“You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” —Brian Tracy

keep it exciting

Looking back at the early stages of your marriage do you remember the willingness to try new things together? 

More than likely there was a willingness on both your parts to do new things and keep it exciting. That’s because you connected as a couple over shared experiences as a way to bring you together. 

As the years have gone on, it’s easy to feel like you’ve fallen into a rut. You’re not alone. It’s natural to fall into routines as the years pass. And yet, what happens when you find yourselves doing the same thing over and over again?

You get bored. You may have even forgotten how to keep it exciting. 

Or what about when you are always the one making suggestions but your spouse is always shooting down the ideas or coming up with some reason why it won’t work.

You feel rejected.

Boredom + Rejection is a BAD combination in your marriage. 

Extraordinary couples choose to take a different path because they know what’s possible. 

When you try new things you introduce anticipation back into your marriage.

Stop and think about that connection the two of you would be able to build if you had a plan to spend time together? How would you feel if this happened more often?

What does this mean? It means trying new things. It means not just defaulting to a quick no or “I don’t want to do that”. Instead, choose to build your recreational intimacy.

It’s the plans the two of you make; doing things you enjoy together. When this is working, you don’t sit in the driveway playing the “What do you want to do?” game. 

Instead, you step out of your comfort zone to do something new to grow closer together.

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