As April came to an end, our subscribers arrived back from their “trip” to Sydney, Australia. While they were visiting the Land Down Under and experiencing new things such as Vegemite and a tour of the Sydney Opera House, we asked them to send back postcards with some advice they have for other couples when it comes to continuously growing closer together.

One couple from New York said, “This bloke likes to spend time with his sheila. It was rippa. Have a walkabout 3-4 times a year.” At first, that might sounds like Aussie nonsense, but it all boils down to spending more time together and getting out of your comfort zone, as another couple from Texas advised, “put away all the screens, get outside, and take walks together!”

In addition to just getting out and exploring the world around you, other couples wrote back that it’s important to, “learn new things together,” “be vulnerable,” and, “travel together, laugh together, and spend time together,” as advice for strengthening your relationship.

Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in the everyday routine and your relationship slowly loses its priority in life, the best way to avoid that is to, “enjoy every moment and experience – no matter how big or small it may seem.” “Just spend time together, even if it’s doing mundane chores. Make each other laugh and have fun! (P.S. avoid vegemite!!)”

And finally, we will leave you with these final pieces of advice:

“Communication is so important! Talk to each other about your likes and dislikes and step out of the your comfort zone sometimes.” 

“Continue to date; think of new ways to communicate, use “Crated with Love” for out-of-the-box date nights.” 

“Keep an open line of communication and surrender everyday to God and self.”

“Never stop looking for new things to do. Sharing experiences together helps you grow together and build memories.”

“The best way to grow closer is to keep doing spontaneous activities together! I never forget the weird challenges  we verse each other in. It keeps the relationship exciting and it never gets dull! Playing together creates new connections that will never vanish.”

“Don’t stay home too many weekends in a row!”

“Take more trips together, take the time. Nothing is more important than your relationship.” 

“Take time to put down the cell phone or TV and go out and enjoy each other’s company and do fun, creative things like the date box!”

“Never take life too seriously, have fun, and always make time to go out on a date. Don’t let the magic die.”

“Find time to be silly with each other and never forget why you fell in love!”

“Eat, pray, sleep together. Get on the same schedule and care for each other’s needs and interests. Put the screens away [and make] quality time.”

“Take time even if it’s 5 minutes to connect daily. And of course make each other laugh and feel good together.”

“Be friends first!” 

“Communicate. Communicate. Communicate.” 

Always be honest and know that having fun together is the most important aspect.” 

“Make sure to always put your spouse above anyone else. For us, we make sure we pray together everyday, go to church consistently, and live a life of love. Be thoughtful and considerate to one another at all times.”

“Reminiscing is just as important as creating new memories. Recalling how we met and hearing what each other thought about brings us closer.” 

“Remember you’re on the same team; be friends – spend time together to remind yourselves why you like each other. Have fun!” 

“Communication and spending time together are so important.”

“To have an open line of calm communication.”