The writers of Do Not Disturb shared about their marriage values in Keeping Our Marriage Strong: We do… and challenged other marriage bloggers to share as well. "J" of Hot, Holy & Humorous took on the challenge and wrote Our Marriage: We Do...
Well ... can't let a good challenge go by, so here is a list of things my sweetie and I do to keep our marriage strong.
We do lots of hugging.
That was the first thing I thought of. We really do hug a lot. Connecting physically in little ways during the day makes us feel close. I'm probably addicted to touch.
We do time together.
Quality time sneaks in there when you are doing quantity time. We like each other so quantity time is no hardship. Some days it's just, "what do you want for lunch?" but other days we have great discussions and connect in amazing ways. We like it all.
We do each other. :)
OK, OK. I just had to say it. Sex is important. It's healthy for you physically and it creates an overall sense of intimacy that lingers. I think it's also important to say that we only do each other. We are each others only sexual partner.
We do respect.
We care about the well being of each other. We take the time to listen to each other. We each matter. We know it and we show it.
We do generosity. (y'all had to know that would make the list)
We've learned that generosity is amazing. It heals. It blesses. It multiplies in the giving and the receiving. It takes on a life of its own that has astounding ripple effect (you never know how many people you will wind up blessing).
We do forgiveness, gentleness and kindness.
We know the reality of sin, selfishness and brokenness. We know His grace. Just have to spread that grace around a bit. It's the right and good thing to do.
We do laughter.
Some days you just have to laugh and some days you just need to laugh. We both love humor and it keeps us sane (which is a good thing believe me).
We do adventure and whimsy.
This is actually a challenge for me some days, but it's good stuff. You need a bit of excitement and fun now and then. I'm learning how much this can add to a marriage.
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