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There are so many ways that you can tell your spouse, “I love you.”

Sure, there are those three little words. But you can go beyond that one phrase.

Expressing love in different ways is important to your marriage’s health. It signifies intentionality. And when you become intentional and express your feelings in new and meaningful ways, the two of you will notice a shift in your marriage.

First, you have to figure out what words to say. You can use The 6 Pillars of Intimacy® as a framework to explore what you love about your spouse.

Look at all 6 Pillars of Intimacy®: emotional, physical, spiritual, financial, recreational, and sexual. Then explore the things you appreciate about your spouse in each pillar.

For example, what do you love about your spouse in the Physical Intimacy Pillar? Maybe they give you the best hugs or always make time to cuddle.

Or consider the Recreational Intimacy Pillar. Does your spouse plan incredible dates? Do they make you laugh no matter what you’re doing?

In the Sexual Intimacy Pillar, you might appreciate how much your spouse strives to build your connection and closeness.

For today’s episode, several members of the ONE Family shared an “I love you” for their spouse. These are great examples you can borrow or use to spark other ideas.

Here are just a few of the statements shared by the ONE Family:

  • “My husband is willing to do whatever it takes for his family. He’s the best man I know.”
  • “I love her ability to prioritize everyone, including herself, and our sex life!”
  • “He makes me laugh more than anyone else.”
  • “She’s a beautiful, feminine woman. I love the way she takes care of me and the kids.”
  • “I love that my spouse is clean and organized. Loves to plan everything and shop with me.”
  • “He is my best friend, my cheerleader, and my soft place to fall.”
  • “Her heart for Jesus and serving others.”
  • “The way he holds me.”

Everyone wants to feel seen, valued, and cherished. But sometimes, we need a little inspiration to express our love beyond a simple “I love you.”

Ultimately, when you are intentional and take action, you can encourage your spouse and strengthen your marriage.

If you need help to get started, take inspiration from the ONE Family’s sentiments above or get the free download of 21 Little Love Notes you can share with your spouse.

Your words have power. Telling your spouse you love them is important, but saying it in all kinds of ways is transformational.


21 Little Love Notes

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