8 Ways to Find Joy in Your Marriage

Could you use some help to find joy in your marriage again? When life gets tough (and we all know it will), it's easy to lose sight of some of the joys in life. When you're forever running ... to work, soccer practice, piano lessons and home again, there never seems to be enough time to stop and smell the roses. Finding joy in your marriage won't make life any less busy, but it will make it that much sweeter. Here are 8 ways to find joy in your marriage.

1. Start Each Day with Gratitude

It's easy to hit the ground running as soon as you hear the alarm. When the first thing that you do is head for your coffee and head to the shower, it sets a tone of running the minute that you wake up. Try sitting down with your cup of coffee and thinking of one reason that you are grateful for your spouse. You may choose to keep a journal of your daily thoughts, or simply make it a mental activity. Regardless of the approach that you take, it will help you to focus on the many reasons you have for being joyful in your marriage.

2. Do the Mundane Tasks Together

When you're a busy person, there's not much fun about cleaning the house and making dinner unless you do it together. Turn on the music and work together on completing the not-as-fun parts of your day. Not only will it go faster, but it will be a more fun way to spend the time.

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