Hang in There

March 25, 2014

in the generous life

The last few days my quiet time with God has been drier than saw dust. The heavens are brass and distractions rule.

It’s a bother, but I know it will pass. I’ll keep on taking the time to pray, read and just hang out with Jesus. Life will go on and we’ll connect again. It’s a matter of staying constant and giving everything a chance to move back into place.

Sometimes that happens with my husband too. Our time together seems less intimate. We don’t hear each other as well and life seems to run over us.

It’s a bother, but I know it will pass. I’ll keep on making time to talk with him and just hang out with him. Life will go on and we’ll connect again. It’s a matter of staying constant and giving everything a chance to move back into place.

We all have moments when our marriage shifts out of place. We don’t feel as close, we have a series of misunderstandings, or the things we normal cherish annoy the snot out of us. Just hang in there and keep investing. Persevere in the process of reconnecting.

Perseverance, secret of all triumphs. Victor Hugo

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The Hudsucker: Can You Have a Happy Marriage Without Sex? Paul and I were interviewed awhile back as a part of research for this article.

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J at HotHolyHumorous March 25, 2014 at 6:02 am

Thank you for being real and admitting that sometimes it’s like that. I fear sometimes we have expectations that marriage will be lived out like a romance novel, but also that our faith life will be lived out like a mountaintop experience. In reality, we have ups and downs in both. Intentionality, perseverance, and hope get us through the valleys. Thanks again, Lori!

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Gaye @CalmHealthySexy March 25, 2014 at 5:21 pm

“Just hang in there and keep investing.” Yes. We have gone through some of those times (just did, in fact) and will go through more. Every couple will. But I find that if we stick together, we come out stronger on the other side. Thanks Lori, for the reminder and encouragement. Thanks very much also for sharing my post.

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