For those of you who made marriage goals for the new year … how’s it going? (If you’ve fallen off the wagon, no sweat. Just pick yourself up and start again. Perhaps create some reminders to keep you on track. I use sticky notes on my computer.)
My word is “gracious” and my one thing to work on is to “ask for what I want and need specifically.” I hint too much and that’s not really kind (or mature, for that matter).
I think I’m doing fairly well with the asking. The “gracious” thing is truly a learning experience. I’m watching my tone of voice. I’ve apologized a few times. I’m more present in conversations. I’m considering my husband’s perspectives more seriously. Graciousness touches all areas of life. The concept is getting bigger for me, so I may need to slow down and pick one or two things to work on.
Oh, and, don’t’ forget to show your man a little love today. It’s National Love Your Husband Day! (thanks, Connie for reminding me).
Practice is the hardest part of learning, and training is the essence of transformation. Ann Voskamp
Do Not Disturb: 5 Ways to Sustain Sexual Freedom in Marriage: #5 Create Opportunities Loved this story. Great ideas for making physical intimacy memorable.
Marriage Life: Do We Treat Strangers Better? Just a little reminder to treat your husband with kindness and grace.
Storyline: How Competition Made Me Less Successful Encourage every one to cross the finish line. I think it has interesting applications for marriages and communities of believers.