Your spouse may have created a wishlist for Christmas, or verbally shared what they wanted this season. Either way, you probably have a good idea of what you’ll be putting under the tree for your spouse and vice versa. While it’s easy to shop and spend money on things that make your spouse happy, there are gifts to exchange that money just can’t buy. Material items only bring temporary happiness, but the gifts that come from the heart, by way of sacrifice, and don’t cost any money are the ones that can truly transform your marriage.
In this article:
- Renewed vows should top your Christmas list.
- Pursue peace in your home for the holidays.
- Keep the sparks flying in your relationship.
3 Best Gifts to Exchange to Transform Your Marriage
Renewed vows should top your Christmas list.
A renewed promise and vow to be a better spouse is more than a gift that can’t be packaged. When it comes to gifts to exchange for the holidays, it simply can’t be topped. When first made, your vows sounded really strong when you exchanged them before your family and friends. But now that it’s time to really put those words into action, consider how well have you performed as a spouse.
Marriage is usually slightly harder than most people imagined. Not until we’re in it do we realize what is actually required of us. The holidays are the perfect time of year to reevaluate your role as a spouse and decide what changes need to be made to become even better for the upcoming year. After you recognize the improvements needed on your part, you must create an action plan with specifics on how each will be accomplished. Lastly, share them with your spouse. Highlighting how you plan on becoming a better partner can be just as meaningful as opening a package from under the Christmas tree.
Pursue peace in your home for the holidays.
Who doesn’t pray for world peace? What if you were to start on a smaller scale by having peace in your home first. Gifts to exchange for the holidays may be easy to come by for some. But peace in your home is something you fight for each day. Relationship peace means you communicate with each other while demonstrating respect, concern, and love, especially when you disagree.
We are all deserving of a healthy and peaceful marriage. But I don’t think we realize how much control we actually have over that. Your relationship can shift at any point when you decide that peace is the ultimate goal. this Christmas, take a personal inventory by looking for ways you can begin to contribute more peace to your relationship.
Keep the sparks flying in your relationship.
Excitement, fun, spontaneity, and joy are gifts that can keep the sparks flying in your relationship. When thinking of gifts to exchange this Christmas, a willingness to go with the flow certainly makes for an exciting marriage. Don’t allow your relationship to become so strict and structured that you forget to enjoy quality time together.
Make a commitment to your partner to spend more time enjoying each other’s company. Remember what you did to capture your spouse’s attention? You need to bring that back into the regular rotation of your marriage. Couples must go back to the basics by having more date nights, writing love letters, and taking weekend getaways. Spontaneity keeps your marriage exciting.
Of course, receiving the items on your Christmas wish list is cool, but having your spouse make a lifetime commitment to you is priceless.
BMWK, what do you think are the best gifts couples can give to one another?
Editor’s Note: BMWK originally published this post on December 15, 2014. We have updated it for quality and relevancy.