TOL: 5 Ways To Love Your Spouse

Happy Thursday, friends! If I’m being completely honest with you all, this week is totally dragging for me! We are almost to the weekend though I can almost see the light!

Today I’m stopping in to share 5 simple ways to show love to your spouse. In the busyness of life, our relationships can easily slide on the back burner. However, our relationships really are what’s most important! Here are 5 easy and simple ways to love your spouse everyday! 

5 Ways to Love Your Spouse

  • Write them a Note of Encouragement: It can be easy to get stressed about everything. Take it from a worrier and a planner–I know it’s hard to focus on the positive. When your spouse is feeling the pressures of life, be their encourager. Leave an encouraging message for them to find to lift their spirits.
  • Compliment Them: Complimenting is easy when you’re first together. Once you’re both in a comfortable routine, sometimes small things like compliments get forgotten. Always make an effort to compliment your spouse on a daily basis. 
  • Have a No-Distractions Meal together: Take your phones, turn them off, and enjoy each other’s company. It’s easy to get bogged down by work, other people. other commitments, and rush through things. Make a nice dinner, light some candles, and enjoy some face to face conversation together!
  • Hold Hands: Many studies that have been done on the importance of physical touch. If you’ve been with your spouse for years and years, it can be easy to forget this importance. Busy schedules take over and the mind spins 100 miles per hour. Quiet the mind and enjoy holding their hand in that moment. 
  • Do Something For Them Every Day: Daily small “gifts” and/or daily acts of love seem to be more valuable and important to couples than one big splurge. If your spouse hates dishes, volunteer to do them so they can rest. Making an effort to help your spouse will speak volumes!  

I’d also highly recommend “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman. It’s a great book for any married or dating couples. I hope these little tips help you or remind you that the little things are really the big  things! 

Thanks to Amanda for letting me Think Out Loud!

Favorite way to show love? Whats your “love language”? 

Tell me in the comments below!

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24 thoughts on “TOL: 5 Ways To Love Your Spouse

  1. Aww Heather this is such a sweet post. I LOVE the no-distraction meal one, that’s super important to my boyfriend and I too! My favorite way to show love is in the little things of a relationship, like leaving little notes or surprising them unexpectedly. Definitely going to check out that book, too!

  2. This is so sweet. My husband’s love language is TOTALLY physical contact. He gets all mushy when we snuggle on the couch or when I even grab his hand in public. I’m the total opposite. I prefer thoughtful gestures!

    • I think this could apply to loving others just as well…although hand holding may be iffy to random friends haha! You can make me a goodie any old time, Emily! 🙂

  3. love this!! My husband often leaves me notes before he goes out of town for work. It’s a small gesture that goes a long way for me. My husband and I recently started eating more meals at our dinner table with no tv or phones allowed. It has been really nice to connect during that time with no distractions. We play cards after dinner to instead of mindlessly watching tv.

    • Thats so sweet of him! Playing cards after dinner is a great idea–im a scrabble fan too. My husband and i play scrabble with some hot beverages in the winter. It’s fun!

  4. This post is awesome! My husband and I frequently hold hands, write notes and compliment each other. My favorite way to show love is to be there for him for the things he doesn’t need to ask for–rubbing his back, making him a snack or grabbing him something to drink. It shows I’m constantly thinking about him and I know it makes him feel good, which makes me happy.

  5. I love how simple these tips are!! It’s so true when they say it’s the simple things that count! Touch is my love language so the holding hands I would love!!

  6. I love the 5 love languages! We did it for our premarital counseling. It was really interesting and gave us a whole new insight into each other. This is a great post with great tips. It is so easy to let life get in the way of your relationship without even knowing it. I love all of these reminders!

  7. This is a great list! It’s so simple, but these things really make a difference in our daily lives. I feel so good when Terry says something nice about me.

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