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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Need a reminder of the benefits of serving your spouse?  Check out the The One Word that Will Change Your Marriage and remember what it’s like to selflessly serve your spouse.

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 28 days of February!  

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.

Blessing Your Spouse Challenge

May these 28 ways to bless your spouse give you ideas for ways to serve him and may they help you intentionally bless 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- The Dating Divas is my favorite place to find creative at home dates

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

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.

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

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Welcome to Faith Along the Way! I am a redeemed child of God and perfectly imperfect in every area of my life. Wife to Hubs, we've battled the storms of Cancer, infertility, adoption & Autism together the past 10 years and praise God for his continued guidance. I hope you'll join us on this journey through life as we trust God with faith along the way.

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    Julie January 29, 2015 (10:15 am)

    Love this. Printing and also sharing! Thank you!
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      Sarah Ann January 29, 2015 (9:43 pm)

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

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    Elizabeth January 29, 2015 (12:25 pm)

    Great ideas! It’s so important to be intentional about our marriages, it’s easy to fall into a rut otherwise.
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      Sarah Ann January 29, 2015 (9:42 pm)

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

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    Takisha January 29, 2015 (9:07 pm)

    This is an awesome challenge and it’s right on time. We’re in a “reconnecting” phase.
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      Sarah Ann January 29, 2015 (9:25 pm)

      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!

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    Cheryl @Treasures from a Shoebox January 30, 2015 (9:20 am)

    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.

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      Sarah Ann January 30, 2015 (10:11 pm)

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

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    Alicia January 30, 2015 (9:56 am)

    Wonderful post. Thanks for sharing! In the past, my husband and I have done something like this and it has been awesome!
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      Sarah Ann January 30, 2015 (10:12 pm)

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

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    Cassandra January 30, 2015 (10:35 am)

    I’m in!! What a great idea. Sharing over at my facebook page today.
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      Sarah Ann January 30, 2015 (10:12 pm)

      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!

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    Jenni DeWitt January 30, 2015 (1:46 pm)

    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
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      Sarah Ann January 30, 2015 (9:05 pm)

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

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    Starla J January 30, 2015 (1:46 pm)

    love this!! Thank you!
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      Sarah Ann January 30, 2015 (8:59 pm)

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by!

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    D. Joseph January 31, 2015 (6:55 am)

    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!
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      Sarah Ann January 31, 2015 (8:31 am)

      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!

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    Rebekah January 31, 2015 (9:03 am)

    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.
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      Sarah Ann February 1, 2015 (9:08 pm)

      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. 🙂

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    Angela February 3, 2015 (2:10 am)

    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.

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      Sarah Ann February 3, 2015 (5:11 pm)

      Yay for love notes! I love them, too!

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    Jenny @ Unremarkable Files February 3, 2015 (1:09 pm)

    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.
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      Sarah Ann February 3, 2015 (5:10 pm)

      Thanks, Jenny! That’s a great analogy! Love it!

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    Crystal Storms February 4, 2015 (10:34 am)

    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. : )
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      Sarah Ann February 4, 2015 (10:37 am)

      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!

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    Heather @ My Overflowing Cup February 5, 2015 (2:19 pm)

    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.
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      Sarah Ann February 5, 2015 (9:28 pm)

      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!

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    Kelly Balarie February 8, 2015 (2:29 pm)

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

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      Sarah Ann February 8, 2015 (8:33 pm)

      Good for you, Kelly! I love the way you are serving him!

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    Keelie Reason January 25, 2016 (10:47 am)

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

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    Terri January 25, 2016 (12:19 pm)

    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.
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    sarah January 27, 2016 (6:52 am)

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

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    Debbie January 31, 2016 (9:10 am)

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

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      Sarah Ann April 14, 2016 (8:36 pm)

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

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    Stacey February 1, 2016 (9:12 am)

    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)

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      Sarah Ann April 14, 2016 (8:35 pm)

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

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    Sammi @ Grounded & Surrounded February 6, 2016 (3:40 pm)

    I adore this printable, Sarah Ann! We are sharing in our newsletter this week 🙂 Here’s to the season of L-O-V-E!
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      Sarah Ann February 15, 2016 (1:04 pm)

      Thank you SO much for sharing, Sammi! Hugs, friend!