Create Family Traditions in Your Marriage
Observing family traditions and rituals is a way spouses can strengthen their marriage. Traditions and rituals serve many important functions in families. First, they enable husbands and wives to figure out what is important to them and their relationship. They also give meaning and predictability to marriages and families.
Rituals help couples recharge themselves from the stresses of everyday life and increase intimacy in the relationship. A marriage that has traditions and rituals is often healthier than those who do not.
Some ways to incorporate traditions and rituals into marriage might include:
Traditions enable couples to reaffirm their love and devotion to one another. Whether rituals are simple or elaborate, they are important and give the relationship shared meaning and significance.
Source: University of Missouri Extension