Love Games to Enrich Your Marriage!

Every marriage could be enriched through love games!

These special marriage games enhance communication and infuse a healthy dose of fun into relationships that may have grown tired and worn! With mounting pressures, responsibilities, and stresses, the fun factor is usually the first casualty! Couples need to protect their fun times. Howard Markman, a psychologist who co-directs the University’s Center for Marital and Family Studies at the University of Denver says:

  • The more you invest in fun and friendship and being there for your partner, the happier the relationship will get over time.
  • The correlation between fun and marital happiness is high, and significant.

Love and marriage games are designed to stimulate conversation, laughter, and the bonding that defines the dynamic between best friends. In fact, many love games mix fun, friendship, sexual enticement, talking, and loads of laughter!

Findings published in 2000 in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology:

  • sharing in new and exciting activities is consistently associated with better relationships
  • individual leisure activities, such as watching TV or using the Internet, don’t build those positive connections

Intimacy and friendship can be developed through fun, conversation, and mutual interest. Love games can easily develop into love-making games!

Ideas for Love Games

Romantic Word Scrabble  Play like normal Scrabble except you and your spouse may only use words that are romantic. On each turn, prove the word’s romantic value by using it in a sentence. That part alone is half the fun!

Love Puzzle  Buy a 100 piece puzzle and assemble it. Turn it over and write a romantic message on the back. Take it apart, box it up, and present it to your partner. Let them know that there is a message waiting for them.

Romantic Body Painting Cover the floor or bed with plastic (an inexpensive shower curtain is easy to use). With washable paints or markers, decorate one another’s bodies.  Have fun being creative! The clean up in the shower is pretty fun too!

Strip Checkers  Play normal checkers but whenever you jump one of your lover’s pieces, they take off one clothing item. Keep playing until both of you are naked. Then, whenever you jump one of your lover’s pieces, you choose something to do to them or choose something for them to do to you.

Having fun with your spouse as you play a love game can help deepen intimacy while you playfully spend time in intimate conversation and touching. Surprise your spouse with a love game soon!