1. Relive your first date.
2. Look through photos from the time you were dating until the present. Talk about the time you’ve been together, your favorite memories, things you’re grateful for and things you’ve learned from each other.
3. Read a book together to strengthen your marriage. Spousal Prayer: A Way to Marital Happiness by Deacon James Keating is one I highly recommend.
4. Renew your wedding vows.
5. Write a prayer together entrusting your marriage to God and asking him to bless it.
6. Consider starting a time of daily prayer together if you don’t already have time set aside. Even if you only have a few minutes a day, that’s fine (more about that here).
7. Do you have love letters from prior years? Reread them together.
8. Ask your pastor for a blessing.
9. Begin a marriage enrichment program to renew and deepen your commitment to each other.
10. Go a marriage retreat. This could mean going away to a retreat house for a day or two, or doing a simple retreat together in your own home. The For Your Marriage website offers 3 “seven day virtual” retreats that couples can do at home by setting aside a little time each day.
11. Write 365 reasons why you love your spouse on slips of paper, fold them and put them in a jar. Your spouse can open one slip of paper each day for the next year.