Fun Ways to Pep Up Your Marriage with Focus on the Family

Fun Ways to Pep Up Your Marriage with Focus on the Family

We love buying farm fresh produce, but let’s be real, Roger and I are both busy, and another thing… we don’t live on a farm. So, we decided to grow a few things in our own garden, well, actually it is a planter on the back patio, but for us, we felt like urban farmers.

Every day we went out to check on our little garden. As the leaves grew and little buds formed we enjoyed the daily routine of caring for our thriving plants and looked forward to the day when we could enjoy the fruit of our labor, literally.

It was a wonderful day in the Lipp Household when we plucked our first tomato off the vine.

How funny that we can get so intent on growing a vegetable, and yet how easy it is to get distracted from growing something much more valuable, our marriage.


It is so easy to focus on the mountain of little things that feel urgent on a day to day basis, but make it a priority to balance them out with what is truly important.


Busy happens, we need to recapture some of the fun things that drew us to our spouse. Whether it is a date-night, a simple gesture of kindness, or spending time with other couples, shake up the routine.


Just like our tomato took time and patience, we need to nurture a healthy relationship with our spouse. We didn’t flood our little “garden” once and walk away, hoping it would fend for itself. We made it a daily routine to make sure it was thriving.

There are seasons in life, but whether you have been married for a few years or a few decades, we can all benefit from savoring simple moments with the one we vowed to love, honor, and cherish.

How about you? Maybe you could use some fun and fresh ideas to nurture your relationship?

Join me as I visit with Focus on the Family on how to add some pep into your marriage.

Podcast Episode #282 – The Lifegiving Table

Podcast Episode #282 – The Lifegiving Table

Don’t overlook the impact that mealtime can have on the people in your life. Listen in as Kathi Lipp interviews Author Sally Clarkson, who shares about the importance of being intentional with meal times so you strategically leave an imprint that is a legacy for your children and will bless them the rest of their lives. Create anchors and habits in your day and at family mealtimes that nurture and prioritize relationships in your life. Feast and celebrate. Be a joyful heart and celebrate every day you have been given.

For your chance to win 1 of 3 copies of The Lifegiving Table, comment below:
If you could have people over more regularly, who would love to have over for dinner?

Meet Our Guest

Sally Clarkson

Sally Clarkson

Sally Clarkson is the beloved author of multiple bestselling books, including The LifeGiving Table, Own Your Life, The Life Giving Home, Desperate and most recently, Different, with her son Nathan. As a mother of four, she has inspired thousands of woman through conferences, resources and books through Whole Heart Ministries (, Since then, she has advocated relentlessly for the power of motherhood and the influence of home through her Mom Heart conferences (, speaking to audiences on several continents.

Make your table a place where your family and friends long to be—where they will find rest, renewal, and a welcome full of love. In The Lifegiving Table, Sally shares her own family stories, favorite recipes, and practical ideas to help you get closer to the people you love . . . and grow in faith together.

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