Be Intentional About the Two of You

March 12, 2012

in the generous life

This is going to sound really simple, but I have a reason for saying it.

Spend some time with husband, just the two of you.

We all talk about the importance of it, but, here’s the catch, you actually have to do it to get the benefit of it.

Recently I’ve seen a number of couples in stressed marriages where much of the stress boiled down to very little time together.  Yes, we all have things to do and life has its busy seasons, but making couple time is important and it doesn’t have to be a big deal or take a lot of planning. Put your kids to bed 10 minutes early and sit on the couch and rub each other’s feet. Form a babysitting co-op and have an evening to do something without the kids. Put the kids to work picking up and make dinner together. Have adult conversations (I’m not talking X rated, just talk about things that you both enjoy about grown up stuff – it’s OK if the kids listen in, just have adult conversation). Get the kids involved in a game and slip away to share a few minutes on the porch (the night sky is beautiful). When you pass in the hall, hold each other for a quiet moment.  

Be intentional about connecting and spending time with your husband.  Stop right now and plan a few easy, practical ways that you can spend time with your husband this week.  Then do it!

Chains do not hold a marriage together.  It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.  Simone Signoret

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Would you be one of 375? Can I Get a Bit of Micro ~ a donation request from The Generous Husband


Lovely encouragement from Marriage LifeSeeing Results  (I need to read this one weekly.) 


Great ideas for protecting your marriage from the storms of life ~ When the Storm Passes  (from The Romantic Vineyard)


Be generous! Lori <><

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Sexy March 12, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Hi Lori, FYI your When the Storm Passes Link isn’t working correctly.


The Generous Wife March 12, 2012 at 8:16 pm

@Sexy Thanks for catching that. It’s fixed now. Lori <><


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