Time can tear a marriage apart. It can fizzle that sizzle you once felt. It can put distance between the two of you with each passing day. Or it can bring you together, fan that flame, and bridge the gaps. That requires hard work on your part though. It requires setting goals for your marriage, maintaining it, choosing it, and some playing & praying.
This weekend, take some time to really think about these 3 categories in your marriage. Especially if you are struggling right now, what is lacking in your marriage? Figure out what is lacking and then sit down to figure out how to change that. If you have no goals for your marriage, make some. If you haven’t been maintaining your marriage, start communicating with your spouse, get some books on marriage, go to a seminar, start going to a counselor or therapist. If you aren’t choosing to make your marriage the best it can be, make a new choice to start. If you aren’t playing or praying, start. If you find that one or more of these areas are lacking, go back and read that article I wrote on it and pick some of the suggestions I mention to get started in building that area up in your marriage.
Marriage is what you make of it. Sure your spouse may not always be putting in the same effort, life may throw you some curve balls, or maybe you just aren’t feeling the way you once did. Flat out, if you want your marriage to thrive and be amazing, you have got to show up, commit, choose, and work at making it that each and every single day! Now go get ‘em!
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