6. Stay in Touch
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Even though we are social distancing and self-isolating, couples need plenty of physical touch during this time of quarantine. Massages, pedicures, and simple hand-holding can make a world of difference in someone’s mood.
Reach out and help your depressed spouse by embracing them often, rubbing their shoulders, and simply being nearby.
Discuss ways you can connect throughout the day. This can prevent a depressed spouse from climbing under the covers and avoiding the family altogether. In this marriage post, the author reminds, “The act of physical touch is a powerful communicator and speaks loudly and clearly saying, ‘I want to feel connected.’” Helping your spouse out of a cycle of depression can start with a simple touch!
His left arm is under my head, and his right arm embraces me. Song of Songs 2:6
7. Sleep Under the Stars
Being quarantined in our homes doesn’t mean we can’t have a date night or mini getaway. According to this post, “No matter the size, backyards are meant to be a source of enjoyment and refuge—a place in which to escape when you want to unwind, relax, and have fun.”
Create a retreat in your back yard and even break out the camping gear! Set up a tent, blow up the air mattress, and sleep under the stars. Don’t forget the Hershey bars, marshmallows, and graham crackers for a late-night s’mores treat.
Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing. Isaiah 40:26
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