Marriage Reality Check

Most of us, when we finally find “Mr. Right” or Mrs. Right” can’t wait until we get married. “It’s going to be so wonderful,” we think, “being with the one we love 24 hours a day.” Then we get married… and… real life sets in.

All of those late night conversations you were going to have?
You don’t.  You’re both too tired.

And how about those nice romantic dinners?
You can’t afford them.

Without us fully recognizing how and when it happens, our marriages settle into a numbing routine of work, television and chores. All of those things you used to do—writing cards, bringing flowers—you just don’t have time to do anymore.  And the marriage slowly begins to die, not from stress, but from neglect.

So what are we to do?

Simple… change the momentum.

The law of energy says that left alone, things lose energy.  Marriages are no different.  Each partner must be intentional and energized in moving the marriage toward its goal. You don’t have to start big, but you do have to start.  Don’t worry about whose turn it is—just do it.

“Divorce proof” your marriages by making sure your husband or your wife always knows how much you love them.

Don’t accuse.

Don’t hesitate.

Don’t wait.

You don’t have to do much, but you do have to do something.

  1. What is the one thing you know your spouse would like you to do?
  2. Have you done it yet?

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