to show your appreciation for who he is and what he means to you.  Give him a long embrace or make his favorite meal.

  1. Exercise together

You have likely heard it said that couples who play together, stay together.  Exercising together can help you and your partner to improve your physical fitness, mental well-being and overall relationship health.  An added benefit is more quality time together.    

  1. Text a sweet message

Communication is vital in a relationship.  Keep the sparks flying by letting your husband know you’re missing him or thinking of him.  You can always put a smile on his face by adding an emoji or GIF.  Keep it fun!

  1. Relax and wind down together

We live in a fast-paced, hustle, and bustle world where working continually is a measurement of success.  But relaxation is essential to our mental and physical health.  Take a few minutes to sit together and enjoy some much-needed peace. 

  1. Sit down and have dinner together

Eating together is a great way to connect and chill out after a long workday.  Minimize distractions such as tablets and cell phones, focus on each other, and savor your quality time and the food!

  1. Enjoy an intimate moment

Intimacy is the solid emotional and physical foundation that encompasses co-dependency and mutual understanding in most healthy relationships.  For some couples, intimacy is sexual interaction.  But, every relationship is different and intimacy does not always mean sex.  It’s really about connection, bonding and togetherness.  Create a safe space to share in each other’s deepest wants, needs and desires.  If your passion is ignited and you decide to get down and dirty between the sheets, that’s icing on the cake!

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