Take the 28 Days of Blessing Your Spouse Challenge & watch your marriage bloom!

28 Days of Blessing Your Spouse Challenge

I’m a hopeless romantic at heart, so when February rolls around, I get as excited as a school girl for Valentine’s Day. While I am all about a day of romance and sweet sentiments, one aspect baffles me about the Hallmark holiday every year.

Marriage is more than one day set aside to honor your spouse. I need to honor my spouse everyday!

But marriage can be hard and with the demands of everyday life, we can easily lose connection with the one we pledged forever.

There is one concept that can reconnect two souls and remind us what true commitment is about.

Service.

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In my own marriage, I have let serving him fall by the wayside with the busyness of life and I realize that if I am going to bless him every day, I have to be intentional about my actions.

Therefore, I am challenging married couples everywhere to focus on your marriage and serving your spouse for the next 28 days! 

It’s time to bless your spouse each day and make him your first priority again.

It’s time to be sacrificial with your time and energy, even if these acts of service are not reciprocated.

It’s time to put aside wrongs, extend grace, and show him you’re still committed to the marriage, in the good times and the bad.

28 Ways to Bless your Spouse

May these 28 ways to bless your spouse give you ideas for ways to serve him and may they help you intentionally reconnect with him in the month ahead.

1. Make his favorite meal

2. Write him a love letter

3. Watch a movie he wants, even if it’s something you don’t want to see

4. Put Bible verses on sticky notes on his bathroom mirror to encourage him

5. Be intimate {Yes, sometimes it has to be planned!}

6. Give him a back rub or foot rub

7. Plan a scavenger hunt around the house for a fun surprise

8. Pray with him for specific needs in his life

9. Make his favorite dessert

10. Participate in his favorite activity, even if it’s something you don’t like to do

11. Plan an at home date- Here’s how we make at home date nights easy and simple

12. Ask him about his dreams for the future, big and small, and how you can support him

13. Let him lead you {Women, you were not meant to be the leader of your house!}

14. Find out his love language and plan ways to serve him accordingly

15. Extend grace as he needs it, without keeping a record of wrong or bringing up the area in which he’s messed up

16. Give him a guys night out

17. Watch your tone of voice and be cautious of how you sound

18. Do his least favorite chore as a surprise

19. Leave encouraging notes in his car, reminding him that you are his biggest fan

20. Quit nagging or at least evaluate your approach to asking for his help

21. Pick your battles! Is it really worth it to nit pick about every little thing?

22. Compliment him

23. Show him respect

24. Get intimate…again!

25. Plan a surprise weekend getaway

26. Let him watch a sporting event uninterrupted {great plan for the Superbowl!}

27. Pack his lunch to take to work

28. In His Bible, put sticky notes of verses you are praying for him

Make your marriage a priority and vow to reconnect with the 28 Days of Blessing Your Spouse Challenge! Sign up here and bring back the spark to your marriage!

In this challenge, I also encourage you to leave a love note or two, and have a deep conversation about life, love, where you’ve been and where you’re headed together.

These are just a few ideas to get you thinking of ways to serve and show him how much you care.  You know him best, so get brainstorming ways you can make him feel special.

Good news! You can receive a printable pack which includes the Blessing Calendar, I Love You Notes, and the Conversation Card printables sent to your inbox to help make this challenge super easy and doable! It’s designed to make loving him/her intentionally super easy.

Download your own copy of the Blessing Your Spouse Challenge here

What are your favorite ways to serve your spouse? I’d love to hear your creative ways you let him know you care!

50 Comments

  1. Love this. Printing and also sharing! Thank you!

    1. You are so sweet! I love your blog and really enjoy sharing what you write!

  2. Great ideas! It’s so important to be intentional about our marriages, it’s easy to fall into a rut otherwise.

    1. Absolutely! It’s easy to lose the connection with your spouse, but when we are intentional about serving, it helps rebuild those special bonds!

  3. This is an awesome challenge and it’s right on time. We’re in a “reconnecting” phase.

    1. I am so glad it was well timed for you! We were in a reconnecting phase last year and it’s so fun to discover each other again. Many blessings to you on your journey!

  4. Cheryl @Treasures from a Shoebox says:

    Found you at Grace and Truth and I’m glad I did! Love this post and I’m signing up to receive the emails and take the February Challenge with you.

    1. Cheryl,
      I am so glad you are joining us! May we all learn to be better servants in these next 28 days!

  5. I’m in!! What a great idea. Sharing over at my facebook page today.

    1. I’m so glad you are spreading the word on blessing a spouse! I scheduled your wonderful prayer on marriage to post to FB tomorrow. Loved it!

