Back in September, I heard a great interview with Mary DeTurris Poust on Relevant Radio. In it, she talked about marriage and the Catholic faith. Seeing as it’s the date of our anniversary (our anniversary is September 13) I want to share this wonderful piece of advice with you, as expanded up in her blog post Marriage: It’s hard work, if it’s done right:
Sister Anne suggested that couples make their anniversary date special every month, not necessarily with a dinner out or an expensive gift but with a heart-to-heart conversation about where you are at that moment and where you’re hoping to go next— together and individually. It’s a great idea and an easy way to remember to turn your attention toward your spouse on a regular basis. And by using your wedding date as a springboard, you’ll get to experience a little of that original joy and anticipation month after month, year after year, for as long as you both shall live.
As new parents, it can be a challenge to make time to work on our marriage, let alone get out for a date night. So even if we don’t have “us” time like we did in the past, at least we have the 13th of each month to look forward to :)
How do you keep your marriage fresh?
PS: If you want to hear Mary’s interview in its entirety, it starts around the 29 minute mark: