As I write this article, there are 46 shopping days left until Christmas. Already, countless retailers are offering us their best price guarantees and early Black Friday specials.
What if 2023 was a year you committed to giving your marriage a gift?
Here are three gifts that could benefit your marriage in 2023.
When is the last time you described your marriage as fun? Chances are, when you dated your spouse, there was a good amount of fun in your relationship. After all, who wants to marry someone they find boring? In 2023, bring some fun back into your relationship. Pick up a new hobby you can do together. Go back to some of the places you used to go when you were dating. Try new foods. Go to new places. Do things together that you have been doing separately, and you might just find a spark that’s been missing for a while!
2. Marriage Enrichment
Good marriages don’t happen by accident. Like any good thing that grows, a lasting marriage takes cultivation. In January, a new ministry called re|engage is launching through the Family Resource Initiative. re|engage examines God’s design for marriage and applies principles from the Bible to guide couples toward growth in their relationship with each other. The course runs for 16 weeks and meets at Wooddale Church (6630 Shady Oak Road, Eden Prairie) on Tuesday nights from 6:30-8 p.m. Childcare is provided.
I believe wholeheartedly that your marriage will be richer, sweeter and more satisfying at the end of these 16 weeks. Give your marriage the gift of enrichment. Learn more here.
3. A Weekend to Remember
1.5 million couples have gone to FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember marriage conference over the years. A Weekend to Remember conference is a way to invest in your marriage by intentionally moving toward oneness. The conferences take place in cities all over the country. Consider saving up to go to a conference together out of town. Each weekend begins on a Friday evening and ends on Sunday afternoon. Attendees say their relationships improved on average from a 4/10 to an 8/10 after just one weekend. Learn more at http://familylife.com/weekend-to-remember.
So there you have it—three gift ideas to enrich and invest in your marriage, and reignite that spark that may have been missing between you and your spouse over the last weeks, months or even years. It’s time to give your marriage the attention it deserves. (And by the time you’re reading this, you’ve likely got less than 46 days to get shopping!)