When I got married, instead of a guest book we had our engagement picture matted and had everyone sign the picture. In our new house, it hangs where I see it daily. I was reading a couple of the comments and a very sad thought occurred to me. There were multiple couples that had signed our picture that are no longer even together. More and more I hear of marriages that are not making it.
Of course, my husband and I have had our share of difficult times and who hasn’t? Satan wants to destroy family units, so it is only natural that families are under attack on a daily basis. I recently heard someone say, “if Satan can tear your marriage apart; he then has direct access to your kids.” How true this is. Is marriage work? Yes! Most things worth having are!
I have been reading through Heidi St. John’s Book “A Busy Homeschool Mom’s Guide to Romance.” This is a must read for any homeschool mom. Heidi lays it all out there and really puts things into perspective. You can get a copy of the book here.
We have to make a conscience effort to work at our marriages every day. I know for us, I can definitely tell when things are slipping, and we are not making time for one another. All couples need dates. A date does not have to be an expensive night out on the town. It can be as simple as putting the kids to bed early, and spending time talking over a cup of coffee, or renting a movie and watching it together with NO electronic devises in hand. 😉
Quality time is a must for any relationship, and our marriages have to come first. Even before the kids. After all, in order to minister and having a loving home, your marriage can’t be in strife and turmoil.
Take some time to plan a date in the next week. It not only shows your spouse you love them, but it also shows your kids that your marriage is a priority in your life.
(Sorry for the bad wedding pic….we didn’t have digital options when we got married…lol)