Marriage Piles

April 30, 2013

in the generous life

Yesterday’s post, Laundry Piles, was about fixing up your bedroom.

What I found in looking at my own bedroom is that I have a bad case of the “piles.” If I don’t immediately know what to do with something (or I don’t want to take the time for it), I set it on a pile. That makes for a very cluttered look.

I got to thinking about the concept and I realized that any part of your life can get a bad case of the “piles” … including your marriage relationship.

If you don’t know how to (or don’t want to) deal with something it’s easy to park it off to the side. In time you wind up with “piles” of issues sitting around making your marriage feel cluttered with unsolved issues. That makes for a difficult relationship that is a far cry from the peaceful, loving relationship that marriage can be.

The lesson? Deal with problems and issues in as timely a manner as you can. Don’t let them pile up and damage your marriage.

Indecision becomes decision with time.  Author Unknown

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Lori Ferguson April 30, 2013 at 10:01 am

Interesting concept about piles – since Robert’s been working from home (coming up on 2yrs) there are less piles around. I’m the “piler” – Robert’s the “get-er-done”.

But there were times when I would get disgruntled because he wanted to put away that pile of frames/yarn/books etc. I might even snap a bit.

I’d imagine that this concept would hold true for the marriage issue piles also – one spouse might be more ready to put away a pile, than the other… might lead to a bit of snapping and snarling…

Huh. Stuff to think about…


Jennifer May 3, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Working on this right now just put a new bed set on layway, and I have several craft projects in mind to decorate our room that I’m very excited to finish and see. Hubby brought home some hamper sized containers from work for me to use in my “crafts” which will come in handy in the “new” room since laundry is ths biggest problem in our room.


Jennifer May 3, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Ok I’m working on the “laundry piles” lol, got posts mixed up! Ha!


Hannah May 8, 2013 at 8:18 pm

I love this analogy. I find in our marriage my husband and I don’t always make time to talk about the most “important things” and those become piles for later. When they aren’t dealt with, they lead to issues, misunderstandings, assumptions, and problems later on. We’re slowly learning to bring up things right away. Any suggestions?


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