August 20, 2009

Make a Date For A Date With Your Mate

Dating your husband or wife will be very different from dating a potential husband. Yet it is just as important. When you were single, dating was a time to get away alone, to talk, laugh, and have fun together. You took time to get away alone, to talk, laugh, and have fun together. You took time to learn more about each other, about your past and your dreams for the future. You gradually felt at ease with each other.

But, you see, even though you’re married, the two of you still need the same thing. You need to get away alone and continue to talk, laugh, and have fun together. You need to learn more about each other, your past and your dreams for the future. You need to feel at ease with each other as you face new challenges together.

That’s why dating shouldn’t stop with marriage. Too often, married couples get settled, caught up in the routine of jobs, church, parenting, and other commitments. Many couples are so busy that they don’t take time to nurture the foundation of their family—their marriage and their relationship with each other. As we know all too well, when that marriage foundation begins to crumble, everything else comes down with it.
Your marriage is your most important relationship after your relationship with God.
Your marriage needs nurturing. Like a plant needs water or a car needs an oil change, your marriage needs consistent attention. It needs care and nurture every day; it needs a special “tune-up” once in a while. You may need to jump-start a habit that needs to be a regular part of your marriage. You need to reconnect with your spouse. You need to work at your marriage.

Wives, you wouldn’t think of buying a plant and refusing to water it, so why do you think your husband can go for days or weeks at a time without some of his most important needs being met?
Keep a marriage together and romance alive takes time. It means making one’s marriage and spouse a priority and setting aside time for only him. In other words, it means planning dates on a regular basis.--article marriage missions


Fran said...

Wow! Just came across your blog and read this very put writing and have also scanned through some of your previous writings as well. All I can say is God Bless as I felt He led me here to read some truths and insights. Will definitely be back and read from the start.

Newly married for about 4 months now and I believe this blog is going to be a big blessing for me.

Please carry on doing this and God Bless you richly.

Lots of love, Fran.

Lady A said...

Congrats on the marriage! Thank you for the wonderful comment. Take your time in reading, I hope it will be a blessing for your marriage. Thank God for the simple blessings!