It doesn’t matter if you have a few days off or if the weekend is fast approaching, spending time with your spouse is important. When you have a family or a busy life, it’s hard to stop and do something by yourselves, but your marriage will suffer if you don’t find a way to make it happen.

Whether you live in a small or large your community, you can find things to do together. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

* Take a walk together
* Eat dinner without the kids
* Find a babysitter for the kids or send them to a friends house
* Go shopping together
* Spend the weekend at a hotel out of town
* Plan a spa day together
* Get a massage together
* Take a drive to the country together
* Go camping together
* Go ice-skating together

When you’re trying to come up with things to do you need to consider what you enjoy doing. Do you have a hobby or sport that you like to do? Maybe you have wanted to learn how to do something; can it be done together? It doesn’t matter what you choose to do, when you do it together you’ll be able to work on your marriage and you’ll begin to see the difference.

The main thing to remember is how important being together and alone is for your marriage. When we’re constantly doing for our friends, family, or for work we forget about spending time together and that can cause more damage to your marriage than you may think.

When you’re with your spouse you have a chance to talk and not worry about the little ears and you can be yourselves. It’s nice to get a way from the hustle and bustle of life in general and when you use one or more of these suggestions you’ll be able to make it happen.

You’ll feel refreshed and the added love you’ll have for each other will be wonderful. You’ll understand why it’s important to do these types of things regularly and you’re sure to find a way to make it happen more often.

Corrie Petersen has been married to her husband Kevin since 1993 and they have two wonderful and athletic teenagers. Corrie has created a 30 day program designed to help couples find things to do to keep their marriage alive. Click here if you’re ready to make this happen in your marriage.