I was talking with a few friends and shared the challenge about growing our marriages in 2014.
I am challenging you to a year of effort for a better marriage. One year of doing everything you possibly can to make your marriage better. One year of focusing more on you than on your husband – no matter what he needs to change in his life. One year of making him feel loved, appreciated, and respected. One year of giving without worrying about what you get in return. Paul Byerly (gender changes mine)
I was surprised by the response ~ “It’s so overwhelming! A whole year! I can’t add more to my day!” I hadn’t thought about it. But, really, typically women’s lives are so full of to-do’s, adding anything does seem mighty overwhelming.
So let’s look at it a little differently.
Let’s start simple and doable, not so much adding things, but slightly changing what we already do. If you do decide to add something, ask yourself what you can let go of (sort of a one in and one out principle). We’re building something new slowly and consistently.
The journey of a whole year is made one step/day at a time. Don’t think about all 365 days (other than knowing you are taking time to work some changes in you). Just think about the current day and the one or two things you are practicing. I’ll toss out ideas and bits of encouragement as we go along. They’ll be good ideas to bless your spouse whether you are taking the challenge or not.
By changing nothing, nothing changes. Tony Robbins
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