Today I am thankful for Dates with my Wife!
As a husband for almost 8.5 years now I am learning all the time things I should do and shouldn’t do. In the beginning, you have a fresh love, a fresh fire and you can’t wait to see your significant other again. It’s a beautiful thing and it’s something that many people pray to have in their own life. Unfortunately, many people let life pull them away. They forget the reasons they married. They forget what love really is. They drift apart and become another statistic. Not me.
Marriage isn’t easy. In fact, for me, it’s one of the hardest things I do. Truly, being a dad seems easier to me than being a husband and that’s ok. It’s not meant to be a cakewalk. It’s meant to be a process . You grow together. You work together. You clean together. It’s not about me. It’s not about how I feel all the time, or even how she feels all the time. It’s more about loving each other regardless of how we feel and that’s hard to do.
In the beginning, I wasn’t very good at some things. I can be a knucklehead and pretty selfish sometimes, but can’t we all? I wasn’t being deliberate about the time I spent with my wife. It’s those types of things that over time if not careful become reasons for splitting. I will not let happen.
I am a product of divorced parents. That is my past, but not my future. Taking care of my wife is only a piece of how I make that happen. Doing life together is how we make that happen. I’m thankful for dates with her because well, I love her. She makes me better. She is better. I am always learning from her, why would I not want to spend time with the gift God gave me.
Date your spouse, It’s important. Be intentional about the time you give. It’s the most expensive commodity you have and you can’t get it back.
What do you do to be intentional about your marriage? I realize I am only 29 and still have tons to learn, which is why I am always asking questions. I am willing to learn and grow. Are you?
~In His Grace, Blessings!