On Wednesdays I will post a practical wisdom thought or suggestion on Marriage, Parenting, or Life.
Definitely, physical touch benefits our physical and emotional well-being, but just as important, affection helps a couple’s marital well-being. For every satisfying marriage, affection has always been one of the absolutely essential aspects of the relationship. By initiating daily affection, both spouses reaffirm their commitment to never take each other or the marriage for granted.
Every healthy spouse knows the importance of touch! Frequent, consistent, meaningful touch demonstrates care and value for a mate and without even speaking one word is a way of saying, “I love you.” Affection augments a marriage in so many ways, increasing the likelihood of a strong emotional connection and a gratifying relationship. With your spouse, hold hands, give a peck on the cheek, rub their back, lovingly squeeze an arm, caress their head, give a lengthy hug, etc.
TODAY: Begin the 7-Day Affection Challenge by personally initiating non-sexual touch multiple times per day for one week. (June 14, 2017)
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