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A Month of Acts of Kindness for a Stronger Marriage


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When we think of random acts of kindness, we usually think about how we can brighten a stranger’s day. But little acts of kindness can go a long way in helping us create a stronger marriage too.

printable acts of kindness for your spouse calendar on a red background with title text reading Acts of Kindness for Your Spouse for a Stronger Marriage

I create monthly kindness calendars to inspire others to spread joy to those around them. Today, I’m focusing that effort on simple acts of kindness you can perform for your spouse that will improve your relationship.

Acts of Kindness for a Stronger Marriage

It’s easy to let life get in the way and slowly erode our relationship. We start to take our spouse for granted because he doesn’t demand our time and attention the way other responsibilities do.

But just as small, seemingly insignificant things can break down our bond, the right ones can help us create a stronger marriage. Here’s a list of 30 small acts to inspire you:

  1. Draw a heart on the steamy bathroom mirror while your spouse is in the shower
  2. Get up early and make breakfast for your spouse
  3. Clean your spouse’s car
  4. Tell your spouse something you appreciate about him
  5. Call your spouse unexpectedly during the day just to say “I love you”
  6. Give your spouse a scalp massage
  7. Watch your spouse’s favorite show or sporting event with him
  8. Arrange a boy’s night for your husband
  9. Surprise your spouse with a warm towel as he finishes his shower
  10. Create a playlist of songs you and your spouse enjoyed listening to when you were dating
  11. Make a list of all the things you love about your husband and leave it on his pillow
  12. Ask your spouse about his day and listen with interest
  13. Make lunch for your spouse
  14. Do one of your husband’s chores for him
  15. Leave a Post-It note on the steering wheel with a nice message
  16. Tell your spouse something you admire about him
  17. Give your husband a neck massage
  18. Read a book your husband has recently read and discuss it with him
  19. Get ready as if you’re going out for a party, just to greet your spouse at the end of a long day
  20. Surprise your spouse with a small gift “just because”
  21. Tell your spouse your favorite memory of the two of you together
  22. Prepare your husband’s favorite dinner
  23. Compliment your spouse
  24. Hide a love note in your spouse’s wallet
  25. Give your spouse a back rub before bed
  26. Help your spouse with a project he is working on
  27. Print photos of you and your spouse and place them around a bedroom or bathroom mirror
  28. Give your spouse a hand or foot massage
  29. Text or e-mail your spouse throughout the day to let him know you are thinking of him
  30. Plan a date or getaway with your spouse

These simple acts of kindness aren’t difficult to perform and they’ll go a long way to show you appreciate your spouse.

Printable Kindness Calendar for Your Spouse

A fun way to practice these acts of kindness towards your spouse is to turn it into a challenge. Use this printable kindness calendar as a 30-Day Marriage Challenge. Try to complete all of the tasks over the course of the month.

printable acts of kindness for your spouse calendar

Acts of Kindness for Your Spouse

After a month, hopefully showering your spouse with acts of kindness will be a new habit that you won’t even have to think about. Your spouse will feel loved and appreciated and will be going out of his way to make you feel the same! In just a few minutes a day, you’ll have managed to build a stronger marriage.

 

5 thoughts on “A Month of Acts of Kindness for a Stronger Marriage”

  1. Ive just stumbled on your article & enjoyed reading it as I’ve done many of your suggestions. Do you have acts of kindness for a spouse to his wife? Please email if you do

    Thanks

    Sam

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  2. What if we have done all of these things and even other kind gestures and still aren’t loved by our spouse? What if even after all the kindness poured into him, he still says he isn’t appreciated and is angry and rude, when he clearly is loved and respected, I use actions and words to demonstrate daily and nothing :/ I’m at my wit’s end

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    • I am sorry to hear this. Before I go on, please understand I am not a licensed professional so this is my opinion and comes from my heart. Sadly, we can only control ourselves. If you have put an earnest effort towards showing your spouse kindness and love and he doesn’t feel respected and cherished, the issue might be internal to him. My husband and I struggled through a period like this and it was helpful to us to seek counseling. We went to marriage counseling and I also saw someone on my own to help me deal with my personal emotions. Talking to an objective third party was helpful to me since it gave me a different perspective. I don’t know if that is an option you are open to, but it was helpful for us. I sincerely hope that your relationship finds itself on a solid, positive path forward.

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  3. What a wonderful idea. It’s important to show each other kindness and appreciation each day. Maintaining a healthy and strong marriage takes purposeful work.

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