Lesson Learned: Give each other ALONE time.
One of the best things that you can do to help your marriage thrive is to push each other to take time for yourselves. It’s been a game changer for my husband and I. Our marriage is not perfect by any means, in fact it’s very tough at times but we set aside time away from one another weekly. It’s become a priority and it helps us both tremendously.
What are your passions? What are your hobbies or the things you love to do on your own? What makes you feel happy apart from being a wife, mom or friend? Whatever it may be, set aside time to pursue that. Take time to yourself so that you come back feeling refreshed and fulfilled.
I love to write or spend time with my girlfriends when I have time to myself and my husband, Robbie loves to play Ultimate Frisbee or spend time with the guys on his time. This sounds so practical and easy because it is. Even Jesus took time to himself.
He took time to fill himself up with things he loved and needed like time alone with God and quality time with his disciples. He then came back ready to serve willingly and joyfully wherever he was at. Let’s imitate that.
When you take time to do the things you love other then spending time with your spouse you are coming back with a better perspective because you have filled yourself up with things that make you feel like YOU; that make you feel full and happy.
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