  6. I love that list! But I think if I did one of those ideas a day, my husband might say, “Okay, what’s going on here? What’d you do? What do you want?” It might be fun to spoil him and get him wondering. 😉 Thanks for the post! Glad we are neighbors on Grace & Truth!
    Jenni

    1. Yes! Keep him guessing is always a good thing! I love surprising him and making him wonder what I’m doing! Ha!

  7. Good for you, Alicia! I am looking forward to blessing my start and making him a priority again!

  8. So, I see that this is mainly written for the ladies. Therefore, as a man I have two critiques: 1) men need to bless their spouses too, so (I’m saying this lightheartedly) your post seems a bit one-sided; and 2) from a guy’s perspective (kind-of-semi-lightheartedly) I would ramp up the intimacy thing to at least days 1-28. 🙂

    Really, a beautiful post and I think I can adapt your tips to bless my wife too. Bravo!

    1. Absolutely that guys need to bless their spouse, too! This is obviously geared for the ladies, but men can adapt many of these ideas, too. I’m laughing because when I asked my husband’s advice on this, he said I could put intimacy pretty much every day! His answers all revolved around intimacy, food, or sports!!! Ha! Best wishes to you on your journey!

  9. This is a great list of ways to bless our husband. This is something I’ve struggled with quite a bit, actually, because my personality is so very different from my husband’s. It’s something God keeps bringing back to the front of my path. Thank you for your encouragement in putting together this list and sharing with us.
    Thanks for linking up at Grace & Truth.

    1. It can be so challenging to serve, but I find when I do it willingly and with a humble heart, God changes me in the process. 🙂

  10. What a fabulous list! You just inspired me to leave a little love note on my husband’s computer. I’ll definitely be taking up your challenge.

  11. Like the 12 Days of Christmas, but for Valentine’s Day. Love it. Checking you out from the Mommy Monday blog hop. Thanks for the good read.

  12. I found you on Holley Gerth’s Coffee for Your Heart and love this. Being intentional in my marriage and showing love to my husband is my heart and I am thankful for some great ideas. : )

    1. I’m so glad you found some helpful ideas! I love to find others who are like-minded in their pursuit of their spouse, too! What a blessing!

  13. I love this post, Sarah Ann! Your passion and heart for your marriage is inspiring.

    This was my favorite: “It’s time to be sacrificial with your time and energy, even if these acts of service are not reciprocated.
    It’s time to put aside wrongs, extend grace, and show him you’re still committed to the marriage, in the good times and the bad.”

    Too often we think that we only need to go out of our way for our spouses when they deserve it. This way of thinking is detrimental to our marriages.

    Regarding #20, I find that if I pray before I speak with my hubby about something I would like him to do, my words come out softer and more loving.

    Great post and a wonderful idea for a challenge. Serving and appreciating each other plays a huge role in a happy marriage.

    Blessings to you and yours.

    1. Thanks, Heather! I completely agree that the selfish attitude is poisoning marriages. It’s a great habit to have to pray before asking for something to guard your tone. I am praying that God will continue to soften me throughout the years!

  14. I just love this. I just wrote him a “love email”. Thank you for the inspiration. You bless me! Cheering this!

  15. Love this Sarah Ann! I’m going to link to it on my website. It is such a great idea!

  16. This is such a great list. Now that I’m pregnant, I’ve been trying to show my husband how much I appreciate him as much as I can. I know once the baby is born it will be more difficult for romance. Right now, we do everything we can to schedule at least one date night a month.

  17. Aww some really great ideas there definitly gonna try a few 🙂 thanks xx

  18. Love the daily challenges. I know no matter what I do some of those will be refused but I can still try and pray.

    1. Absolutely, Debbie! All we can do is try to serve and if we’re rejected, at least we know we’ve done our part!

  19. I love this!! When having kids it’s so easy to forget about your husband. This is a great challenge for myself! These are my favorites
    14. Find out his love language and plan ways to serve him accordingly ( I just bought this book, but it’s still on my bookshelf)
    17. Watch your tone of voice and be cautious of how you sound ( this is definitely me )
    23. Show him respect (we took the Love & Respect class when we were just married–her respect will motivate his love and his love will motivate her respect)

    1. I’m so glad you’re joining in the fun! Best wishes for a happy marriage!

  20. A good marriage always has to start with God and with prayer 🙂

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