“Gratitude is the best medicine. It heals your mind, your body and your spirit. And it attracts more things to be grateful for. ” —Anonymous


It’s tradition this time of year for us to reflect on what we are grateful for. And yet have you ever reflected on why you are grateful for you and your spouse.

Sometimes it’s important to take a step back and realize the impact that your marriage has had on you and the world around you.

Building your emotional intimacy through sharing why you are grateful for your marriage and for what the two of you have accomplished together is a great way to embrace the season.

Begin by acknowledging things that might not have happened or that would be different if the two of you weren’t committed to your marriage. Remember that the sum is greater than the parts.

Reflecting on your marriage and being grateful for the intentionality that you have committed to as a couple.

It’s a significant step to build more emotional intimacy by sharing why you are grateful for your marriage. As you look at what the two of you have accomplished together.

Kick things off by taking stock of where you’ve been. It’s important to revisit the past in a way that shows you how far you’ve come! Reflecting on what you have been through may make you just a little more appreciative for where you are now.

Reflection also may help you see where you need to take action. So often, the attention is on what’s not happening. When you look deeper into being grateful, you see it’s time to acknowledge what you’ve done.

Taking stock of what your marriage has accomplished and what impact you’ve made can make you see that you may have just changed a family legacy of divorce or one of fighting rather than having a conversation.

Have you felt the world drop out from underneath you and yet are still working together to build up your marriage? That is something to be grateful for.

What does it look like to have a conversation about why you are grateful for your marriage? “I’m grateful for us because we’ve…”

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