My husband and I just traveled 2,070 miles together … by car. Yes, we are officially nuts. Actually it was quite fun. We had to travel for the day job, but my husband scheduled it so that we could see friends along the way and see a bit more of the South (USA). Aside from the heat (ug), it was absolutely beautiful.
There are several things that I could point to for tip ideas:
1) Traveling can give you opportunity to talk. However, you don’t want to use this time to force a discussion about difficult subjects, just enjoy the companionable silence mixed with conversation. (I read some as well. We bought an interesting book written by a friend of ours. Journeys to Significance: Charting a Leadership Course from the Life of Paul (aff link). We read a bit, talked a bit, thought a bit and then read some more.)
2) Shared experiences build your sense of being a couple. Paul and I are not likely to forget the time we ate alligator together. Yes, I ate alligator. It was breaded, fried and dipped in cocktail sauce. With enough cocktail sauce I can get just about anything down (except perhaps boiled peanuts).
3) It’s good to hang out with marriage-friendly couples and learn from them. I was so encouraged by the stories that these folks shared with us. Their wisdom and insight was … incredible.
We met with:
Stu & Lisa of Stupendous Marriage
Scott and Jenni of Journey to Surrender
Tom & Debi of The Romantic Vineyard
Eddiey & Judy of Parish Hermitage
Nathan & Lori (and so many other friends) from Christian Challenge
Sarah of Anonymous8
I’m waaaay tired, but I had lovely talk time with my sweetie and we were able to spend time with wonderful folks. Sort of makes up for coming home to 3 weeks of dust on everything and stuff growing in the toilet.
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Be generous! Lori <><