I’m genuinely grateful to be married to my best friend. I feel like sometimes that phrase can be thrown around, and overused – but David truly is my closest friend. We’ve been married for five years, and together for seven, and have learned a lot about each other, and what makes our relationship work. Today, we’re sharing five habits that we believe keep our marriage healthy, and strong.

-Have A Regular Date Night
David and I have a date night every week. We both work a lot, and don’t keep normal business hours, so it’s important to us to have a night that we unplug and connect.

-Prioritize Shared Community
We have a great group of friends that we’ve had for a long time, and a church that we love. We both believe that incorporating community and relationships into our lives, is so important.

-Believe in Each Others Dreams
There’s no one that has believed in my dreams, like David. He is always pushing me to pursue what I’m passionate about, and investing time to help me. I try to do that for him as well, and we think it’s a huge part of what makes our relationship work so well.

-Keep Things Fun
Life gets so crazy – there’s always something that NEEDS to get done, that it can be hard to forget to do things that you WANT to get done. Having fun together is huge for us.

We’re huge believers in communication – we will stay up for hours hashing out issues, or talking through problems. We both think it’s better to get things out in the open, and work through them, instead of becoming resentful.