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Need romantic ideas? Try spiritual activities. Marital success is dependent on a love triangle between you, your spouse, and Heavenly Father. The closer you both become to Him, the closer you become to each other.

My favorite romantic activity is going to the temple with my husband. Every time I go, my love for him increases and my resolve to reach exaltation grows stronger. Other great activities include reading your patriarchal blessings, working on family history, reading the scriptures, reading the Ensign and Church books, discussing gospel principles, preparing gospel lessons together, going to a temple visitor's center or other Church-related site, having Family Home Evening even if it's just the two of you, doing service, or attending a fireside.

Just spending time together away from worldly distractions is beneficial too. I like riding along in the cart while my husband golfs when the course is not busy and we can be by ourselves. We enjoy Heavenly Father's beautiful creations and each other's company and conversation in peace.

You don't even need to leave the house to have such bonding time. Set aside a little time when you can enjoy being together without the TV or music on, kids (if applicable) needing attention, or the phone ringing (set your phone on silent!). Just talking or relaxing together in tranquility will bring you closer and strengthen your love. Remember the little things too: saying prayers together and for each other, kissing or hugging hello and goodbye, and complimenting and encouraging one another.

At times when you feel indifferent toward or out of love with your spouse, pray for help. Pray to remember and focus on the good things that attracted you to your spouse in the first place. Eliminate anything that undermines your love for him or her: family-unfriendly TV shows, negative friends, romantic fantasies and unrealistic expectations. Work on your spirituality and you will find your love rekindling.

Sharing Time: What spiritual activities do you love to do with your spouse (fiance/fiancee, boy/girlfriend)?

Comments

Rachel & Dan said…
I agree, the temple is such a special place to go with your spouse. Whenever Dan and I finish up at the temple I feel like I am on top of the world, I feel so much love! Thanks for this post, I woke up this morning wondering about how we could further strengthen our relationship spiritually. So many great ideas!
I LOVE working with my spouse - or anyone for that matter. I feel it is one of the things that brings me closer to that person. You are both expending energy to create something positive that wasn't there before. What could be better? :D

This was a great article, lots of good ideas - THANK YOU!
Anonymous said…
you will succeed as you both strive to keep those flames lit and those temple experiences continuous-DAD
Anonymous said…
My kissy pooh love birds:
It must be difficult to get thru a visit at the temple without kissing!
Mom
Francesca said…
Actually, Mom, we kiss (sweetly) in the celestial room and before changing for and after the session. :)

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