Couple Mentality

February 5, 2014

in the generous life

♥ ♥ ♥ 9 days until Valentine’s Day ♥ ♥ ♥

My husband was in a check out line yesterday and within … oh, say, 30 seconds he mentioned our marriage (it was a comment about how we are now cooking for two because our kids are grown).

We are so much a part of each other’s lives that it just comes out in conversation. I think conversations like that helps push our culture into a more marriage friendly place. I think it also becomes a part of a cycle where we choose to mention our spouse and that makes us marriage focused which makes it easier to see ourselves as a couple and we are more likely to mention our spouse and around and around it goes.

If you are feeling a bit adrift in your marriage, why not make it a point to mention your husband in conversation. See if it doesn’t help you develop a greater sense of “coupleness.” Sometimes just the simplest of things can start a good change.

The ratio of We’s to I’s is the best indicator of the development of a team.  Lewis B. Ergen

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The Forgiven Wife: Does Parenting Get in the Way of Your Marriage? This one hit close to home for me because my dad divorced my mom when the last kid left the nest.

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Dr Richard Norris February 5, 2014 at 2:49 am

It goes without saying that when we do speak about our spouse it is favorable. I’ve learned that what we focus on we get more of. I read a book shortly after we got married – After the Honeymoon. The key message was to speak words of life not death over and into your marriage. It’s worked so far and will continue to do so.

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Lori - The Generous Wife February 5, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Thanks for making that point. As I was drifting off to sleep last night I realized that I should have added that modifier. Positive, gals, positive comments.

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