It’s hard to care for something you are not investing in.
Whatever you put your time, energy, and money into will become more important to you.
This includes your marriage!
We live in a world that is consumed by “self.” We are told we must put ourselves first and put our needs ahead of others. Whatever makes us happy should take precedence over everything and everyone, including our spouse.
But, is that truth? Is living only for “self” the way to true happiness?
No. If we truly believed that, we would not have gotten married and chosen to share our lives with our spouse.
We made a choice to love and give of ourselves when we took our wedding vows. But, it can become challenging amidst the everyday of life to remember our vows.
We are busier today than ever before. We are being pulled in all different directions and it seems like there is so much that needs our personal attention.
Today, we take back our time.
Today, I want you to make the investment of time with your spouse.
Take time this evening to be with your spouse alone to talk. Ask the following questions:
- How was your day?
- What goal would you like to achieve this year?
- What is your biggest challenge or problem you are having to deal with right now?
- Come up with more questions if you so desire.
And, make sure you listen to your spouse.
The goal of this exercise is to learn about each other. The goal is to spark a conversation about something other than work or kids or bills, etc. The goal is to reconnect with your spouse.
How did the conversation go? Did you ask any other questions?
Need some more conversation starters? You will find them in my eBook, SPICE: A Guide to an Intimate Marriage! Lots of conversation starters and BONUS printable worksheets to help you implement SPICE on a daily basis!