February "Love Your Spouse" Challenge
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This month we are focusing on the social health we can gain or improve upon through our relationship with our spouse. Your spouse should be the one person you are closer to than anyone else in the world, and they should know it.
Our relationships with our husband should be a place of fun, happiness, comfort, and peace. More than anything we should feel loved and supported and we should show our spouse that we love and support them.
This month is catered to helping them feel the love we have for them, and teaching us a habit to always remember our spouse despite the crazy curveballs that life throws us.
Make an Effort to Hold Your Spouse’s Hand Today
Let’s go back to the good old days when we were dating and oh, so innocent. Hold hands and reminisce.
Do One Chore That is Generally Your Spouse’s Responsibility
Don’t we love to come home and find those things done that we were expecting to have to do. It is a wonderful blessing.
Give Your Spouse a Spontaneous Kiss
A peck on the lips isn’t enough, draw it out and really enjoy it. Your spouse will appreciate the effort!
Surprise Your Spouse With Some Intimacy
Yes, get intimate. This is important for both partners in the relationship, but your husband will adore you for the extra effort. And OH the health benefits associated are a blessing.
Thank Your Spouse For Something He Does Today
Did he clean the house? Go to work? Play with the kids?
Give your husband a proper “thank you” and REALLY mean it.
Pay Your Spouse a Compliment
Those rippling pecks, his awesome way of listening to your worries, maybe even his fantastic cooking skills. You spouse wants to know that you still find him attractive and worthy of attention.
Leave a Note For You Spouse
Whether it be a sticky note on their steering wheel, a love note in their work bag, or a letter in the mail. Let them find a little token of affection sometime today that can lift their spirits and touch their heart.
Hug Your Spouse 3 Times Today for 10 Seconds Each!
Physical touch is so good for you: mind, body, and soul. Take advantage of it, be spontaneous about it, make it a happy moment for the two of you to bond.
Tell Your Spouse “I Love You.”
Put your hands in their hair, on their face, or around their waist, and admit to them that you’re obsessed and unnaturally in love. You can make it silly or serious, but make sure to say it and mean it.
Dress Up and Go Out On The Town
Explore, sight-see, or go out for dinner. Spend some real quality time with your spouse. Sometimes our lives can get so hung up in work, chores, school, or children that we forget that we are supposed to have the strongest bond amidst all of the madness.
Ask For Your Spouses Opinion
Are you wondering about how they feel regarding the meal you’re cooking. Maybe you’ve been working on a difficult project and their input could aid you tremendously. Find a way to let them know that their opinion is valued.
Surprise Your Spouse With a Small Gift
Grab their favorite candy bar, or a new $5 movie. Something small that you know they’ll appreciate, but won’t break the bank.
Make Your Spouse Their Favorite Meal
And they will love you all the more for it. Food is apparently the way to a man’s heart, and their favorite food will not hurt your chances one iota.
Give Your Spouse a Massage
Neck, foot, back, you name it! A good relaxing massage after a long day at work or school can make all of the difference. Remember, it is the little things that count.
Go On a Walk Together
Around the neighborhood, down main street, a little hike: whatever you’re in the mood for and you have time for, put in the effort. Some good fresh air and exercise with the one you love is great.
Stay Up Late and Have a Chat
Bedtimes are closer to 8pm now that we’ve got a child, but every once in a while we find ourselves awake for hours just talking about life. These are good moments that you tend to miss out on when you’re always tired.
Rub your eyes, sit up in bed, and talk it out.
Let Your Spouse Pick The Activity Tonight
In fact, insist! My husband rarely decides what we do because he wants me to be happy with what we’re doing. Let your spouse know that it would make you happy to participate in an activity that they enjoy.
Surprise Your Spouse With His Favorite Dessert
My husband LOVES French Silk Pie and Coconut Cream Pie. Does he get them very often? Absolutely not.
But every once in a while a sweet treat can make his day. (And mine too!)
Pack Your Spouse A Lunch!
Save your spouse some time in the morning and pack them up a sack lunch. Leave a little note in it for them for the day. They’ll appreciate the extra effort.
Ask Your Spouse, “What Can I Do For You Today?”
Even if they insist there is nothing they need, they’ll know you are thinking about them, and there to help should something come up.
Turn On Your Wedding Song For an Impromptu Dance Party In The Living Room
My husband is not a dancer (he can dance, he just chooses not too) but the one time he learned a semi-choreographed piece was for our wedding, and although we’ve forgotten all of the steps we still love slow dancing to Nat King Cole’s “Fascination.”
Send Your Spouse a Surprise Text/Email During the Day
In a world of technology, reaching our spouse is literally right at our fingertips. Let them know how much you love and adore them randomly during the day.
Challenge Your Spouse to A Board/Card Game
A little healthy competition is good for a couple. Pull out the Uno cards or one of your favorite board games and battle to the death, or at least until someone loses.
Go Technology Free, Encourage Your Spouse To Do The Same
Sometimes our phones, computers, video games, and tv’s can get in the way of our social skills with our spouse. Let’s get rid of the temptation, and find a better use of our attention.
Let’s Throw in Some More Intimacy
Again? Absolutely! Have fun with it, and step outside of the box. A new place, a new position, whatever you want.
Cuddle Up On the Couch for a Movie
Your spouse will love the cuddles, and your kids may be grossed out, but in the long run they’ll appreciate the example their parents set for them.
Breakfast In Bed, Anyone?
This will require waking up a tad early, but it will be worth the effort when you see your husband’s smiling face.
Learn Something New Together, Or Work On a Project
Spend some time doing a hands-on activity, and enjoy the finished product together.