Marriage Surprises

Keeping marriage fun with surprises
We all love surprises.

Most of our life is predictable…day in and day out…every week the same. Sometimes the very thing we need to keep us rejoicing is a surprise.

Is it going too far to say that God created us to enjoy surprises? I think not. 

Our marriages can easily become routine, predictable, and boring. That's why we need to add an occasional surprise.
  Surprises, by their very nature, are not surprises if they happen often, but from time to time (maybe once a month), why not plan a little surprise for your spouse?

  1. Do something you’ve never done before. It can be something as simple as adding a note to his lunch.
  2. Plan a surprise weekend trip or unexpected meal out.
  3. Buy a special gift for no reason at all…it need not be expensive, just thoughtful.
  4. Throw an “I Love You Party” and spend an evening listing the reasons you love him.
  5. Pitch a tent in the backyard and spend a summer night under the stars.
  6. Rent a bicycle built for two and pack a picnic lunch.
  7. Plan a Saturday of activities your spouse especially enjoys but seldom gets to do.
  8. Do something spontaneous, wild and crazy, unexpected, memorable.
Surprises keep us from being overwhelmed by the routines of life and they keep us from a routine marriage as well.

So what ideas do you have? Leave a comment and share them. 


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Gail

9 comments:

  1. Love these ideas, Gail! And what a sweet surprise you received from your family! :)

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  2. I love this concept of surprises! Good ones... ;-)

    Robert and I are very serious these days, so a dose of surprise sounds like great medicine. Thank you!

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  3. This is a great bunch of ideas. Though with four kids, surprises take a bit more work.=) But that makes them all the better, I think.

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  4. Hmnnn... nice thoughts you shared here Gail. I am picking up some surprises right off this list, thanks a lot for sharing. Visiting from Matrimonial Monday, have a super blessed day!
    Love

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  5. Great ideas, Gail! And I'm all for spicing things up with a little surprise for our spouses. Marriage can get rather mundane and predictable if we don't. These are seeds that keep our marriages growing and strong.

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  6. Love the surprise reminder to keep things unexpected! Think I will just have to make an effort to do so this week.....from your new follower through GFC...Nicole

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  7. Love this ideas. I have been thinking recently about adding "adventure" to marriage, and I like the idea of adding "surprises" too.

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  8. Gail, you are so right on about adding surprises to our marriage. It doesn't have to be a big deal either to make an impact on us or our spouse. One surprise that I will say that has been fun for me is when my husband started to plan date nights. Not only did he pick the place, but he'd even have the sitter scheduled. This is so amazing and a surprise.

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